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THE ROSE is almost grown up now. She is an artist and Rose is still very mysterious. Many people love her and she is Ginormously kind. She is almost the only Person who can calm Nana down when Nana is freaking out.


Rose says to Nana. Stay Calm.


Not many people are game to tell Nana what to do. Especially when she is Freaking out. But the Rose can.




Poppy’s Dadda is called Mad O’Brian. He has Wizard Magic.

Here are some of the stories about Mad O’Brian.


Let me tell you something that you might have forgotten.

Even on Triflora, things are not always happy.

Things are not all happy just now. Word is going around Triflora. Mad O’Brian is going away. Poppy is so sad that she wants to cry and cry.

Mad O’Brian is sad, too. He wants to cry and cry.

“Why is he going away ?” said Chatterer.

“ Well” said Weasel. “ Poppy’s Father is rather special and he has important  things to do. Grandpa Trebor is very sick and Mad O’Brian is going to help him.”

“What about Poppy?”

“Well” said Weasel. “ You know how brave Poppy is and how clever she is.  She will keep her shop open and take care of her detectives and every day, she will speak with her Father and soon they will be together again.”


Its times like this that EVERYONE has to help one another. Theadora Tinykins and her children are writing notes and sending them all over Triflora. This is what she has written on the notes:

Dear Tinykin Family,

Poppy is feeling very sad and Mad O”Brian is on a BIG adventure. Please keep your eyes out for them and try to make them happy again. 

Thank you very much, Theadora and Children

Katniss and Sapphira by Kathy


Katniss and Sapphira by Kathy

              Once upon a time there was a species of dragon named Chrystal. They ruled thecelticdragonmyth00campuoft_0134 land for centuries and centuries on edge. Until a race of humans came and destroyed the dragons. All but two dragons were killed during the monstrous battle between human and dragon. The dragons that survived started to form a family again.

   One day a young woman named Katniss was out hunting for deer.All of a sudden a huge gust of wind brushed passed her and she looked up and spotted a dragon sitting on the branch above her. The dragon started to roar at her, then the dragon stretched his wings and flew away. Katniss knowing the dragon was a Chrystal followed the dragon back to its home there she discovered thousands and thousands of dragons.

    Katniss couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw all of those dragons. The dragons saw her and one of them walked right up to her and told her about their ancestors survival. The dragon then told her his name ”I am Sapphira,leader of all dragons.And what might be your name.” My name is Katniss”Katniss told Sapphira. Sapphira then let Katniss ride on her. Together they rode among the clouds.When they landed Sapphira asked Katniss to keep the fact that Crystals were still alive and ready for the next invasion by humans. Katniss promised that she would keep their secret safe and if she was to say anything they could eat her.Katniss then went home.

celticdragonmyth00campuoft_0010The next morning Katniss went back to the dragons den there was not a dragon to be seen or heard. Katniss was heartbroken she didn’t know what to do. So she started to look for them. Five hours later she finds them. They all rejoice. Sapphira insisted that Katniss lived with them.Eventually Katniss agreed and became Sapphira’s rider.

     Katniss was never seen again in the village. Katniss and Sapphira and all of the other dragons lived happily ever after till the village found them.     



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Most often, when an emergency alarm goes off, its because something bad or dangerous has happened.

But when the POSARONA alarm goes off and the whisper reaches the ears of Poppy, Saffron, Rose and Nana, it does NOT mean that anything bad or dangerous has happened.

When the POSARONA whisper is sent out by Marigold, it means that its time for Poppy and Saffron and Nana and Rose to take a holiday together. Not just any holiday. A Helpful Holiday.










When Nana and the Girls set out on a PoSaRoNa, they have 8 things to do before their PoSaRoNa is over.


These are the 8 things they need to do on a POSARONA.

  1. Bring PEACE
  2. Do something OUTRAGEOUS.
  3. Do something very SENSIBLE.
  4. Do something AWESOME.
  5. Do something REMARKABLE
  6. Be very OBSERVANT and notice something other Beings haven’t noticed.
  7. Fill a NEED.
  8. Do something AMAZING.

animated-gifs-faries-28When they are on a POSARONA, they bring their Posarona WitchMoon13fBags with them. Each bag has different things in it and you can be sure there’s a good deal of magic in there. Marigold has sent the whisper out and the four of them are on Nana’s Tower rooftop and ready to fly!


