I don’t much enjoy adventures anymore. I’m a Nana and I am very old. I like to sit in my Tower Room and watch the Passing Parade.  Actually, only the Flying Things pass this room. I always have Birds around me and I NEVER close the window. I like the birds to come in and feel right at home.

When I want to see the rest of the Passing Parade, I have to go downstairs. Wonderful things pass by there.

Some not so wonderful things pass by as well.


My favourite things are the little ordinary things that pass by.  Like the PostPerson. Mickey is the Post Person. She is a little busy  at times and the Post gets held up while she delivers Pizzas or counts the number of Beings in Triflora. Mickey doesn’t deliver mail to me very often. I think the Post is old-fashioned.

Today was different. I heard Mickey’s Aquavespa coming from miles off. That machine can do almost anything. It flew straight up to my window and hovered there.

Postcard for you !


Shouted Mickey and skimmed it through the open window. Off she went. That’s two postcards this week ! One from the Grunkles who are riding Mules and climbing 900 steps every day to look at ‘things’ on the other side of Triflora.

This postcard is from the SandCutters all the way over in Phoenix.   Grannie Moo says;

Brynn my seven year old granddaughter has sent you a drawing of Triflora in Phoenix and swears that she has seen it. The yellow ball is the entrance, the orange bits the mountains far away and the brown bits the dusty land.

I might not like the Mail very much but I do like postcards!





Now that I know Saffron is somewhere up the Creek and now that I know that just about everybody and everything is looking for her, I need to do some Detective thinking. I think I will visit with Bobby Boy. He lives just near here. Signed, Poppy.

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Wait a minute!

Just wait a minute!

Here I am in Bobby Boy’s home Up the Creek. It’s a very pretty place BUT everything is RED and Gold and Orange. EVERYTHING.

I have only met Bobby Boy at the Party for No Reason At All. I have NEVER been to his home before. I thought he was just one of the Children but more and more Little Ones are coming outside and they ALL HAVE RED HAIR just like Saffron. 

Even the Old Hen and her Chickens have red feathers.  Signed, Poppy. 


Hi ! Its Poppy here. As soon as I saw that this was the famous Redland and these were the  Redlander Children, I KNEW Saffron would be here someplace no matter what her first Idea was. There is no way she would leave all these children who were so much like her. I have my own red wig and when I have it on, I can think just like a Redlander!

I looked around to see who might be keeping a secret and straight away I saw Mandarinea and Rougine.

babydaysnewselec00newy_0147Mandarinea and Rougine have a secret but Rougine is not very good at keeping secrets.

Mumma Blaize asks Rougine about Saffron.

Rougine says;

“ Saffron was going to visit her friends in Unkya but now that she has found Redlands, she is staying here with US ! “

Redlanders are VERY good children but they DO get Ideas and they DO find life very
in-ter-est-ing and that gets them into difficulties sometimes !

Redlanders LOVE adventure and this can get them into difficulties.

I think I am getting very close to Saffron now. We think she is a bit young for the Secrets of Redlands but it looks like she has found her own way to the Crimson Sea.

Signed. Poppy.


Saffron, the Lobster and Redland Roger  at the edge of the Crimson Sea with Sun rising.

You see – all Redlanders have Hidden Powers.  That’s why Saffron has always loved playing at the edge of the Water and why the Shell is blown when she is in Difficulty.

Redlanders are just like Ordinary Children except for their bright red hair. But when they touch the waters of the Crimson Sea at the edge of Redlands, they become Mer People.

When they touch the Land of Redland, they become children again.  Signed. Poppy.

Ah well. She is only a little girl but we can look after her ! And I have the red wig that the Redlanders gave me at the Party.

Saffron was very happy to see me and she told me about all her interesting adventures. Now that we know where Redlands is, we can come and visit anytime. Redlanders sure know how to have Fun. No wonder Mumma Kate has red hair – most of the time.

I think Saffron and I had best go home to the Village now. Its been a BIG day. Case Closed.

Signing off, Poppy. ( Chief of Detectives.)



So that was the day that Saffron met the other Redlanders. The Ferry People sent a big sailboat to take Poppy and Saf home to the Village. It really was an adventure.

Mumma Kate said that Saffron could have got into real trouble out there by herself but Saf said

That’s ridiculous! I am fine !

And indeed, she usually is JUST FINE.

Poppy says sometimes

You might be fine, Saffron, but my hair is turning grey before I even turn 9 years old!