Just about the whole of Triflora watched the Flight of the Flying Beings. They loved the colours and the music and the songs. They loved the whole Flight  and didn’t even think about anything else while it was on.

Except for MONTROSE. He was inside nicking people’s meals again. He really can’t seem to help himself.

One day, he will nick the food of someone who won’t put up with it.


We know Brownies get very hungry but this is not the way to do it !



Parades and Flights are wonderful things but I rather like the afternoon of the 3rd day when things get a little quieter.

I like sitting around and talking.

I like feeding the Swans on the Lake.

I like the good food and happy people.  Tamara and Titus grew up with the baby swans. They look like ordinary children but they are not. They hatched from Eggs in the Swan nest. 

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The Brownies seem to be all gathered together.

That could be a good thing.

It looks to me like they are planning something.

That might not be a good thing.

Brownies come up with some pretty mischievous plans.  I think I might watch them for a little while. I am old and I wear black. They won’t notice me at all. People don’t notice old people. Best I send a text to my Friends. They can keep a watch on the Brownies as well.


Well, there they are. Whatever are they doing ? I rather think they have been eating choc chip cherry cookies. They always send the Brownies over the top.

Brownies are excitable as well as mischievous and when they get into the cookies – they just go plain wild.

They tumble and stumble and fumble and bumble.



Uncle Victor and Walter only see each other at the Party. Victor is only as big as Uncle Walter’s  boot. Victor loves his Uncle Walter but his Mum and Dad don’t think Uncle Walter is a good influence on Victor.

Victor doesn’t even know what an “ influence” is.

All he knows is that he loves Uncle Walter. They walk all round the Party and get ice cream. They watch the circus and they laugh and laugh. Victor introduces him to his friends; “ This is the brother of my mother.”

And when Uncle Walter sits down for a rest, Victor pulls off his boots for him. Now that’s some pretty good boot pulling – because, as I told you – each boot is the same size as Victor. It can be hard work having a giant for your uncle.


Xerottia is down at the flowers again. She is not a flower fairy but she wants to be one. The problem is that Xerottia is incredibly allergic to flowers. They send her as silly as choc chip cherry cookies send Montrose.

Fairies dance and fly and have a marvellous time but Xerottia never seems to do it quite right.

She leaps a little too high and her skin is a little too pale.

She doesn’t make friends easily. I don’t quite exactly know why.


Just out the back of Poppy’s Place is the Little Green Orchard. Its one of the best resting places in Triflora especially at Party Time.

Someone is always sitting there.

In fact there are a lot more things sitting in the Orchard than you might think.

It’s a lovely place to eat a bowl of fruit salad or draw a picture or write a poem.

It’s a lovely place to sit for a while.

There is NO TALKING in the Little Green Orchard.

It’s a resting place.


On the left hand side of the Little Green Orchard are the Sleeping  Eggs. Very cosy, the eggs are.

If you need a sleep – just pop into a Sleeping Egg for a little while and you will come out as bright and wide awake as can be.

I don’t know what they put in the air in those eggs, but a half hour sleep is all you need.

If you feel sleepy, DO HAVE A LITTLE SLEEP.

Its very easy to stay awake too long at parties and its not good for you.






Guess I had best show you the rest of the Flight and then we can get on with the Party. Eating. Drinking. Talking to old friends and making new friends. But first :


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Even the Flying House  is here today.

It gave Starflyer such a shock that she fainted. Fainting is never a good idea while you’re flying.


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The Beings of the Bush are of many different kinds. They fly a long way to join in the Flight on Day 3. The Kookaburras come along – laughing and giggling. They laugh so much that all of Triflora laughs with them.

Well – almost all of Triflora. One of the Kookaburras  by the name of Goobra, simply would not laugh. She would not fly. She would not join in at all.

Goobra has made a promise for the Party. She has promised that she will laugh – at least once. We will see what happens. She doesn’t look like she’s laughing yet.


Quenesta and Raza fly in together as they always do. Quenestra’s  wings grow more magnificent every year.

She can fly where noone else can fly. She can fly higher and longer than anyone else.

Quenestra and Raza only meet once a year. They meet and come to the Party. For the rest of the year, Quenestra is curled up on the ground and looks exactly like a cabbage. She lives in the Vegetable Garden of the Castle of Wisdom. Raza spends the year in the Castle and he takes special care of Quenestra. When the Party comes, they join the Black Owl and fly all the way to Poppy’s Place to join in the flight.



Not everything that flies is a bird or a fairy.

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Rosamunda flies with her silken robes. They swirl and twirl and she sails along on the thermals.

The Goose Rider is a very good rider but the Goose Rider has very strange ideas about what to wear to a Party.

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1000s of Butterflies, brush people’s cheeks and sprinkle colours all over them.