This week Auntie took us to the local library for an adventure with the nice librarians and a bunch of soft toys. Over 30 of us were there!
Dogs, teddy bears, baby dolls, a piggy, an octopus, a snake ... we had such fun. Roger and I played some football with the other boys .
There was a little campfire, and all guests could have some tea by it, or hot chocolate. We were given tea as we are British.
I think some grilled sausages there too.Titty was cutting some Christmas spirited bookmarks with the help of the librarians. Her photo is at the end of this set. We were also shown how all the machines and printers work, and how to look for a book by its title or by the author.
A whole set of photos was made with us alone. The Instagram text here says that we are Unicef dolls and inspired by the characters of the Swallows and Amazons novels.
Here am I with the Finnish translation of the first book about us.
Susan with a matching color book cover.
Titty with a book matching her quilt - the librarians knew without saying which quilt belongs to each of us. Aren't they clever?
Roger with Auntie Ulla's Finnish edition of Swallowdale. The other books have not been translated into Finnish.
Finally there was a good night story before we all cuddled under our quilts and blankets for the night. Some monkeys needed a banana before they could sleep.
All those links are to the photos the library published on their Instagram. The library ladies sent these photos to Auntie today for this blog post. And here we are ready to be taken home on Thursday afternoon.
It has snowed a little again, and it is not at all so dark even the days are getting shorter by several minutes per day.
Everyone who stayed the night at the library could take home a certificate stating that and telling a little about the visit. There was also a list of recommended reading for children at different ages. It was a good list, and we have seen many of those books here on the bookshelves too.
We also got a paper photo of the whole group so we can remember our new friends. We had a very good time. The librarians asked if we would like to come for a longer time in the Winter, so that many people could meet us, and we agreed with pleasure!
On behalf of the Swallows