We’ve reached Spain – and the end of our journey in the World Dolls Series.
Just to recap for any latecomers, this charming set of children’s books written by Irene Dark has taken us on a trip through twelve European countries – our doll hosts guiding the way. The books are wonderfully illustrated by a variety of artists. For this final edition it’s the turn of J. Sirr from the Birmingham School of Design.
Carmen & Juan are taking care of us in Spain. They scrub up well don’t they?
As the book says, “Spain is a land of hot sunshine. a land of dance and song”.
We’re barely off the coach and we’re shaking our stuff to the percussion band!
We’re staying in a traditional Spanish house which is very pretty. Girls in the beds, boys on mats on the floor!
There’s more farming to do – we’ve done our fair share on this trip! It’s grapes, olives, cork and pigs here in Spain.
We’re not complaining. We like earning our keep – and what better way to experience life in each country? And it’s not as if it’s been work, work, work – we’ve skied, skated, sailed, swam, danced, shopped & gone sightseeing.
We’re getting all misty-eyed now – what a journey we’ve had. Wonderful sights and lovely people (dolls).
But all good things must come to an end – and what a beautiful place to rest and reminisce. We’ve sold the coach and have bought a couple of donkeys. We’re staying in Spain for the foreseeable future.
You’ll find us here on the beach with our jug of Sangria – staring out at the blue sea & sky. The odd swim to cool off, a light lunch perhaps. Let us know if there’s anything urgent.
GONE FISHING – H IS FOR HOME x