The following series was Fleur's first exploration of building tableux and it features a story centred around her daughter and her dog. Titled The Excellent Adventures of Heidi and Kilbey, the inspiration for this series was born on February the 4th 2005. Her name was Heidi and she dramatically changed the way Fleur experienced the world. Suddenly the world changed from black and white to colour! Heidi reacquainted Fleur with the magical world of children’s books. Fleur's not sure who was more captivated by their colour or more moved by their messages, Heidi or her!
In the beginning
"Inside the womb, preparations were being made to enter a new world. It was time for Heidi to be born! Waving goodbye to her special friends, she turned her ship towards the door and shrieked to her faithful dog “Hang on tight Kilbey... we’re out of here!”
"As she drifts off to sleep Heidi imagines the aquarium wallpaper on her bedroom wall coming to life. Heidi’s room fills with water like a giant fish tank as her bed floats across the room on a floating magic carpet. All the while Kilbey tries to catch the fish in a net!"
The translation machine
"All of sudden there is a strange sound coming from the bottom of the garden. Kilbey has been busy building a translation machine! “Fantastic” squeals Heidi as she gently leans across and turns it on... “Rumble, Rumble, Pop, Wiz, Zip, Pfff!” With a Woof and Giggle, now everyone can understand what they are saying."
Heidi's favourite things
"Heidi imagines all her favourite things... her toothbrush, Daddy’s mobile phone, Woolly Bear, the bath taps, a clothes peg, her scooter, Marj Simpson, her ball, and of course Heidi’s most favourite, Kilbey Dog!"
Pulling the plug
"Heidi’s morning begins with a warm bath. She watches as the bath fills with water and bubbles. Suddenly there is silence... you can hear a pin drop. The look on everyone’s face is shock. Oh No, Heidi has done it again! She has pulled the plug out of the bath."
Where does the water go?
In the shower Heidi loves the feeling of warm water trickling over her head and down her back. She follows the path of the water as it disappears through the holes in the drain. She ponders... “Where does the water go?”