it's time for a new story... Especially after my absence...
You' ve sure wondered, when the Snow-Warrens will arrive in Marigold Creek. So: Here they are!
It was Saturday morning. Anton Löffel was still sleeping, while his sister Luna giggled together with little Rose in her bed.
They talked about Roses experiences in the nursery.
After a while the two girls decided to wake up their older brother.
Silently they sneaked to his bed... And jumped with louds screams at the mattress.
Appalled Anton woke up and cursed. But shortly after he had to laugh about his sisters, who looked apologetically at him.
Soon the three rabbit children capered together, minutes later they bounced on the bed, singing a little song, Rose learned in the nursery.
Hans and Flora heard the noises from the childrens room.
"Seems the three having much fun!", smiled mother rabbit. Carefully she pulled a fruit cake out of the oven.
Before Hans could say a word to warn his children, when he entered the room, the curtain rail over Antons bed broke and fell on the floor.
"Dear!", Hans run to his children and checked if everything was okay. He laid his arms around his children, "I'm such an idiot! I should have fixed it earlier!" Anton laughed, "Oh, dad! You always do things in the last minute!"
"My little rascal!", the rabbit gave his son a kiss, before he scratched his head, "I should repair the curtain rail..."
"But after breakfast!", Flora appeared in the door case. She shook her head, when she saw the chaos in the room. "Thanks god, nothing happened! ", softly she picked Rose up, "Darling, please check all curtains rails. And the doors.... and the toilet seat.. and... please just check everything!"
"I will...", murmured her husband.
After the breakfast, Hans repaired the curtain rail. Anton helped him and soon the two were joking around.
Today was a special day for the Tuxedo family and whole Marigold Creek: The hamburger restaurant opened its doors!
Because the new house of the cat family was still in its building process, the two girls Lily and Rosie, stayed at their grandparents house.
At 11 o'clock Mason unlocked the front door, while Natalie checked a last time her outfit.
"You look perfect, honey!", Mason kissed her softly, "I'm sure all the villagers will love you!"
"I hope so... I'm so nervous!"
When the door opened, Hornbull Buttercup clapped his hands, his family and the Hawthorns joined him.
"Can we go in?", asked Cheddar excited, "I'm so hungry and it smells delicious! "
"Welcome everybody, we're glad to serve you the first hamburgers! I just put the meat on the grill!", Mason smiled and returned fastly behind his grill - burned meat wouldn't be a good start into business.
Natalie welcomed all of the guest and surprised the children with popular "Huggables" - a huge adored toy.
"Oh! Thank you!", Anabell took the Huggable with a shy smile.
"That's very attentive!", said Daisy Buttercup, "I've heard a lot about the Huggables, but didn't know where to get them... Unfortunatly there's no toyshop here."
Natalie nodded, "It was hard to find them, I've ordered them in Evergreen Village and they needed weeks to arrive!"
"In Evergreen Village? That's far away!", Katie Hawthorn was astonished.
The families entered the restaurant and sat down. All ordered the huge family menu.
When the first hamburgers arrived the whole restaurant was filled with "Delicious!"- and "I want more"- calls.
Soon the McBurrows arrived and after another 10 minutes also the new postman Pete Petite and his good friend Bobby Roberts entered the restaurant.
The two bachelors decided to eat at least four times the week in the hamburger restaurant. "The meat is perfect! And those french fries...", gushed the police officer.
"We're so glad you like it!", said Natalie, while her husband put more meat on the grill (Hornbull had ordered another family meal).
Molly McBurrow, who tried to stop little Monty from climbing on to the table, meant: "Really, you're having a wonderful restaurant! I'm sure we'll eat here often... And I have to say...".
She interrupted herself, "Monty! It's not allowed to pull the table cloth!" With an excusing sight, she went on, "...the table cloths are so beautiful! I love the fabric!"
Natalie Tuxedo blushed, "Thank you so much!"
At the same time the Löffel family left also for the Hamburger restaurant. All of them were very excited about the first opened restaurant in Marigold Creek.
The Löffels owned a bakery - though it was closed at the moment, because of an complete renovation. The bakery belonged to the rabbit family since... well... since ever! After Hans' parents went in pension (they've started a trip around the world), they decided to renovate the building. But soon all the work should be done and the bakery could be opened soon.
When the Löffels arrived the restaurant, the Buttercups left it.
Hornbull rubbed his stomach, "Dear, I've eaten too much!"
"Hello!", Flora waved the family, "How was the meal?" "Amazing!", called Paddock, "I could have eaten a ton of those burgers!"
"Our new restaurant is a wonderful achievement to our village!", added Daisy, while she pattet her husbands shoulder, "You know, it's your own fault, honey..."
Anabell showed her new Huggable to Luna, "Isn't it beautiful?"
