Monday, 28 January 2013

Sherbet has a very silly dream

Hello  my dear friends from nearby and far far away.
 I am still here at the seaside staying with Sheila sheep and I must say that I am having a really wonderful time.  My legs are getting a little bit worn out as I have been walking and walking and walking and walking. It is not snowing here anymore  and there is no ice left on the pavements so I have not slipped over at all.  Thank goodness for that.    One funny thing happened though that I must tell you  about.    I have been sleeping really well after breathing in so much cold sea air but last night I had a very silly nightmare indeed.  I thought it was real.  When I woke up and before I had opened my eyes,  I  had  the feeling that my whole bedroom was filled with mad flying aliens. I was a little bit worried as I thought they were going to capture me and transport me up in their spaceship to another planet where they would do experiments on me to see what I was made of. Now, on the one hand I know that I would enjoy the adventure of going to another planet and being around aliens but on the other hand I was a little bit worried at the thought of being the subject of an experiment. Also if they never let me come home again, who would look after all the little creatures in my garden and keep my vegetable patch alive?
As it happens,  I am glad it was just a dream as it gives me less to worry about.  Love from Sherbetx

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Sherbet is going to have some adventures at the seaside

 I just feel like dressing up today.
 By the way I forgot to tell you that  I am going to visit Sheila Sheep at the seaside tomorrow.  Maybe there will be less snow where she lives and I will not have to worry about sliding over all the time.  My own garden though has thawed out a bit so I can see my grass again.  Oh how I have missed it!
 I will be a little bit busy having adventures and smiling a lot so I will write to you when I  have a little gap in my days.
 For now I wish you all the most  lovely rainbow coloured days until I talk to you again.
 Love from your dear, loyal friend Sherbet Sheepx .

Monday, 21 January 2013

Oh dear, Sherbet's frogs have a frozen pond

I know my ears are squashed all flat in my new scarf  and I know I am not looking as handsome as usual but I really don't mind because I am keeping lovely and warm and snug in  this freezing, snowy weather.  Pearl  always tells me that it is much better to have a kind heart than to worry about what I look like.  Pearl is very wise and she is always right,  so I am  not going to worry about looking  a bit silly with flat ears.
 I must tell you that my pond has frozen over so I have taken my frogs into Clover Cottage until it thaws out.  They are a little bit slimy and they have some pond weed stuck on  their legs so I decided it is best if they stay in my bathroom until they clean up a bit.   At this very moment, they are jumping up and down in my shower like mad bouncing jelly beans, having a truly wonderful time.  I am so blessed to have such happy froggy friends filling my cottage with joy.
Love from Sherbetx

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Sherbet is checking on his blackbirds

 Happy Sunday to all of my wonderful, loyal, smiley friends from nearby and far far away.
  Here I am sitting in my oak tree.  I was checking to make sure my blackbirds are warm enough in their nests.  You will be glad to know that all is well,  they are very snug , snug as a bug in rug,  so I am not worried about them anymore.  This is just a quick hello as I have promised to  have a snowball fight with Mango in 5 minutes time.  Bye for now.   I must climb down from this tree, very carefully indeed!
 Love from Sherbetx

Friday, 18 January 2013

Pearl has made Sherbet a new scarf to wear in the snow.

Pearl made me a lovely new scarf so that I could go out in the snow.  It is a little bit big  but I feel very cosy now.  Mango is snuggled right inside there too, behind my left ear.  He is frightened to come out in case he gets frozen so I will not stay long outside.   In 5 minutes  we will go back inside and I will make us both some lovely hot cocoa.  Love from Sherbetx

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Sherbet has a snowy adventure

It is still very cold and snowy here at Clover Cottage.  Mango mouse is  staying with me,  as you know.   He is so little that it is much better for him to cuddle up on my comfy chair in the warm than to stay in his watering can in my garden. Today though we decided to go out for some fresh air. I put on my green rubber boots and my warm gloves, tucked Mango right inside my wool under my arm to keep him cosy and went out of my kitchen door.    Brrrrr,  the cold air hit me in the face as I stepped into my garden  and dear little Mango snuggled in closer to my warm woolly body.  I decided then and there that we would not stay out long.  I loved walking through the crunchy snow and leaving big deep footprints behind me.  Mango was peeping cautiously out from under my arm.  He wanted us to collect some bunches of holly from the  holly tree in Wiggleway Lane so that is exactly what we did.  I picked some holly as quickly as I could and then we went back indoors where I made us both some delicious hot cocoa.
We soon warmed up again in front of my lovely log fire and we both had the most beautiful pink, healthy looking cheeks after our adventure in the snow.  Love from a snowy Sherbet Sheepx

