Saffy lives in a little house that her Dad built. Her Mum takes her to see the Wallabies and her Nanas tell her stories.
Sometimes, when Saffy is very, very, very lucky, her Cousins come to visit and they go down past the little house, through the pine cones to the tiny doorway into the Fairy Garden.
Rose is big.
Poppy is middle sized.
Saffy is very little.
When they get to the tiny doorway to the Fairy Garden, they all hold hands, close their eyes and whisper – very softly – TRIFLORA, which of course means 3 flowers. Only people who know the word TRIFLORA can pass through the tiny doorway and there MUST be 3 people or the door simply won’t open.
JUST CLOSE YOUR EYES NOW AND WHISPER TRIFLORA.
IF 2 OTHER PEOPLE SOMEWHERE ON THE INTERNET ARE WHISPERINGTRIFLORA RIGHT NOW THEN YOU CAN COME AND MEET THE THE CHARACTERS THAT LIVE IN SAFFY’S FAIRY GARDEN.
THE FAIRY GUARDIANS.
The Fairy Guardians live right at the Tiny Doorway.
On the Inside.
Guarding the Door.
When someone – or something – tries to come into the garden, they have to know the right words or the Guardians will NOT open the door.
The ONLY time they open the door is;
when they hear the word TRIFLORA.
when they hear the word TRIFLORA come from 3 people at once
and when the word TRIFLORA is WHISPERED. It MUST be whispered. Never shouted or yelled or even said in a normal voice.
I suppose you must have guessed by now that to come into the Garden, EVERYONE has to be TINY.
As soon as 3 people whisperTRIFLORA at the Doorway, The Fairy Guardians twirl them and swirl them and shiver their Molecules into Fairy Dust till they are TINY.
Up at Saffy’s Shack, the water comes from the rain. It falls into the water tanks and then everyone can drink it and have baths and do the washing and the washing up. Now, I shall tell you a secret.
THE SECRET IS – the Fairies get their water from the water tanks at the Shack. A tiny water straw – which is just about invisible – goes all the way from the tanks, down through the ground into a deep well in Fairy Garden. So, the Fairies have their own water. They have SO much water that they can float their boats on it. Fishes live in their water and everyone who lives in Fairy Garden can swim in it as much as they want. When the water comes past the Water Guardians, the Guardians twirl it and swirl it and shiver the Molecules into Fairy Dust till the water is silver and sweet and ABSOLUTELY magic.
I will tell you one more secret .
THE SECRET IS – Noone EVER has to go to the toilet in the Fairy Garden. Noone. Not Ever.
Down at the very bottom of the Well is where the Little Mermaid lives. She LOVES shells. Nobody knows her name. Perhaps she doesn’t have one. I wonder. Do YOU have a name for her ?