Let’s face it, anyone who can look after small school children without raising their voice is pretty amazing. Of course magic is generally used but then she often has to use it to help out Holly, but inevitable ends up in all sorts of trouble herself. When things don’t go to plan, (magic jelly anyone?) does she moan, argue or break down in a miserable snotty wreck? No of course not, she just brushes it off and gets on to the next thing.
Also like many of us in this day and age she manages to hold down a number of jobs. Not only is she very good at magic but is Holly's nanny, teacher and general housekeeper for King and Queen Thistle. Her cooking is quite legendary and has been described as the “best cook in the whole wide world” by the King. How nice would it be to get a compliment like that about your cooking, other than "yeah it was okay"! When called upon she’s a master linguist and is capable of speaking many animal languages; however she will be the first to admit that there are a few like Aardvark, Mole and Ant that are a little bit difficult. And when needs must, she is also a tooth fairy. Now how is that for multi-tasking?
She can also hold her own when it comes to the difficult men in her life. This I am proud to say is something that I am able to manage. There is the rather pompous and lazy King Thistle who likes to have her run round after him. But truth be told she has him wrapped round her little finger. Then there is the Wise Old Elf, not sure about you, but with all the bickering going on between them I am sure there is some hidden sexual tension there.
So what do you think? Are you thinking, “Yeah, I can see where you are coming from” or “ Bloody hell, you really need to get out more and stop watching kids telly"?