The POSARONAs can change into anything they want. They can travel in lots of different ways.

But they always start by FLYING from the top of the Tower.

They always start by laughing because they LOVE getting away together – just the four of them.

They always start by singing. It’s a happy time for a helpful holiday.

They never know how long a POSARONA will take because some jobs are very quick and others are longer. Some Good Deeds are just little ones and some are VERY big.

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The first thing the POSARONAs came across was a little disturbance of the Peace. They were just flying down low over the Creek when they saw Lappy Rabbit and Terence Toad at the Log Bridge. Both were dressed in their best Coffee at Poppy’s Place Clothes and they were both heading in the same direction. They are usually very good friends so it was a surprise to hear them YELLING.

Me First!

No! ME first!

It was even more of a surprise to see them pushing and shoving.

It was actually a SHOCK to see Terence use his walking stick to hurtle Lappy into the water.

It was a bigger shock to see Terence sitting on the log and smiling while Lappy tried to swim. Rabbits are not the BEST swimmers in Triflora.

The POSARONA swooped down and set to work to bring Peace.

First of all they pulled Lappy out of the water and sat him down on the Log Bridge beside Terence. Its not easy to bring peace to a Dead Bunny.

Then the POSARONA went into action. It was TIME TO BRING PEACE.

POPPY did the Detective work. She asked question after question till she found out what had REALLY been happening.  It turned out that Lappy had been teasing Terence about living half of his life in the water. Lappy had been CROAKING at Terence. Now, Terence is not at all ashamed of being amphibious. It’s a wonderful thing to be. But he did not like being teased so he shoved Lappy into the water and then said:

You can spend the rest of your life in the water, Floppy Ears!

Very nasty indeed.

ROSE used her dancing and singing to create a peaceful atmosphere. The 2 PeaceBreakers looked rather surprised when she began dancing right there on the water and along the log but it certainly stopped their complaining. They had never seen anything like it.

SAFFRON waited till they were calm and then she climbed onto the log and sat right in the middle of the Rabbit and the Frog and had a good talk with them in Bunny Speak and Frog Croak. Soon, all three of them were holding hands and things were peaceful again.

NANA was very pleased with her girls. They were excellent PEACE BRINGERS. But just to make sure that it would be a Lasting Peace, she turned and look straight at Lappy and straight at Terence – and THEN – SHE RAISED HER LEFT EYEBROW and gave them THE LOOK.


Poppy had sent a message back to her Place as soon as she had finished asking questions. Poppy’s People are in most place in Triflora and the message passed back as quickly as a rabbit can fall into a creek. Before long a little cart came along and Lappy and Terence were given a lift all the way to the Village.

Its one thing to Bring Peace and another thing to Keep the Peace.

Cherie, the White Horse and Sweet Selina would keep an eye on these two rascals for a day or two.

The POSARONA had completed the first one of their Missions. They all smiled and hugged and clapped hands and said TEAMWORK!




It’s a strange place, the Wandering Desert. It moves about. When Nana wants a very private holiday from things, she goes to the Wandering Desert. She is very fond of CAMELS. Vanessa, the Vanishing Camel, has known Nana for 100 of years. There isn’t much left of Vanessa these days but there is still enough to give her old friend a ride into the Desert.


The only way to get into the Wandering Desert is on the back of a Camel.  People have tried to find it by themselves but they never do find it.

Most people think its someplace beyond the 3rd Island – but that is just a guess.

Wizzy thinks that the Desert is in another dimension altogether. He has never been there because he doesn’t want to ride on a flying Camel – or on a vanishing Camel.

Dadda Jai has been there once when the Desert dwellers needed some very special building done. D.J. can build almost anything.  He came home with a golden bracelet.

Sometimes Nana takes the 3 girls to the Desert and they have the best fun. The Oasis in the Middle looks just like 3rd Island and it is perfect for swimming and sunning and drinking coconut milk.


Life in the Desert is very INTERESTING. There are storytellers and musicians and plenty of dancing. Saffron and Rose and Poppy LOVE their holidays. Saffron wears the Gold Bracelet  her father brought back and they all wear clothes of wonderful colours and plenty of jewellery. They dance and dance and dance till they’re dizzy and their hair is whirling and swirling.

They eat a lot of grapes in the desert they listen VERY carefully to the stories.

Wanderers know things. They see and hear things. They can tell you things.

When a whole desert wanders, then even the sand can tell you things. 


