Sunday, 27 July 2014
The Whiskers Cat Family
So I'm back from my wonderful trip to Lisboa, Portugal. As I didn't post last week, I will try to finish two installments of the houses and jobs series this coming week.
It gives me great pleasure to introduce my Whiskers cat family to you, who lives in Meadowcroft Cottage. I really love the Whiskers family, but it is their house that I adore. Initially, I wasn't even aware of the fact that this Cottage existed, and great was my surprise when I found it for the the first time. Of course it was love at first sight and I just had to have it! Luckily at the time I found a seller on eBay who was willing to send it to me and the pound/rand exchange rate was way better than now, so I didn't pay to much for it.
As I mentioned I love the family too, and they were the 4th family I bought. I got the family of five with crawling baby on eBay. The sitting baby I bought in South Africa. She was released in a carry case.
From the outset Mother Katrina was, to me, a perfectionist with an a-type personality. She likes things neat and tidy and has no time for frills, and especially the little knick-knacks that makes a house a home. She feels that it is a waste of money to have it and just extra work to keep it clean. Everything in her house, therefore has a purpose.
A full view of the house.
Though Katrina is a Florist, she loves cooking and is very good at it too. Se loves her kitchen and spending time in it.
Like most fathers in Sugarbush Valley, Sebastiaan is an extremely hands-on father, and loves to entertain the babies in the living room. This gives Katrina time to prepare their dinner in peace.
Branson is finally at the age where he understands the importance of washing ones hands before dinner...
... and that keeping their bedroom neat and tidy keeps his mother and sister of his back.
So a closer look at the rooms:
The kitchen - where everything has its purpose.
Living room - to have fresh flowers in her living room are very important to Katrina.
Children's room - all in its place as their mother requires.
Bathroom - very functional too.
Parent's room with the babies' crib in the corner. Guess what is very important to Katrina ...? Yes! Time!
Katrina owns the Florist in the village, which she inherited from her Mother, Mae Blossom (who in my village was a Whiskers cat.) Sebastiaan works for his wife. He collects and delivers the flowers from the market and to customers if and when required.
On entering the Florist one is usually surprised by the different kinds of flowers and seeds that can be bought their.
Isabel Fisher is a keen gardener and a regular at the Florist. Digger Mcburrows often visits Sebastiaan to get advice for his landscaping business, which he bought recently from Sebastiaan.
Also visit my "The Houses in the Village" and "The Villager's Jobs" pages.
Posted by Eaton Blackberry at 07:19