The day was overcast and Miss Emily gathered her goodies and went to sit outside and enjoy the falling leaves, fall over a few times and generally get attacked by various winged insects intent on trying to push her over. “It is not easy having strange knees” she thought to herself as she sat down to watch somebody throwing a ball for their dog. “I wonder whether Courage will chase a ball if I threw it for him?” Courage the Cowardly Dog was away this morning chasing the mysterious Chicken from Outer Space, so Emily was all alone. She sat down on her piece of hessian and enjoyed the breeze. Suddenly a 23 inch Twinn popped out from under a tree.
“Good morning very tall pretty doll,” the Twinn said cheerfully. “My name is Caitlyn. What’s yours?”
“Good morning Caitlyn, my name is Emily, I am pleased to meet you. Do you live close by?”
“Yes, I live in the same flat, but I am stuck on a shelf and almost covered in dolls and toys and assorted strange figurines that populate our crowded space.”
“Oh yes, I am sorry, I never recognised you, I do apologise. I am not always aware of what goes on around me.”
“Oh yes, that happens often, especially when you take a dive to the ground.”
“I did that just now, it was not fun.”
“Well at least the landing was graceful,” Caitlyn chuckled. “I do a very fine dive to the ground too when the need takes me.”
“I didn’t do it deliberately. it was one of those spontaneous dolly moments.”
“Blame it on the wind I always say”.
“I never thought of that. It is kind of windy out here. I don’t even know why I came out today anyway.”
“Some days you just need to get out there and explore. The Twinns and I used to do a lot of that, but we are now officially on pension so getting out and about is a rare occasion.”
“Will you tell me about the Twinns and all their adventures when you have some time?”
“Sure, although it is easier to just head online and read about them for yourself. Next time the Bossman is at work we will climb onto the computer and I will show you the url.”
“Thank you, I do look forward to it. It does get lonely during the day, but now that we have met I am sure we will have lots to talk about.”
“You will be able to talk to Princess Skye and Dawn and Nicole too, and there is that strange Spanish girl who says nothing except “que?“. I think she may have landed on her head when she travelled. She is not very talkative and we did try teaching her English but it came out strange. Skye is trying very hard and the best she has managed so far is “Does these train flies to the airport station sideways?”
Emily laughed, it was good to have some new friends to talk to. “I do not know any Spanish I am afraid, but can always try my hand at German with a thick accent”
“German with a thick accent?” Caitlyn asked.
“Yes, it is quite impressive. Let me see if I can remember how to do it…” Emily cleared her throat. “Bitte nicht mit dem Finger auf mich stoßen“
“That is so cool! but what does it mean?”
“”Please don’t poke me with your finger” I think.”
“How do you know that stuff? who taught you German?”
“Google translate is my friend.” Emily laughed.
“Aaah you are pulling my leg and poking me with your finger.”
“No, I am hugging you and stopping you from blowing away. I am getting chilly, let us go inside and you can introduce me to the other girls.”
“Great idea, and I think there may be some raspberry colddrink in the fridge?”
“Oh it is nasty stuff, when Twinns drink too much of it we loose all of our inhibitions and wear our knickers on our heads. Then we sing rowdy dolly songs till way past bedtime and pass out on the floor. It is very embarrassing.”
“Rowdy dolly songs? I don’t know any of those. I have a pouty face so I try to maintain some sort of decorum.”
“Oh yes, Sarah Willow was like that, but she was the biggest trickster around. She was the only Twinn that could chugalug 2 litres of Raspberry colddrink and stay on her feet. Then when we had all passed out she would go around tieing our shoelaces together. It made for a lot of surprising morning gymnastics. “
Emily clapped her hands, “That sounds like fun. I am so glad that I met you Caitlyn, let’s grab my gear and go inside, I am not sure about raspberry colddrink, but I think there is some cider in the fridge: “Old smelly socks” or something like that”.
“Old smelly socks? wow, can’t wait to try it. Let’s go!”
And so Emily and Caitlyn went inside where it was not as windy.
The big question I have is: “who drank all of my cider? and why is Caitlyn wearing her knickers on her head? So many questions…”
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