After leaving the campground, I found Mr Crumble's residence. As I stood at the large glass door, I knew instantly that I was at the right place, for I could see a man dressed in a chef's jacket busily stirring a pot on the stove. I knocked gently.
But all I heard was the man say, "Not now kids, I am busy!" Grrrrr! Here we go again, everyone around here seems to think that I am a child! I knocked again, and called out, "Hello, Mr Crumble?"
Mr Crumble looked at me, did a double take, then stepped down and answered the door. "Oh, I am sorry!" he said. "I have had the little Kelly dolls knocking on the door all morning asking for cookies. It is baking day and they like to sample my products. Please come in."
I entered the giant house and introduced myself. I could not believe the size of the kitchen, and Mr Crumble agreed that it was too big even for him. As it turns out, it was the only house with a kitchen that was available, and although Barbie doll size, he had been able to make some adjustments.
I cannot imagine having to use all this scaffolding while working in the kitchen.
Mr Crumble and I had an interesting conversation. He told me about his dream of owning a large bakery and a cooking school. He really loves food, and that baking is an essential part of his life!
I was given a large slice of chocolate cake, but it was much too much for a little elf stomach like mine.
Before leaving, I wanted to help out with the dishes. To my embarrassment, I was unable reach the water faucet. Mr Crumble, while appreciative, said that it would be much quicker if I let him clean up his own kitchen.
It was an interesting afternoon, and really great meeting a chef. I expect we shall be seeing each other again.
Hmmmmm. It would be wonderful if Mr Crumble had his own bakery! I too, am a little tired of all the plastic food. Maybe I could be instrumental in helping him achieve his goals. I cannot wait to meet Sam again and do some serious talking.