✨Last year we discovered an elf.
We’d headed to the woods to decorate some Christmas hanging biscuits to hang in the trees for the woodland animal to nibble on.
We heard about how Christmas sleigh pulling reindeer practice their flight skills in the woodland in the run up to their big job for Santa on Christmas Eve….they are very elusive but we thought we’d go and see if we could catch a glimpse…
We decorated our biscuitsand hung them in the trees for the elusive reindeers..
and although we didn’t catch a glimpse of the Christmas reindeer we did find some sparkly poo which we were convinced was evidence that the reindeer had been there! (I mixed plasterscine with glitter and dropped it whilst the kids weren’t looking..shhhh)
and then we found her!
AN ELF SAT IN THE TREE…
we reached her down and took her home….we knew nothing about her, where she had come from and what she was doing in the woods…..but we were soon to find out…
The next day we visited Santa at Clearwell caves and as we were leaving his grotto we noticed a present under his tree addressed to ‘Mila’ (left there secretly by me!)
we took the present home with us and opened it..
it contained a wishes jar to fill with festive wishes..and a letter from the North Pole explaining that the elf was a Christmas woodland elf and had been in the woods helping the sleigh reindeers practise for Christmas Eve when they got disturbed….The elf had got left behind!
the elf would be staying with us until the reindeers returned on Christmas Eve.
AND THATS HOW IT ALL BEGAN 🙂
We soon found out that the elf was called ELFINA after we awoke one morning to discover she was crafty elf..
We arrived home one day to find she had transformed the bathroom into a Christmas grotto!
she even turned the breakfast milk into a yummy hot chocolate treat..
we think they must have been missing her at the North Pole because we stumbled upon a ‘LOST’ poster whilst we were out walking..
and then one night a very interesting thing appeared under the Christmas tree! It was a North Portal…
it turned out that the portal was a direct link of communication between the North Pole & Elfina..
we awoke one morning to find the beacon of light inside…a light to guide Santa to Elfina on Christmas Eve and take her home..
Elfina made herself at home in the meantime..
she even issued he kids with a behavioural notice one morning
and gave them a warning that they may get coal…..which they did
we found her at the beach one day with a thinking bottle for us..(This was on the anniversary of the death of a sibling)
and we found her on Milas coat peg at school!
she had lots of festive fun with us and was quite pesky but lovable
she even got others involved in her peskiness…
we woke up Christmas Day to discover Elfina and had gone and only the Portal remained…but she had left us a very special package
But it wasn’t the last we saw of Elfina, she regularly pops back during the year, appearing and disappearing in the blink of an eye…she came at Easter..
she visited whilst I was in hospital
and she pops back leaving presents every now and them…she left ballet shoes
one night she even appeared with a pack of cards from the North Pole with Milas design on it! (I photocopied a drawing she had made after she went to bed)
she fleets in and out of our home..
✨We woke up today and she was perched on a tree in the garden which was full of Ferrero Rocher!
✨💖🎄❄️It’s lovely having Elfina around…
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