Monday, 10 June 2013

Pinny has arrived!

Look a travel box!

Rory, Henry and Emily are most excited, a box like this usually means either a new member of the family or a visitor....

Rory is most anxious to see who is inside...

Come on you two he says, stop chatting and lets open it up.

Henry and Emily start to open the box while Rory looks on

They listen carefully...

Can you hear anyone in there?  Rory asks.

I think so, replies Henry.

What's this?  Doesn't look like a person to me?  Henry says.  Emily looks puzzled and Rory is astonished...

Must be for Mum they say and toss it aside.  Although I think Mum will be very happy indeed!

They all look into the box...

Oh dear....Rory steps back...

Screams and runs off...Henry and Emily just look a bit surprised...but are not worried.

Help!  Cries Rory.  A mummy and it's alive!

The 'mummy' starts to sit up, further increasing Rory's fright!

Henry and Emily are completely unfazed and help the 'mummy' out of her travel box.

Emily helps her take the covering off her face.

'Phew!  Says Pinny, that is better, now I can see.

Hi Pinny, welcome to our home.  This is Emily.  Henry introduces Emily.  She helped you take off your face and hair protector.

Thank you Emily.  Why did someone scream?  Pinny asks.

Oh that was Rory, replies Emily.  I think he has been reading too many Egyptian books recently.  

He thought you were a mummy.  Henry tells Pinny.

They have a little laugh and then Emily goes off to get Rory to reassure him.

Come on Rory, there is nothing to be scared of.  

Come and meet Pinny, she is our guest until Henry goes to the Sasha Festival in the USA.  Don't be frightened, she was just wearing a face and hair protector for the journey, us girls do that.  Emily explains to Rory.

Emily brings Rory over.

Rory, meet Pinny, Henry says with his arm round Pinny protectively.

Rory is a little shy and a little embarrassed, but says hello and they all chat for a little while.

Pinny why don't you get changed and I can take you outside to see the garden.  Henry asks her.

A little later they are wandering around the garden, heading to the rhubarb plant which Henry is ever so proud of. it is this tall!  Henry explains to Pinny as she looks up in awe.

I don't think Pinny has ever seen a rhubarb plant like this before.  

Hopefully we might be able to have some rhubarb crumble while you are here, he tells Pinny.

Oh wouldn't that be lovely, Pinny replies.

They continue their exploration of the garden

All Holidays with Henry posts will also be here to keep them all in order in the one place.


  1. She is a cutie. I have decided after looking at your blog here for a couple of months, that I like the blonde Sasha's best. Not sure why, since I normally like redheads, but the blondes look so pretty with the Sasha paint and colouring.

    So exciting for you to have a visit and then take her back in person. That is just the neatest idea.

  2. Hi Pinny!!! I bet it feels great to be back in your homeland!!!!

  3. Hi Henry, Emily, and Rory, you are so nice to be friends with Pinny :). I hope you all have a wonderful time! Your Mom will make sure that happens :). Thank you for the wonderful photos :)

  4. Great for 'Dear' Henry and Co. to have yet another friend to stay as, as we all tend to do, we make more of an effort to get 'out and about' visting both the familiar old haunts plus the 'never before' seen spots.....and they have the family holiday down in Cornwall to look forward to.

    Pleased to see that Pinny has changed into some home/play clothing so that she can enjoy herself without the worry of getting her original white dress dirty or her suede shoes scuffed.

    Tell Henry that we here are enjoying eating my sister's long established Rubbarb, both as just plain Rubbarb and custard, or as a crumble or made into a Summer pudding. Have even put some into the deep freeze to enjoy over the Winter months!

  5. Oh how lovely that Pinny has arrived safely. She is going to have some great adventures and stories to tell her family back home, I'm sure!! Poor Rory though, he's so sweet!!
    Lorraine, how do you avoid getting customs charges when someone sends a doll from the US just for a visit? I ask because even if someone sends me something as a 'gift' with a very low value, I still get caught for customs charges! I just wondered how you'd prevent being charged just for a visiting doll.


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