Fairy Gets Behind The Camera!


Good day one and all.

I have an extra special treat for you today – meet a certain set of neighbourly interlopers, who appeared on the scene yesterday just in time for yours truly to practice my skills with the camera type thingy seeing as mummy can’t control it one-handedly at present (she is recuperating following a little shoulder procedure, or something horrid).

So without further ado and unaccustomed as I am and other grand sounding orations, it gives me great pleasure to introduce you to Nibbles (black fur) and Fudge (tri-colour fur) – particularly as Mummy has laid-on extra nibbles.

Pixie: Fairy! Am I glad to see you – we have been invaded by some sort of furry alien munching machines.

Gimme this bit, Fudge, and you can have that ONE leaf to be going on with. If i’m not mistaken it looks as if you need a bit of preparation before Fairy takes any more pics.

A quick trim up here . . . and you’re done.

At least there’s plenty of yummy grass for everyone. Remember to look intelligent Nibbles.

Bear: Err, mind if I take a look? I just need to check you haven’t been eating MY snacks.

Nibbles: Ooooo errr – it looks like a Piggy, but BIGGER!!!!!

Bear: Not only bigger, little Nibbles but I can do impressions too. Here’s my ‘walrus’!

Fairy: I am rather proud of the following shots taken with a little help from my super duper Official Fairy Friends, Auntie Annie and Auntie Ellen.

I thought for a minute that Fudge had applied a dollop of my mummy’s lipstick – actually though, it’s a tomato!

That’s better, you get a good glimpse of all the juicy seeds and everything here. And to think Daddy calls ME a messy eater!!!!!!

Mmmmm, that was tasty. Now when do we eat?

Pixie: Hurry up and take the photo Fairy, before Nibbles upsets the magic carrot. I can feel it tipping over what with her swiftly expanding ‘largesse’!




Fill ‘er Up, Please!

Look! A lovely friend made me a jolly special Fairy type dinner bowl, just for ME!

It’s very nice, although I have to say it is rather lacking in the snacks department. I am only saying, like.

Nom, nom, nom!

That’s much better! C’mon Pixie and bear, you can help me test my new bowl!

Thank you very much, Auntie Annie, I love my new bowl – especially when it is full!

Fairy Gets More Treasures Than She Bargained For!

Nanny Fairy here people, my good works and kindnesses to bestow.

Minty and Monty wanted a quiet day out together today, probably to get me a big prize or plan a huge surprise party for me or something of that me-centred nature. I, of course, volunteered to look after all the baby mices for them. Such a selfless little treasure I am!

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Hello there Marmaduke, Mabel and Petunia. How lovely for you to have me to look after you today.

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Right you three, lets be ‘aving you. Are you all sitting comfortably? Hold tight. We are off for a quiet genteel stroll around the garden on this beautiful sunshiny day, in your beautiful new shiny pram.

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Mummy, we are going to set off now mummy. We won’t be too long, Mummy. You might want to prepare some restorative sustenance for when we get back. I will be very much in need of it because I will be doing all the hard work type things in the hot sun, pushing this great big heavy pram and everything.

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Chocks away! Oh! Hang on . . . I will need a quick energy boost before we move off.

Now where did I put that secret stash of grass? Looks like you are sitting on it, Marmaduke, hotch over.

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Yum, yum. Now, you three can sit there patiently and admire a virtuoso display of piggy formation nibbling and at the same time get a free maths lesson.

Munch, 2, 3, 4. Chew, 2, 3, 4 . . . and what comes next, Petunia? Yep, swallow! Gulp 2, 3, 4 . . .

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That was just the ticket. Right, brace yourselves – time to launch this show on the road.

Just a cotton pickin’ minute – what’s that up ahead?

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It can’t be, can it? It looks like it could be . . . I can’t believe it – we might have stumbled across a mythical, fantastical, storybook type treasure, beyond the wildest dreams of piggy avarice. . . A Sweet Corn Leaf Mine!!!!

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Whoooooooah! Look! By ginger! It is!


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Goodness – this looks like a very picturesque picnic spot. Let’s just sit and eat the scenery for a while.

Nomm, nomm, burp – pardon! Nomm, nomm . . .

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We can’t possibly leave all this yummy stuff here to go to waste . . .

I know, let’s pile as much as we can into the perambulator.

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I had better sit up here and make sure nothing falls overboard.

Come on then mices – heave ho. Let’s make tracks for home.

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Put those little mousey backs into it. Puuuuuuush!

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Hummph, we don’t seem to be getting very far. Are you all trying?

