Fairyones: a little twinkle about myself …
In essence, I never ‘got over’ the magic of children’s literature, the power of imagination and the pleasure of fairy play. When a hired fairy for my OWN daughter’s fifth party failed to appear, it seemed the opportunity had magically presented itself and this impromptu, serendipitous fairy performance was the “tippy toe I needed” to ‘take my passion and make it happen’.
Since then, I have had the pleasure of bringing countless children’s books to life in libraries, schools, festivals and regularly in a bookshop AS WELL AS, of course, fairy partying with many birthday princesses in private residences and at cupcake shop. In the ten years I have ‘flitted and flapped’ as Fairy Poppilina the passion has never died and the excitement never waned …
I have recently returned to Queensland, where I first began as a fairy [at Queensland Government House for a children’s literature event] and I hope to continue and build upon what I have learnt during the ‘learning curve of fairydom’.
I believe that in the midst of gloom we need stories and fairy lightness more than anything! A life without whimsy is a ‘non-life’!!! I am so grateful to have this passion, allowing me to enter an ‘imaginary fairy door’ of fascination and wonderment, encountering stories where I urge my little fairy friends to imagine and inhabit the lives of book characters; after all “Imagination is more important than knowledge” [Einstein].
I hope to see you under my fairy rainbow soon!
Fairy Poppilina x
Poppy Stoker is a mother to two daughters, freelance forensic psychological report writer, former library assistant, childcare assistant + a ukelele playing, head standing, baking, rollerskating human bean + ‘Blue Card-ed’, fully insured AND fully Covid-vaccinated.