Our Dear Mariella

Our beautiful Princess, Mariella, passed away unexpectedly yesterday.

 
My best friend . . .

And bravest passenger . . .

My ‘copter-snitcher . . . but I didn’t mind!

The best Birthday guest ever!

And always there to test the latest ‘topper’ . . .

Our Princess . . .

September 2009 – January 6 2012
I feel honoured to have had such a wonderful sister and friend.
We will never forget you, Mariella, you will always have a place in our hearts . . . good-night – we love you.

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Fairy’s Gone Potty!

Help! HELP!! HEEEEEEELP!
Let me out NOW – this minute!
What’s all that noisy, squeaky fuss about, Marigold? There’s an awful lot of ‘language’ coming from somewhere!

There does seem to be rather a lot of noise.
Never mind. Lets just ignore it. Look – we are about to get our photo taken. Smile sweetly and say GRASS!

Oh PHEW! Yes! There WAS a lot of fuss and it was coming from poor little ME, Mariella!
Didn’t you KNOW I was trapped under that plant pot?

I almost missed getting MY photo taken.
Look here, Mummy, bring the camera thingy! I am ready for it!

No! You wouldn’t dare hide me again would you Marigold?

NO! NO! And thrice NO!

DADDY! Come and protect me! NOW!

Oh! there you are . . . about time.

All aboard!

Take me away from all this. They were going to put me under a nasty plant pot! Boo hoo, sniffe ETC.

What’s that Daddy? You wouldn’t let them?

Oh Daddy! My hero!
Actually – I knew they weren’t really – I just wanted an extra Daddy Cuddle!

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It’s Topping!

Hello! What do we have here then . . . is this what I think it is?

I DO know what it is, I do, I do, I have just forgotten the word for it . . . anyway, it must be a present for me seeing as it’s landed here, right under my nose.

Let me get on with my investigations. Now then, let me . . .err . . . well, I can go under it but that’s no good, you can’t even see my ears.

Oi! Here I am! In my new HAT!

What do you mean, ‘it isn’t a hat, Fairy’?
Of course it’s a hat . . . it’s on my head isn’t it?

Well! I didn’t know Mariella was going to be allowed a go . . .

It does have nice knees, you are quite right, Mariella, very orange too, which is a bonus if you ask me.

That’s better! Actually, it is rather a snug fit . . . made for you I would say. But it isn’t FOR you. Just as long as we are all clear on that point.

Oh NO!!!! Marigold is in . . . in my . . . . what-do-you-call it.

You can get your bottom out of there Marigold, it isn’t your size – you’ll stretch it. I don’t think they even make them in your size . . . I must admit though – you do look very cute.


Phew! I am back in my rightful position. And guess what? I remembered what you call it! I’ve seen these creatures on my computer. I didn’t know they were all soft and squashy like this though, nor did I know they were filled with Guinea Pig . . . oh well, you learn something every day!

Heeee! I can hide right under my Turtle-Topper (did you guess right?) and pretend I am not in! That should fool everyone.
Now all I need is a bowl of salad under here with me and life would be perfect . . . . Muuuuum!
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Fairy’s Taxi Service!

I am just getting a bit of practice in ready for my forthcoming Driving Test.

Being the generous little piggy I am, I offered Marigold and Mariella a ride today.

Hang on in there, you two! I am just going to get my paw down and go for a bit of a zoom!

Marigold and Mariella hitch a lift! (10)

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee! Nieooooooooooooooooooow! Screeeeeeeeech!

Marigold and Mariella hitch a lift! (12)

‘I’m feeling a bit queasy, Marigold’.

‘Me too, Mariella! Fairy has spun my tummy up with her zooming about’!

Marigold and Mariella hitch a lift! (13)

Toot-toot! We’re here! When you’ve both finished clinging on you can disembark! I’ll take you for another spin tomorrow if you are good!

Marigold and Mariella hitch a lift! (16)

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Fairy Makes An Important Announcement!

My dearly beloved people. You have all been gathered here today, at my great personal inconvenience I might add, to hear the latest of my very important proclamations delivered on my specially commissioned Soapbox. An Announcement of such import that even little ol’ me is getting very excited! Tee hee.

Get on your soapbox Fairy! (10)b

Humph, you two have finally deigned to put in an appearance, have you? I was in full flow and just getting to a really good dramatic bit when, in you barge, willy nilly, making me all loose my drift.

Get on your soapbox Fairy! (5)

I’ll just need to have a bit of a rest and gather my thoughts. I will need a big basket to put them in because some days I have lots of thoughts – mostly relating to food it must be said, but there are lots of them, hence the need for a jolly big basket! Now where was I? Was it something to do with food?

Get on your soapbox Fairy! (1)

Oh actually, that reminds me of the time I addressed the massed ranks of local salad growers, exhorting them to redouble their efforts to keep me supplied with light snacks. What a marvellous speech that was – they all enjoyed it so much, they threw lettuces and tomatoes! Kept me going for a day or two, that did.

Get on your soapbox Fairy! (2)b

What was that Marigold? Which point would you like me to get to exactly?

Get on your soapbox Fairy! (6)

Oh yes, that reminds me of the occasion I was guest speaker at the Grand Order of Pointy Things annual convention. What an unalloyed triumph that was too.

Get on your soapbox Fairy! (7)

There was I, surrounded by enthusiastic purveyors of all things pointy, when all suddenly and without warning I was unanimously elected Piggy with the Pointiest Finger Nails of the year, with certificates, major awards and a medal type thing.

Get on your soapbox Fairy! (8)

Mariella, you can admire them at closer quarters if you wish.

Get on your soapbox Fairy! (8)b

Or even closer. These extra special pointy ones come pre-adorned with optional Piggy Poo adornment.

Get on your soapbox Fairy! (8)c

Err, right, back to the very serious and highly important, if not world shattering then jolly well close to it, ‘Announcement’.

Get on your soapbox Fairy! (10)

I’d better just make sure the autocue operator has managed to keep up. It wouldn’t do to miss any dramatic bits out.

Get on your soapbox Fairy! (14)

Right you two, places please. Remember to look all excited and anxious, hanging on my every word and generally paying attention and not wandering off. That means you too Marigold. MARIGOLD!

Get on your soapbox Fairy! (16)

Right, that’s better. Do at least try and keep all lined up neatly.

Get on your soapbox Fairy! (18)

Just time for a quick photo opportunity for the massed rank of the paparazzi, so Mummy can capture this truly historic Announcement.

Try not to crack the lense with your smile Mariella.

Get on your soapbox Fairy! (19)

Okay, I’m ready for the big finish. The dramatic tension has reached breaking point. Nerves have been suitably shredded sufficiently and national TV and Radio have interrupted their transmissions to record these historic words -

Get on your soapbox Fairy! (23)

We will be holding a Grand Fairy-Fest Piggy Party at my house next year – and you are all invited! Timings to be finalised in due course. There will of course be tea and cakes and what not, for the grown ups.

Salads’R’Us, superior caterers to the top piggies, have been booked. They will provide mixed salads, plain salads, 4 varieties of hay, green salads, fresh grass lightly chilled, tomato salads, leafy salads, tossed broccoli salad,  . . .  oh and due to Health & Safety – guest piggy’s will have to bring their own nibbles!

Book your cuddle cups – NOW!

Get on your soapbox Fairy! (20)b

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