A true fairy story
Once upon a time there was a lady who brought fun and silly antics with her whenever she went out to work.
Like the seven dwarves in another fairy story she loved her job and would sing and whistle while she worked.
She loved bright colours and would tie a rainbow of ribbons and clip crocheted daisies in her hair. She really was a very happy lady.
One day she left her colourful house, with its angels who lived on the kitchen ceiling
The lady's kitchen ceiling
and pink leopards on the walls,
Pink leopard walls in the lady's kitchen
and pretty magical mosaic fireplace
Magical fires burned here
stepping out into the cold air with a song in her heart and a bag of face -paints on her shoulder, dragging a pink suitcase full of funny puppets and cheeky characters behind her. The puppets grumbled as they rumbled across the cracked paving, bumpety, bumpety bump. The lady blew magical cold air smoke from her mouth as she ran for the big red bus. Rarrrr! She was breathing fire like a dragon.
The big red bus took her to a nearby land called Clapham . There was a big green park in the centre of this land and in the centre of the park there was a pond. It was so cold that the ducks were skating on the frozen water. Brrr, their bottoms must’ve been so cold.
The lady trundled her grumbling puppets in her pink suitcase until she came to a door with a magical number painted on it. Bright bouncy balloons bobbed as she knocked on the door.
Ten little children and a birthday boy called Rory were gathered in the house. Rory was three, what a big boy!
Grumbling no more, the puppets popped out of the pink suitcase one by one and made friends with the little boys and girls and big boy Rory. The funny rabbit Bobby Bunny made everyone giggle with his naughty snoring when he was supposed to be sleeping. He loved giggling with the boys and girls as they hopped together.
Sleeping Bunny Bobby
A funny clucking hen and a mooing cow played a Dingly Dangly game and the lady kicked up her legs and did the Can Can which made the children giggle. A naughty monkey called Twinkle
Twinkle, my very cheeky baby monkey. A dear friend.
played Happy Birthday on the banana to Rory and learned how to say please. A fairy came to visit and sang Happy Birthday to Rory and sprinkled magic wishes on his toes.
Fifi eating her wand
Then tummies rumbled and it was time for tea.
In the kitchen the lady had laid out all her beautiful colours ready to paint the children’s faces. She painted princesses with golden tiaras, flowers and pink and tigers with terrible teeth and wiggly black stripes , all with very sparkly noses .
Diane says Rarrrrr!
Batman made sure everyone was safe. All parties need a Superhero, just in case, you never know.
Rory was painted as a tiger and had tiger paws to match. Now his face matched his very lovely name. Rory could roar with the best of tigers. RoAAAAAAR!
After a nice cup of tea the lady felt very happy. She really did love her job. Children around her were smiling and playing and pretending to be tigers and princesses.
Feeling satisfied , the lady went to pack away her cheeky puppets since they had all collapsed in a big exhausted heap after all the excitement of the party.
Rory the tiger came to help.
As the lady put the lion back in the pink suitcase, Rory said: I’d like a cuddle.
The lady asked : A cuddle from whom?
” The lion” answered Rory, who was feeling very brave now he was a 3 year old tiger.
So Rory had a cuddle from a sleeping lion.
The lady went to put back the chicken. She had stopped clucking and her feathers were ruffled and ready for bed.
“I’d like a cuddle” said Rory.
‘From the chicken? ‘asked the lady.
So Rory cuddled the chicken.
The lady zipped up the suitcase , the puppets had all gone to bed. Rory the terrible tiger stood still.
” I’d like a cuddle” said Rory the tiger.
” But they’ve all gone to bed! ” said the lady.
” Who do you want a cuddle from?”she asked.
“YOU!” said Rory the tiger.
So the lady went home, skipping and hopping, happy to have been cuddled by a tiger.
As she stepped down from the bus, powdery snow started to fall from the sky.
The lady sighed.
It had been a perfect day.
She unlocked her door and went into her colourful cosy house to eat a slice of lemon drizzle cake and have a nice cup of tea.