The King and Queen of the Gnomedom
Like much of the world, I anxiously awaited the arrival of Britain's newest member to the royal family. The news of the birth of His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge was a delightful change from the often heart-breaking news that usually fills our screens. What joy to celebrate the birth of a healthy wee one. My heartfelt congratulations goes out to the proud parents and nation!
What many people don't know, however, is that the gnome world is also governed by a monarchy. Amongst the wee folk of forest and city across the lands, kings and queens look after their realms with concern and compassion. They often go out amongst the people, taking a great deal of pleasure in knowing their subjects. They are not above sharing simple meals or sitting around an open campfire at night, sharing tales of days gone by.
Our gnomes that live in The Thicket are often visited by their king and queen. It is always cause for celebration with much eating, game playing and merriment, and it is with a tearful eye that the gnomes bid them farewell at the end of each visit.
Soon, we will be sharing the pattern so you can make your own King and Queen. (As soon as I unearth my sketches I used oh so many years ago :) I'm sure your gnomes will also welcome a visit from the pair!