Tuesday, 1 April 2014

I've made my mind up!
I'm going to start on the ground floor - the shop.

Now before I start, I want to apologise for the fact that some of the photos seem quite similar.  I'm no photographer, and it was quite difficult taking pics of this one. Some bits are in focus in one pic and not in another and so there is sometimes an overlap.  Sorry! 

Anyway . . . enough rambling.

The shop floor . . . .  


The day usually starts quietly for Mother B, and so she takes that time to have a dust around.  You'd think she would use magic to take care of menial chores such as this - but Mother B prefers to save her magic for the more spectacular spells.

 The shop stocks plenty of potion supplies, and they also have the odd gremlin or two for sale - usually untrained and so kept in a cage for the safety of customers.

Lester takes care of the bulk of lifting and carrying in the shop.

He is well suited to the job as every time Mother B has brought him back from the dead, he seems to have gotten just a tad bigger.   
There doesn't seem to be an explanation for this peculiar occurrence, although Mother Bloodwort believes it has something to do with the size of the new heart she uses each time to resurrect him.

   As well as Lester, Mother B has a few goblins helping her out in the shop.  She also uses enchanted Helping Hands to mix the potions for customers while they wait .
 This is  Marigold - teasing one of the poor little goblins!

She visits Bubble, Boil & Brew regularly with her Grandma Mabel who is one of Mother Bloodwort's oldest, dearest friends.

Mabel knows all about Mother B bringing Lester back from the dead. 
Unfortunately, Marigold does too as she overheard them chatting about it one day. 
Ever since, the little imp has teased Lester when no-one else is listening by instead calling him Fester!!

Next, we'll venture upstairs . . . .