Happy New Year to you all.
The beginning of a new year is often exciting, but for others it can lead to more anxieties.
The Orticals have been listening and working hard for you all recently, and we think that 2017 is going to be a good year.
Not only have we dispatched many more Orticals all over the world to help children, but we have some new ideas for those not fortunate enough yet to have an Ortical near them at all times.
Cornelius has come up with some fabulous plans of how the Orticals can help more children.
At the moment he is busy writing hard and over the new few weeks you will get to see what he has come up with.
Keep watching over these pages and remember that the Orticals are always here to help if you need us.
Yesterday the Orticals had their Christmas party.
Everyone had been busy arranging the room so that whole place looked like a Christmas scene.
To everyone’s delight Cornelius dressed up as Father Christmas and sat beside the fireside handing out various gifts to all the Orticals.
Ann was especially happy because she had made Cornelius’s costume for him and it fitted him perfectly.
Later on some of the Orticals kept calling Cornelius Santa-Nelius. This made everyone laugh a lot, especially when Cornelius started shouting Ho Ho Ho.
The party lasted several hours with everyone having a great time. There was much food eaten and lots of fizzy pop drank. By seven O’clock everyone was very tired and soon all drifted off to bed.
Keep a look out over the next few days for some more pictures from the Christmas party.
If you don’t get chance to look again then the Orticals would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.
The countdown for Christmas is getting all the Orticals rather excited .
Not only are they busy making gifts for each other, but they are preparing for their first ever Christmas party this year.
This is the first year that they have been able to have an internet connection, so Cornelius has promised them that they can watch some Christmas movies and sing loads of carols.
I am Fear Knott.
I am one of the most recent Orticals that has been sent off to help a child.
I am very lucky to have a beautiful young girl that is now my new guardian. She was chosen so that I could help her with some worries. I am very fortunate that she cares for me very well, and I help her at night tidy up all those worries that keep hiding and trying to pop up again.
I have only been there a few months, but already I can see the difference that the Orticals have made to her life.
I think that we have now built a special bond together and one that will continue for many years.
Everyone one of the Orticals always know when Cornelius is about, because they can hear him singing.
It doesn’t matter what the song is, he just loves to sing.
A few weeks ago we learnt how to post our first video up to YouTube , which of course had to be Cornelius singing. (more…)