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

It is snowing at Clover Cottage

It is snowing here at Clover Cottage so I am staying inside today.  I dare not even walk into my garden to inspect my poor vegetables as I am afraid I will slip over and fall into the cold, cold snow and maybe then I would never be found again.  I have little Mango mouse sitting here with me.  We are relaxing on comfy chairs in front of a deliciously warm log fire and we are feeling very cosy indeed.   Poor little Mango, when I saw the first snowflakes I ran quickly to fetch him from his watering can to bring him in to Clover Cottage.  It is far too cold for him to stay in his own home at the moment so he will be staying with me until the weather improves.   We are reading a book about polar bears to keep us in a snowy frame of mind while sitting here in the warm !  Love from Sherbet x

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Peas, peas, peas

Peas, peas, peas.
 I just think that peas in their pods are so beautiful and what a wonderful delicious smell they have.
 One of the things I really love to do is to sit on my doorstep at Clover Cottage with a big basket of freshly picked peas and shell them.  It does take me ages and ages to do but what a joy to see all of those beautifully fragrant, round peas sitting there, all together in my kitchen bowl.
I must tell you that I am now looking through all of my recipe books for a special pea recipe. I feel like making a delicious pea soup and I will invite Doodle, Pearl and Mango to share it with me this evening. If we are very lucky, Pearl might  bring some of her scrumptious home made bread with her,  the one with the sunflower seeds and sesame seeds in it.
 Oh yummy, I cannot wait for the evening to begin. Love from Sherbetx

Monday, 14 January 2013

Sherbet is counting his blessings

Here I am just standing in my garden counting all of my blessings.  Oh dear I have so many blessings that I do not have enough time today to count them all.  Now let me look around me.   I am grateful for Clover Cottage,  my amazing garden,  my tomato plants,  my vegetable garden,  my herb garden, my frogs in their lily pond,  my blackbirds in my oak tree,  my neighbours at Greengate Farm,  my dear and loyal friends from nearby and far far away,  Reginald Rabbit,  my warm woolly coat,  my healthy,  rainbow coloured food,  my pink ears and Oh so much more.  I count my blessings every day and I am so grateful for every single thing   Love to you all from a very thankful and blessed Sherbet Sheepx

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Sherbet is singing a lot lately

Happy Sunday to all of my dear and wonderful friends from nearby and far far away.
 I truly wish you all the most perfectly rainbow coloured day that you could ever imagine having in your whole life.
 I myself am feeling very happy.  I am finding myself bursting into song all over the house.  I  just cannot stop singing.  I am singing in the kitchen,  I am singing in the bathroom,  I am singing in my garden and I am singing while riding my bike along Wiggleway Lane.  Oh what a joy it is to sing.  I know you probably cannot imagine what my voice sounds like but I will tell you that it is not so terrible that it frightens the frogs but on the other hand it is not so perfect that I would get a job in a choir of angels.   So whenever I feel the urge to burst into song I am just going to do it.   Clover Cottage is in a very quiet place so I do not have to worry about disturbing anyone.  I am free to just be myself and Pearl told me that being yourself is the very best and most perfect thing you could ever be.  Love from a very smiley Sherbet Sheepx

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Sherbet is having a nice rest after cleaning Clover Cottage

I am sitting on my flowerpot today having a lovely rest because I have been a very busy Sherbet Sheep indeed.
 I have been cleaning  Clover Cottage from top to bottom.  I have been dusting my wise words books and have been sorting out lots of bits of pieces in order to make more space in my cupboards.  I am sure my spiders will be much happier now that they have more room  to make their homes. I know I am supposed to wait until Spring before doing Spring cleaning but I just wanted to do it now simply because I feel like doing it,  that's all.   I have been feeling full of energy and have been singing all around the house.  This morning I heard the blackbirds in my oak tree joining in with my songs and the frogs in my pond croaking along with me too.  Even if they were a little out of tune it is such a joy to be in harmony with nature.
I am sure I will still be singing tomorrow,  so if you have any requests please let me know.
 Love from  your friend Sherbetx

Friday, 11 January 2013

Sherbet has been to the barber today

Do you know who this is ?
 Yes it's me, Sherbet Sheep !
I have had my wool cut today as it was getting a little bit long and straggly.   I am showing you this picture of me from the back so that you can see me exactly as I saw myself when  the barber held the mirror behind me to show me the back of my head !
Don't my ears look big !  Oh my goodness,  I must make sure I don't walk backwards too often  otherwise everyone will think I have really enormous ears .
 My dear wise friend Peal has just reminded me that it is my kind heart that is the most important thing not the size of my ears. Of course she is so right.  I must not worry about silly things like ear sizes anymore !
 Love from Sherbetx

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Sherbet receives a postcard from Paris

