Once upon a time a group of children were invited to a magical birthday party. But just before they arrived a goblin stole the birthday cake!
\u201cOh no!\u201d, said Elizabeth. \u201cWhat shall we do? That goblin lives in the land of goodies with his friend Mr Teddy. I love visiting the land of goodies, but it\u2019s a long way from Ottawa...\u201d
\u201cMaybe your wishing chair will take us there\u201d, said Adrienne.
\u201cWhat is a wishing chair?\u201d asked the three Madeleines
\u201cI know!\u201d said Karis. \u201cIt\u2019s a magical wooden chair\u201d.
\u201cYes\u201d said Shaughnessy \u201cand it has a wing growing out of each leg\u201d
\u201cWhen it flies, it makes a flapping noise\u201d, added Harry.
\u201cThat would be a great idea\u201d, said Elizabeth, \u201cexcept my wishing chair has lost its wings!\u201d
Luckily, the children were able to decorate magic wings to help the wishing chair fly, through the copious use of stickers and "pin the wings on the wishing chair"
\u201cTake me to the land of goodies\u201d
\u201cThe chair rose into the air and flew out of the door with such a rush that the children were nearly thrown out of their seats.
\u201cSteady, chair, steady\u201d said Elizabeth \u201cThere\u2019s not such a dreadful hurry, you know.\u201d
The chair flew so high in the air that the children were above the clouds, and could see nothing below them but the rolling white mist, like a great dazzling snowfield.
\u201cWhere are we now?\u201d asked Madeleine, peering down. \u201cAre we getting near to the land of Goodies?\u201d
\u201cWe must be\u201d said Harry \u201cBut we shan\u2019t know until the chair dives down through the clouds again. Ah! Here we go!\u201d
Down went the chair through the cold white clouds. The children looked to see if the land of Goodies was below.
There was some trouble locating the land of Goodies. Wizard Too Tall was duly consulted and helped point the way. After a long journey...
\u201cYes, we\u2019re there.\u201d Said Adrienne. \u201cNow just remember this all of you \u2013 you can eat whatever is growing on bushes, hedges, or trees, but you mustn\u2019t eat anybody\u2019s house!\u201d
\u201cEverything is eatable in the land of Goodies\u201d, said Shaughnessy
The wishing chair landed on the ground. The children jumped off quickly, anxious to see this wonderful land. They looked around. Aidan\u2019s eyes grew wide. \u201cLook \u2013 look! There\u2019s a lollipop tree!\u201d
\u201cAnd there\u2019s a hedge growing chocolate!\u201d cried Kaitlin...
There were little yogurt drinks, baby bel cheese and a birthday cake too.
After the land of Goodies, the children were all invited to the fairy ball. There was a lot of very cute dancing.
(With apologies to Enid Blyton - but we DID have a lot of fun...) Elizabeth's friends gave her many fairy themed stickers, crafts and dolls. Including a rather terrifying battery-powered doll that can fly. Seriously!