"christmas With Friends" Story
Posted 24 November 2009 - 11:32 PM
Santa explained that all the solids were invited also and it would be a celebration of their freedom from the Spooky Forest and all the bad guys.
Lola immediately got excited .... she just loves a party. Bob accepted the invitation.
"There is one thing, said Santa, I need you to get up here right away and help me prepare. It's going to be a BIG party and I want to design some new solids to give as presents this year."
Lola grabbed the phone. "Oh Santa, she said, I have so many ideas for solids. I have been writing them down for years. We will be up there lickety split."
"Bob! Get Freddy on the phone. We need to get to the North Pole right away!"
Lola began packing bags and Bob picked up the phone ...............
Posted 25 November 2009 - 04:40 PM
Jack stammered into the phone. ''I thought our adventures had finished for a while and here you are calling me up and Christmas will be on our doorstep soon!''
Big Bob let out a long guffaw, ''ha ha, ha ha'' he chortled with glee. 'You sure are fast on the uptake Jack in the Box! It must be that box of yours. Gives you time to stop and think.....Yeh, that's what it is. Don't suppose you get much time for bobbing up and down in there so here's your chance right now!'' Jack in the Box drew in a deep breath, ''Well, you'd better tell me what your calling about because I'm getting a little worried that you are thinking of going back to check out the Spooky Forest and that I am NOT going to do!'' ''Hold on'' Big Bob sighed, ''Keep your box on! Of course I aint asking you or anyone to go back to the Spooky Forest which in any event should not be there anymore. What I AM asking you to do is to get here fast, and I mean fast, cos Lola and me and you and Freddy are going to the North Pole to see Santa Claus!'' 'Whaaaat!'' Jack stammered, ''Are you going nuts, are you going crazy, and who on earth would think of an idea like that?'' ''Well'' Big Bob said ''you just told me that Christmas will be on our doorstep soon and I thought you somehow knew why I was calling. Seems I credited you with too much of that psychic stuff. But, Bingo, you certainly hit it on the head.'' Jack laughed into the phone, ''Well I'll be a Jack in the Box. But what on earth are we going to meet Santa Claus for. Surely he's got enough to do without all of us turning up. Heh, have you thought how cold it's going to be? Have you thought about all that snow? Have you thought............'' ''Yeh, Yeh, I thought about it and Lola is ecstatic about it and our mission now is to help Santa Claus (or Father Christmas as Lola keeps calling him) to design some new solids and that will be somethin else. He's also invited all those solids that we set free from the Spooky Forest, but I aint callin everyone so you'll have to round em up so we can get going.''
Jack in the Box bobbed his head in deep thought! This was another challenge and it seemed to lack the danger of the previous adventure. Yes it was time to get moving and get out of his boxed in situation for a while.
Meanwhile Mouse thought of Marg, and twitched his whiskers. He had been eavesdropping on the conversation and felt he should be included too....... and so it all began....................................
Edited by Jacqueline, 01 December 2009 - 04:42 AM.
Posted 29 November 2009 - 12:06 PM
There were solids by the droves waiting to board the precious plane's flight to the North Pole.
Bob and Lola tried to get everyone situated in their seats as best they could. It was mighty loud in the plane. Everyone was so excited.
Freddy's voice came over the loud speaker "Okay everyone we will be taking off shortly. We have to make one stop at Harrods in London to pick up a few more solid friends. Then we are off to the North Pole!"
YAY!!! The group shouted.
Lola said, "Pheww Bob, I love parties but this one is gonna be big. It's gonna be the party of the century."
The plane took off, behind it flying all the butterfly, dragonfly, bird, and any other solid that had wings.
Next stop Harrods ...........
Posted 30 November 2009 - 09:47 AM
''Hold on to your stomachs everyone'' he called out laughingly through the tannoy, ''we're about to land and I want you all to wait before trying to scramble out of the plane!'' Gradually the plane taxied along the runway coming to a sudden stop and everyone cheered and clapped in appreciation.
''Well solids, ladies and gentleman'' Freddy began, 'we've now arrived at Standstead Airport (where most of the private aircraft land) and there'll be a coach waiting for us which will take us to Knightsbridge in central London. Then we can look round Harrods but hereonafter Big Bob and Lola will take care of us all and give further directions. So, let's get moving and make sure you all stick together as we don't want to lose any of our solids.........'' ''No more! No more! No More! No more! Hit the road Jack........'' Big Bob sang.
Everyone took their time to leave the aircraft, making sure that no solids were left behind. Even though the sun was shining it was really cold with a biting wind and once they boarded the coach, were happy to be in the warm once more.
