For those of you that didn’t (humph!), here’s another little clue. . . .
‘F’ is for . . . . . tra la-laaaaa!
Yes – it’s my BIRTHDAY!
Time for my official portrait. That’s me on the right – and I am not so little now thank you very much. I am TWO you know!
Oh wow! All my special online friends have remembered!
I have been having a lovely day.
I went on a grand tour all round the garden with my Daddy.
He passed on all your Birthday kishes!
And this afternoon I went for a special ride on Big Mavis.
Then we had my Birthday tea – indoors.
It was quite windy and I was worried my Birthday salad would all blow away!
Marigold and Mariella invited themselves and, err, helped.
We had a very quick game of ‘Pass The Salad’!
Look! I told you – Marigold DOES have legs!
umph – looks like we’ve almost run out.
That didn’t last very long did it?
That was a bit greedy, Marigold! Fancy eating everything in sight . . . .what about the rest of us? Grumph!
Oh well. Now you two sit all nice and quiet and look photogenic while I check out all my Birthday presents.
Nice wrapping paper. Very tasty.
Oh heck, Marigold, is that what I think it is?
WOW! My very own extra special cucumber!
It’s from all my Mousey friends – I’ll keep it safe until Marigold has gone to bed.
Look here, Fairy, you’ve got another one to unwrap. You get two presents when you are two.
Thank you, Mummy and Daddy! A perfect little Fairy-Fur-Brush!
Looks like the pair of you could do with a heavy duty one. What a pair of scruffs.
Oh-ho! Look!! Candles – Mum . . . . can you light them for me, please?
Big breath in, and, Puuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuufff! Good, I can make a Birthday wish . . . I wish you could all be here to share my special day.
I’ve had a super Birthday, thank you all for everything. I am a very lucky little girl.
I love being all grown-up and everything.
Can’t wait to be three now!
Hello loyal friends and dedicated Fairy followers. As if life isn’t scary enough for a sensitive little piggy such as me, my mousey family mentioned that something called Halloween was happening and Halloween meant everything would be ghostly and witchy and scary and pumpkiny and . . . actually, I am not sure where pumpkins come into it. They are not at all scary – in fact they are rather tasty. Perhaps people should get their facts straight before concocting such nonsense. In actual fact I’ll be having extra scoop of that little munchkin-pumpkin later for after afters. Anyway, to get back to the subject in paw – Halloween sounds just the ticket – let the spookiness commence!
So, Monty, is that Minty hiding under that spooky sheet then? Huh, not exactly scary is she? I am not even scarred a tiny bit. Errr, it is Minty, isn’t it??!
But hold your pumpkins . . . what’s that Halloween type Witchy contraption lurking over there?
Looks tailor-made for a tiny, petite elegantly furry Fairy-sized piggy. No good for big bottomed Mariella or furry-bloomers Marigold either. Move over a bit Monty and mind you don’t go poking your pointy nose where it isn’t required.
I am sure this comfy snuggle hut Witchy hat must be just for little ol’ me. I expect it has my name on it somewhere.
You could be forgiven for being lulled into a false sense of security inside here. Talking of which, I think I have visitors – Eeeek! Look! Scary ghosties! MUMMMMMMMMY!!!!!!
Eeeeek, Eeeeeeeek and Eeeeeeeeeeeeek again – those spooky ghosties have ghastly mouse type ghoulish feet poking out everywhere!!!!!
Just a spooky minute – they all have suspiciously familiar mousey type tootsies. What on carpet is going on?
Oh I see – on Halloween you dress-up as exceptionally unconvincing ghosties and people give you treaty type nibbles?! LOTS of treaty types of nibbles – to go away??!!! Wow – I could get used to these singularly secular celebrations.
Well, if you mousies are all going to dress up and try to be really scary, I may as well join you and take charge – although I don’t really see WHY I need a ghosty sheet, I am already very ghostly with my own beautifully white fur coat – whhhhhooooooooooooooo!
