Once there was a wee little gnome named Galagasco.
Now, if you had to choose just one word to describe him you would probably use the word ‘lazy’. And if you did you’d be right. The thing about lazy folk is that they usually end up with lots and lots of things to do that never gets done. This was also true in the case of Galagasco. One day it got so bad that he decided it was time to do something about it. Many lazy folk make this decision, but he went a step further than most of them…He actually did something.
He made a list.
At first he titled it ‘Things To Do Today’, but since it was already afternoon he decided to change it to ‘Things To Do Tomorrow’. And credit given where credit is due, he did write down quite a lot of things to do. It took some time, but it was a good list and he was rather proud of it. When he was done he read through it once more and thought that with so many things to do tomorrow, he should probably spend the rest of today resting.
He folded up the list and placed it on the wee table next to his bed where he snuggled up and found his way to dreamland in no time. He slept like a log and woke up well rested the next morning.
“What a lovely day” he thought as he got out of bed, until he remembered about the list and all those things that needed to be done. His heart sank into his little boots. He sighed as he picked up the list, but as he began to read, a smile appeared on his face. He re-read it few more times, just to be sure and gave another big sigh, only this time it was a sigh of relief.
“I was a little worried for a while” he said to himself, “but there was no need, for this is a list of things to do tomorrow…not today”.
He folded up the list and put it back onto the wee table next to his bed.
“And since I have so many things to do tomorrow” he thought aloud, “I should probably spend the rest of today resting”. and got back into bed.
This is a drawing we made of our friend Root. He’s a wee burrow elf and he lives under the cobblestones just outside our house. Like Root, most burrow elves live under cobblestones and they’ve done so ever since people starting putting them absolutely everywhere. Cobbles are nice and smooth unlike the ‘wild rocks’ you find in the forests. No nasty sharp edges on which you could bump your head. When they find a loose one they will crawl underneath it and dig out a little hollow that they call home. They share these little abodes with all the local crawlies which will usually included a frog or two, some snails and a whole bunch of different bugs. They see these crawlies as part of their family and look after them really well…which is why you should never ever take a crawly away from its cobblestone.
Unfortunately this does happen from time to time. People will lift the cobbles, put the crawlies in a jar and take them home. We don’t know why they think a jar is a good place for a crawly to live but the crawlies sure don’t like it and neither do the burrow elves. If they suspect you took one of their crawlies they will sneak into your house and try to rescue them. If you are lucky they will find them and leave…but if they can’t find the crawlies in question they will play tricks on you day and night until they get their crawlies back.
At first it will just be little pranks. An older burrow elf might pull a preposterous faces and leave an imprint of it in the butter or maybe they’ll put some onions in your pillow case but the young ones like Root know about computers and smartyphones. They also like to pull faces but instead of leaving imprints it in butter they will email it to everyone on your computer and they know a trick that will make your phone do a call when you put it in your pocket. But if these pranks don’t do the job they will start to take things from your house and bury it under the cobbles. They are quite small so they can only take little things, but this doesn’t mean the big things in the house is safe. You see, most big things are made up of tiny bits and bobs…and tiny folk can take tiny things apart. So the big things might stay inside the house but they don’t work very well when all their little parts are hidden outside under the cobblestones. This will go on until everything single they can carry or take apart is under the cobblestones or until they find the crawlies…whichever come first.
People quite often blame the wee folk when things go missing or doesn’t want to work, and it’s true. Sometimes they are indeed the ones to blame…but all they want is for their crawlies to come home. And they will always put each and everything back exactly where they found it if you do the same with the crawlies.
Of course it does sometimes happen that a crawly gets trapped in your house without you even knowing, so if you can’t find your keys and you really looked everywhere they could possibly be, it might be a good idea to start looking for some crawlies instead. And if you do find a wee frog or a lost little bug carefully pick them up and put them outside by the cobblestones. Chances are you’ll find your keys a few minutes later right where you left them…
Happy Halloween everyone! Wow…we can’t believe today is finally here…it’s Halloween and it’s Friday! Tricky Treats and the weekend all in one! yHay!
If you saw our other post earlier this week you will know all about our plans to dress up as scary old movie poster for this year’s Halloween! We found some very scary posters but we think this one might be the scariest one of them all…it’s of a movie called Dracula! We’ve not actually seen any of the movies cause we are wee ones and wee ones aren’t allowed to watch scary movies…but lucky for us my brother’s one friend’s friend said he once saw this movie so we knew exactly what it was about.
It’s all about someone called Dracula and he was never allowed to play outside in the sunshine with all the other boys and girls. Its cause he got sunburnt very quickly…it didn’t even help if he used a whole bottle of suntan lotion.
This meant he had to stay indoors every day. Unfortunately there were no toys or storybooks in their house so he learned about maths and numbers…he got so good with numbers they called him Mister Count! Of course everyone thought he would become a mathematician when he grew up but he had different ideas…his dream was to become a mosquito…and that is more or less what the movie is about ~:D
We needed a bit of help to make this costume. The wee village gnomes helped us to make a very snazzy suite cause like most good monsters mister count is a very snappy dresser. My brother’s friend Brambles the hobgoblin got to dress up as Mister Count cause he is already a bit scary looking (don’t tell him we said so)
Of course we also needed a mosquito so we went to see out friend Toggles the troll. He’s got a wee mosquito farm by the big puddle under the bridge. He liked our idea and said his best mosquito called Bella should be perfect for the job…and she was…until disaster struck! While we were making the poster Bella bit mister Brambles! We know that if a zombie bites you will also become a zombie so that means mister Brambles the hobgoblin will probably be turning into a mosquito just like the real mister Count!
We hope you like the picture we made…and we’ll let you know if mister Brambles become a mosquito but until then you must all have a happy Halloween and a most wonderful weekend
Oh…it you didn’t see our previous post you should go have a wee look just below this post on our page…it’s about mister Frankenstein!
We are so excited cause it’s almost Halloween again and that means it’s almost time for tricky treats and scary costumes! yHay!
This year we decide we’re going dress up as scary old movie posters…we’ve not seen most of the movies cause we‘re only little and little ones aren’t really allowed to watch scary movies…but that’s not a big problem cause we can just guess what the movies are about…like this one. It’s a movie called Frankenstein and from the poster picture we could see it’s obviously about a wee creature that sneaks up and give you static electric shocks on your ear when you are not looking. We know this cause the wee garden goblins that lives with us (we found them in the garden and they followed us home so now they are technically house goblins) does that all the time. When they put on their stripy socks and shuffle their feets very fast on the fluffy carpets then they get full of electrics and then when they touch you it goes Bazzzooot and there’s sparks everywhere and you have very sore ears!
my brother says it’s actually a story about a scienctist who makes a creature but he never teaches it to be a good creature….but while my brother was telling us this strange story one of the wee goblins called Merry gave him a big shock on his ear and now he agrees that the story is about a very naughty little electric monster. We decided cause of this Merry the goblin should be the one to dress up as the Frankenstein poster….and here he is! we hope you like it ~:)