''Brrrrrr,'' Lola shivered, ''I wasn't expecting London to be as cold as this!'' ''Well wait until we get to the North Pole darlin, then you can say that! Am sure you packed your fur coat cos I aint payin Harrods prices for one of those'
Lola snuggled up closer to Big Bob, ''Course I brought my fur coat and my fur boots and my fur underwear'' she replied 'but I would like to buy some other things before we leave London!'' Big Bob planted a kiss on her forehead. 'Yeh Darlin, I'm sure we can manage that and remember we gotta buy the 2009 solid perfume bear to take with us. We don't want him sitting in a hot display case when he could be travelling to the North Pole!''
Meanwhile, 'Thompson'' snuggled up tight in Bob's top shirt pocket. He was getting hungry and was looking forward to a nice meal once they arrived at Harrods and as he had heard about the Food Hall, could not wait to get there!
As long as no-one smelled a Rat, he would be able to taste the hundreds of different types of cheese. He was really happy to be on this trip, and could not wait to get started!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Edited by Jacqueline, 01 December 2009 - 12:37 PM.
Posted 30 November 2009 - 05:44 PM
Posted 01 December 2009 - 02:15 AM
Posted 01 December 2009 - 04:31 AM
You're riding high in April
Shot down in May.
But I know I'm gonna change that tune
When we're all back on top in June.''
Lola smiled, ''I said that's Life Marg'' she sang,
'And as funny as it may seem
Some people get their kicks
Stompin on a dream.......
But I don't let, let it get me down,
Cause this fine old world keeps spinning me around.''
'EVERYONE JOIN IN'' Big Bob waved his arms as the keys from the black and gold piano began to dance up and down and around........
'That's life'' all the solids sang in unison,
'That's life and we can't deny it,
Many times we thought we'd lost
But our Solid Hearts won't buy it.
But if we keep on getting stronger day by day
It's gonna help to hide and keep our blues away................''
.......... ''Right on!'' Big Bob grinned. They were getting closer to London now and all in good spirits!
(apologies to the great Frank Sinatra)!
Edited by Jacqueline, 19 December 2009 - 02:53 PM.
Posted 14 December 2009 - 10:43 AM
cooed, turning his head this way and that way and every which way.. Lola peered out of the coach window, ''It says Harrods'' she squealed in delight, 'and look at those men standing outside the doors all dressed in green with gold braid uniforms. Ooooooh, I can't wait to get in there and look at all the beautiful clothes and shoes and everything, yes everything!''
Everyone waited with anticipation as the coach turned into a side road so they could disembark. Bob pointed in the direction of the Harrods building ''Now we're all gonna stay together folks! Don't want anyone getting lost but if that does happen or you want to wander off on your own, then there is an information desk on the ground floor. Just wait there and dont move. Okay?''
Lola clung on to Big Bob's arm as they began their tour of the store. There were so many people and so much to see. It was so exciting and she hoped that Bob
had brought enough money to spend! ''Let's go up to the second floor Big Bob'' Lola said. ''That notice says all the womens fashions are there and I can't wait to see the shoe department. Big Bob grinned. He'd always had a secret fetish about ladies high heeled shoes and gold shimmery shiny stockings. Yes, he was positively drooling at the bit. ''Heh Ho' he grinned, ''Heh Ho, Heh Ho.....and upstairs we will go, to see the shoes and pay my dues, Heh Ho, Heh Ho!''
''Heh Ho, Heh Ho,
It's up the stairs we go,
With Jimmy Choos,
So many shoes,
Heh Ho, Heh Ho, Heh ho!!
Edited by Jacqueline, 14 December 2009 - 01:45 PM.
Posted 18 December 2009 - 06:20 PM
They found Rodney the doorman and went in and out, and in and out, just to see Rodney open and close the door for them. Rodney was so cool about it though because he was the doorman after all, and it was Christmas time and the solids were so glad to be free . .. but he was beginning to get a tired arm . . . he wished Bob and Lola would hurry up - Christmas would be here in no time, he thought as he opened the door yet again for the solids.
He wondered where his 8 brothers were and if they had fetched all the English solids yet so they could continue to the North Pole.
His wondering thoughts travelled to Bob upstairs in the Ladies shoe department where he was holding court - he was such a charmer, that big ol' Bob!
He was singing and singing, enjoying himself, but the more he did so, the more Lola nodded at the sale lady and rang up at the till. Suddenly Rodney's thoughts hit him and he stopped singing! Everyone looked at him for his voice, like him, was BIG and resonating. But now there was no sound. He stood up and said "I say Lola, we'd better get going - hours have passed like days . . . I mean days have passed like hours . . . and we promised Santa to reach the North Pole ASAP !
Lola nodded. He was right, but she was just about to try on one more pair of heels and didn't want to go immediately, and didn't really want Bob to see how much more luggage they were going to have to take . . .
"All to the rooftop!" Bob bellowed and every solid throughout the store heard it. They each grabbed their nearest buddy and scrambled to the rooftop with the English solids joining them (in an orderly fashion of course - they marched in single file).
