Annalese Dreams...FairyAnnalese DreamsAnnalese had been put to bed some time ago by her mummy. She still couldn't sleep. It felt like hours since her mother had told her a story, sung her a night time song, kissed her goodnight and left the room. The six year old girl wasn't enjoying lying looking at the ceiling, she had had enough. So she tiptoed up the stairs to ask her mummy for one more kiss."Sweetheart, I've already kissed you goodnight," said her mother as she led her back down the stairs to the dimly lit room."But I can't sleep," moaned the tired little girl."Well, why don't you try making up a little story?" said her mother tucking her firmly in under the blankets."What kind of story?" yawned Annalese."Try to imagine yourself as a princess in a castle, or a fairy in the garden, and think of all the adventures you could have. Now close your eyes and see the pictures in your head," said her mother tiptoeing out of the room.In minutes Annalese was asleep. As she drifted off into that sweet place
I wish I was....I wish I was…I wish I was a fairyFlitting round the forest greenI'd have the most enchantingDress and wings you'd even seenI wish I was a mermaidIn deep water I would playSinging to the moon at nightCombing my long hair all dayI wish I was a heroFighting baddies by the tonneThe crown would clap and cheerAnd give me medals when I wonI wish I was a ponyPrancing round the yard and then,I'd race the other poniesTo the fence and back againBy Jenni Mills
Where's TeddyWhere's Teddy?My teddy keeps me safe at nightFighting monsters from under the bedKeeping away the nightmaresThat steal into my sleeping headTeddy is not as brown as he wasHis nose fell off, he lost an eyeMum sewed them back on for meTo make sure I wouldn't crySometimes Teddy falls downBetween the bed and the wallOnce I left him at preschoolWhen I was very smallNow I can't find my TeddyI've been looking for him since noonI'm sure I'd find my TeddyIf I just cleaned up my room.
Under The FloorboardsUnder The FloorboardsThe blaring of the clock radio woke Adelaide and her husband at 6:30am. Adelaide smiled and switched it off. She was smiling because it was the last time the alarm would go off for a long time. The removalist would be here with their enormous truck in less than an hour and there were still a few things to pack. So Adelaide pushed her husband out of bed laughing, they were both looking forward to this sea change.The plane trip went without a hitch and by evening the taxi was pulling up out the front of their recently acquired beach house. It wasn't the newest of residences, but it was right on the beach, and best of all, their only daughter Katie and her new family were only ten minutes drive away in the small Queensland town. As they dumped their bags in the lofty foyer, Brent whistled. He had let his wife choose the new residence without even seeing it himself. He had to admit, she had chosen well."You'll certainly have plenty to keep you busy here love" he chu