Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Doomed Duet


Primrose and Orangette
are singing a duet 
at the village fete.

Orangette clears her throat
hits a high note
and startles a goat.

The goat bleats a cry
and runs into the guy
who sells meat pie.

The guy really tries
to save his meat pies
but hope soon dies.

All around the fair
people stop and stare
at the guilty singing pair.

Then the pie stand
topples to the ground.
And our duo is banned.



Featured: my hippie bus.
One day I will drive it to Tahiti
with the wind blowing in my hair.

90 comments:

  1. Oh these are so cute!!!
    Have a nice day

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  2. aww Amalia what sweet story and nice work :)

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  3. I would love to escape to an island somewhere and forget about everything for just a while :)
    Love the van...the poem too...

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    1. Road trip! We could go together. But I want to pick the music :-)

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  4. Primrose and Orangette are seriously cute. A hippie bus ride to Tahiti sounds like fun :)

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  5. Oh what cute little people you have created, and I love the poem. What fun in a Hippie Bus! There are a lot of those around Australia...

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  6. Eeeek! How awful! All those pies lost!!!! Poor man! Poor Orangette ..... such embarrassment!
    Lovely to see Orangette again! Loved the verse too!
    Tee hee, I used to have a converted VW when I was very young ..... I wish I'd kept it! It was funny driving it here in England because it was a Left Hand Drive ..... and of course our cars here are RH drive ..... it did cause a few stares!
    My camper van had been driven in South Africa before I bought it and had a "T" bar on the front .... not sure if this was for protection from wild animals or what?????
    Barbara x

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    1. Lucky you, Barbara. It is my dream car! I'm sure I'll find one some day, it will be Tiffany blue and of an adventurous nature.

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    2. There's a gentleman in Pulaski, Virginia who bought hundreds of those vans, and when someone has an order for one, he builds what they want with parts from the others. I'll take a pic of his lot for you the next time we are there, Amalia. Dreaming is fun, eh?

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  7. I love this cute poem about Primrose and Orangette.

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  8. I LOVE your duet and the hippie bus. I am sorry for the pies however, but he can make more!

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    1. Everyone is sorry about the meat pies. I'm just glad it wasn't the scones.

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  9. You have made me smile once again with your sweet talent and oh these bunnies!
    xo
    Jemma

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  10. Your tale and friends made me giggle...but that van...dreamy! And in red? Are you kidding me? Swing by the states and grab me on the way. Pretty please! :)

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    1. You must come, Kim! I'm putting a record player on the roof! Everything I needed to know I learned from Priscilla Queen of the Desert :-)

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  11. They are so adorable! I loved the story too - if only the goat hadn't been startled. :-)

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  12. Your rhymes not only make me grin, they make me laugh aloud. What a wonderful hippie van! And Primrose and Orangette could not be more adorable.

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  13. I so love your hippie bus!!
    What a mischievous double act!!! Loved the poem.
    Have a wonderful week :)

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  14. Primrose and Orangette look a little baffled by what mayhem their duet has caused at the fair. hehe They are darling little bunnies and I love the little details of the buntings and retro flowers on the bus. My parents owned a yellow and white VW bus just like it when we were growing up. I guess they still had a little hippy left in them. I hope someday you make that trip with the wind blowing in your hair!

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  15. Love, love this sweet story in prose. The subjects are adorable, and I hope you get to make that trip with the wind blowing your hair.

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  16. Poor Orangette and Primrose, they didn't mean to cause such mayhem. Can I join your road trip please? I will bring cake :-)

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  17. Primrose and Orangette are darling cloth dolls, Amalia. And your poems always make this girl smile. I heard one time that orange was the happiest color, and I think that's true.

    Enjoy these wonderful March days, my sweet friend.

    ~Sheri

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  18. Cute and adventurous bunnies! Where are they hiding now, I wonder? Driving to Tahiti in a VW van would be an epic journey! Dream on!

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  19. Love the bunnies and the poem about their adventures.

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  20. What an adorable little pair they are!! And I love the hippie bus!! I've always dreamed of owning one myself...unfortunately, they are outrageously expensive!! Love and hugs!!

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  21. One of my neighbors drives a van like that! It makes me smile every time I see it.

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  22. They are cute!! And the van too:)

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  23. In my humble opinion, the goat should have been the one to be banned from the fair. Silly thing! Oh, well, I'm sure Primrose and Orangette will bounce back with their singing career. They look quite resilient, and awfully cute. A drive to Tahiti with the wind blowing through my hair sounds delightful. I'll pack my bags immediately! Hugs, Nancy

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    1. If it makes you feel better, Nancy, the other goats have been giving her funny looks since the Unfortunate Incident. And you must come, Nancy! It wouldn't be the same without you!

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  24. My first chuckles of the day! Thank you, Orangette and Primrose and Amalia!

    I'll be waiting for an account of your drive to Tahiti, Amalia,
    Dewena

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  25. Another cute and funny adventure for us to enjoy! Love the addition of the funky bus!

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  26. Oh how I adore these sweet wee felty friends!

    Also, thank you so very much for your warm and heartfelt comments.

    I wanted to let you know that I am nearing the end of my college experience and am currently doing a 7-week internship at a museum as a requirement for graduation. It is an interesting experience to be sure.

    I must admit that I am struggling to try and manage my time and make sure my family's needs are met. Sadly, this leaves little time left for visiting my favorite people in the world and their fabulous blogs. I hope you'll have patience with me. Thankfully, this time won't last forever and I will soon, once again, be able to see all the wonderful things you are doing.

