AND ABOUT THE FOOD

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A Party as big as this needs rather a lot of food.

A Party as mixed up as this needs many different kinds of food.

Triflora is very good at FOOD. Many Beings bring their own. The Dragons are there heating the fires day and night for 5 days.

The Teddy Bears bring their picnics and share them with anyone who would like some.

Food is not really a problem – except for a few things now and then. The Brownies can be problems. Not all of them. Just a few. Montrose is one of the rascals. He waits till the Cats are asleep and helps himself to whatever he likes. Montrose eats and eats even though he is so little. Then he jumps up and down as though he had not eaten one bite.

The thing about Food at the Party is that everyone is welcome to eat whatever they wish but it really is bad manners to sneak in and eat somebody else’s meal. Montrose just cannot help himself. So it seems !

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Poppy has been out and about before the Party, making sure that absolutely NOONE ate anyone else. Not even a nibble. She made that very clear to the Wolf.

She made it very clear to the Wolf that all 3 Wizards were working together as well as Nana and her Friends. They would NOT be pleased if they heard that anyone had been consumed.

The Wolf got the message. No eating anyone or even trying to.

Poppy brought him some pizza and wine to seal the deal.

 

TWO FOOD RULES FOR THE PARTY.

  1. NO NICKING ANYONE ELSE’S MEAL.
  2. NO EATING ANYONE ELSE. NOT EVEN A SNACK.

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The Syrian Goat is perhaps the most difficult to feed. 

Who would expect Goats to be difficult ?

Most goats will eat anything and everything.

Most Goats will eat your socks or your garden. They will eat the rubbish in your bin or your front fence. They will eat the sky, the land, the dirt at your feet. They will eat everything.  That’s why they lock themselves up at night so that they don’t eat EVERYTHING. For the Party, the promise the Spider that they will not do that. They will eat the rubbish. And the Goat food. But they will not try to eat they sky – or anything else that is not Food.

But the Syrian Goat is the opposite. The Syrian Goat is very polite and will not eat anything at all. It makes other people depressed. They offer the Syrian Goat the most tasty food they have, but she simply says No. Thank you very much. I am not hungry.

She has made a promise today to eat SOMETHING. Even just a nibble. The Spiders were not going to let her in through the Webs otherwise.  She makes us too sad !  said the Spiders. So she promised to eat. We will see what we can prepare for her.

THE CAFÉ IN THE WOODLAND.

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THE WATER PEOPLE ARE HERE.

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Well ! Well! They are even more beautiful than last year !

When the Water People come, Triflora stops still and everyone breathes in deeply.

Once.

Twice.

Three times.

Surely nothing can be as wonderful as the Water People singing and playing.

As for the People of the Water Worlds, they LOVE the PARTY FOR NO REASON AT ALL. Beings from Water all over Triflora come.  The Beings of the Creeks Rivers and the Beings of the oceans and seas, the lakes and ponds all come together. The Party Place is set up perfectly for the Water People.  eastofsunandwest00asbjrich_0047

The sound of their singing is a very mysterious thing.

It seems to come from far away and from close to you.

It seems to come from under you and over you.

It is like the most perfect wave in the ocean.

It is like the highest waterfall and the widest river.

It simply bubbles with joy and magic.

There are more beings in the Water than most people have ever dreamed of.

 

eastofsunandwest00asbjrich_0237Nerissa’s people came up from the Well. As you know, they can live on Land or Underwater.

It so happened that Alyx was at that very moment, leaning over the edge of the Well and looking for Water as she so often did. She was singing the Water songs and didn’t know how it was that she knew ALL THE WORDS and ALL THE TUNES.

Suddenly, she thought she saw something move in the Well and leaned far over the little wall to see what it was.

Whoops! She tumbled way down into the water and almost landed on Nerissa’s Party People as they swam to the top of the Well. Everyone was very surprised.

Alyx had never seen people who looked quite like her. Alyx had NO idea that she could breathe underwater. She had never tried it before. Not even once.

Nerissa’s People were not expecting a Sea Shellian child to tumble on top of them on Day 2 of the Party.

Alyx looked around and thought to herself; 

I have found my home.

THERE IS NOTHING, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING QUITE AS WONDERFUL AS FINDING YOUR REAL HOME.

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DAY 2 : SINGING AND EATING

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Day 2 is a great day at the Party. Its SINGING DAY.

And it’s the day to meet old friends and make new friends.

The trick is this : no talking allowed. No barking, yelling, miaowing, chirping. 

ONLY SINGING ALLOWED TODAY.

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Singing Day spreads magic all through Triflora. If Trouble were thinking of stirring itself up, it would not be on Singing Day. The Music is EVERYWHERE. Cassandra’s Pigs sing while they’re working. The children sing to the ducks and the ducks sing to the children. Up on the branch, the Brownie sits very quietly. He is going to sing but he knows the children and the ducking will be rather surprised.  Brownies are very small indeed – but their voices are HUGE.  Not their talking voices !

Their Talking Voices are just ordinary Brownie Sized Voices – but their Singing Voices are as big as mountains. Deep as the deepest seas. Wide as the Widest River.  The problem is that Brownies just LOVE to sing. It won’t be long before he starts. His voice is very beautiful but he doesn’t want to scare the Children or the Ducklings.

He especially doesn’t want to frighten Alyx. He thinks Alyx is the loveliest thing he has ever seen. The Brownie LOVES the blue dress she is wearing today.

He likes it when she laughs and he likes it when she sings.

He does not like it when she cries and sighs and looks sad. She does that a lot. Noone knows where Alyx comes from. They all love her but they don’t know where her home is or what kind of Being she is.

If the Brownie could find out, he would. If he could make her smile forever, he would. Alyx doesn’t know about the Brownie who follows her about and looks everywhere for her home and family.

She certainly will find out that he’s there once he starts to sing.

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One thing the Brownie has noticed is that Alyx is always near the Water. Any water. She likes to have her feet in the Water. She did see him once when she was younger. She had gone out onto the ice looking for water to put her feet in. Alyx got so tired and cold that she sat down on a stone and cried.

The Brownie was so worried that he turned the stone into a nice hot cake and then took her back to the dry land of Triflora.

He has an idea about Alyx but he is not sure just yet. He is hoping and wishing that something special might happen at the Party, once the Mer People arrive.

I will give you a clue. See what you think!

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