Oh what a lovely surprise I had this morning. The postman with the red van  brought me a postcard all the way from Paris. It was from Mango's Aunty Manu.
Aunty Manu told me that the weather in Paris was a little bit cold but the food at her local bistro was as delicious as ever and the market stalls I loved so much when I was there in October were still overflowing with the most scrumptious fruit, vegetables, mushrooms, herbs and of course lots of cheese, smelly cheese, mouldy cheese, yellow cheese, white cheese, orange cheese, crumbly cheese, hard cheese, melty cheese, herby cheese, peppery cheese and even blue cheese but it only has blue bits in it, it is not really blue of course.
 Oh I do miss Paris, it is my favourite city and I cannot wait to go and stay with Aunty Manu and her squeaky floorboards again
   Love from Sherbetx

Monday, 7 January 2013

Sherbet is meditating

I am sitting quietly meditating.  My eyes are supposed to be closed but  I am sitting in the dark instead so I can't see anything anyway.  My mind is still and it feels blissful, like I am floating in the air.  It is the best place to be in the whole wide world even if it isn't the world that I am in when I am away up in the air like this !  When thoughts come into my head, I don't take any notice of them,  I just let them drift past and  I go back to my peaceful mind again.
 Do not disturb.
 Love from Sherbetx

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Ah ! Peace at last

I am here at Clover Cottage, enjoying a quiet breakfast all on my own with just the sounds of the birds singing in the trees outside. Oh what joy.  How wonderful to be here alone with my thoughts and how blessed I am to be living in this wonderful cottage with my amazing garden outside.
I wish you all a truly magnificent day doing whatever it is you love doing best.
 Love from your friend Sherbet Sheepx  

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Oh Dear, Oh Dear, Oh Dear !!

Oh dear, Oh dear.  Now I have a house full of dancers !  Doodle's cousin, Dylan dog has invited some of his new friends from Greengate Farm to come and help him dance !  My peaceful cottage is full of the loudest music I have ever heard and I had planned to meditate quietly today to keep up my new year's resolution.  However,  Pearl always reminds me that we must constantly be the kindest and the most patient and the most giving and the most loving that we can possibly be.  I am  being very patient and letting them have their fun and when they all leave I know I will cherish my silence even more because of not being able to have my peace for a few days.  I am just going to sit in my garden under the oak tree and read while the dancing is going on in my cottage.  I am not really a dancer you see, I  am more of a gardener.  That is my true self and I must always be true to myself !   Love from Sherbetx

Friday, 4 January 2013

Sherbet has an unexpected guest

Oh dear.  You will never guess who I have staying with me here at Clover Cottage.  It is Doodle's cousin Dylan dog.  He lives in a town quite a distance from Wiggleway Lane and  is rather a different type of character to Doodle,  as cousins so often are.
 You see, Doodle is a very creative dog who lives a very quiet life and loves to be alone in his design studio where he works in silence most of the day (apart from the bird song and the sounds of nature all around  him.)   His cousin likes to play loud music and dance all day long and that really does not suit the peaceful atmosphere that Doodle needs for his work, so he has asked me if I would welcome Dylan to my home for a few days. Of course I said yes, even though I too lead a very peaceful life.
 I wondered whether I had made the right decision though when I awoke this morning to the sound of a big thumping drum beat vibrating the windows of my cottage. Oh my goodness that did feel a little alien for my quiet country life but I do like to help others when I can so I will put ear plugs into my  ears and  be a perfect host!   I will see you all again tomorrow. Please do wish me luck with my very lively guest!
Love from Sherbet x

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Sherbet sends a red rose

I am sending you,  my dear friends all over the world,  a red rose today to say thank you for being my friends.    I hope you all have the best rainbow coloured day you have ever seen..
Love from Sherbetx

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Sherbet makes his new year resolutions

Here I am sitting in my garden having a really good think. I am thinking and thinking and thinking.   Maybe you are wondering what I am thinking about.   Well,  it is the start of  a brand new year and  Pearl told me that I am supposed to think of  some new new year resolutions so I am trying to think of some things that will make me a better Sherbet sheep.
 I know !  I will resolve to do more yoga and I will resolve to do my meditation twice a day as I know I should.   Ummm, what else.  Oh yes,  my next new year resolution is to not make any more new year resolutions.   I think I will just make sure I                                                              count my many blessings every single day and always, always feel gratitude for all the wonderful things I have in my life. Yes that's it.  So I will start right now by telling all of my dear friends both nearby and far far away how very grateful I am to have you all in my life and how very blessed I feel to be living on this planet earth at the same time as all of you. Thank you for reading my stories.   It is a joy to share them with you.
Love from a very grateful Sherbet Sheep x.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

It is the first day of 2013

Happy first day of the new year of 2013 to my dear friends from nearby and far far away.
 How exciting that we have so many unknown adventures ahead of us all.  So many new friends to make and so many magical places to enjoy.  What fun!  I wish you all a year full of rainbow coloured days, perfect good health and peaceful thoughts.
Big, warm, woolly hugs and lots of love from your dear, loyal friend Sherbet Sheep x