    May glorious weather and lovely flowers put a spring in your step,
    Laura

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  27. Cute! And such a fun post -- thanks.

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  28. Oh these are so adorable, Amalia. And that van also looks cute. :) Such a pretty and fun post.

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  29. I love your felt nonsense :-)So cute.

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  30. Oh, we just love your bit o' nonsense and sense of great adventure ... I feel the child inside giggling to see such fun.

    Wishing you and the bunnies a splendid day...
    Brenda

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  31. Love it. I hope you do! Groovy, man...

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  32. A sad day for the pie man :) Love the duo and the Hippie Bus!!

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  33. What an adorable duet Primrose and Orangette make, and I love the van, sweet poem.

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  34. They look a very nice duet ...so colourful.
    I enjoyed your poem.

    Enjoy the rest of your week

    All the best Jan

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  35. Primrose and Orangette gave me a giggle, Amalia. How sweet! Love the hippie van, too. ♥

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  36. Oh no, quite the commotion they have made at the village fete, they will be the talk of the town :)
    I love your bus with the flowers, I bet they want to jump right in after their ordeal :)
    Have a great remainder of your week!

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    1. Yes, they made a quick getaway straight to the tea shop and found consolation in a large slice of Victoria sponge :-)

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  37. Ready to take some vacations ;)
    They are both lovely !
    Have a nice day !
    Anna

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  38. Your are full of surprises Amalia! Somehow I didn't picture you the hippie type, but I'm on board right there with you! Now what kind of music would we be playing?

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    1. Van Morrison. Definitely. Maybe a little Joni Mitchell thrown in?

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  39. Hilarious! Those poor girls, such adventures they have! And I love that little red VW bus... a little trip sounds delightful indeed :)

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  40. What a cute duet :) Have a happy weekend now, take care and have a lovely time...
    Titti

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  41. Your stuffies are adorbs :-)

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  42. I will go with you, we can sing and laugh and have our hair blowing in the wind. :-)
    As always, love, love your posts.
    Carla

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    1. There is a seat with your name on it, Carla, and we'll go on a school holiday :-)

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  43. Those poor meat pies!!!
    On a cool breezy day here, I love the thought of Tahiti!!
    Have a wonderful weekend :)

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  44. Love the bus and the tiny bunnies!
    Your poems make me feel happy and smile :)
    Enjoy the weekend, Amalia!

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  45. What a sweet joy to see this post tonight! I love your creativity. The flowers on the van are great!

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  46. Another charming poem and image to bring a smile to my face!

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  47. Oh yes! And enjoy the trip!! xx

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  48. Tahiti, huh? Wow, sounds intriguing!

    Too bad about the doomed duet. They were so cute!

    Have a wonderful week ahead, Amalia!

    xo
    Poppy

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  49. Stopped by to get a happy hit of sweetness. Enjoyed your poem and pretty dolls.

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  50. LOL this one is like a Mother Goose rhyme :)

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  51. Who knew that singing could bring such bad luck? I love the sound of your rhymes!
    Those two girls look quite lovely, even though they had a bad day.
    I wish you a nice week!

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  52. Oh my how cute. Love your poem.
    Have a great week ahead 👩🏻‍🎨

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  53. Oh this poor duo;) Is there still a seat left in the bus? Haven't been to Tahiti yet! Thank you much for sharing this duo/duette's experience with ALL SEASONS! Have a bright springy week:):)

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  54. Your cute little creations always bring a smile. Pick me up on your way to the city! Hugs, Diane

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  55. I would love to ride to Tahiti in that bus!! If I sang out loud it would cause more havoc than Orangette did! (I can't carry a tune.) You make me smile -- thanks!!!

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  56. Excellent. Have a good week Diane

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  57. Love it! I can see your poem as a picture book. :-)

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  58. Lovely poem, Amalia!
    I imagine that Primrose and Orangette are singing in my bath room now!
    Your hippie car is so cute!!!

    akiko
    www.akikohiramatsu.com

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  59. Your poem made me smile, Amelia. I do hope you get to drive that hippie van to Tahiti! Can I come along along for the ride?

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  60. Super cute creations! I love the picture, the van looks good as well. xoxo

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  61. Your poem made me smile,I can just imagine the catastrophe happening at the village fete:)

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  62. Adorable poem and I love your Hippy Bus - I could do with a full sized one to take off for the beach. xx

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  63. Loved your darling characters, the hippie bus and your cute poem, Amalia. Too bad that Orangette and Primrose were banned!
    Also, your little sampler from your previous post is so dear and creative!

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  64. What a fun poem Amalia and love the little characters.

    Hugs Diane

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  65. I am always amazed by the adorable characters and poems that you create for them! What a fun post!

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  66. I love the hippie bus! I want one! hahahaha!
    Hope you've a nice day, dear Amalia!
    kisses!

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  67. aahhh! delightful! have a beautiful week!

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  68. Here's a big grin from Thailand for your post, Amalia. Can I book a spot on your hippie bus to Tahiti please?
    Wren x

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  69. Smiling so big with dreams of the wind in our hair as I join you in the VW on the way to Tahiti!! Loved this post, Amalia. You always make me smile. blessings ~ tanna

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  70. I can picture it all happening with a smile on my face! xx Karen

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  71. You always make me smile, Amalia :)

    xo,
    rue

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  72. Absolutely brilliant!
    I too love your hippie bus.
    xx

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  73. Oh, how sweet! Visiting your blog just makes me smile! I hope you one day live your dream and get on that hippy bus xx

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