Las adventuras de mis juguetes
Adventures of My Toys

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Pico and Rinda go on Holiday

Pico  and Rinda are asleep. They are very tired, very VERY tired indeed. They are so tired that they fell asleep before  their heads hit the pillow.

That has never happened before. Usually they want to listen to a story before they go to sleep - or  two stories or as many stories as an adult will read to them.  They are like Tana and Leria; all of them love to listen to a bedtime story or two.

Tonight Pico and Rinda are, in the land-of-nod, dreaming about the day that is just turning to night:

It was early morning in a small village in Spain. The  walls of the houses were radiating a special light but the air wasn't burning hot yet. The  light that comes from the rising sun  makes all colours in the village a bit deeper and  vibrant for a short moment before full day light comes.

Tana and Leria are still asleep but Pico and Rinda are fully awake. Aunty Merja invited them to come to England with her and both baby dolls are soooooooo excited.

Pico and Rinda have quietly popped in to Tana's and Leria's rooms and given them a kiss. "Thank you for letting us to have our very first holiday abroad. We will  miss you.  Be good for  Mummy and Daddy.  See you soon."

There are no aeroplanes to England from the village where Tana, Leria, Pico and Rinda live. There are no aeroplanes  to England even from the nearest town. The closest place where Aunty Merja, Pico and Rinda  can  find an aeroplane is at an airport in Madrid city.

Aunty Merja, Pico and Rinda needed to catch a train to Madrid. Luckily there is a brand new train station in the nearest town.The train that leaves from the station to Madrid is a special one; it is called pendolino.  

When they were looking through the windows, Pico and Rinda saw how trees, fields and  houses were wildly wheezing  past . They had butterflies in their tummies when the pendolino rocketed into the tunnels through the mountains on its way  to Madrid.

 " Oh. Look Rinda! Look! Can you see? We are traveling  at 250 km  an hour. That is fast. Isn't it?" - asked Pico.

" It is very fast. This train is moving forward faster than a car!" - answered Rinda.

Because pendolinos are such  super fast vehicles  it didn't take long before Aunty Merja, Pico and Rinda arrived to Barajas airport in Madrid.

   Pico and Rinda couldn't wait to see the plane that would carry them in the air to England. They waived to their luggage that smoothly disappeared behind the screen.  Aunty Merja lifted luggage  onto the conveyor belt beside the check-in desk. 

"We need to take a different route to get on the plane." - she explained. "That was the door for our luggage to be put on board. We need to find a door that is called a gate. Our gate is H4.  We are traveling to London Heathrow. That is Londres-HR in Spanish. Can you help me please?" 

"Of course we will!"

 Pico and Rinda turned restlessly under their soft duvet whilst they were asleep in Aunty Merja's guest bed. They  were both having a bad dream about the moment when Pico got lost at the airport.

There were many long corridors, lifts, escalators all packed with people at Bajaras airport.  Pico and Rinda had been a long time in Aunty Merja's hand bag looking impatiently around trying to see the plane that would take them to England. 

"Aunty Merja doesn't seem to know where our plane is. I want to help her.  I will be back shortly." - whispered Pico and jumped out of Aunty Merja's bag. 
"PICA! Come back at once!" - shouted Rinda but it was too late. Pica had already disappeared in the crowd.

 It took a long time for Aunty Merja and Rinda to find Pico. She was crying on the floor in a massive corridor. Rinda was happy and cross with her at the same time -"You silly na-na. What in earth you were doing?"

"Shhh. I know she just wanted to help. Pico dear - you need to remember that you must always be able to see us and we must always be able to see you. Particularly at the airport. " - said Aunty Merja.

"Have we missed the plane because of me?" - asked Pico.

"No we haven't. I think we have just about enough time to have a little snack before getting on board. What would you like?"- said Aunty Merja.


Rinda loved the taste of the salty bread sticks that she dipped in vinegar and oil.  Pico's favorite was a Spanish ham roll. Aunty Merja had some olives and  a piece of tortilla.

Rinda and Pico are again sleeping peacefully, a little smile on their faces dreaming about the rest of their journey to England.

 "Aunty Merja look. Look. There it says H4 and Londres-HR. This is our plane! We have found the gate door to the plane. " - Rinda and Pico shouted joyously. "And look. We can see our plane through the window. Look there. THERE!!"

 Rinda and Pico admired the colours of the plane. They were exactly same as in the flag of Spain: red and yellow.
 On the plane Pico and Rinda fastened their safety belts. When the plane took off they felt exactly the same feeling  in their tummy as when  the pendolino dashed through the tunnels.

Now they were on the plane that was sailing like the wind, even faster than pendolino. Pico and Rinda had lots of butterflies happily tickling inside their tummies.

It was a long journey but Pica and Rinda couldn't sleep. They were far too excited. During the flight they read a book with Aunty Merja, listened to  music and did some colouring. 

More than anything they liked  to peek through the plane window and see the mustard colored landscape of Spain, the blue sea of the Bay of Biscay and .......

 .... eventually a mat of green patchy fields of England!
 "Look at those planes Aunty Merja." - said Pica and Rinda at Heathrow airport in the city of London.  "We know; we know what those colours mean; Tana and Leria have told us. Red, blue and white are the colours in the flag of the United Kingdom."

Pica and Rinda had had a long day and they were feeling a bit tired now. They felt even more tired after a long drive in the car to  Auty Merja's home.
There they are, Pico and Rinda, in  bed sleeping and dreaming about the morning sun at home in Spain, their pendolino journey to Madrid, Pico's disappearance at the airport, delicious bread sticks and ham sandwiches, the plane journey high above the clouds and a long car drive to Aunty Merja's home.

"It was a real adventure. We have so much to tell Tana and Leria."  - they thought just before they fell asleep.

"Auntie Merja. Tana and Leria asked us to visit Ya-yo's house and Knighton Park and they said that ASDA is a really biiiig shop, and they talked about Patti the Dog and visiting the school and could we ...."

Pico  and Rinda are asleep. They are very tired, very VERY tired indeed. They are so tired that they fell asleep before  their heads hit the pillow.

Tana and Leria, here is THE LINK to look at Pico's and Rinda's journey.

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