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The POSARONAs had a very simple plan that was also quite  Remarkable.  They had heard that some of the Birds were very angry and upset about being called “BIRD-BRAINED”. They thought it was insulting.

The Posaronas had heard that many of the Birds were ashamed to be called “ BIRD-BRAINED”.

In fact, things were getting serious amongst the Birds.

The rooster had stopped cock-a-doodle-dooing.

The Pelicans were not filling their bills with anything. 

If the Birds did anything wrong, they would just say;

We can’t help it. We are just BIRD-BRAINED. We are not very clever at all.

Poppy and Rose and Nana and Saffron had been talking quietly to the Owl, the Swallow and the Duck. They had talked to every bird they could think of and invited them to a big meeting under the Owl’s Tree. THE TREE OF WISDOM.

The OWL is known everywhere as being very, very, very WISE. If a bird-brain can be THAT wise – then a BIRD BRAIN is a good thing to be have.

It was a remarkable meeting. The Birds listened and told their own stories and by the end, they all had T-shirts that said “ BIRD-BRAINED AND PROUD OF IT. “



I can fly onto a branch. I can can cock-a-doodle-doo.
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I can fly out of sight into the sky. We can lay eggs.
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We are Beautiful. We have long legs. We can talk.
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That night, Nana and the Girls slept in the Guests’ Nests of the Tree of Wisdom. It had been a remarkable day. The Birds seemed to be proud to be Birds and the Bush was filled with Birdsong.  When the Girls and Nana had fallen asleep, Little birds fluttered up to them and covered them with the very best feathers that they could spare. Good Night, Posaronas.




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CAT and FIDDLE Island is now a wonderful place to live. Lili Pilli has her cottage and the Tinykins are all over the place. The Cats are as happy as  cats can be – and that means that they are VERY happy indeed.

On the edge of Cat and Fiddle Island, the edge closest to the Perfumed Sea, a special Home has been built. It is called RUO EMOH. It is a Home for the Lonely Ones. Each Lonely person has a beautiful room and there are plenty of places to sit and make friends and smell the perfumes coming in from the Sea.

It is very important that Lonely People find a Home where they are safe and happy.


Some of the Beings that come to RUO EMOH are simply lost and just need a place to stay awhile till they find our how to go Home again.

Some of the Beings who come to RUO EMOH just don’t have anywhere else to go and they can stay forever.

Some of the Beings who come to RUO EMOH are lonely and just need some Friendship. RUO EMOH is a good place to make Friends and some of those friendships are quite unusual!

Jovial John and Wallace Wolf are taking the Ferry to Poppy’s Place for lunch. Once upon a time they would not have spoken one word to one another but now they go to lunch every day.  It is a fine friendship.


When Lonely People first come to RUO EMOH, they are sometimes sad. Some of them have been lonely for a long, long time.  Sometimes, they just sit in a chair and look at the floor.

They don’t want to eat and they don’t want to talk to anyone. They just sit there.

It takes a while before the Perfume smells come in from the Sea and make them fell a bit better.

It takes a while till the Music starts to make them feel safe and happy.



Sometimes, the Lonely People stay in their pyjamas all day and just sit in their rooms looking out the window.

The Lonely People see Jovial John and Wallace Wolf going out for lunch and they can’t even imagine having a friend like that.

They can’t imagine being so happy.

They can’t imagine wearing such good clothes or such big smiles.


LilliPilli knows what it feels like to have no Home of your very own.

LilliPilli doesn’t BOTHER the Lonely People. She doesn’t BOTHER them. She just smiles. She wears her pretty clothes and paints colours on the flowers.

She plays the Fiddle and she sings while she is working in the Garden.

It makes Lonely People very curious to see happy people with friends.

LilliPilli is VERY good at making people CURIOUS!



fromgoldtogreybe00brin_0087 One of the best signs that someone is feeling at Home in RUO EMOH is when they start to talk to other people. Hallina has been there for months and months and still has not spoken one single word. Some of the people think they should try to MAKE her talk, but most of them know that gentleness and kindness are the best things. So they SMILE at her. And they leave flowers at her door.

Now she has started to walk in the Garden with a big basket and a lovely hat. She has not spoken one word yet – but we are pretty sure that she has smiled once or twice and Jenny Wren thinks that she heard her singing a little song while she was picking flowers. We think that Hallina will soon be making friends and going to Poppy’s Place for lunch.

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Write your name here if you are catching the Lunch Ferry to the Village.


Arnie and Buttercup

Neddy, Noddy, Freddy and Roddy.

The Bubble Blowers.

The 3 Little Kittens and Auntie Felina.

The Rhubarb Kids and the Oriole.

Old Man Turnip and Young Onion.

Arnie came to RUO EMOH from the Forest. He says he is 724 years old but he only looks about 6 years old. He likes to eat berries. We have shown him other places where he could live with children but he says “I am NOT a child! I am staying here!”

Buttercup is a complete mystery. She doesn’t remember where she came from and we found her sitting on the doorstep one morning.

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These 4 Friends spend their days attacking windmills which would upset Pearl very much if she could see them.


THE Bubble Blowers.

littlesongs00foll_0097The 3 Kittens and Auntie Felina.

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motherearthschil00gord_0031Old Man Turnip and Young Onion. Some vegetables just aren’t as popular as others but there is a home for them here.