Roxy Renard the fox stood at the front door of the Grand Mansion, home to the Dappledawn rabbits.
Mrs Dappledawn answered the door.
"Hello Mrs Renard! Do come in, awfully chilly wind outside today," Mrs Dappledawn welcomed Mrs Renard into her home.
"Autumn has certainly set in," Mrs Renard laughed.
"I've just put the kettle on, tea or coffee Roxy?" Mrs Dappledawn asked her, as Mrs Renard settled herself at the parlour table.
"A tea would be charming thank you, I am here for afternoon tea after all!" Mrs Renard replied.
"Mmmn...whatever you're cooking smells divine, Theodora!" Mrs Renard commented.
"Goodness me! You just reminded me! I need to take the pie out of the oven to cool," Rushing to the oven, Mrs Dappledawn put on an oven glove.
"It's a blackberry pie for Mr Dappledawn's pudding tonight," Explained Mrs Dappledawn, excitedly.
"I only wish I could stay for dinner!" Mrs Renard smiled.
"Ah, the tea's brewed! I can finally sit down, I haven't stopped all day.." Mrs Dappledawn sat at the parlour table opposite Mrs Renard.
The two ladies talked the afternoon away; gossiping, discussing recipes and beauty products, you couldn't have got a word in edgeways!
When Mrs Renard left, they both promised they wouldn't leave it as long next time before they catch up - but they both have very, very busy lives!
Much like me - I'm afraid Sylvanians have really had to just be on the back burner of my life lately :( I have done a little decorating of houses here and there (like the kitchen in the Grand Mansion in the story), but nothing really post-worthy. I always seem to show a greater interest in my Sylvanians around the Winter period so hopefully I will post again sometime soon.