Thursday, 22 December 2016

A Mouse's Tale...

''Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...''
Well pondered Prunella, that was not strictly true. She was reading her favourite Christmas Poem out loud to her best buddy Griff. 

She knew that Christmas eve was one of Santa Mouse's busiest nights delivering gifts to all of God's wondrous woodland creatures big and small. 
Set deep in the foundations of Father Christmas's workshop in the North Pole lives Santa Mouse a tall jolly mouse with bright red ears and a happy squeaky voice. Under Father Christmas's large workshop, are the warren of tiny tunnels that Santa Mouse shares with his close mice family and friends.
All through the year they busily create and craft precious presents made from the left over wood thrown on a huge wood pile by Father Christmas's elves. The discarded wood is used to fuel the large roaring fire burning bright in Father Christmas's homely workshop above. It keeps all who live at the North Pole cosy and warm.
Last year Prunella had received a beautifully wrapped gift topped with a tartan bow from Santa Mouse. To her delight, unwrapping revealed a pretty pale pink birdhouse decorated with a delicate butterfly. It now has pride of place on her new fence at the bottom of her garden.

Prunella's friend Bertram is one of the ten bats who pull Santa Mouse's sleigh silently through the starlit and moonlit night sky high above. The other nine bats are Bertram's cousins, Borace, Beatrix, Benny, Bernadette, Baldric, Bertha, Berthold, Belinda and Barclay.
Just like Father Christmas, Santa Mouse has a naughty and nice list. On his nice list every creature had been exceptionally good this year. There was sadly one name on his naughty list and unfortunately the same name appears year after year without fail, Wendy the wicked Witch of Wessex. Even though she had been particularly evil, Santa Mouse could not forget her, so for Wendy he wrapped some cooled wooden embers from the roaring fire above. They were everlasting magical embers and would only burn bright for good. If Wendy tried using them in mischief to heat her cauldron for a nasty potion they would remain cold and black, her fire would remain unlit.

For Bertram's friend Willamina the Wise Witch from Ballymena Santa Mouse had crafted a wooden spoon with a small heart hand cut into it's centre to stir her magical potions for good. He also included a matching wooden chopping board to use when chopping her herbs.

Prunella's gift will remain a surprise.

 As Prunella settles down in her comfortable trug bed her stocking hung in the chimney opening she wonders what delights will come her way on Christmas day.

Prunella Pepperpot wishes you all a wonderful Christmas and may your life be filled with joy and happiness, may each new day bring you moments to cherish.

Until the next time in 2017, stay safe, happy and healthy.
Hugs to all.

Thank you kindly for your visit and we dearly appreciate your comments. 
We hope you had as much fun reading Prunella's Blog as we had writing it.
Happy Blogging!


  1. Oh, I hope Prunella gets a wonderful surprise on Christmas morning.
    Your final photo is just gorgeous.
    Happy Christmas.

  2. Hello Prunella, I hope you receive wonderful delights for Christmas. I love the Christmas story. I hope you are well. I wish you a blessed and Merry Christmas and a happy healthy New Year.

  3. Such a wonderful story... and what else could we expect from Prunella... :)
    It was lovely to hear from you in these happy and magical days.
    Hoping to see you soon again, sending Griff a big hug and wishing you all a Christmas filled with joy and happiness! ♥

  4. I fell in love with Griff's eyes 💕 He is so handsome! Wishing him and Prunella the best Christmas ever - see you the next year!

  5. Hello Prunella. Thank you for stopping by at Another Bird Blog despite your busy schedule. Here's wishing you and all your lovely friends a Happy Christmas. And a special hug to Griff. I hope you asked Santa for a very special treat for Griff?

  6. The last photo is so so lovely.....
    Merry Christmas to you all!

  7. Dearest Prunella,
    thanks most sincerely for such an inspiring post !

    Wishing you and Giff all my best for your coming days,
    may your Christmas sparkle with moments of love, laughter and goodwill, and may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy.
    Have a Merry Christmas

    Xx Dany

  8. What a delightful story with fun photos.
    I'm sure you will be getting some wonderful gifts this Christmas Prunella.
    A very happy and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  9. always great with a good story. Merry Christmas to all of you.

  10. Just a pleasure and delight to read your post.
    Loved all of your photo's, especially the last one.

    May you and yours have a magical, marvelous and merry Christmas.

    All the best Jan

  11. Such lovely photos !!
    I wish you a Merry Christmas, my wonderful friend !!

  12. Hello Prunella!:) What lovely photos!:) Your best buddy Griff is a darling dog. A very Merry Christmas to you, and to those you love, and best wishes for a healthy and Happy New Year.x

  13. Great post! And, I'm sure Griff enjoyed the story, too! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  14. Hope you had a wonderfully Christmas full of joy and a few birdhouses

  15. Good evening Prunella, what a delightful Christmas story. I do hope Prunella receives all the gifts she wished for.
    ..... and what can I say about Griff, other than he is adorable.
    Wishing you peace and joy for 2017.
    Best Wishes

  16. All I can say is...I would like Griff as a present myself from Santa Mouse!
    Happy Holidays and many New Year blessings!

  17. Wishing you and yours a very happy new year 2017! ♥

  18. Thank you very much for your beautiful friendship blogging in 2016 !!
    Happy New Year 2017 !!

  19. I hope you have a nice christmas, an I wish you a happy new year!
    The christmas mouse is very nice, but my favourite is the christmas socks with Snoopy.
    I am a really great Snoopy-Fan ;-))

    You're dog is beautiful!

    Greetings Kirsi

  20. i loved the story and photos are so LOVELY .
    loved the mouse specially so CUTE!!!
    wishing you a very Happy new year dear friend!

  21. Happy New Year Prunella. Yes, by all acounts the twitch to see the Blue Rock thrush was very silly and not somewhere you should go. I know your garden birds can give you just as much pleasure.

  22. Such a cute story, Prunella, with all your charming friends and maybe one who is not so friendly :) How beautiful your friend Griff is, with all that luxurious hair! I do love your trug bed with all the little watering cans - they can come in handy this spring! Sending wishes for a Happy New Year ahead with lots of wonderful adventures! HUGS! xx Karen

  23. Happy New Year, sweet Prunella :) I hope 2017 is filled with lots of love, sweet joy, and many blessing!

    This post was simply deightful and ever so heartwarming - thank you for sharing! Much love to you!

  24. well, i missed this but it was fun to read today. i hope you had a merry christmas, wishing you a joy filled 2017!!


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