Pick yourself up, Mabel dear. Oh! You fainted with fright! Well get UP, this isn’t the time for lolling around. There are serious treat collecting type activities to undertake.
Right all you talented ghostly mousie apprentices – grab your ghostly costumes. I want a good clean scarefest with lots of wooooo’s and waaaaaaaaaaaaah’s and those sorts of things. Let’s scare everyone silly and make sure they give me, ooops, us double helpings of treats!
Very convincing . . . love the disembodied ear motifs! Good work.
I just need a few moments to get into character. What do you mean, “Fairy would make a good Goblin”? I heard that Monty?
We are PRETEND ghosts, aren’t we? Just double checking. I knew that.
Right – lets get treat collecting – errr I mean scaring!
Whoooooo . . . . and whoooooooooooooooooo some more . . . .
MUM . . . . DAAAD! ANYONE! Even Marigold and Mariella . . . . HEEEEELP!
There are genuine, real ghosts everywhere. Get lots of those tasty treats that I like a lot, to make them go away!
Whoooooooooooo . . . quick – hurry up with those treats. Lettuce and things, especially things. They should help reduce the scarinessability. Don’t be frightened, now, bring ‘em on and be extra quick about it, please.
I bet you were all really frightened! Don’t worry – I was only pretending to be scary. I am still the ever popular furry bundle of cuteness you all know and love. But if I didn’t get my treats I was fully prepared to UNLEASH HELL – or even my TEETH.
If Mummy and Daddy hadn’t piled my special pumpkin pie-dish with sufficient yumminess – I was going to get Mariella to sing! Now THAT would have been scary.
Looks like the greedy mouses have eaten far too many of their treats already!
You know, some people really think there ARE real ghosts out there – me? I don’t believe a word of it . . .
. . . but sometimes, if I squint my eyes and peer sideways, I think I CAN see ghosty guineas . . . one thing is for sure, they are NOT getting MY treats! The very idea!
What a spectacularly successful Halloween we had! All that scareyfying and treat nibbling has made me hungry!
Right Ho my hearties – it’s time to pose for our annual official portrait picture photo thingy.
Try to look stately and imposing Marigold. Just like me.
Everyone say “Fairy”!
Mummy wanted us to squeeze together a bit.
Fufff. Trust Mariella to take things too far. And I do not need a comb-over type toupee either thank you!
Right, that’s enough, scatter everyone – it’s time for our snack type rewards!
What ho! I may be able to fly a carrot through the wide blue skies and beyond – but who would have thought that a real life wooden pig might fly too?
Just give me two ticks while I get cleared for take off and locate the accelerator pedal thingy, and check the horn – pip-pip!
How high up is it, up there? Will I need my pigga-shute? It looks very high and very scary indeed.
Now then lets check the whether or not type conditions. There is a cross wind of 3-4 hay-knots Nor Nor West and visibility is, as usual, ‘challenging’.
Right, that’s all the highly technical stuff that you won’t understand, dealt with, time to fly.
I bet you thought I would be worried about flying . . . not me, Fairy the Fearless-flyer! (actually, I am a little more concerned about contracting a severe bout of the dreaded ‘splinters’)
Hold on . . . I say . . . what the dickens . . . it is, isn’t it? That there – over yonder whatnot . . . well, I’ll be . . . get a move on Percy old chap and let’s zoom over there and investigate . . . neeeeeeoooouuuuuuuu . .. . weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee . . .
Wooo hooo – this is so exciting! We’re travelling at the speed of white. Tee hee.
View Halloo! Well done Percy Pig! You just carry on and hover up there a mo while I check out this rather stupendous Fairy sized super pumpkin type thingy!
The question I know you’re all dying to ask is – am I going to ‘The Ball’ or to a totally brilliant and spookily amazing, surprise ‘Halloween Party’, thrown in my honour by Marigold and Mariella?
That’s for me to know and you to find out – very soon!!!!