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Thursday, 26 May 2016

Raspberry Wishes & Berry Creme




Jemima is still lying in her bed sleeping, so why am I showing you this lovely ornament in one of her favourite colours - yellow? Oh right, Jemima has started to "sleep travel", i.e., dream...

Will this dream be about food, food and more food like the last one I told you about, I wonder? No, I believe this one will be different... :)



As it turns out, Jemima is dreaming about Fairyland! In her dream she has made a trip to this magical country with Quackie and her parents. They are watching a beautiful fairy gondola float by on the river Aquamarine. On it are two winged fairies wearing beautiful gowns. The pink haired fairy is called Miss Raspberry Wishes and the fairy with the blond hair, who is actually steering the boat with her magic staff, is called Miss Serene Diamonds. 


  
As they travel further down the Aquamarine they notice a fairy named Fraise DuJardin taking care of her little garden on the riverbank. She is watering her flowers, as well as giving the little rabbits that live inside the tree stump to drink. But it's not just any kind of water. This water is specially processed (a recipe invented by Fraise). It makes any plant you water it with, and any animal that drinks it, smell sweetly and marvellously of strawberries.



This pretty horse is called Berry Creme, and she is actually a real unicorn (no, unicorns are not at all extinct). She lives close to the Aquamarine and loves to take long tranquil walks along the riverbank. 



Julie can't believe what they are seeing. "A unicorn, James! We're so lucky to  meet one!" she exclaims and sticks out her hand to greet the creature. Berry Creme bows her head politely to the family. Jemima and Quackie stare at the unicorn open mouthed. They have never seen a pink horse before. Soon, Jemima regains her composure and asks Berry Creme whether she may ride on her back.



Berry agrees and soon Jemima and Quackie can view the riverbank from the back of a unicorn.
"Mommy, Daddy!" Jemima giggles, "De unicone smell like stwawbewwy!" James and Julie get a whiff of it, too. 



Finally, the Periwinkles board the fairy gondola for a ride down the Aquamarine.



The Periwinkles watch as Miss Raspberry leaves the boat for a quick errand. After an exchange of kind words with Berry Creme, she holds the tip of her pink magic wand against the tip of Berry's silver horn.



She does this every once in a while to recharge. (Recharging wands is one of Berry's special talents and she does it for free.) The Periwinkles hear a buzzing sound and see a few sparks fly until the transmission of energy is complete.



Once they are all aboard the boat, the trip down the river can continue. 

Jemima is and Quackie are feeling a little light-headed. Is all this really happening, or is it just a dream? 

She really doesn't know anymore, 
and to be honest, 
neither do I... 
;)



THE END



Many thanks 
for all your kind feedback 
and comments.

14 comments:

  1. Bei mir fließt gerade der Angstschweiß in Strömen... diesen Post darf ein gewisses Flatterbärchen niemals (und ich meine NIEMALS!!! und unter keinen Umständen NIEMALS und KEINESFALLS) zu Sehen bekommen!!! Der würde sich nämlich sofort auf den Weg ins Feenland machen, um von diesem speziellen Wasser zu bekommen... und da könnte ich mir den Mund fusselig reden, dass Jemima das alles ja nur geträumt hat, wenn es um Erdbeeren (oder wie Herr F. sagen würde süße, rote, saftige, aromatische Erdbeeren) geht, dann klinkt was aus bei meinem Flatterich und ich kann mir lebhaft vorstellen, wie toll der die Vorstellung finden würde, wenn alles nach Erdbeeren riecht und schmeckt... Trotz des erheblichen Risikopotentials - ein toller Post... über einen fantastischen Traum... oder einen fantastischen Ausflug... wie auch immer! ;O)

    Liebe Grüße
    Birgit

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    1. Hach, Birgit, das ist jetzt aber jammerschade!... :(( Wo ich mich doch gerade auf Herr F.'s Reaktion auf diesen Post so gefreut habe!! *schnief*

      Ich kann Dich aber natürlich gut verstehen. Wenn ich so einen kleinen Knirps hätte, würde ich auch nicht wollen, dass er sich in Richtung Feenland (oder sonstwohin) aus dem Staub macht. Das muss auf jeden Fall verhindert werden.

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  2. What a lovely story! I love the mystical fairies and Berry the unicorn - how glad Jemima must have been to meet her ;D

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    1. Jemima still remembers her perfume of ripe strawberries. :)

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  3. What a lovely dream! A visit to Fairyland!I thought maybe she was going to have a bad nightmare but I was wrong! I´m glad she had the chance to ride Berry Creme, meet the fairies and sail on that lovely gondola.
    I love the playmobil fairies and unicorns.I have some of them too!

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    1. Yes, fortunately Jemima had a pleasant dream that night! I believe her dreams usually are about magical things - or food. ;)

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  4. Oh what a dream. I'd prefer to keep on sleeping.
    Thanks for the delicious story.
    Hugs, Drora

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    1. Jemima says you are very welcome!

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  5. The dream Jemima had is such a nice one, I have never ridden on a unicorn myself!
    Emily

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    1. It was Jemima's first ride on the back of a unicorn, and she won't forget it anytime soon!

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  6. I also feared that Jemima would have a nightmare - so I'm glad to read about her fairy world dream! :) It was so cute to see Jemima riding on Berry Cremes back - I wonder how the dream will go on...

    Viele liebe Grüße, Kyra, die überrascht über den plötzlichen Sonneneinfall nach all den Tornadowarnungen ist XD

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    1. Not much happened, they just travelled further down the Aquamarine and then Jemima woke up. :) But maybe she will get the chance to go back some day. :)

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  7. How sweet. You have a wonderful imagination. Book travel, ninja Turtles, fairy boat trips and riding a magical unicorn. It's always a pleasant surprise to see what adventure Jemina and Quackie will go on next.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! Jemima enjoys her trips (and making new friends on them) very much. :)

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