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What’s that, Mabel? One of the wheels has sunk into the gravel?

Well, if you had pushed a little harder, and complained a little less . . .

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MUMMMYY – HELP – WE’RE STUCK! Ring the breakdown man, quick. We will need an extra big, strong tow truck!

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No need to panic – I have it all fixed and fettled.

There was nothing for it – I lightened the load – by eating all those yummy leaves!

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We haven’t heard the end of the soon to be legendary Sweet Corn Leaf Mine saga, no doubt . . .

Fairy Grows Grass! FREE Online Tutorial.

Righty ho. This looks like the perfect spot to show off my horticultural expertise. Just need to get all my equipment spread out. These little plastic pots are just the ticket!

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Now then, you two can be my Posse. Pay close attention, look photogenic and don’t forget to make me look good. Don’t say too much either because you might get it all wrong. Just stay put in your bags – I like the stripes, they are rather fetching aren’t they?!

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Try not to make so much rustling noise Marigold – goodness me, I can’t hear myself think.

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Opening music, lights, camera and . . . ACTION!

Oh! Am I on? What, now!!!

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Hello, good evening and welcome to ‘Fairy Grows Grass’, starring me and my very bestest friends, who have to appear for contractual reasons but don’t actually do very much in the way of creative input or indeed, any of the actual hard work.

Before we get down to the growing stuff, a couple of honourable mentions:

I am deeply indebted to Gorgeous Guineas who very kindly supplied us with sample packets of seeds for testing purposes, and to our great friends at Planet Guinea. They have insisted on supplying us with even more seeds on a regular basis. This means we will be doing lots of testing and I will be doing even more nibbling. I have, of course, readily agreed to waive my usual charges – anything for lots of slap up feeds!

Now – it’s on with the show!

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Lets have a nice close-up showing my best smile and everything.

What you must do to get the grass stuff growing is, take a good sized saucer and fill with best quality compost. Get Mummy or Daddy to do this because it can be a bit messy and you wouldn’t want to get your paws all dirty now would you? Anyway, it’s all in a day’s work to them and a bit too much like hard work for me.

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Right, use this handy rake thingy to spread the seeds thinly over the compost. Is this right Mummy?

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Hummph – this is definitely getting a bit too much like hard work – soon be time for a commercial snack break.

Actually, I think this saucer thing needs a lot more seeds to make it worth all the effort. It’s a good job we have plenty in stock.

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Pile them in, that’s it Marigold, they’ll be as right as ninepence! Yum, that’s more like it!

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Add a drop of water and that is all there is to it. It’s easy peasy!

Remember to smile sweetly at the camera again.

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Well, that wasn’t too hard now was it Mariella?

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What you do next is sit back and watch as the seeds germinate and grow into lunch before your very eyes.

Does my nose look big through this?

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Keep a close eye on them and . . . here comes lunch . . . keep watching . . . any second now . . .

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Err – Not much seems to be happening just yet. And Mariella has nodded off!

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No, nothing. Hummph, not even a weed! Come on seeds, don’t shilly-shally!

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Mummy, Mummy come quick. There appears to be a slight major technical hitch.

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Can we stop the camera while I consult with Mummy please?

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Hummph, I know patience can be a virtue for some people – but there are limits!

I’ve been waiting lots and lots of ages and I am getting VERY hungry.

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Okay, right, I see. It seems we may need to give them a little bit longer before they actually do something.

What’s that Daddy, ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’?

Very profound I am sure. But what exactly ‘Rome’ has got to do with my grass seeds, I do not know!

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It must be getting late, yawn – soon be bedtime. Yawn. I can hardly keep my eyes open.

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Mummy, is it okay if we sleep out tonight to guard the grass things? We don’t want to miss any of the action.

Marigold and Mariella can snooze in their sleeping bags.

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MARIELLA, can you keep those snoring type noises down a bit please?

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Night, night my people.

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Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz z z z z

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Wow – look what happened overnight! Yippee! Time for our breakfast!

Yum yum, nom, nom, burp! sorry pardon, nom . . . perfect.

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This grass growing business really is Magic! And I did it all by myself – ‘Just like that’!

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Don’t forget, you can buy your very own packets of special scrummy seeds direct from Planet Guinea.

By following my detailed instructionals programme above, you are sure to grow your very own tray of fresh, scrumptious grass, in no time at all! Well, maybe not quite as quick as mine – for that you would need my added ‘Fairy Magic’!

I hope you enjoy growing (and munching) it just as much as we all do here!