Celeste jumped up and hugged us both and Nestarion went channel surfing like while we had a talk with Celeste. She can already speak English but said it might take her a couple of weeks to get the Australian accent right. She also said that she was looking forward to working in the Magicianess Magic show when we eventually go back to Australia and the the holiday there in two weeks time would be awesome. Apparently she has a few tricks of her own and can run rings around any Swiss elf with her creative story telling. But Nestarion ignored the remark and kept right on surfing.
Today, after Harvey and I watched the TItans down the depleted Dragons on NRL Live TV, Nestarion and Celeste slid up the bannister and spent the afternoon watching the tennis. When I went up to check on them they had really settled in for the rest of the day and the white rabbit and black panther had joined them.
So when we get home in two weeks time these two new recruits will be with us. They're cute, savvy and house trained so that when you'all drop in to see us you won't have to worry about starting a conversation.
Nestarion and Celeste have already been given the drum and they have signed the Maroon's Oath. (Otherwise they wouldn't be getting on the plane) Go the maroons.
p.s. The youtube video below is what I've been playing to Nestarion and Celeste each night before they go to bed. The song is written and sung by my cousin Nik Phillips and has poetry by Rupert McCall.