When a whole desert wanders, then even the waters in the Oasis can tell you things. Sometimes.  people in the Wandering Desert ask a question and noone knows the answer.

Then The Storyteller goes out to the Bridge and asks the Waters for an answer. He can almost always understand what the Waters say.


One of Nana’s friends, Nana Dorise, has been wandering in the Wandering Desert for 40 years. She went there to ask the Storyteller for advice but the Camel Ride freaked her out so much that she will not get on a Camel so that she can go back home.

She won’t even go near a camel.

Nana Dorice HATES the heat and the Wandering Desert is very hot.

She has become pretty good friends with the Storyteller. He tries to tell her that she won’t get home without a Camel’s help but she thinks that if she keeps wandering, she will eventually find a way back home. 

In the Meantime, Nana Dorice roams all over the desert. She doesn’t even know that the Bactrian Camel is following her around and making sure she is safe.  The Bactrian Camel LIKES Dorice. He makes sure there is food and water I the place she goes to and that the Sand where she sleeps is soft and snug. The Bactrian Camel doesn’t let anyone else ride him.  He thinks that if he just follows Nana Dorice around taking good care of her, that one day she will like him too.

Then he will be able to help her go back home again.





Nana has decided to go out to Mumma Kate’s for the day. That’s an easy thing for her to do. Nana goes pretty much wherever she wants to.

But Krazy Klaud is being a nuisance as usual. He has the idea that he is King of Triflora. Noone knows when he went Krazy but Krazy he is.

“You are NOT going into the Unbearable Forest!”  says Klaud.

Poop to you!”  says Nana.

The Rose and the Poppy often look at Nana and waggle their fingers at her and say ; “Nana Words!!!!!!!”

But even the two girls say “Poop” to Klaud. He’s too crazy to be polite to.

Nana has a bag of goodies packed for the day. She’s flying in to Mumma Kate’s this time. Nana has several ways in which she can travel but its hard to beat flying on that old Broomstick. A bit old fashioned perhaps but Nana is fond of it. She just wishes it weren’t white. Nana does not like WHITE.

There are days when she knows just how the Impkins feel about all those WHITE cranes.


Nana loves her days visiting Mumma Kate and Saffron. Some days they see Wobblies and Goannas.

Kate makes lunch. She  makes the same thing for Saffron as she does for Nana and bosses them both around.

It’s a rather good flight out along the river. Nana’s broomstick doesn’t fly very high and had a few problems stopping in any kind of hurry so she just cruises a little way above the water and waves to the Fish and Mer People if she’s in a good mood.

Today is MayDay and Nana loves MayDay. It’s a very good day to visit Family.



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Dressing for the Party is a most exciting thing.  I am always a little surprised to see what people decided to wear.

Gert Gumnut simply will not take her ballet outfit off. She even sleeps in her ballet shoes and like to have her hair done up every day.

Saffron Crocus and the other Flower Children have their Flower outfits ready to go. They look AMAZING !


The Flower Children spend hours and hours getting dressed for the party. That is a very good thing because it keeps them busy  while some of the other jobs are being done.

People –older people – think that Flower Children get in their way while they are working but the Children DO try to help.

Just the same, it is probably better that they are getting dressed and dancing and singing. No party would be a party without The Flower Children .

You can see how colourful and pretty they are. The Flower Children know how to be HAPPY.


I, myself, do not like Cats and we have quite a few cats in Triflora.  Una, the white cat doesn’t even like going into the Gardens. She eats her dinner from a plate and wipes her whiskers on a cloth napkin. What she does like doing is helping the Flower Children get dressed for the Party. Una has perfect taste for clothes. She knows EXACTLY  what someone should wear.

She is keeping an eye on the Little Ones while the food is being prepared and the decorations arranged. Rose is getting the cooking dragons ready and Poppy is very busy at her Place. She is ORGANISING things.  Wizzy is writing up the names of the Musicians and  doing sound checks. Even though I do not like Una, I am glad she is taking care of the Flower Children while we are all so busy.


Una’s friend, Veronica, is helping out as well. She is toasting bagels for the Children and making them warm drinks.We try to keep them inside till the end of the first day because we like to surprise them. When they come out just as the Moon begins to smile, things look just about perfect and it is a very exciting time for everyone when the Flower Children come dancing out through the Oddling Dreamer’s doorway. It’s like being in a garden where all the flowers bloom at one time.