Text by Truffle McFurry, Illustration by Miki de Goodaboom
Today is the feast of all grand-mothers in France! I have a wonderful grand-mother, she is my Mom’s mother. She is a very very old woman, 95 year old says my Mom, so she has got lots of grand-children. But I am the one who spends lots of time with her, my mom and me we love her very much and often come to visit her, to care for her, and to have fun with her.
Today I decided to make her a lovely gift. She had said, she had never had a gift at Grand-Mother’s day. Well, it was about time! We ordered a wonderful Cristal bear holding a honey pot and with a bee on its paw, one of those Swarovski creatures, that she loves and collects. Then my Mom bought a beautiful cardboard bag with lots of silver butterflies flying on it, and we put the bear into the bag.
At breakfast I arrived with the bag in my arms. It was almost bigger than me! My Grand-Ma was so happy! But the funny thing is that she thought the bag was the gift, and she didn’t even look inside!
But when we told her, she made such big eyes, and she cried of joy as she saw the little bear!
Miki painted the bear for me and my blog, but apologies a bit:
“It is not easy to paint that Swarovski Cristal!”
she says. Well, it is difficult to write too, I hope I did not make a spelling mistake!
(Prints and articles of all sorts are available. Click on the painting to go to Miki de Goodaboom’s shop online)
One thought on “Sweet As Honey”
Dear Truffy your Grandmother is a truly amazing lady. Your gift to her is so beautiful and your mom has painted the bear so well I can see him sparkling.
Your writing is perfect, all those lessons with Shakesbeare have paid off. I think you could become a Calligrapher bear…. now that would be a world 1st.
Lots of love my dear nephew .
Auntie Ann xx