We passed the night most comfortably in Flamingo Cottage. No detail was spared with the interior of the place, I can tell you. It was thoroughly retro. Luckily, I sleep with my eyes closed, so I was not kept awake by the loudness of the teal and burnt orange decor. I double checked, when I awoke this morning, that we had not, in fact, traveled in time and that the 1950’s are merely an illusion peculiar to this place.
We are out and about now, poking through the shops in search of after-Yule bargains. There’s nothing we need, but you never know when you are going to encounter some truly hideous knick-knackery that desperately wants to go home and grace the human female’s living room. It is, after all, traditional to return home from travels with souvenirs, yes?
No, Sigyn, these hedgehogs are too cute. Thehuman female might actually like them. We should keep looking.
This might do:
Sigyn, you can try all you like, but I suspect that feline is Professionally Aloof and would not welcome scritches. We can add it to the “maybe” list, though. It would be amusing to have a third cat that refuses to sit on her lap!
This llama looks stuck-up, too!
Or perhaps it has been instructed to examine the ceiling tiles for leaks? If he finds one, he can stand under it and water his plant. Llamas are great multitaskers!
Don’t think you’re likely to get much sense or hard work out of this fellow, however:
Plump, round, and possessed of approximately 3.2 brain cells and a vacuous expression. It and the human female would get on like a house afire.
This pig, on the other hand, is all smiles and everything genial and looks ready for action.
If you can steer the conversation that way, Sigyn, see if you can figure out how/where he acquired the boots and the reason he is thus attired. Can’t you just picture him, trotting around the house with muddy galoshes? It would drive the human female batty.
Hmm. Excuse me, sir, do you perhaps have a small relative who is fond of quiescently frozen confectionery?
Oops! We appear to have reached the Sigyn vs. Glassware portion of the program.
Sigyn getting stuck in something vitreous: It’s right up there with death and taxes. Inevitable. Completely inevitable. Also funny, if it’s not happening to you.
Sigyn is excited. The seasonal silk flowers are being offered at quite a reduced price.
Very pretty, but what would you even do with a posy the size of size of a dinner platter?
Hold on! Where did Sigyn go? I turned my back for just a second to look at some very life-like rubbery grapes that I though would be fun to sneak into the fridge back home, and now I can’t find my beloved anywhere!
Excellent camouflage my love! Well done!