Sunday, November 12, 2006

The Norton Street Fairy

Unbeknownst to me, my new neighborhood has it’s very own fairy. Not that I’ve managed to spot her as yet. Those who have been lucky enough to see her include my Mum, Dad and Ed.
According to my operatives, the Norton Street Fairy is a well presented, well spoken, seemingly not mad 40 something woman who likes nothing better than to get around the streets dressed in a white sparkly tulle fairy dress, a sparkly crown and a pair of wings. Mum saw her dressed like this happily shopping for groceries, Dad saw her having a cup of coffee with a man in a café and Ed saw her one night popping into the local Thai restaurant with some friends to pick up some food – all done in her full fairy regalia.

Could she be a professional party fairy simply on her way home? It seems unlikely, as Mum pointed out, if you were dressed up like that you would at least take your wings off when you go to Coles to do the shopping. Mum also said the funniest thing was that no-one in the shopping centre batted an eyelid when she swanned in, big wings flapping behind her.

So it seems that our fairy just likes dressing that way, good on her. Maybe I will encourage Ed to start dressing up as a cowboy, or spiderman next time he pops up to the shops.


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