"Oh!", Luna glared, "I want one too!"
Seconds later she received a beautiful green striped Huggable. "Thank you so much!"
"My pleasure, it's a welcome present for all our little guests."
Hans laughed, when he saw that his youngest daughter was afraid of taking her present from a foreign lady, "You can take it, dear. It's for you!" Flora nodded encouraging.
"Thank you", whispered Rose, before she hid herself again behind her mothers skirt.
The rabbit family followed Natalie into the restaurant and took their seats. From all sites sounded greetings.
While they were waiting for their meals to arrive, the parents chatted with the McBurrows.
"Have you heard that the Riverside lodge will be selled?", asked Molly.
Interested Hans bended forward, "Who wants to buy it?" Digger shruged his shoulders, "It seems to be still a secret! But I've heard a woman showed her interest!"
"I'm so curious, who will live in there!", said Flora.
"Me too.", answered Molly, "If she's alone?"
At this moment Natalie appeared with the burgers, "Here you go!" "Thank you."
Like the other families the Löffels enjoyed their meal very much and left the restaurant lately.
After all it was a full success for the Tuxedos. Happily the couple stand together after the last guests left. They clapped there hands together.
"We managed it!", said Mason enthusiastic.
"And I'm sure they all will come again!"
After the Löffels returned home, they all met in the kitchen, talking about the todays events.
Suddently the door bell rung.
"Who might that be?"
Flora oppened the door.
"Surprise!", called Clarence Snow-Warren.
"Clarence! Lettuce! What a wonderful surprise!", Hans laughed, while his wife hugged her Cousin tightly.
"And Bernard and Edith! Welcome! Come in!"
Flora looked happy at the three Snow- Warren children, "You've grown up, honeys!"
"And little Rose too!", Lettuce talked to the youngest member of the Löffel family, "Do you remember me? I'm your auntie." Rose shock her head, but she liked her aunt directly - which was extraordinary, because she normally was afraid of everybody.
"How are you all?"
After all greeted each others, Anton and Luna took her cousins with them in their room. Soon the four talked and laughed together.
"We'll be in the same class, do you know?", Luna asked her cousin Lucky.
"Thanks god!", he meant and added quietly, "I'm a bit afraid of school..."
"Don't be afraid.", Anton smiled, "I'll show you all around, when school starts! The teachers are really nice and it makes fun!"
"That's so kind of you!", said Sophie, "I wasn't happy about our move... But when all the children are like you, I won't be afraid." Anton laughed, "I'm sure you'll like them! You must meet the McBurrows... Oh and the Buttercups! They're so funny! We're always playing hide and seek!"
Meanwhile Bernard and Edith enjoyed a cup of coffee on the sofa.
"Delicious! Which sort of coffee do you use, dear?"
"Sunset Coffee. We'll add it also in our sortiment, I just discovered it!", answered Flora.
"Ah, so you'll open the bakery soon?", Clarence asked excited, "That's great! I can remember the old bakery, it was charming..."
"And it should be even more charming now!", said Hans, "Where are you planning to build your new farm? It's so awesome, you've moved here!"
"We'll meat with the estate agent on monday and than he'll show us some estates! I'm so curious. You know, I always adored Marigold Creek. It's perfect for farming!"
"And it's great to have a fruit farmer here! You must meet Hornbull Buttercup, he leads a vegetable farm with his family!"
"Wonderful! Another farmer! Do you think, he'll give me some tipps?"
Flora looked at the youngest Snow-Warren child, who sat at her mothers legs, "Alice is even cuter in reality! She's the dearest!"
"Thank you!", proudly Lettuce kissed the baby on the head, "I'm so glad, she and Lucky and Sophie can grow up on the country side, now. The city life wasn't the best for them..." Her cousin nodded, "I believe... How's the hotel your staying at?"
"Very nice, but I'm looking forward to start building the farm. Clarence talked already with a Mr. McBurrow... Do you know him?"
"Digger McBurrow? Yes of course, he's the carpenter of Marigold Creek under and upon the earth. And one of our dearest friends!"
Relieved Lettuce breathed out, "Than I'm not worried anymore!"
The two rabbit families had a wonderful evening together, talking about all the new plans. Of course Hans and Flora offered their relatives to help with everything.
And Edith wanted to take care of the six children in this time. She had made friends with little Rose.
When the Snow-Warrens left shortly after midnight, everybody went to bed, excited about the future and all the new events.
I really hope you all liked the story! More and more villagers are moving to Marigold Creek and also the business grows :).
I'm sure you' noticed the "intertextuality" to Araneras cute huggables. I really liked her invention and thought it might be funny, when Marigold Creeks children also play with them.
Read you soon! Thank you so much for your compliments, they make me happy all the time :).