Ding dong merrily on high,
In heav’n the bells are ringing:
Ding dong! Tinkles the elfie
Is sit’n with faces grinning*

It was not until my son walked out the back door that anyone spotted Tinkles this morning!

Ding dong elf on high!

She is sitting on the roof of our two storey cubby! Goodness only knows how she got herself up there, but she is looking quite pleased with a bit of sunshine and a nice view.

Due to the slope of our land, the cubby roof and my eye height at the back door are fairly close so she is was fairly obvious once we went out the back door, but nobody had spotted her through the windows! My daughter had opened every drawer in the kitchen and looked under every bit of furniture in the family room trying to find her 🙂

Tinkles had probably watched us search for her as she has a great view into the family room windows today 🙂

In the meantime, Ginger the baby elf was back in her cradle with a new message for the kids…

Baby elf note "Last day of school - have fun!" Baby elf note "Last day of school - have fun!"


* Original lyrics of Ding Dong Merrily On High are by English composer George Ratcliffe Woodward (1848–1934), with a few personalisations by me to suit Tinkles’ latest escapade!

Tinkles merrily on high!