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the cabbage patch (non-hostile) takeover

Sauerkraut and I are back here enjoying our little piece of heaven:

images from cabin

Since it is sometimes difficult to post from deep in the forest (no internet here, only data as long as it’s not too breezy), I asked my best blogging buddy (BBB) if she would mind tending the Cabbage Patch while I am frolicking with Sammy Squirrel, Brad Beaver, Greta Grouse and the rest of the forest dwellers. She happily obliged.


(‘X’ marks the spot. This is one of the few places I can get decent enough cell phone reception to publish a blog post. It gives new meaning to ‘up hill in my father’s pyjamas’ and, yes, I am wearing my nightgown in this photo because a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do, right? Sometimes I have to hold my phone high in the air while sticking the opposite leg out to send the post out into the blogosphere all the while holding on for dear life so I don’t tumble down the hill. Sometimes my fashion sense is critiqued by Lady Goose Gaga and sometimes Greta Grouse ruffles her feathers at me but, for the most part, the forest dwellers tolerate me. It may or may not have something to do with the little bits and bites I toss over the deck’s railing for them.)

So please show Cyranny some love and show her a great big welcome to the Cabbage Patch.

P.S.: I have hidden several bottles of tequila in and around the patch. Enjoy!

Heyyyy!!  You’re not Linda!! This is a fraud… We want LIINDAAAAAA!!


Yes, you’re right. This is not Linda…

Linda and her loving hubby are out somewhere sipping on some fancy colorful drinks, enjoying the sandy beaches of some secret paradise island… Even the greatest Bloggers need a little rest from time to time.

And in the meanwhile, someone had to fill in, come water the cabbage and clean around the patch. And today, that someone is me.

Disappointed? Don’t go just yet!

Now, I must say this is quite an honour to take the Head Cabbage tiara and magic wand, to (try to) entertain you in her absence. The Cove I come from, hosts 200 lovely people, which was already quite a crowd to me. So standing in front of all of you, 1380 Cabbage Patchsters, is a bit intimidating, to say the least!

Linda assured me that you were kind people, but I still have to use my “imagine them in their undies” trick not to run away. I hope you’ve put clean ones on!!

When Linda asked me if I’d accept the challenge, and spend the day with you guys, I thought about what I could possibly do to match my dear friend’s sense of humour and crazy imagination… I had a few sleepless nights, and then I had an epiphany!

I have the keys to the house… Head Cabbage and Sauerkraut won’t be home until tomorrow, and I have an itch to let all Hell break loose!

So, I packed up on yummy-yummy in the tummy snacks, booze of all sorts and toilet paper rolls (you’ll think it is a good idea too after your fourth shot of Tequila, just trust me!) and I prepared a nice, yet discreet sign to hang above the Cabbage Patch entry gate…


That’s right, we’re going to rock the Patch, and I sure hope you’ll join in, because it is going to be dang fun if you do, and I’d feel like a loser if I ended up alone talking to the veggies, toasting to my failure!

So let’s do this Meet & Greet style! It is a first for me, so might as well take the chance to trash a house that’s not mine, right? If everyone behaves, I might invite you to the Cove another time to do it again…

Shall we get started? Yeah?


Here’s a first toast to Linda for giving me carte blanche on her Blog! I should introduce myself a little, just so you recognize me in the crowd later, when we’re all a little tipsy.

My name is Cyranny, and I come all the way from Montréal to shuffle the playlist and mix you any poison you’d like! Where I come from, people speak French, so, don’t be surprised by my sometimes strange ways of talking, especially after a few drinks!

If there is one thing you should know about me, it is that I LOVE Denmark! You may ask “why?” but you most likely won’t get a clear answer to that. I like everything that is Danish or has anything to do with Denmark. So, you’ve been warned, you Viking haters! Don’t go complaining to your mom if there’s arshe kicking going on tonight when you refuse a shot of Akvavit!

As I mentioned earlier, I take care of my Cove, sharing pretty much anything that comes to my mind. I’d say it’s kind of a convenience store blog. A little of everything, from (lousy, lol) French poetry to travelling posts, fiction stories and personal anecdotes…  I care a lot about my Lovelies, and if you join in someday, you’ll see that I make it a point to respond to all comments and make people feel welcome and (I hope so) special.


I don’t quite remember if I found the Cabbage Patch first, or if Linda visited the Cove and came across me, and it really doesn’t matter. We connected right away, like cosmic sisters finding their way back to each other…

I wish I could show you all, the Linda that I got to know outside the Cabbage Patch! I know you already like her if you’re Patchsters, but her posts just barely reveal the great woman standing at the keyboard (not now… when she writes. Are you starting to get tipsy?)

No wonder her husband hides her in the woods where the Internets are not allowed (or just if you hike up the highest hill, your phone at the tip of a selfie stick, waving it around in the air, standing on the tip of your toes to get one signal bar) whenever he can. Keeping her from us, just for himself… Smart ass! Yeah, he’s brilliant, but that’s a given, since he works for the NASA! I bet Linda didn’t tell you that, uh? Aren’t you happy you stayed around for the party, now?  Quite a catch if you ask me, any man who can kill tonight’s dinner and build an aircraft makes me weak in the knees!

But enough about him, back to Head Cabbage!

She is soooo caring, and positive, and insanely funny! Even if she considered my idea to keep a bowl of rocks to throw in the face of impatient patients, she’s a real doll (no… not a Real Doll, come on… *Giggles* Could you pass me the nachos please? The Dammit doll? No, I’m not talking about the Dammit doll either… Am I starting to lose you??)


I can feel that you are starting to consider redecorating the Patch with them toilet paper rolls, right? Me too, but I’m not done, just yet!

There is another thing I want to say about Linda, that you probably don’t know… Come on, gather around, this is important!

I know you love the Head Cabbage’s witty style, and way with words… I do too. She is very talented, but she just doesn’t see it. What a shame, right? Can you imagine how dang hilarious she would be if she wrote with confidence??

So, since she’s not here, and therefore can’t keep us from doing anything we want, I suggest we give her a big load of love! Share the Cabbage Patch’s link on your Blog, or your favourite post from Linda… Take a few minutes to comment below and share your thoughts about her and the Patch! And since we’re in Meet & Greet mode, leave your own personal link, so I can visit you too! (I’m sure Linda will do the same, when she’s back)

Cheers to you all, I hope you’re enjoying the party! I’ll keep the shots coming as long as you can take them…

Party time!