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Monday, 16 July 2012

Lady Ophelia and the dancing Donkey?

I can be such a dim mare sometimes...I am late posting this, because my printer has stopped talking to my laptop :S....but I don't need my printer to make my card and write the story....I just need it to print off images for my page DOH! *slaps own head hard*
So without further delay, Week 28 of Darcy's Postcard challenge...GERMANY
The unofficial national flower of Germany, the Blue Cornflower
"My dearest Lillian,
Worry not, Miss Francesca explained about the "Ragwort" so I have sent you another gift, which should have arrived by now.
We are visiting a beautiful, bustling little town in Germany called BOCHOLT. A textile company from Lancashire are building a large new mill here, which will provide many jobs for the locals. We have already been invited back for the grand opening towards he end of the year. I admit I was a little concerned when Richard said we were to visit a "Mule Spinning" mill. All sorts of strange images came to mind, but when we arrived the "mules" were machines that "spin" the yarn.
The name BOCHOLT means Beechwood, and we had another gloriously peaceful walk together last evening in Langenberg Park. It is a beautiful woodland park filled with majestic beech trees. It was soooo quiet, as a mist had formed, and we could barely see the path in front of us. SO romantic!

Yours affectionately, Ophelia XXX"


"My darling Ophelia,
Your gift from the Isle of Man has most certainly arrived. She is the sweetest, most mischievous little thing...I am calling her Effie. I have never met such a placid cat. I am convinced she thinks she is a dog! She is drawing quite a bit of attention from the neighbours, who keep asking if she lost her tail in an accident.
It is nice to hear that in these days of unrest, British ingenuity is still bringing good things to our neighbours. It can only be a good thing for this mill to be built there.
As for your romantic walk in the mist....I am sure Bram Stoker would find it romantic, I personally would prefer sitting in my window seat with a hot tea, and my Effie curled up on my lap....just like you used to.

Your adoring friend, Lillian xxx"

Enjoy :D XXX
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18 comments:

  1. Great artwork Gina and the story is developing beautifully.
    Hugs xx

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  2. Lovely card, and the story is developing nicely. I know all about computers and printers which don't speak to each other! Valerie

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  3. Super postcard and a smashing story. Can we see Effie please?

    Janet xx

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  4. I had a bunch of these beauties on my windowsill (in the kitchen) all last week very cheerful flowers to have ;0) and your drawing is yummy

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    1. I have some growing between my veg in the garden...the bees love them :D

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  5. I love the blue of cornflowers and your postcard is lovely. Your story is so engaging too.
    Jen x

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  6. Lol! Hope the kitty didn't travel via mail.:) But wait. The mail was different those days. Great postcard!

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    1. Private courier, directly to Peartree cottage :D

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  7. lovely postcard, beautiful colour blue.. good story...

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  8. Great story and card, thank you for the history.

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  9. Gina nice job on the flowers- But I have 1 question- How the cat get though customs so quickly? LOL
    Joyce

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    1. pretty sure Rich people in the 1800's didn't have problems with customs Joyce :D

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    2. plus the Isle of Man is part of the British Isles, so it probably doesn't count as overseas :D

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  10. A cat, how cute! Loving this story so much!

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  11. I hope you didn't slap your head too hard!

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  12. I love this storyline, so gentle but amusing too. you have made them very real.

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  13. Love the story as always, and the image of Beech trees has stuck with me.

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