Meet Mr Pump. Mr Pump stands sentry at the entrance to Princess Batarella's magical home, ensuring that only those lucky few invited guests are permitted entry. Woe betide anyone who tried to make their way past Mr Pump without permission. Their fate is one that few would wish to behold.
Once past the gates, we meet the Princess herself. Princess Batarella loves to groom her pony. This magnificent steed is Princess Batarella's loyal companion, and accompanies her on regular tours of her woodland home, helping to negotiate the rough terrain and carrying all the essentials a Princess may need.
Princess Batarella shares her dwelling with a host of fairy folk. Whilst shy, some of them will show themselves, given encouragement from the Princess. The fairies put a lot of work into maintaining their domain, and each has cultivated her own garden to provide all the things a fairy community may need.
And after all that work touring her domain, there is nothing a Princess likes more than to tuck into a freshly toasted marshmallow. Grown by the fairies, and toasted over a magical flame, of course.
OK, just kidding. Our pumpkin at home, an excursion to Mountain View Ranch to join in their half term bushcraft festivities (in Hallowe'en costume, naturally), and a sneaky roadsign from Neath. Just because.
Princess Batarella's tour is linking up with Coombe Mills' Country Kids linky. Are you?