What a magical, memorable, elftastic sight it was to see Small Folk from all over the world arriving in the Enchanted Forest ready to help finish making all the toys needed for Christmas. With goodness rising and production behind, we simply don’t think we would have been ready for Christmas without them! So, from us all here in Lapland, an extrumperly big THANK YOU Small Folk!
Special mention must go to the Toy Factory elves who, ably assisted by the Small Folk, filled the sleigh in time for take-off. Even Conker proved useful in-between outbursts of 'Busy elves' although leaving his suitcase full of hearts in the Enchanted Forest was almost a disaster!
It wasn't just Small Folk saving the day; The Elf Travel Master was greatly impressed by the joyful skipping skills of the accompanying Big Folk and detected very little grumpiness at all. Elf pats on the back all round.
More news from inside the Toy Factory on pg.4
Conker has promised not to snooze in the Toy Factory when he should be hard at work. “With 364 sleeps until Christmas Eve, I suppose I don’t need to make us any extra sleeps” he explained to Whittle with a wink.
We are de-light-ed to report that Small Folk the world over have illuminated the Northern skies with their wonderous wishes. Never before have the Northern Wish Lights shone so bright to help the elf folk work both day and night!
Entries to this year’s annual Christmas Day gingerbread competition were the highest standard seen in many a year! Amid sticky competition, Mother Christmas awarded Dough first prize for her impressive 50 cm tall ‘Treehigh’s House’. Runner up prize went to Clove for her original Gingerbread Mouse’!