Sunday, 10 December 2017

Prunella Pepperpot's Magical Christmas Gift...

December has arrived and the year is almost at an end. 
This will be Prunella's last post until the New Year. 

Time to spend some quality time with family and friends.
Christmas comes but once a year. 
Please join Prunella in her Christmas Tale for 2017.

Prunella Pepperpot's Magical Christmas Gift... 

Prunella Pepperpot had pruned her tiny Christmas Tree with such precision the previous month.
It was now perfect and ready to be decorated in all of its festive glory...

I can now divulge one of Prunella's special gifts from Christmas past.
 Willamina the Wise Witch from Ballymena had gifted Prunella a Christmas Wish to be saved until the following Christmas Eve, which was tonight dear Readers! 
The tree decorated, Prunella could now turn her attention to a little baking. 
Cheese scones. Hopefully a great snack for Santa Mouse. We all know mice adore cheese.
The cooker alarm rang signalling it was time to remove the scones from the hot oven.
As they were cooling slightly Prunella searched out her pretty gingham picnic basket. Into it she packed two now warm cheese scones, a flask of sweet hot chocolate, tiny marshmallows and whipping cream along with two mugs for her and Santa Mouse.

For Santa's bat volunteers she washed and polished with a clean cloth, ten green and ten red juicy fresh grapes. They looked delicious and they sparkled like little jewels...

 As midnight fast approached Prunella donned her warmest woollies and thick sheepskin boots...

Ten minutes to twelve.
 Prunella stood in front of her wood burning stove, the dying embers giving off a warm glow.
Wish in hand she read aloud it's written words,
"With a mighty wheeze and a sneeze, 
let me shrink to the size of a pea 
and jump as high as a flea!"
She then proceeded to empty the contents from the wish envelope over her head.
"Atishoo!!" sneezed Prunella...

A zillion little sparks filled the room and with a mighty swoosh up the chimney Prunella flew, so quickly that she didn't even have time to draw another breath.
Out she popped into the cold evening air and back to her normal self once again. Prunella gasped in the icy cold air.
Once she had recovered from her exhilarating experience she surveyed the skies above.
Prunella could see for miles around. Such a wondrous sight. Earlier that evening it had snowed but now the skies were clear and all the stars were twinkling brightly. 
In the distance Prunella spotted the Church Spire and approaching quickly was her dear friend Santa Mouse with his posse of fruit bats flapping their tiny wings frantically. 
Up and down the little sleigh bobbed until finally it loomed larger and larger and with a swish it landed safely on the roof of Prunella's home...

Prunella rushed to hug Santa Mouse and pat each of the bats on their soft fluffy heads. Bertram Bat was amongst the crew and for him Prunella planted a small kiss on his cheek. 
Filled with excitement they all huddled down together beside the chimney stack to share the delights from the picnic basket...

 Santa Mouse tucked in heartily to the cheese scone and licked his lips at the sight of the hot chocolate topped with cream and marshmallows, such a welcomed treat. 
The bats shared out the shiny grapes amongst themselves thanking Prunella with each little nibble.
Prunella loved these precious times with Santa Mouse listening to his tales of different lands.
Too soon it was time for Santa mouse to be on his way but not before escorting a tired Prunella back to her home and tucking her up in her warm cosy bed. As soon as her head hit the pillow she was fast asleep and dreaming sweet dreams...

Before departing Santa Mouse filled Prunella's little stocking tied to her bed with sparkly wrapped gifts.
As Santa Mouse turned to go he heard a small whimper from the other side of the fireplace. 
It was Griff. 
Santa Mouse scurried over to where Griff lay. From his bag he plucked out a small bone shaped parcel and placed it next to Griff's paws...

 "As if I would forget you dear fellow. 
Now remember, not to be opened until the morning when Prunella wakes from her slumber," said Santa Mouse in his high pitched voice.
Griff wagged his tail and snuggled back down to rest. 
With a squeaky, 
"Tee hee hee..." 
                    the chimney
           Santa Mouse
               and off
      he flew
 full of 



May the spirit of Christmas fill your home with peace, love and joy. 



Prunella and friends wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thank you to you all for your wonderful comments over the past year which we dearly appreciate.
We look forward to sharing more of our adventures in 2018.
Until then keep smiling, 
stay safe, warm, healthy and happy.
Hugs to all.


May the spirit of the Christmas fill your home with peace, joy and love. I wish you all merry Christmas and Happy new year

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May the spirit of the Christmas fill your home with peace, joy and love. I wish you all merry Christmas and Happy new year

Read more at: | Easyday
May the spirit of the Christmas fill your home with peace, joy and love. I wish you all merry Christmas and Happy new year

Read more at: | Easyday


  1. To Prunella, Griff and all the humans and others in Prunella!s life - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I will look,forward to reading more about her adventures in 2018.

  2. Hello, Prunella. What a cute Christmas story. Prunella has some wonderful adventures. I wish I could try one of the scones, they look yummy. Merry Christmas to you and sweet Griff. Wishing you all the best in 2018.

  3. What a nice Christmas story with beautiful Christmas pictures!
    Dear Prunella I wish you and your family Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    Looking forward to reading new interestings storys about you in 2018.

  4. Another delightful story. Thank you for all the many wonderful stories you have given us.
    Wishing you and all your family a very Merry Christmas and health and happiness in the yew year.
    Looking forward to more stories.

  5. Dearest Prunella,
    your story is truly enchanting, I'm feeling in awe ... the Spirit of Christmas ... and what a gift you received !

    Wishing you all the Merriest and Brightest Christmas Ever,
    and a Very Happy New Year !

