"Please don't feed the goblins"
a poster by the Picsees
We got into a bit of trouble so now we have to put up little signs everywhere (including this one here on our wee website) to remind everyone that they should not be feeding the goblins...not even if it's just one wee little goblin with the most adorable (yet slightly odd looking) grin. Never-ever-ever feed them anything...especially not cookies! You see...we recently moved to a new country (called the Nether Netherlands) and most of our friends came along on this big adventure of ours. Obviously this also include our very good friend and honorary Picsee; Eric the goblin. Now, on his own Eric can be quite a handful and gets into a lot of trouble with almost no effort...so when he asked us if he could invite one of his wee goblin friends along, we should have known this could only lead to more trouble than usual...But we didn't. We said "of course you can! The more the merrier!" But sayings like that should always come with terms and conditions, cause Eric's friend also invited a friend...and so did that friend and that friend's friend invite a few friends too, and so on, and so on, and so forth...which is how we ended up with a few hundred goblins living with us in our new home....But this is not exactly the reason we are in trouble and putting up wee signs everywhere... We were always friends with the goblins and there's always been hundreds of them around, but back in Scotland they all lived in the woods where they mostly just ate some roots and got up to some minor mischief. But because they now lived in the house with us, and because we were taught sharing is always a good we gave them some of our cookies last night. It turns out none of those roots they ate in the forest had any sugar in them...but the cookies certainly did...and suddenly so did all the goblins! They...went...crazy! absolutely bonkers! they started running about, eating every single sugary snack they could find! And when they couldn't find any more snacks they started eating anything they thought might have some snacks inside. By now they ate so much sugar that they could not taste it anymore so they started eating absolutely everything! In the end there was nothing left except for the walls, an old shoe and a few vegetables. They basically ate the whole house! And then they went to the neighbours and asked them if they had some cookies...which they did, so the goblins ate all their cookies and then they ate their whole house too! And then they ate the house next door to them, and then the one next to that...and so on, and so on, and so forth... They kept going until their tummies got so full that they couldn't move anymore. The sugar eventually worn off and they all fell asleep in the streets. We went to get them all and brought them back home, one by one with our wee little wagon. Luckily they had the sugar crazies so bad that they couldn't remember anything when they woke up...including the lovely taste of cookies...and we are certainly not going to tell them or share any of our cookies with them ever again...and neither should you, cause they'll eat your house too! So please, please, please...do not feed the goblins! PS...you can still leave some cookies out for us at night...we'll be good! we promise ~:)