A SONG FOR BEDTIME
Day 5 is almost over. Most things are cleaned up and Poppy’s Place is ready for the next year. Gardens are planted and people are hugging and kissing and crying and getting ready to go Home.
All day long, the Children in Nana’s Tower have been making more than enough music to keep Trouble away.
It has been a wonderful party. Saffron and the Flower Children have planted 100s of flowers on the roof of the Tower to surprise Nana.
Soon they will be going back to their own Gardens. Saffron wants to cry when she says goodbye to them all.
Penelope has asked Quinius to come and live with her. Quinius doesn’t much like the idea of living in a Castle.
He’s all dressed up for the Party but he will be very glad to get home and take off all his clothing and run around in the Jungle like he usually does.
Penelope does NOT want to run around all niggedy in the Jungle – not at all. She likes living in her Castle.
They argue about this at EVERY party.
Robertino would LOVE to live in a Castle. Everyone is wondering how to get him to come home because he just sits there – waiting to be asked to come and live in the Castle with Penelope.
Robertino likes to be dressed in fancy clothes ALL THE TIME.
Robertino likes to have lots of servants to do all the work.
Penelope is NEVER going to ask Robertino to come and live in the Castle.
Poppy just says You are NOT leaving Robertino at MY Place !
Many different things happen at parties and this is a particularly BIG party. That means that MANY, MANY, MANY different things happen.
Parties are not all dancing and singing and eating.
Things get talked about at the Party for No Reason at All.
People fall in love and out of love at the Party.
People make new friends and learn new things.
There is more to a Party than you might think.
A lot of NEWS gets passed on at Parties.
As you know, the Cats have spent Day 5 in Nana’s Tower. They have purred and chatted and passed on News. No Cat expected the News that Red Stripe had to tell them. It was about Lilli Pilli.
Not once did LilliPilli say one sad thing or one angry thing. She smiled and laughed and everyone she met felt like they had been sprinkled with the perfume of the flowers.
LilliPilli did NOT tell anyone that she had nowhere to go Home to when the Party was over.
But Red Stripe had gone looking for her before the Party. Red Stripe was going to walk to the Party with LilliPilli because the Cats LOVE her and she loves them. Red Stripe looked near the Faraway Tree where LilliPilli lived and he did NOT like what he saw. It was a pretty good Cottage and it was near the Faraway Tree but LilliPilli did not open the door when Red Stripe miaowed. LilliPilli did not come to the window when Red Stripe jumped up and called out for her.
Red Stripe found her in a little room at the bottom of the Cottage. She didn’t even have one piece of her furniture in the Room. He had never seen Lilli Pilli look so sad. Her violin was not there. Her hats were not there. There were NO pictures on the Wall. She did not even have a chair to sit on. What is going on ?
Well – let me tell you one thing. The Cats will find out what’s happening and they will do something about it !
The children gather food from all over the Gardens.
AND FOOD FOR FEASTING
The Brownies love food so much that they are great helps at going out and getting good things to eat and drink.
Find the Saffron in the Perfumed Garden and bring back a basket for the Feast !
The trouble is that they can’t always keep their hands off the food and drink. Sitting in the cup you are drinking from is not a good idea!
CLICK ON WIZZY’S ROBES.
Wizzy has just come down from his Tower, all dressed in his fancy clothes and ready for the Music. He is one excited wizard.
Wizzy tells me he is calling the Feast and the Concert – GARDENSTOCK.
THE MUSICAL PLAYMATES
|ANGELO MORIARTY ON BASS.|
|The UNSEEN 2 STRINGER|
|The Penguins are bringing the ice.|
It can be difficult having a Feast in TRIFLORA.
Do be careful not to eat anyone or anything that you really should not eat.
The wolves have promised that they will NOT eat anyone at all.
Arabella is dressed in a beautiful gold dress with a blue robe and she is walking past the wolves.
Let me tell you, those wolves are just pretending that they will eat her. Poor Arabella. They are scaring her – just for fun.
THE GARDENSTOCK MUSIC.
Get ready for the Gardenstock Pisky Band.
All the way from the Bogs.
By the first day of the Party, Bib and Bub, who lived in the Bush, decided that they knew enough about Human Dancing to open a school for all the Triflora Creatures. Don’t forget that NOONE at all in the whole of Triflora is really quite Human.
Some of them LOOK human and some of them do not look Human.
But not one of them is really a Human like the people in the World up Top.
That’s why Bib and Bub opened the School of Human Dancing. The Birds had gone up Top and watched. Then they came back to the Bush and taught everyone to dance and now Bib and Bub thought they were ready to teach the people at the PARTY FOR NO REASON. I don’t think they knew how crazy that could be.
JUST LEFT CLICK ON THE DANCERS TO SEE THEIR MOVES.
They taught the Hula to Millicent, Minerva and Mabel and that was very beautiful but some of the others just didn’t get the hang of it at all.
Bib and Bub taught the CAN CAN which is a very interesting dance.
I have been trying to find out who will be playing Music at the Party and I have found quite a lot. Wizzy has a few secrets. I think. It will be the biggest party he has ever organised the Music for, so I am leaving him alone to do his work.
Here are the Musicians I know about so far.
Triflora parties last for 5 days. You know how important the Music is. It is the ONLY thing that keeps the Trouble away. That’s why the Party is starting with Angel Music. I don’t specially like Angel Music myself but it is a pretty good way to start the Party while everyone is getting ready and the food is being prepared.
CLICK HERE TO SEE FIESTA PLAY.
|Fiesta Fiddler : one of Lilo’s friends.||
Gregory on Guitar.
|Hallelujah Jane on the Harp.||
Ignatius on the Horn.
|Duncan on Drums.||
The Angels have asked Keleah to play piano with them. Its not very easy to fly with a Piano so Keleah is happy to play for the Angels. She lives right next door to Poppy’s Place so there is no problem at all. Of course – Hannibal Hound will be singing along with her.
I would like to tell you about some more of the Musicians who will be playing and singing but Wizzy has finally fallen asleep.
Just past the Retired Witches’ Home is a forest. It grows right down to the Lake of M. I call it a Forest and it does have trees and animals. It has, however, grown mostly from the Dribbling Magic running out from under the Witches Home. I truly do not trust their sewage system. Every time an old witch flushes her toilet, strange things happen. Especially in the Forest. It’s known as the Disenchanted Forest.
Some of the Music that comes from that Forest is a little unusual and bananas seem to matter a LOT in there. I have managed to sneak out a couple of films and some photographs to show you just a hint of what its like.
Remember : be very careful anywhere near the Old Witches unless you fancy something very odd happening to you.