Sunday, 21 February 2010

The time has come.......

If you would like to click here you can be taken to the NEW blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, and before you go, please become a follower of the new blog - we can transfer everything except the Followers!!!! and we love love love our Followers!!!!!!!!! xxxxxxxxxxx

Saturday, 20 February 2010


Jo from Sheffield was such a big help in choosing the new name of the soon-to-be-not-Pipples, she got to choose one to go and live with her.
She chose Barnaby.
The rest of the soon-to-be-not-Pipples and Flossie and I are busy making party hats and biscuits for the launch party of the new creatures!!!!!!!! We have also heard that some new ones are due to arrive shortly from the Woods!!!!!!!
It's getting VERY exciting here!!!!!!!!
Must go now, I think they've found the party biscuits!! xx

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Patience and Naughtiness!

First, let me tell you, the new name is still being considered by the Lady Lawyer who is checking very thoroughly!!!
I know!! I'm really impatient too, now that we've found a name, the Pipples (or should we call them Thingies in the meantime?!!) are finding it very hard to be patient!!!
It could take a couple of it may be best to just get on with Pipple life...or Thingie life for now!
Evie from Yorkshire has sent us some brilliant photos of the Pipples who live with her family.
And what adventurous and mischievous Pipples they are!
Evie tells us she found her Pipples taking a little walk around her house..... as you know, Pipples LOVE climbing so first they went upstairs.... oooh! that little Flug looks a bit squashed!!! But it's great to see them helping each other....
Ooh! I think I know where they're going! Do you? Look at Flora telling the others how to get up there. Be careful - that's a very narrow ledge!
Does Evie know you've found the biscuits?
Oh no!! You didn't eat them all, did you?! Oh you bad little Pipples!!
And so, full up with all those biscuits, they went to read about their friends on the blog to see if there was any news about their new name.

Not yet, little Pipples and Flug, won't be long though. xxxxxx
A big thank you to Evie. xx

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Name update newsflash!!

Hello from the soon-to-be-not Pipples.
The Pipples wanted me to write and let you know that we think we have found a good name but that before we announce it to you and the rest of the Pipple friends out there, the Pipples thought it would be a very good idea to run it past the Lawyer Lady who has been advising us!!
We don't want to change it and then have the same problem again!!!!
So, hopefully by the end of tomorrow, we will have some kind of response from the Lawyer Lady and we can tell you.
The Pipples are very excited!!! They LOVE the new name!!!
Sorry to keep you in suspense a bit longer!!!

Oh, and the Pipples wanted me to show you a picture of the party biscuits which will soon be available to buy from the Over the Wall Etsy shop if, that is, they haven't been eaten by the Pipples here. Goodness knows they have fooled the human children countless times already!!! Quite funny really!!!!!!!!!!


Monday, 1 February 2010

A bit of a shock!

This morning a letter arrived. A very small letter. It was addressed to the Pipples who have gone Over the Wall.
All the Pipples gathered and looked at the letter thoughtfully but didn't know what to do.
Eventually Ricardo, who is quite an adventurous Pipple, went forward to get the letter.
But who should open it?

There was a lot of discussion.....which went on for several minutes......even the Flugs got in on the act.....
until a decision was made....
Toby would open it as he was the best reader of them all.
They got into a circle to listen.
Toby read carefully.
"To the Pipples who have gone over the Wall,
We, the Pipples in the Woods, are writing to let you know that we have received news from the Chief Pipple in the Big Forest.
It has been discovered by some of our more adventurous Pipples that there are Other Creatures who have similar names but who are NOT Pipples, so after a lot of discussion, it has been decided by the Chief Pipple that we shall rename ourselves.
The Chief Pipple thinks it is a good idea if we ask for the help of our human friends.
This is why we are writing.
Ask the human people that you have met Over the Wall to help us find a new name.
Write back when you have found one.
Big Hugs, Chief Pipple."

The Pipples were stunned!!
Then, as one, they all fainted.
When they came to, there was general panic! They ran this way, and that, bumping into one another and not knowing what to do.
So, I gathered them together firmly, and told them we would all help.
If any of you Pipple Friends out there have a good idea for a new name for the Pipples, then please leave it in the message here or send it to
The Pipples thought it would be a good idea to give a prize for the person who comes up with the best name. They have decided the human person should choose a Pipple to go home to them to live. The Pipples are now very excited!!!
The name must be new and no-one else must be using it, or anything similar. It mustn't sound or look like anything else. Good luck.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Arthur's Adventure....

