‘Fairy Adventures – The Ouevre’
I am still ‘touching down’ in Sydney despite my new toadstool residence of the Gold Coast since 2018! It was certainly a fairylicious decade I enjoyed in Sydney, highlights to include: regular storytelling in two bookshops [Lesley McKay’s Bookshop, Woollahra and The Potts Point Bookshop], KU Rushcutters Bay Kindergarten, Darlinghurst Public School [for their annual Fairytale Wonderland Days], Ascham School [for family picnic days], Kambala Girls’ School [for fairytale sessions], St Margaret Mary’s Primary [for Book Week visits], Council School Holiday library visits [Waverley, Canterbury, City of Sydney etc], Hyde Park Australia Day and a summer camp for special needs young adults in the Blue Mountains and, of course the fairy parties I had the opportunity to weave birthday joy! Oooh the fairy partying in both private residences and Sparkle Cupcakery, Surry Hills, Thank you, Sydney!
There were also fairy ‘roadtrips’ [when wing power proved too arduous], visiting Muswellbrook Library, Laurieton Library [near Port Macquarie], Byron Bay Library, Noosa Libraries, Cairns and Atherton Libraries and Brisbane libraries.
I believe there is no end to ‘story magic/learning to love literature sessions’, despite domiciling in a new fairy home – the Gold Coast – and I am relishing this next chapter as a ‘Goldie’ ( beach walks, the cycles along the sea, de-stressing after inner city life and taking time to strum the ukelele and indulge in my first passion – READING] . As stated, I am continuing to make regular ‘touchdowns’ in Sydney for fairy parties and school visits. I also ‘fly where the fairy winds take me’ [in other words, I will consider any location]. I currently visit Far North Queensland on an annual basis as well as the Sunshine Coast.
Imparting my love of children’s literature is my fairytale and … “Fairytales are a beguiling paradox. Familiar and mysterious, earthy and ethereal, lucid and absurd. They seek to illuminate greater truths via the dark woods of our consciousness. But more than anything else, they fire our imagination, having crept into our collective psychoses as bedtime scriptures from an imaginary time and place”.
I look forward to adding my pages to ‘The Fairy Poppilina Fairytale’ and thank you for providing my ‘happy ever after’, by allowing me to share my passion of children’s literature and music, dear Fairyones.