First, he sniffed around the New Zealand mail labels. "I'm ready. Open it up, please."
"Fine fellows!" (We were both sort of emotional!)
He and Mole had a little chat. I'm not sure what their conversation was about.
I am overwhelmed by all the hostesses' kind gifts and additions to The Grand Tour!
The little goodie envelope in the back of the book held a toadstool button from sweet Angel in the Garden, Catherine. LOVE!
There are so many sweet treasures here now. I feel very loved, very blessed. I cried when I looked through the passport. Aren't their passport photos fine?
Angela from Tracing Rainbows made a snug pouch for the passport, book, and BOYS!
Can you get your mind around how LOVELY literary women are? I am blown away by the imagination and the creativity I have seen. My next post will show you the book. It's gorgeous! I took a photo of almost every page, so I must break this "telling" up into two posts.
I really only started loving this story about five years ago. Who knew that women all over the world love it, too?
Would you like to participate in The Grand Tour Welcome Home Tea Party on March 1st? You can set the table for the boys and Badger, you can talk about the book and your favorite parts, and you can link to everyone and raise a cup for the kindness and hospitality that carried Ratty, Toad, and Mole through the mail, to the lovely homes of childlike-hearted women.
Soon, Mr. Badger will be winging his way to Mags in Northern Ireland. He's launching his own Willows event from there. When will it all end? Never, I hope!
Thank you for believing in their "real" journey and chuckling with us along the way.
Next post coming very soon! (and more gushing on and on about the hostesses!)