Arthur Pipple has just sent us these snaps from his holidays. Arthur is a Pipple with Connections! and always travels in style!!
Here he is in First Class, jet-setting to the other side of the world....
Arthur tells us the service was fantastic - although there weren't quite enough biscuits!!
But he did get a lovely fizzy drink with some slices of lemon in it....
Hmmm, what exactly was in that drink Arthur? Are you feeling a little sleepy now?!
Luckily Arthur was wide awake for his trip to see the Sydney Opera House. Wow!!!
And what a cool dude you are in your shades, Arthur!
Here he is in front of the Sydney Harbour bridge.....aren't you a bit close to the edge, Arthur? Watch you don't fall off! It's a long way down..... Not really sure you need that scarf now?!
And then, he tells us, he met some friends. At least I think they were friendly, they were smiling, although Arthur looks a little scared of the bits of wood the man is holding! No, Arthur, he won't hit you with them. Better say 'Bye' now though.
Thanks for those great photos, Arthur, we miss you, come back soon. x

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

What is that?

THIS arrived today. The Pipples were very confused.
Is it grass??! Is it hay?!
Why is it in a bag?
Well, it is shredded tissue and it's to make the travelling Pipples nice and comfy on their journeys. What do you think? Looks lovely and soft, doesn't it?
Wait a minute....... what is that?
Do you see something in there?
Something that looks a bit like ........
Morgana is that you?!!!!
What are you doing in there?!!
Yes, I know it's lovely and soft and squishy, but you've got to come out now.....really......Morgana, are you listening? Morgana?

Wait! No! Come back!!!!


Friday, 15 January 2010

I don't know...

I really don't know when it will go, Frida. No, I don't like it anymore either. Too cold and too slippy. Even for Pipples.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

3 busy Pipples, and a Flug......

Evie has written in to let us know how her Pipples are getting on. She is the lucky friend to 3 Pipples (well, one belongs to her Mum) and a Flug. It seems in this cold weather they have been finding things to do inside so they can keep warm. Evie tells us:
'Hi, my pipples are busy on the DS, Flora (my mum's pipple) is showing Carla, Carlo and little flug Dylon how to play 'Wizards of Waverley Place!''
It must have been hard work, because a little later, the Pipples and Flug needed a break!
Here they are having elevenses!
Looks like they're having a lot of fun, Evie. Thanks for letting their Pipple friends know how they're getting on.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Lucky Lucia arrives in Australia!!!!

The Pipples were very excited to hear news of Lucia after her long journey to the other side of the world. Bec tells us,

"After leaving the cold snap in the UK, Lucia arrived on the first day of a heatwave in Australia, the temperature was 46 degrees C (114.8 degrees F)!!!
She had a big drink and a special treat!
She was eager to see how far she’d travelled!
‘Do the flowers smell different in Australia?’
After much excitement Lucia put herself to bed early – in the box of crochet and yarn! "
Ah Lucia, lucky you!! Sweet dreams - the other Pipples are very envious and are now dreaming of being somewhere hot!! x

Monday, 11 January 2010

A quartet of Flugs...

For those of you who saw the plucky little Flug arrive a couple of days ago, I don't know about you, but I couldn't help thinking that he didn't look very happy, what do you think?
Well, guess what?
Quite early this morning there was a sound outside.....and when I opened the door, there stood not one, but 3 little Flugs!!!
First there was Tomas,
Then there was Rosie,And then Maxwell,
You should have seen Simon , the first little Flug's, face!!
Now do you see how happy he is?
What a transformation now his friends are here.
And it's the first time that Flugs have made it over the wall ON THEIR OWN!!!
They did set out FIVE days ago, they tell me, so I've no idea where they've been! Flugs do not have a very good sense of direction, you know.
Still they're here now, and, as you can see, they loved having their photos taken!

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Fun in the Snow....

after a good night's sleep, the new Pipples were keen to go back out into the snow. They were desperate to do a bit of sledging so I found them a tray and they had great fun down the was a bit tiring for me as I had to keep taking the tray back to the top as they did not want to get wet again!
Then they wanted to climb the trees! As you know, Pipples do love a bit of climbing!
Ricardo was the most adventurous and climbed the highest....
Even the little Flug had a go...These two insisted I took a photo of them but - catastrophe!!!! Moments after this picture was taken, Toby, the Pipple on the right disappeared!!
We all searched and eventually found him at the bottom of the tree!! Luckily the snow had broken his fall although he was a bit shaken!
Then the little Flug wanted to show off his balancing skills on the fence.....
and the others all wanted a go! This might be the only time a Flug is ever in the lead!
Then it was time to come inside and warm up.