EVELYN’S NEW WASHER!

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Evelyn’s decided to splash out and buy a ‘new’ washing machine ! Well it’s new to Evelyn who normally uses a wash tub and scrubbing board to do the weekly wash.

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It’s cover is nice and clean although it’s had a few knocks and scrapes over it’s working life.

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She drops in a sweater to check how much will go in. It will be nice to have the mangle as part of the machine, although she’ll not get rid of her old one quite yet!

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Young Zak from the Sasha Village stops by just at that moment and looks the washer over , asking all sorts of questions!

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Evelyn explains all bout how the machine is used and how the mangle squeezes the water out of the clothes. Zak likes the sound of squeezing water out with the mangle! and ask’s his auntie Evelyn if he can turn the mangle and squeeze out the water!

Evelyn promises he’ll get first go at turning the mangle, once it been installed in the kitchen and a wash put on and finished.

Zak is very happy to be first to help turn the mangle. But how long will that last once he realises just how much hard work it can be!

 

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ENJOYING THE GARDEN

Today the friends , Evelyn and Ivy had a chance to get outside into Evelyn’s garden. The children have had a great time playing and have finally settled down to have a treat.

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Evelyn sits at the table with little Gertie.

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While Ivy settles Evelyn’s son Edward over at the picnic table with the girls.

Edward is still recovering from his fall.

 

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Meanwhile Ivy’s son Ron’s is still playing on the carriage cycle.

 

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Ivy settles Edward at the table but he cannot quite reach to eat his ice cream sundae !

She offers to move him to the bench but he wants to stay in the wheelchair because he feels safer there!

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Clara, Edwards sister, is chatting to Lillie about the ice cream sundae’s Lillie’s chosen a blackberry one while Clara’s gone for strawberry.

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“Well Edward what are we to do? if you stay in the chair you cannot reach your sundae!”

“maybe I could hold it? ” says Edward

“It will be quite cold the glass” Ivy tells him

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Little Gertie , sitting with Aunt Evelyn is so excited to be having a lovely chocolate sundae.

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Her sister Maudie is telling Clara and Lillie that lemon is her most favourite ice cream in the whole wide world!

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Ivy calls to Ron, to come and get his ice cream before it melts!

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Lots of happy sighing and giggling goes on at the childrens table.

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Ivy’s helped Edward put his ice cream sundae tucked in his arm, so he’s protected slightly from the cold of the glass by his sweater. Edward gazes happily at his glass he loves ice cream.

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Lots of chatting and eating .

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Now Ivy cannot decide what to have ! Ice cream sundae or tea ¬†and cake! Evelyn does not like Ice cream it’s too cold she says , so she’s having a lovely cup of tea and an cream cake.

“Oh what to do!2 says Ivy laughing

“you could have both ” smiles Evelyn

“Don’t tempt me Evie!” laughs Ivy ” I’d be built like a house in no time if I start doing that!”

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” WAIT FOR ME!” yells Ron hurriedly cycling towards the picnic table realising that hes missing out!

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“RON!” “Ugh” Gross!” say the girls all together as Ron jumps off his cycle and over the bench and buries his face in his sundae!

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” Ron you are being a piggy! ” says Maudie ” use a spoon!”

Ron ignores her and continues licking and slurping up his ice cream.

 

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Clara cannot believe what Ron’s doing !

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Luckily for Ron the adults don’t notice his bad behavour and soon all’s quiet while the children tuck in!

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The families enjoy sitting in the garden enjoying the sun after all the recent rain.

Later everyone helps to clear away the dishes.

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Oh what’s this! Poor Edwards been forgotten ! he still sits gazing at his now melting ice cream ! let’s hope he eats it before they come back for him or he’ll have to have it as a drink!

 

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EDWARD TAKES A TUMBLE

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Poor Edwards taken a tumble and fallen and hurt his head and his arm!

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Cousin Ron is rushing him to the St Ippolyts Infirmary so they can look after him.

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Poor Edward ! He is already waiting for an operation to correct his Missing paint disease!

a delicate process that will take a steady hand!

