Sunday, December 13, 2009
Today a special small someone turned one. Friday, a certain someone realised at 4.59pm that Amitié probably closed in one minute. Most fortunately, there was a beyond-the-call-of-duty scenario and this (will I EVER get my act together?) certain someone was able to fashion a Gilbert the giraffe between the festive soiree-ing and the ice skating. At least the skating was pulled off with great aplomb, as the someone remained elegantly-ish upright – albeit with wildly gesticulating wobbling – much to the kids’ crestfallen disappointment.
Even though every opposing seam, other than the one that matters on the top of Gilbert’s head, matches so beautifully I was moved to point it out to the Mr (who grunted faintly), Gilbert does work.
The middle kid roadtested him as part of his Africa scene. While there is a strictly ‘no introduced species’ policy, correct scaling seems not to be an issue and Gilbert was declared to pass muster.
You can buy your own Gertrude, (who’s bigger) and Gilbert pattern by Audrey & Maude from Amitié (and other places). Just so you know, Amitié tend to have their doors tightly closed weekdays at 5pm sharp.