In which we discover that golden apples are never in convenient places, that it takes persistence to overcome the odds and that turning up with a large army is a very effective rescue strategy. We also find yet again that brothers can be jealous, that kindness & courtesy never go amiss and chopping things with swords can have surprising results.
In which we discover that some millers are extremely unobservant, nixies are both powerful and patient, love can overcome many obstacles and it takes a supernatural incident to keep a hunter away from his Jägerschitzel.
In which we discover that a cautionary tale can be sometimes ineffective, that lots of cheese actually can be too much of a good thing and that you should never follow fairies anywhere.
In which we discover that princesses aren't always heroines, that gardener's boys can be heroes and that being buried in flowers isn't necessarily a good thing. There are also fantastic forests of jewels, fairies, miraculous laurel trees, enchanted princes and the sheer joy to be found in dancing
In which we discover that life can be interesting if you accept the unusual, that a collop can be many things and that sometimes acquiring a prince can be a lot of effort.
In which we discover that without soup there would be no restaurants, that sharing can be joyful and that meeting a friend from the circus in an underground cask beer bar is one of the few things worth leaving a Finnish meal for.
In which we discover that castles can move, unicorns can be vicious, trolls aren't cautious and that you should always be prepared to give away a sandwich.
In which we discover that betrayal is occasionally inevitable, sometimes all you need is a magical new frock & a talking fish and that apricots can be the key to overcoming misfortune.
In which we discover that you shouldn’t ask questions if you don’t want the answer, a shared love of food is an excellent foundation for a relationship, figs can definitely surprise you and you can fit quite a lot in a candlestick.
In which we discover that you can't have a mortar without a pestle especially if it's gold, that kings make mistakes, the importance of clever queens and that even a capon can be symbolic.