It had been some time since the prince and princess took off to leave the hustle and bustle of their settlement behind, so they were very excited to go.
The went for a picnics, watching (and hearing) the sheep in the distance. One of the sheep had some sort of issue it seemed... he/she might have been head-sheep, that would've given him/her reason to make that much noise.
prince Urban was enjoying his salmon sandwiches and fresh juice as princess City took her knitting and worked on her Clapotis . She'd started it a few days earlier and was already hooked on the pattern and the yarn (Jamaica by Katia). The stallion meter was running so prince Urban urged her to finish her row so they could get going again. The princess sighed, but knew there was no point in arguing.
Through the trees prince Urban and princess City could see a glimpse of their country house, it was pretty as ever and both of them were anxious to get there.
And there it was, finally, in all it's splendor. The prince had to fight numerous wars and had slayed many a dragon and the princess had knitted heaps of clothes for the royal family, knitting until her fingers bled. All those wages finally bought them this 'fixerupper'.
After the prince and princess did their usual inspection tour around the castle they visited the falconer. He brought his new owl, a very small and cute stone-owl. The princess was smitten and had to be dragged away by the prince, again!