Friday, June 22, 2012

Ukki says Goodbye

Uncle Ukki packed his bag, rolled up his sleeping mat and waves goodbye.
To answer some questions he would like to explain that the Tomb is indeed several of hundreds of years old.
It's supposed to be surrounded by a "field", all creatures great and small can see the Burial-sight because they have this so called " impression vision".
Uncle Ukki will explain later what that means.
Humans don't have the "impression vision" any more, well that is to say, rumours are more and more humans are rediscovering this ability.
And that is why Uncle Ukki is so anxious to find out who took these photo's and why these photo's were send to him.
The Mail-mole is deaf-mute and blind, so no hope on an explanation on his part.
 I'll see you all in a week !

Helen XXX

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Disturbing news . . . .

This week Uncle Ukki received two photographs by Mole-mail ( as in the animal ).
Very very disturbing, the photo's are from a Gnome tomb.
Gnomes are buried too but it's on a secret location and no human ever discovered their whereabouts.
There are several locations on the world and luckily Uncle Ukki recognized this Tomb so he is going away for a while to investigate.
All he will tell us it's in Germany in a hill called "Schloß Berg " .
He expects to be back Saturday June 30.

Helen xxx

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Blues. . .

The children stared and stared and in their thoughts they called ; " KING OLLAMH " 

All of a sudden !!! The painting became blurry and look !

There he was ! Out of the blue ! He stepped right out of the painting and made a deep bow for Uncle Ukki and the children.

"Good afternoon King Ollamh, welcome in my house on behalf of the children and me." said Uncle Ukki in a very solemn voice.

"It is my pleasure Ukki, I heard the children have a lot of questions and I am here to answer them. " said the King with a smile.

"Come sit with me, can you take my cloak and wand Ukki? "
He sat down and the children gather round him.

"I will tell you who I am and what I do :
I am from a dynasty of blue-blooded gnomes and my task is to take away the blues from the people.
Little Barby, you want to know why the sky is blue ? 
Well, this is what happens. . . . 
Whenever someone is feeling blue I got a message from certain animals, mostly birds, and I will come in the night and take away those blues.
The blues goes into my bag and I will call a bird which has blue in it's feathers. It has to have some blue in it's feathers for camouflage, otherwise people would notice a bird flying around with a blue bag.

So, when ( for instance) a Blue Jay appears, I give it a most important assignment. 

It has to bring the Bag-of-Blues to Skugga !
Skugga is a Cloud Creature, he eats people's blues and after he eats it he lets out an enormous burp, blowing away the clouds and Voila ! the sky turned blue, the sun appears and people are feeling happy again.
Look up children ! Can you see him?

 "Oh, I don't see him King Ollamh. . ." said little Higgins
"Well, squint your eyes and look again " said the King

"Oooooh yes I can see him ! Oooh he looks very kind !"
"Indeed he is, he is here to help. He turns up every once in a Blue Moon and as we gnomes know that means once a month in human terms."

"But King Ollamh, there are many people who are feeling blue these days how can you help them all ?"

I can't little Ginny, that is why I leave a message with the people I've visited.
I tell them to focus on beauty and spread beauty and I leave a little note with a quote from a remarkable little girl :
“I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.”
Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

Helen XXX 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Questions, questions, questions :-)

It was a beautiful day and the little ones were sitting in the kitchen while Uncle Ukki prepared lunch.
They were chit-chatting about all kind of stuff and admiring the new wall paper Uncle Ukki received from a gnome from the other side of ( this) world.
Uncle Ukki finally decided to put up a painting he had for a long time and he was in a very good mood.

Barby was reading quietly as usual when suddenly she asked: "Uncle Ukki, I've read the Gnome book from A to Z but there is something I cannot find . . . . ."
"What is it Barby dear ?" Uncle Ukki asks her.

"Well, I'm trying to find out why the sky is blue ! I did check your Great Book of Knowledge but there are missing pages and where the missing pages should be there was this very old photograph."

"Yes yes look Uncle Ukki ! This fell out of your book!"
 Arthur held up a very odd looking picture.

"Oh dear. . . ." Uncle Ukki replied and he paused for a minute.
He had a frown on his face as if he was thinking very hard.
"Children, the man on the photo and the man on the painting are one and the same man.
He is the Great King Ollamh and he is one of the few Gnomes who is responsible for feeding a creature called Skugga."

The little ones started talking all at once: who is Skugga ! what does he feed the Skugga ! what does that has anything to do with the blue sky!  why are the pages missing?!!!

Uncle Ukki raised his voice and told them to be quite.
"CHILDREN ! Our lunch is ready so first : lets eat ! "
 While we eat you take a close look at the painting of King Ollamh, it's a magical painting and if we call him with our thoughts he will hear us and come soon and tell you himself what 
his task is in this world."

Uncle Ukki has said enough, the little ones were quite as a mouse :-) and while enjoying their lunch they looked up at the painting and tried very hard to think about this Great King.

 To be continued. . . . .

Monday, June 4, 2012

We have a visitor. . . . . 

to be continued . . . . . .