Sunday, 13 April 2008

Jedi rabbits & fairies......

Over the past months we have had to say goodbye to a few people. Some have left us because of work others by unfortunate events and yesterday we had to do it again to two wonderful families. They have touched us and helped us in many different ways since coming to Noumea. I'm not going to ramble on too much because I will probably start to tear up(again) and I think they know already how much they meant to us.

Now it is onto cultivating some new friends. It's the hardest part, I have found, about living and working in a country that you know not everybody is staying forever(including us)but I think this topic deserves a post all of it's own with some friendly helping tips from others about forming such friendships.

Onto the going away gifts, the kids that have been leaving us have all been scoring something handmade by moi. No changes this time round we had a family with two boys and they scored the above 'jedi rabbits' as they are mad keen jedi's themselves and the other family of girls got the below fairy and a mermaid(which I forgot to take a picture of). I do like the idea of giving something they may not always have in plain view to see all the time but they may stumble on it sometime down the track and remember me or the kids that they spent many a sunny day playing with.
Hopefully these will be the last going away dolls I will have to make for a while!

1 comment:

Bird Bath said...

It must be really hard to see those you care about leaving- and developing/maintaining friendships under those circumstances. Your softies are wonderful. Your sure give them their own character, I like the sausage legs on the fairy!