Monday, September 4, 2017

The Grayson Quads New Playhouse

The Quads have a new playhouse. Tansy has brought a basket with French sticks and a bottle of raspberry juice for them to have for lunch.

They sit down to have lunch and discuss how they will furnish the playhouse.They all have different ideas of what to put into the playhouse.

In reality they agree that not much will fit in and that they are disappointed that it is so small. A hedgehog was a short distance away and has overheard the discussion he ambles over to them and tells them that she and her family have been in this house and that they all fit in comfortably. The hedgehog asks if she and her family can have their playhouse for a house for her family. The Grayson quads agree and give permission for the hedgehog family to move in.

Mrs Hedgehog quickly scurries away to her family and tells them the good news that the Grayson quads have given them permission to have the playhouse as their home.

The Grayson quads hop home and leave the playhouse for the hedgehogs to make a home in.

The Budgie's Nest

Len and Larry hear a budgie squawking so they decide to go and find out where the sound is coming from.

Younger brother Les sees them hopping away so he decides to follow. He likes to join in the activities with his twin brothers. It is not long before they come across the budgie perched on a boot. The budgie is making a nest in the boot. Les is standing on the toe of the boot and is peeping inside the boot. The nest is not complete yet.

A week later Len and Larry leave their house without Les knowing and go to visit the place where they saw the budgie on the boot. They come closer to the boot and they can see the nest has been made and there are two eggs in the nest. As the get closer they hear a squawking in the sky. They look up and see the budgie circling around them. She doesn’t look happy to see the rabbits so close to her nest, so they quickly hop home.

The following week Len and Larry hop towards the budgie boot nest without Les knowing. They find the boot which has rolled over to its side. The mother budgie is there and tells them that the wind blew the boot over and the eggs fell out of the nest and broke. She tells them that she is going to build another nest and it will be in a tree.

On their way home they see their friend the fantail who is twittering to another bird. The birds are saying they can’t believe the budgie would make a nest so low to the ground. They are sorry that her eggs broke when the wind blew the boot over and are happy to hear that the next nest will be in a tree.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Blowing the Dandelion Seeds

Ricky and Ruth have come across a dandelion flower that has turned to fluffy seeds.

Ruth can't resist blowing all the fluffy seeds off the stalk. Ricky decides to sleep through the process.


A Happy New Year, 2017, is been celebrated by the Grayson Family. They hope the readers will have a very happy year this year, too.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Kaikoura Earthquake

Kaikoura Earthquake

Kaikoura has had an earthquake which has slips on the main roads in and out of Kaikoura. The railway lines are buckled and access is by helicopter only.

Terry Tan has got the helicopters ready to fly to Kaikoura to help in any way he can.

Richard has arrived with the donated food that he will load into the biggest helicopter which will be flown to Kaikoura.  

Terry is going to fly to the Kaikoura ranges and check if there are any rabbits injured or any rabbits that need assistance. Terry lands at the bottom of a rocky cliff and gets out of the helicopter.

He climbs up the boulder to have a view. He can see many of the rocks have split and rolled down the mountain side. A snail above tells Terry that there is a rabbit in the cave.

He climbs up higher and looks into the cave and there he sees a rabbit lying face down. He calls out, “Hello, can I help you.” The other rabbit rolls over and rubs her eyes. She sits up and tells Terry she has been separated from her family and has been living in the cave since the earthquake.

Terry encourages the female rabbit to come down and to his helicopter so he can fly her to safety.

Terry goes back to the helicopter to get the rope and the female rabbit starts descending by holding the rope and climbing down backwards with Terry’s encouragement.

Back on the ground again Terry can see the female rabbit shaking. He assures her all will be well once she gets into the helicopter.. Terry flies her to K. C. Bunnyborough and takes her to Mrs Grayson’s house to be looked after.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

The Helicopter Rescue - Part 3

The Gifts for Terry Tan
Terry Tan flew the helicopter to rescue Yoko and two international gangsters who had kidnapped her in a Japanese shopping mall. The stolen helicopter they were travelling in crashed into the side of a mountain in New Zealand. Terry Tan also flew back to collect the pieces of the helicopter that had crashed, (He actually put the helicopter together again) and brought it back to the depot.

The next morning Mrs White brings in a hot milo and a piece of toast to Terry Tan who now has moved into the top room of the White’s family home. The White family have recently moved into this home after living in another home for four weeks and before that they lived in a pink boot. Mrs White tells Terry that they have just had the fire place put into this house so it will be warm inside this winter once Mrs White gets the windows fixed and curtains made for the windows.

Yoko arrives at the White’s house before Terry has come down to the living area and tells Mr White she has ordered a gift for Terry Tan because he bravely rescued her and she wants to honour him. The gift is due to arrive later today and can come back in the afternoon and make a presentation to him. Mr White welcomes Yoko to return later in the afternoon and present the gift to him.

Terry comes into the living room and looks at the fireplace and is impressed that it is such a nice one.
Mrs White tells him to use the new hot water kettle to make himself a drink whenever he wants one.

Pink Nose shyly tells Terry she has made him a gift which is in the bag. 

Terry opens the bag and finds a knitted hat and scarf inside. He puts them on and thanks Pink Nose for knitting it for him. He tells her it is very special to him just like she is special to him. He is unsure whether it would be appropriate to thank her with a kiss. He decides not too because her sister and brother-in-law are in the room and Terry is too shy.

Grandfather and Grandmother Cotton tail are the first to arrive for Yoko’s presentation of a gift to Terry.

Mrs Grayson has brought her best china for Mrs White to use for the occasion.

Mr and Mrs Know and Mr and Mrs Grayson Blue arrive so Mr White sits at the piano and starts playing some music. All the rabbits join in with singing.

Yoko arrives with her gift for Terry and she thanks Terry so much for rescuing her from the helicopter crash by the mountain.

Terry opens the gift and inside is a remote controlled helicopter just like the one he flies. Terry thanks Yoko and tells her he will invite all the rabbits to the park to watch it fly. After more singing and a delicious afternoon tea provided by Mrs White the afternoon presentation ends and the rabbits go home. Yoko also catches the plane and flies back to Japan.

The following week Terry receives a photo from Yoko in Japan telling him she is having a holiday on the coast and that she would love him to come to Japan to visit her.

Editors note: Tried to take a better photo of Mrs White and Mrs Grayson with the china tea set.

The photos haven't come out well.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

A Mouse is in my Kitchen

A mouse has got into my house and is on top of the curtain rail surveying the kitchen bench. He is planning to climb onto the bench to try and get some food.

His first plan is to climb down on to the hoya plant which is hanging on the other wall.

He can now climb on to the chair where there is a radio CD player. The radio is on so he turns the volume switch up a bit louder so if he does knock something off the bench hopefully  it won’t be heard.

He scurries over the shelf with the Bunnykins mugs on and notices they are dusty so this could be a good place to store extra food.

He jumps over to the shelf above the bench and looks down before makes his next move.

He decides to jump on the electric jug which he finds out is hot! So he jumps off that quickly!

Finally he is on the bench but he hears the kitchen to hallway door open so he hides behind the blue ice cream container. A lady makes a hot drink but then goes outside to attend to her dogs. The mouse smells the food scraps in the empty ice cream container and has a good feed.

The smell of the recently made hazelnut latte draws him over to it where he stands up right and starts drinking. The kitchen outside door opens and in runs three dogs with the lady behind them. The mouse has time to hide again before he makes his way to his hiding place. The mouse has decided to hang around in this house.