please look after me

While clearing out a cupboard for packing/moving I came across two of these creatures (knitted, and blogged, a couple of years ago). They made the move from London to Amsterdam (almost) two years ago, but I thought that it was now time to set them free, to let them find their own ways in the world. I attached a little tag (a la Paddington Bear) to each one and bright & early this morning, before the hordes of summer tourists would be up and about, I hopped on my bike and took them to the Vondelpark (surely one of Amsterdam’s loveliest parks!). It was a beautiful day, with no rain forecast, so a perfect day for setting creatures free and bidding them farewell.

draw the line

First, find a quiet spot off the early-morning-bicycle-commuter-beaten-track…

find a quiet spot

Then set creature no. 1 free in a majestic old tree leaning precariously over a lake. (Make sure he’s just visible to the observant passer-by, so increasing the chances that he might find a nice new home somewhere)…

set free in a tree

Wish him luck, and wave goodbye…

set free in a tree

Back on the bike in search of quiet spot number 2.

This will do nicely…

find another quiet spot...

It’s already inhabited, but that’s no bad thing…

already inhabited

Set creature no.2 free in the grass at the base of another beautiful tree near the water…

set free in the grass

set free in the grass

Bid him farewell.

Ride away, don’t look back…

ride away, don't look back

Take a load off…

take a load off

And raise a cup of green tea to their future happy adventures…

a cup of green tea

draw the line

I hope they find nice new homes, or simply enjoy roaming freely in the Vondelpark. Tonight’s full moon should light the way well for their first night of adventuring…

thank you