Category Archives: EATING AND DRINKING



Wizzy’s Tower has a very beautiful café because he does love his food. The café is on the ground floor just near the Menagerie. The Wiz experiments with recipes. Everything is totally Vegetarian and grown in the gardens of the Tower.

That is, unless he gets a bright idea about a new kind of food.

This week he has made a new bean soup.

Stanley seems to like it. However, Frank doesn’t look like he’s enjoying it at all.

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The Wiz is very fussy about his Café. He has music playing and he wears a special café hat. He likes fancy plates and tableclothes.

Nana likes chatting to people at the café but she is not interested in getting the food ready and she doesn’t play music.

Mumma Kate and Dadda Jai, Mad O’Brian and Mumma Jo help with the food and the decorations.

Mumma Kate has a huge spoon that she waves at people who complain.

The café spreads from the bottom of the Wizzy’s Tower right across to Poppy’s place and has a swimming pool right in the middle. The Seashellians and the Mer People love to come up to the Café.

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Freddie brings in the eggs from the Women. The café is famous for its eggs a la wiz.

The Café de Wiz even has a jetty where boats can sail up and stop in for a meal.

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Mrs Bond feeds the ducks and brings their eggs up to the kitchens. She likes to pretend that its HER café and she puts a sign up saying THE TAKE INN. Every day, Horace takes the sign down and every morning, Mrs Bond puts it back up.

Lots of fish come to the Café as well. They know that nobody will try to catch them or eat them so they come bubbling up in the swimming pool and have something nice to eat.
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The Café has a very BIG menu. It has food for all kinds of Beings all through the day and the night. Horatio Horatius stands just inside the Main Door and hands out the Menus. He can speak almost every language in Triflora and knows more about food than anyone else at all.

Just ask him if you need help.

Bears like honey. We all know that but Edward prefers MILK. Edward loves milk. He drinks more milk than all the other Beings in the whole of Triflora. He grabs the milk of people’s tables. He sneaks it from the kitchen. Edward is a problem when it comes to MILK. He spills it all over his fur. He spills it all over the floor.

Its lucky that Edward is not very big.


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You may have noticed by now that there is a lot of tea drinking going on in Triflora.

You may have also noticed that Nana is rather bossy. Bossy isn’t quite the right word. She just looks at people and raises one eyebrow.

When she does that, Cats quietly leave.

When she does that, people drinking coffee decide that coffee is not really very delicious after all. They find themselves asking for a cup of tea instead.


Nana says that it was Coffee that did this to her old friend, Doris Quibbly. Doris doesn’t live like ordinary people anymore. She is WIRED. Wired all the time and it’s been 96 years and 2 months since she drank any coffee at all. Doris lives in the Witches’ Home.



Tea, on the other hand, does not make people WIRED at all. Andrew Haymaker drinks one cup of tea every day. He works very hard in Triflora. He collects HAY. Hay feeds the horses and the donkeys and the mules and the unicorns. Hay is kind of like dried grass.  Mervyn the Piper collected Hay when he was a very young man and he had a big blue hay cart but noone has seen him for many years.

Andrew Haymaker has made and collected all sorts of Hay every day of his life and every day of his life, he drinks that one cup of tea.  He has a very ordinary haycart and a good old horse who has one cup of tea a day with Andrew.  This is what Andrew Haymaker and Baxter, the horse, say each day when they are drinking their cup of tea;

“One cup a day and one load of hay!”

They say and do the same things EVERY DAY OF THEIR LIVES. They like routine.



Phil and Patrick are the Honey Gatherers for Triflora.

Well. They are not the ONLY Honey Gatherers. They are not the biggest Honey Gatherers.

They are the ones who gather Honey for Wizzy.

He does not like sugar. He only likes honey in his tea.

There is plenty of honey in the Bearable Forest. Its easy to gather that honey and most people think it is beautiful honey.

But Wizzy ONLY likes the Honey near Mumma Kate’s place right in the middle of the Unbearable Forest.

Phil and Patrick would do anything for Wizzy – even go past Irene and Jarvis to get the Honey.

Come on, Irene. Leave them alone. You know you cannot stop them. They have the magic of young Wizards.


Best have a cup of tea now and head off to bed.

I think Young Froggy’s Mum will be drinking plenty of tea after the shock she had today when Young Froggy said he was going away to find a girlfriend.

She KNOWS what can happen to Frogs when they kiss real Girls.

Mumma Frog didn’t even know that he liked Girls. Its been quite a surprising day for her. Fill that teapot up, Mumma Frog. You just might need it !