I have to confess that I was not looking forward to this meeting. Oh not that I did not want to meet Jack .. I just did not want to visit this frigid region. After my meeting last week in the tropics I was certain I would freeze to death here. But when Jack picked me up at the train station I was cheered by his warmth and levity and I put my fears aside.
Arriving to his Island I was awestruck by the beauty of the frozen landscape. I think my astonishment was apparent because, with a twinkle in his bright blue eyes, he motioned with his arm widely and cocking his head said, “welcome to my humble abode.”
I got settled in to my room and then met Jack out in the living room. “We have dinner reservations at eight,” he informed me. “I thought we could have a quick cocktail before hand.” Jack waved and opened his hand and …
an ice cube appeared. He laughed at my slack jaw and said, “sorry to be a show off Rose. I have a special .. um talent .. I guess you could say. Ever since I was a small boy I have had the ability to freeze things. As a boy I loved to trace patterns on the windows. It is why I got my nickname .. Frost.”
I told him that I had heard tales of Jack Frost. That he was stuck at the age of 14, but is able to change to physical age up or become younger at will. I peered at him to urge the truth form him.
At this Jack howled with laughter. “Oh my, the tales of my escapades are greatly exaggerated. The only autumnal foliage of red, yellow, brown, and orange that I paint with paint brush and bucket is on my art easel. AND I have never been one for nipping the nose and toes … although yours is pretty cute I might consider starting.”
OH my face flushed red .. I thought I was going to erupt in flames. Jack just smiled widely with those ever twinkling eyes.
He was so entertaining and a wonderful mixologist too.
The drinks were wonderful. Hit the spot!
We headed back down to the village for dinner. Jack had chosen a fab seafood place. It was so charming with soft lighting and soft music. The menu was excellent.
As we waited for our food I asked him how he came to this place. He told me that when his elder brother, Leopold, had become king it got kind of awkward around the kingdom. Leopold was rather stoic and did not appreciate Jack’s sense of humor. Jack had the love of the people but he felt it was unfair to his brother to remain. Shortly after that he had found this place and the island castle he now owns. “I will show you around the island tomorrow. There is so much to do. I just know you will love it as I do.” I could not wait to explore it.
Dinner was delicious. Jack was anxious for me to try the Eiswein from his personal vineyard. He personally freezes the grapes for this super sweet desert wise. “It is the specialty of our region,” he declared and he anxiously watched as I took a sip. It was exquisite!
After dinner Jack recommended, if I were not too tired from my travels, that we take a walk to the beach and enjoy a nice campfire. Even tho, truth be told, I was a bit sleepy I accepted oh and I was so glad. The seascape was magnificent and warm fire and engaging conversation soon had me feeling toasty.
It was midnight when we got back to the castle. Even though I was quite tired, sleep did not easily find me.
Bright and early the next am we were off to explore.
He was correct .. there was SO MUCH to do!
Augh me and my attempt at tricks. I caught his blade and he went flying,
The horse and carriage ride was amazing but the sledding hill???
This one took a lot of persuasion to get me convinced to fly down it on this little bit of wood.
Yes, I did do it EVENTUALLY!!
He even showed me an underground hot springs. The smell of the salt and minerals filled the air with a delightful essence. The cave trapped the warm steam and caused the temperature of the cave to be rather balmy. Oh I was actually warm .. it was divine …
I was sad to leave there.
Jack had promised we would try to see some of Bruno’s family who lived there on the Island. It was a joyful visit. I had missed them so much since they moved away.
I did so enjoy the afternoon with this whimsical man .. soon it would be time to head back home.
But first a quick cup of coffee and a sweet was just the perfect way to end a lovely day.
Before I took off I had to make a confession .. I had indeed come to love this quaint little island. I do want to come back and visit it again one day! Good Bye Jack Frost .. hope to see you in the finals!
********************** credits ****************
TY to the following creators ❤
Michelle Millington (gothkittymimi) for Jack
Elke Renz (Simioniona) for yet another FAB build
Brennachan (Brennchan) for this sweet bear home
Melanie Von Lichtenberg (Melly20x) for a very romantic eatery
Mod The Sims for the sledding hill
Jay Ocean for this adorable little cafe
TY pose makers 🙂
Dreacia Dreacia snowman
Inabadromance In A Bad Romance Skating
Finally the amazing winter mod by SimCookie