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Pillywiggins and the First Aid Course.


by Mark Robson
December 6, 2011

It turns out that the elf I elf-napped was not an elf, but a very unusual fairy by the name of Pillywiggins! I try not to mess with fairy folk where possible – you never know what sort of havoc they might wreak with their magic. However, having inadvertently kidnapped a fairy and taken her far from home, letting her go would have meant abandoning her, vulnerable and without a warm place to sleep, so I elected to let her tag along with me for a bit until she gets a chance to return to her owner, Julia Jarman. She instantly brightened up when she realised that I don’t eat fairies (just the occasional elf!) and was delighted to find that today was going to be educational.

I needed one last qualification to send to the TAGB in order to obtain my Tae Kwon Do Instructor’s Certificate – attend a basic Emergency First Aid Course. Pillywiggins was more than happy to join in, especially when she realised she would learn about caring for sick babies. Here she is with our instructor for the day, Chris, who explained exactly what to do in the event of an emergency.

He indicated that Pilliwiggins was unique in that she was the first fairy with actual wings to attend his course!

Apparently it was the fairy troopers stealing babies that had led to her recent troubles with a tree witch. What would have happened if one of the babies had been injured, or stopped breathing? Apparently fairy magic can only do so much. Now Pillywiggins and I know exactly what we should do when faced with all sorts of difficult emergencies and we both have a certificate to prove it. I think my little fairy friend looks very proud of hers.


2 Comments »

  1. I’m so relieved that Pillywiggins is safe and having, not just an interesting, but also a useful time. I wonder if her new skills will come in useful in her next adventure. Rescuing babies is one of Pillywiggins’s favourite tasks. She saved two in her last adventure, ‘Pillywiggins and the TreeWitch’.

    But have I told you about Pillywiggins’s twin sister last seen in a school or library in 2010?

    Comment by Julia Jarman — December 6, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

  2. So I saw when I read her adventure earlier, Julia. I haven’t heard about Pillywiggins’s twin sister, though. What happened to her?

    I’ll put the certificate in the post for you, but will keep Pillywiggins safe and busy until we next meet.

    Comment by Mark Robson — December 6, 2011 @ 10:40 pm

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