 

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Don’t worry calls Ron as he tries to pedal the big bike! He has to wait for each pedal to reach his foot then push down as hard as he can to send the other pedal up so he can reach it!

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Finally Ron hands poor Edward over to Sister Ivy who helps Edward into a wheelchair and takes him off to wards the ward.

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You’ll need an Injection says Sister Ivy , to make sure you don’t get an infection!

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We don’t want you getting very ill and having to stay with us for the summer!

Edward just groans!

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COUSIN RON AND TUTU

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Ron is out in the garden playing with Tutu the orphan elephant.

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Both tired from running around, Ron’s sat on the grass and now Tuto wants to cuddle up to Ron!

 

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Ron laughs as Tutu starts trying to get onto his lap!

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“Tutu want are you doing! ” giggles Ron ” you’ll squash me !”

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Thankfully Tutu sits down beside Ron with just his front legs resting on Ron’s.

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So Ron starts singing nursery rhymes to Tutu and slowly his eyes start fluttering and his head nodding and Ron’s voice starts wavering and soon both lay down and sleep .

 

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MAUDIE MAKES A CHANGE

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It’s lovely and bright, if a little windy and cool , so Maudie’s decided to have a walk round the garden in her new coat.

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She is nice and snug in her new coat with it’s detachable fake fur trimmed hood and a lovely fake fur scarf.

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Maudie takes a little break under cover of the roofed garden bench, which allows her to let down her hood and show off her new wig.

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The wig Maudie came in I washed because it was very dirty but the fringe will not settle down, it just sticks out and annoys both her and me.so for now she’s set that wig aside and is trying out this shorter and not so full one.

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This is a photo of Maudie in the old wig, hopefully we can sort it out and try it again.

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In the meantime Maudie’s happy in this one.

 

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So now it’s time for Maudie to head back indoor and warm up.

 

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TAKING TEA

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Evelyn’s invited her good friend Ivy to come and have tea with her.

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Ivy, who is a midwife, as been very busy delivering babies all week and this is the first chance she’s had to sit still long enough to drink her tea while its still hot!

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Evelyn and Ivy have a lot to catch up on. Evelyn loves to hear all about the new babies and what names their parents have given them. Some they smile over others they are amazed by! But Evelyn will always have the kettle ready for whenever Ivy as a chance to pop in for a chat.

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A LAST NEW MEMBER

I say this as that is my intention, that this little lady will be my last Schoenhut but then who truly knows what will arrive unexpectedly in the Village! Not me for one!

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and here she is! A wooden haired Schoenhut! I did not think I’d ever actually manage to get one but then this little lady turned up and well she was so sweet I just had to invite her to come live with us.

 

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She is wearing a dress made for a Sasha doll but it fits her very well as she is only 14 inches. She is also able to wear the Sasha doll baby shoes which is great, means I have a little more choice for her.

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I asked Wendy who made the Sasha dress, if she would make me another in a blue to go with this girls wooden hair band, I’m very pleased to say Wendy agreed and this dress is the result.

 

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Here you can see her blue bow at the back of her head.

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She wishes everyone a Happy New Year and hopes to see you all again soon.

 

 

THE FAMILY ASSEMBLE

It’s been a while but finally the family are assembling along with a few other friends and relatives.

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A lovely group of family and friends.

 

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This is Gertrude or Gertie as she’s called by everyone, she’s the middle sister.

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This is Lillie the eldest sister.

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This is Maudie , the youngest of the sister’s , she’s washed her hair and cannot do a thing with it!

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and here is their cousin Ron.

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This is Ron’s friend Edward who is having some issues with his skin which will hopefully respond to the special cream the doctor’s gave him.

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This is Edward’s mother Evelyn , who is good friends with Matilda .

 

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and this is Ron’s Aunt Matilda.

So these are the family and friends who live at Schoenhut house.So far!

 

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First blog post

This is the story of the Schoenhut Family, there’s Mathilda , the Mother, then her three daughters, Lilian, Gertrude and Maude. Staying with them is their cousin Ron, he is much younger than them and always up to mischief .

His friend Edward goes along with all his schemes and his cousins are forever saving them from their mishaps.