Once upon a time there was a girl who lived far far away in a mystical place distant from any towns and close to the sea. This place was calling MorningTown and the girls name was Eloise.
Eloise spent most of her days strolling the quiet gardens of MorningTown; watching the flowers bloom and her beloved dog Peggy chase butterflies. For you see, Eloise was waiting.
Why was she waiting? I hear you ask!
Well, her beloved Prince John had left a mere 2 weeks and 3 days ago on an epic 3 month and 2 week adventure to far away lands where he was to face large crowds of people and win them over with his good looks and princely talents. Luckily John was to travel with a band of 10 merry, musical and delightful men who would keep him safe and entertain the people whilst he wrote lengthy letters to Eloise.
As expected, Eloise was quite sad when John left but endeavoured to remain busy and fulfilled whilst he was away conquering dragons and eating strange foreign foods.
It was not easy for a girl to idle away the hours but Eloise was relatively clever and had decided to join an organisation where she would learn the magical arts of Stage Management *gentle tinkling noise*…
This was an exciting prospect for Eloise because for many years she had been under a wicked witches curse that made her feel as though she was very very sleepy ALL the time. After a very lengthy and at times, disheartening battle Eloise overcame the evil spell that was put upon her and was well enough to start needlepoint and fortnightly dances again. With a clear, un-sleepy head and a dashing Prince by her side Eloise was ready to take on the world and learn how to politely but firmly ask people not to be so loud whilst backstage.
Eloise thought of her Prince every day and dreamt of him every night and was excited to learn that he had overcome his very first dragon and had won over the kind peasants in a town called Cloppenburg. The people cheered and asked for this new Prince to sign their belongings and pose for sketches. Eloise was overcome with pride! Even though her John would be away for many more weeks Eloise was pleased that his journey was going so well and that despite the geographical distance they still spoke every day and loved each other just as much as when they were physically together.
Eloise had much to be excited for whilst her Prince was away but the thing she looked forward to most was April the 29th, for this was the day that Prince John would arrive back from his epic journey! They would dine on home cooked foods and laugh at their own amusing in-jokes, dance around the living room and just generally be in good cheer. If Eloise was lucky she might get to ride off into the sunset alongside John in his trusty steed Nelly.
Until then she would cheer herself with many a visitor, exacerbating puzzles and the preparations for her demanding studies.
What an exciting start to 2013 for Eloise. Who knows where her life will lead her and what thrilling adventures she shall embark upon…
Stay tuned though, because I’ll be sure to tell you all as it happens