Friday, 4 January 2013


(Or if you prefer a ‘Homage’ to Dee Owen.
Frankly, I don’t know how she does it!!!)
The Kids are messing around the Christmas tree when suddenly...

‘Look, Tagan! There is an unopened present under the tree!’ Aliyah says excitedly. The girls pull the box out from under the tree to have a closer look.

‘You are right, Aliyah. It looks like a Christmas Present. Let’s open it’ says Tagan. ‘Do you think we should?’ asks Aliyah. ‘It may not be for us!’


‘Oh, I don’t care!’ says Iona impatiently. ‘Come on, Tagan! Take the ribbon off!’

After just a tad of hesitation, Tagan pulls off the ribbon and removes the lid.

‘Wow! Look at that!’ The girls are intrigued. ‘What is it?’ 'It looks like an outfit of some kind.' Says Tagan. 'Lets take it out of the box'.

‘Look at these socks! They are beautiful!’ exclaims Tagan. ‘There are some dancing shoes, too! And a jerkin!’
‘Wow! It’s that lovely Scottish Dancing outfit from Ruthsdolls!’ Cries Iona. ‘I have always wanted one of those!’

‘Too bad, Iona!’ says Tagan. ‘I think this can only be for me! I have Celtic blood, you know!’
‘Besides, it suits my colouring!’ says Tagan. Iona and Aliyah cannot believe their ears! 'You cannot be serious' says Iona in her best John McEnroe voice.

  ‘Well, even if you have a point’ says Aliyah, ever the reasonable one, 'you could have discussed it with us first. This is hardly in keeping with the Christmas spirit!’ 'Go on' says Iona, 'try it on and see whether you really like it!'

Tagan puts on the outfit and does a little twirl. ‘Very nice, Tagan. You look very Scottish in it’, admits Aliyah. Suddenly, Iona has an idea: ‘I know, I know, I know!’ she shouts. ‘Let’s go on Ruthsdolls website and choose an outfit for ourselves!’ Aliyah and Iona dash upstairs to open the computer.
‘Oh, yes,’ says Aliyah. ‘That’s the one for me! I love that Sailor girl outfit!’ ‘It would be perfect for you’, Iona admits. ‘I particularly like that cap! Now let’s see what else there is.’ The girls flick through the pages of Ruth's website.
‘Yesssssssss’, shouts Iona, ‘this is it!’ I love that Pinafore over that dress! Perfect! And look at those darling shoes! Done!’
 ‘Now all we have to do is find someone who has a bit of cash!’ Says Aliyah. ‘Can’t be that difficult, surely!’



Dee said...

Great story Karin! It seems there will be a lot of Scottish dancing going on in the England this winter!
Love the photo's, so clear and bright, I really must sort out the lighting when I take mine!
And the babies playing with the polar bear was so sweet! and don't think I missed those boys with their new bike in the background either! looks like your Sasha family have had a very nice Christmas!
Wonder who is going to be paying for the other girl's outfits? looks like Ruth's going to be busy!!
Sasha love Dee x

Sharon said...

Now this is why I don't let ANY of my kids anywhere near my laptop....!! But I have to agree that the outfit is beautiful on Tagan, it does look as if it were specially made just for her!
Great photostory!
Hugs Sharon in Spain xx

Serenata said...

LOL, looks like trouble! Good thing my computer is password protected, no one can go on it without my knowledge!

Fabulous outfit though!

DollMum said...

It is such a lovely outfit, I don't dare show it to my lot! Good story too.

Julie said...

Very fun story. I hope you have your credit cards hidden--ha ha. The baby with the polar bear in the background was a nice touch.

SimplySasha said...

Tagan looks super in her new outfit! Your Sasha kids are all absolutely lovely...and well looked after!!

Theodora said...

Hi Dee, The outfit was a present from my dear friends Jan and Elizabeth! They enjoy taking part in this Sasha madness - vicariously, you understand! They particularly love the clothes. xxx Karin

Theodora said...

They may all be for the chop, Ronnie! Just had an estimate for dental work which would comfortably buy that Lambourghini that Wasi always wanted! At the very least they will have to do without clothes for at least... well, forever, I think! xxx Karin

Theodora said...

Yes, it doesn't do to let them get into the computer too often! Gives them ideas above their station! xxx Karin

Theodora said...

You are very wise, Lorraine! xxx Karin

Theodora said...

I thought I'd better take a few more pictures before the Christmas Tree has to go! Since the grandchildren are not much in evidence this year, it had to be the Sashas! xxx Karin

Theodora said...

It was a gift from some very kind friends! I do think it is sort of made for Tagan, whatever the other kids may say!!! xxx Karin