    Sending much love

    XOXO Dany

  6. Dear Prunella, your GIF with snow - you was yesterday in Germay I think - yesterday we have snow all over time, and the the rain came and all snow far away ...
    Thank you for the christmas story - I wish you and your familiy:
    Fröhliche Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr.
    In Finnland (Land from my mom) we said: Hyvää Joulua ja Onnelista uutta vuotta

    Until next Year, Hugs to you


  7. A lovely Christmas story with wonderful pictures. I've enjoyed the stories and other news over the last year and wish all in your home a happy Christmas and a bright new year.

  8. Oh my goodness! Griff! So gorgeous! I love Prunella's boots.
    Happy December to you. Blessed season.

  9. i have never head that sweet rhyme before, so cute!! your first image and your last, wow, both beautiful, both very special!!

    wishing you a wonderful holiday!!!

  10. Your little dog is such a darling <3 I wish Prunella & all the family a precious Christmas time. A blogging break is my intention too....

  11. Lovely post - and Griff looks so sweet in his bed....
    Wishing you all a joyful Christmas and peaceful New Year!

  12. Prunella your tree is truly beautiful. How wonderful of Willamena the Wise Witch to gift you that special wish, making for such a magical Christmas Eve.
    Prunella, I wish you and all your friends a truly happy Christmas and only the best of surprises in the New Year.

  13. OMG Prunella!
    What a wonderful Christmas story! Santa Mouse is really a good Santa. And your tree with all the unique decorations is fantastic.
    Today especially I like the photo with Griff under the mistletoe: Some days ago for the first time I could buy mistletoes (here in Germany it's not usual to kiss someone under). I put them in a vase but after two days they were over. This made me sad, because I find them wonderful.
    Thanks for your lovely post!
    Enjoy the time!

  14. Dearest Prunella, you already had me at the gorgeous box of Christmas baubles, and after that everything was sheer bliss. Everything looks magical, from Prunella's elegant winter outfit to the cute bats... and Griff, Griff is so much more than "just" a dog. :)
    Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and many happy new adventures next year.
    Big hugs! xx

  15. Meine liebe Freundin Prunella,

    was für eine liebevolle Geschichte. Soviel Arbeit steckt dahinter. Im letzten Jahr konnte ich dir leider nicht so oft schreiben, wie ich es getan hätte. Mein Mama ist krank und ich pflege sie nun seit Februar. Da bleibt für mich leider nicht mehr so viel Zeit. Ich habe mir aber geschworen, dass es im neuen Jahr besser werden soll.
    Deine bunten Weihnachtskugeln sind wundervoll. Das Leben ist bunt, warum nicht auch ein Weihnachtsbaum.

    Ganz liebe, herzliche Weihnachtsgrüße schickt dir nach Wales die Barbara

  16. I apologize if this comment goes through twice...I had a little issue on my end :)

    This was truly a sweet and oh-so-wonderful post. I agree with Sara, everything looks so lovely and enchanting. I hope you have a most beautiful and blessed Christmas. And oh, how excited I am for the New Year so that I can continue to follow sweet Prunella and her adventures :)

    Love and hugs to you!

  17. Oh Griff under the mistletoe - where might his girlfriend be? Hugs to Griff and Prunella <3 I wonder if Santa Mouse pays a visit to my house too, or is it so that we have only visits of Santa Claus - he lives in the Finnish Lapland you know :)

    Merry & blessed Cristmas 💕

  18. You make everything so special and magical! My dollies would love to share in the fun you have at Christmas time. Hope everyone gets a present from the tiny sleigh! Holiday hugs from the dollies in Florida!

  19. Hi Pruneall. And here's me wondering whether at my age I believed in Santa Claus. But now, does it matter when there is all this magic, fun and nice thoughts that wash over everyone to dispel all the naughtiness in the world?

    Ok Pru we'll let you have a few weeks off but plese come back soon with more of your magical tales. Stay warm and take care.

  20. Oh Prunella I just love this story and seeing all of your amazing photographs.

    Thank you for all the many wonderful stories you have given us this past tear..
    Wishing you, and yours, a very Happy Christmas and all the best in 2018.

    Stay warm, stay safe.

    All the best Jan

  21. What a lovely Christmas story, and what gorgeous Christmas decorations! I'm glad I met Santa Mouse and his bats. :-) Prunella certainly dreams sweet dreams in that wonderful bed... I wonder, who Griff was waiting for under the mistletoe to kiss. :-)
    I wish you and all your family a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year! Enjoy the rest of the year with your loved ones! Hugs! ♥

  22. A beautiful Christmas post. Griff is so adorable! Wishing you a Blessed Christmas and Happy new year. Enjoy the days with your family and love ones!

  23. Such a charming and delightful Christmas story - loved all the sweet photos and all the little details! Prunella certainly has some wonderful adventures with the cutest little friends! Griff is such a handsome boy - I hope he got a kiss under the mistletoe. Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas, full of blessings and a Happy New Year! Hugs xo Karen

  24. Oh this is really magical story dear Prunella!!!

    thank you for making my day with such wonderful story and fabulous display of christmas decorations ,i am so happy for adorable sweetest little doll who received such lovely gift from santa mouse which is as cute as prunella herself

  25. What a nice Christmas story and beautiful Christmas pictures !!
    Dear Prunella, thank you very much for your beautiful wishes !!
    I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas all the best in 2018 !!

  26. A perfect Christmas story. Happy Holidays, dear Prunella, and to all your little friends.

  27. ♥ Merry Christmas to you and yours! ♥

  28. Fabulous winter scenes! Happy New Year!


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