Saffron was going to go to school in the World Up Top.
She went once and she liked it.
She went one more time and she still quite liked it.
She played with other kids. Her Mumma was there too and she liked the teachers BUT all of the time that she was at School in the World Up Top, Saffron was thinking about all the things she could be doing in Triflora. Saffron was thinking about the Rose and the Poppy who would play with her and teach her all kinds of things.
That was the day that she decided to show Triflora to her Mumma. Mumma didn’t know that Nana already lived down there. Saffron said to her mother; Let’s have a picnic down the back of our place. So, they went down near the wallabies to have their picnic. Nana was on the other side of the Fairy Doorway, ready to whisper Triflora.
Whisper this word, Mumma. said Saffron. TRIFLORA.
Boy, was Mumma surprised ? Her molecules whirled and swirled and there they were in the wonderful world of Triflora. Now Saffron goes to school down in the Secret Garden.
Nana is happy about that.
Mumma is happy about that.
Saffron is happy about that. She is learning heaps of things in Triflora and has friends of all kinds. One day, Mrs Cockatoo taught them all to dance. None of them wore any clothes – just hats.
Saffron Lola learned to sew with a needle and some silk. Poppy taught her how to do that. They sat on red cushion with golden tassels and they ate jelly with berries from the Forest. NOT from the Disenchanted Forest near the Witches’ Home.
The Berries came from the Forest between Poppy’s Place and the Dragon Caverns . Its called the Musical Forest and Lilli Pilli lives there in her cottage. Everything that grows in the Musical Forest is especially delicious and nourishing.
Triflora grows the very best food and has the very best water. Saffron grows crocus flowers. She is very little but she is the ONLY one who can grow a Crocus as beautiful as she can.
Sometimes, Saffron helps Pearl on the farm. Pearl has a DVD about the World Up Top.
Saffron and Mumma could hardly believe it was true. People locked up the animals and built cages and factories and it was horrible! That does NOT happen in Triflora. Every week Pearl and Poppy give great big boxes of food to anyone in Triflora who wants some. Everybody helps out and Wednesdays are very happy days indeed!
Pearl lives in a windmill on the Farm. Saffy loves to visit her. She has geese nearly as big as Saffron and somehow, the weather is always JUST RIGHT for whatever it is that Pearl is doing.
It rains when she needs rain.
The sun shines when she needs sunshine.
The wind blows when needs the Wind.
And the windmill turns and turns, very gently. Pearl’s Mill is pretty close to Poppy’s Place and a lot of Yaaning goes on in those two places.
Mumma was rather shocked when she discovered all the things Saffron was doing while Mumma and Dadda thought she was sleeping.
They didn’t know that she sat on the moon and jumped right off it.
They didn’t know that she played with the Rose’s Dragons and worked in Poppy’s shop.
They didn’t know that Nana and Izzy knew all about it !
They didn’t know that she sewed with a sharp needle and danced around without any clothes on at all.
BUT THEY DID KNOW THAT SHE WAS VERY HAPPY.
Mumma is very happy as well because now she can come and go to Triflora whenever she wants and when she is down there she has special powers.
SPECIAL POWERS: NOONE AND NOTHING CAN LIE WHEN THEY TALK TO HER.
BEST QUALITY: SHE SHINES A MAGIC LIGHT.
WORST HABIT: SHE CAN BE A LITTLE BIT TRICKY.
WHERE SHE LIVES: SHE LIVES IN THE DARKEST, MOST DANGEROUS PART OF THE GARDEN.
JOB IN THE GARDEN: TO BRING LIGHT TO THE DARK CORNERS OF THE GARDEN.