"OK, OK" said Bob doing a mighty quick head count. Where all here except for one. "LOL-LAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!! "
"I'm coming, I'm coming!" she panted up the stairwell . . . "I just have a few more packages Bob . . . " Red faced, she arrived at Freddy's Plane with one hundred more shoe boxes. "I couldn't help it Bob, I just don't know when we'll get back here . . . "
Bob looked at her sweet little face and melted. His firm temperament went soft and Lola knew she could keep her shoes. Freddy got his flying U-Haul ready.
It was Christmas time, after all !
Posted 19 December 2009 - 10:05 AM
''Good Lord'' this very English upper crust aristocratic voice let forth, ''Good Lord! I've just seen a rat!'' ''A rat' a couple nearby exclaimed in unison. ''Did you say A Rat, like in dirty rat?'' 'Yes I did' the woman with the upper crust voice replied.
'Like Dirty Rat, James Cagney?'' ''Nooooooooo'' the woman replied indignantly,
''like rat from the gutter! Can't you understand plain English?'' Faces were now turning to the woman and the young couple. ''Where'' asked another round face, eyes looking up to the heavans in disbelief. ''Where?'' echoed another face and another and another. By this time a rather tall looking Security Man had joined the group. ''I think you had better stop causing a commotion as I am asking you now to leave!'' ''Leave'' the woman shrieked hysterically. 'You are asking ME to leave. How dare you young man. Do you know who I am? Call the owner and I will tell him that you have told ME to leave!'' The secuirty guard spoke into the microphone attached to the shoulder of his navy blue sweater. ''The owner is coming down now'' he said, looking at the sea of faces staring back at him. ''He's very busy and annoyed about all of this and it is not usual for him to be coming down to talk to people shopping in the Store!'' ''I'm NOT people, the woman replied, her tone rising by a hundred decibals... ''I am an Imperial Princess and how dare you look at me in that tone of voice!'' ''I beg your pardon Maam'' the security guard flushed, 'I really do apologise but you have been causing a disturbance and look at all the people here wondering what is happening. This is the Harrods Palace after all and we do not expect people to behave in any sort of offensive manner!'' Imperial Princess stared back at him. ''Oh my God'' she cried, ''there it is again. Now it's darting around the back of that huge cheese. Look!'' she pointed with her long blood red fingernail, '' Look, don't you see it!'' Eye after eye turned to where she was pointing. ''I can't see anything'' a young girl laughed. ''Neither can I'' a second voice chimed in. ''I think the woman is demented'' ''I think you are demented'' the woman retorted. ''You should go and find yourselves some new glasses! You should go to Spec Savers! Wait until the Owner arrives. I have never been so insulted in all my life!''
Edited by Jacqueline, 20 December 2009 - 02:55 AM.
Posted 20 December 2009 - 03:00 AM
Edited by Jacqueline, 20 December 2009 - 05:48 AM.
Posted 20 December 2009 - 02:43 PM
Lola ran over to Bob and told him that the last time she saw Mousey he was eyeballing a large cheese on the ground floor of Harrods.
Oh my! dont tell me Mousey is the reason that large crowd has gathered over there, laughed Jack, almost jiggling out of his box.
Bob started back towards Harrods. Just as he almost reached the door, it opened widely and someone thre a large wheel of swiss cheese right out onto the sidewalk. Bob watched as it slid down the walk stopping just short of his feet. As he bent down to examine the cheese ...... Mousey's head poped out of one of the holes.
Bob plucked Mousey out of the hole and was holding his little tail between two fingers. "Mousey what on earth is goign on", said Bob. The little mouse was wiggling and twisting and turning trying to get away.
Finally Bob released him and Mousey ran back to the cheese which was now of no use to Harrods. Mousey grabbed onto the cheese and with all his energy tried to pull it along the sidewalk towards the plane.
Bob grabbed his belly and began to laugh. He laughed so hard that he almost fell. "Okay, okay Mousey, I will carry it for you."
Bob picked up the cheese in one hand and Mousey in the other and headed back to the plane.
Mousey was now content, he climbed up Bobs arm and onto his shoulder giving him a little tickle with his long wiskers, then he jumped into Bobs pocket and settled down for a nap. Afterall he did just have a very big adventure.
Everyone settled into their seats on the plane and the took off .......
"Next stop North Pole" ..... Freddy said.
(just a few more days to help Santa get ready for his party)
Posted 20 December 2009 - 05:16 PM
"Ahhhh do give over Lola" he muttered, taking out a large hanky to mop his brow,"My poor blood pressure won't stand much more"
Suddenly there was a small commotion at the front of the plane.
"Look every one!" exclamed the Tu-Tu twirling around in delight, "Look at the sky!"
The solids ran to look out of the windows, "What is it" they all asked one onother.
Looking out Bob began to laugh, "don't worry" he told them, "It's the northern lights
we are getting near to the North Pole"
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