Hi. I’m Hannah.
First, I caught my flight out of New Zealand on Sharon Air to Paris. Paris!!! Can you believe it? I had a great flight because I got to fly Squeaking Mouse Class this time which meant I had a nice seat to sleep on and I was allowed to bring onboard luggage. I brought my blanket to sleep on, of course! Then we landed at Charles de Gaulle airport in the morning and grabbed the bus that Sharon had arranged for us. I hardly had time to look at the city because I had to do some shopping (Chad dropped his Merican Express Card and Sharon gave it to us because… she really hates that Chad!!) before rushing to Gare de l’Est to board our train to Istanbul.
The Orient Express!! Everything was going just great, and we were having a exceptional dinner when suddenly the lights went out and… when they came back on the fabulous diamond skein of cashmere yarn that this lady with a really loud voice and super bossy attitude was showing to Sharon was gone! Sharon was accused of taking it (well, there was this little bit of red sparkly yarn on her whiskers) and before you knew it, she was locked into her berth and Chad was running (slithering?) across the roof of the train with just the tracks to show that he had been there. Now we have to find The Golden Bag of Cat Treats and this diamond yarn. What a mess. This is going to be hard because I think that Istanbul is a big place and there are a lot of places where a Death Worm named Chad could hide the goods…
That was our week in the Sharon Air MKAL. In the knitting story we ended coming into Istanbul where Sharon was going to go into the slammer while her security contacts worked behind the scenes to get her released, and in the real-world Sharon was thrown into Facebook jail for an entire month which basically is for the rest of the MKAL. What unbelievable Egregious Bullshittery (EB for short) that is!! The Mother of Cats has been wondering how to report EB to Facebook when she hasn’t been knitting.
This week the clue took a turn that we didn’t see coming. The shawl had been a growing “V” shape, but this week the clue said to only knit on one side of the “V” so that is what the Mother of Cats did. Look at what is happening now:
So now we are done with the third clue and the Mother of Cats is just sady knitting away on a pair of socks while we wait for the new clue to arrive on Friday. Poor Sharon. Will she get out of the slammer? Will she get her flamethrower back? Do they have nice sushi for cats in Istanbul? I can’t wait to see what happens next!
This is Hannah, signing off.
9 thoughts on “Hannah and the CoalBear: Hannah hops onto the Orient Express”
Hannah, as always, so good to hear from you and see you! Thank you so much for sharing your adventures – I’m on the edge of my seat wondering what will happen next!! MoC’s shawl is just beautiful 🙂
Hannah: The Mother of Cats is doing a good job, but I want to mention that I am working hard helping her. I am hoping that the next flight will be CARDBOARD CLASS ! because that and my blanket would be wonderful!
Hi Hannah – yes, I can see that you are working very hard to help her out 🙂 I’m sending out good thoughts for you to get Cardboard Class!!
Hannah: I just got the next boarding pass, and it is for CARDBOARD BOX CLASS!!! Yay. I just love my blueberry box!
So glad to hear that! Enjoy your luxurious Cardboard Box Class journey 🙂
This is certainly an exciting turn of events! And the shawl is looking lovely, also. I hope you’re able to solve the mysteries!
Hannah: the adventure just keeps getting better and better!
Hi Hannah! Glad you are having a great time! What does Matteo do when you are off on your adventures?
Hannah: he spends his days with the backyard bunny!