As luck would have it, just as Millie was in the midst of ordering more plants and making big plans for the restructuring of the depot garden, I received a letter from my pen pal in Holland reminding me that I’d not yet paid him a visit.
Hendrick lives in a little known artist community, which goes by the name of Noordmuishout. Once a week the mice from the community peddle their wares at the market in town and seeing as this is some considerable distance in mouse terms they employ the help of ‘the long ears’ to get them and their products to market. The mice repay their kindness by organising regular night-time barn raids to alleviate a local poacher of his bullet supply and devise ever more ingenious ways to disable the mechanisms on his shot gun, on account of this particular chap being partial to a pot of European Hare Hachee or stew as we say in England.
I’m sure I’ll have lots to tell you in my subsequent letters but for now I’m sending a few scribbles of my first tulip safari through the fields around North Mouse Wood.
Bye for now,
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