Wednesday, August 15, 2012

WO IST DER UKKI ??? Mystery of the Tomb, part 3

Okay, we went to Germany again on July the 28.
My heart started beating very fast when we approached the Mountain House.
I had this strange premonition concerning Uncle Ukki . . . . 
When we arrived we had the most strange welcome !
There was a gnome sitting on the stairs, he had a big yet a bit alarming smile on his face !
And oh my oh my ! He introduced himself but he spoke in such a strange dialect the only thing I could make out of his words was his name : Adular
We asked him if he met Uncle Ukki and why he wasn't here to greet us but his words were such a puzzling mix of French and Rhineland-Palatinate dialect we didn't understand a thing !
Oh yes, "wine" that was the only word we thought we could make out of his jibber jabber !!?
So Erik and I decided after a long discussion (  usually alcohol doesn't make things simple) to give him some wine.
Well, that was a big help ! NOT !!! After finishing the entire bottle the only thing he did was sing a German song :
"Heil dir im Siegerkranz" (German for "Hail to Thee in Victor's Crown") it was from 1871 to 1918 the unofficial national anthem of the German Empire. Previously, it had been the anthem of Prussia, the melody of the hymn derived from the British anthem "God Save the Queen".
Because of the melody we were utterly more confused and decided to lure him to bed so we could spend some quite time on the terrace and think what to do.
No sign of Ukki ! 
Suddenly we heard some noise along the road and look who was there !
It was Paula !
She came running down to our terrace and gave us a warm welcome.
We asked her to sit with us for a while because we needed her help.
We explained our concern about Uncle Ukki and maybe she would like to help us ? 
"Indeed I will " she said with her beautiful soft voice.
Immediately she started sniffing the grounds and began to walk through the house and the garden.


"Someone covered his tracks" she said with a disappointed face.
We were totally desperate ! We hugged Paula and wished her good night and with heavy hearts we went to bed.
Next morning we had breakfast outside when all of a sudden Pinky started yelling at us.
She wanted us to follow her . . . 
Oh my goodness ! Look what she found !

Two polaroid photo's of what seems to be Uncle Ukki !!
We couldn't leave it at that, this looked like a mysterious disappearance !
Well, for us there was no other option then to call the local newspaper, someone must have seen or heard about Uncle Ukki !
Unfortunately, we didn't thought about the little ones at home and some smart Barn Owl brought them the newspaper.
The little ones were enjoying the nice weather outside when the owl appeared.
The newspaper was in German of course but smart Higgins who speaks all languages including Bird language and German started translating .
"I'm sorry but I have to tell you that Uncle Ukki is missing"
"Oh no ! That can't be true ! " and the little ones started to cry.
"Wait a minute ! Wait a minute !!! " said Higgins.
"Uncle Ukki is a very wise gnome, you don't think he will let himself get into trouble ! You must not believe anything that is written ! I think Uncle Ukki is on a very exciting adventure and he will be all right ! We know him and he will not come back before he finds out what is going on with the Tomb."

Well, that was a true statement of Higgins! 
The little ones broke out in laughter, Higgins never spoke so many words but he was right, Uncle Ukki would be all right and they felt a huge relief and they all sat down and enjoyed the sun again.
"I'm sure we will hear from Uncle Ukki soon" said little Arthur.

I KNOW THEY WILL . . . . . .

Helen XXX


  1. WOW!! What an exciting vacation! Cannot wait to find out what happens next!

  2. LOL, I love your story I can't wait to see more :)


  3. OH I AM MESMERIZED!!!!WHAT A STORY!!!!! But I'm not sure I completely trust Adular...look at that smirk. He Definitely knows MORE than he is saying..or, uh, he is saying but you need a good translator (Could Higgins halp?) And I'd watch my Wine stash,if I were you!And Paula- What a BEAUTY!!!! And I was worried that Tunnel had Caved in on Uncle Ukki..but I see he is Exploring..thank Goodness!!! I CANNOT WAIT to see what happens!! This is just SO EXCITING!!!!

  4. Ahhhhh so VERY intriguing and exciting! I am waiting to see what happened to Uncle Ukki! I love Paula, she is so adorable. And she is trying to help you. :) Adular looks like he knows more than he is telling! And the saga goes on....... I'll be waiting to see what happens!

  5. Ihr habt euch dort wirklich ein sehr schönes Plätzchen ausgesucht.
    Ich dachte, dass ich hier schon in der Wildnis lebe aber bei euch geht es ja noch wilder zu.;-)

    Paula ist wirklich Herzallerliebst. Da wundert es mich auch nicht das Onkel Ukki sich auf die Reise macht um eure schönsten Ecken zu erkunden.

    Wie die anderen bin auch ich gespannt was Ukki zu berichten hat wenn er wieder zu Hause ist.

    Und Adular ist wirklich ein Schelm wie er im Buche steht. Dem steht der Schabernack förmlich ins Gesicht geschrieben.

    Liebste Grüße Jessi

  6. This is so funny. Thanks for the great pictures, and some more tales of Uncle Ukki.

  7. I like your story very much! I thought that foxes were less adventurous, it's amazing to see him enter in the house!! The little ones are so cute, I hope they will hear from Unkel Ukki very soon...
    Liebe Grüße,

  8. Our best wishes are with you Uncle Ukki where ever you may be!

  9. I love your story and your dolls are just fab, I am glad I have found your blog!

  10. Me han gustado todos tus trabajos. Son hermosos!! Y también las fotos del zorro.Está domesticado? Saludos


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