Cricket, where the game can take days and still end in a draw, is hugely admired on the grounds it takes genius to come up with a sport like that! Some of the larger villages are beginning to play cricket. Magic is used to keep playing fields level and free from any creatures that tend to damage lawns.
In the Kingdom this ranges from moles to griffins to furry monsters to massive dragons. On Earth it is mainly moles that cause problems!
The Queen, Eileen and Jenny don’t play sports but Hanastrew and the fairy squad are beginning to do so, recognizing that keeping fit will help them with their magical duties.
Pets aren’t known in the Kingdom though the less temperamental magical creatures do sometimes gather at the edges of settlements and there is some interaction between them and the villagers. This does not of course apply to dragons! Groups of creatures settle depending on habitat so villages often have a magical animal representing them so they have a kind of living coat of arms!
Humanity’s tendency to keep pets is generally approved of as long as the animals are properly cared for, on the grounds that caring for something else like this means there are some humans who aren’t polluting the planet or causing wars. The Queen, if she were to keep a pet, would go for a cat - regal, dignified, looks after itself. Eileen would prefer a nice dog (her enemies would say it’s because she’s a bitch!) as she admires their loyalty and courage. Jenny is not immune to having a pet later once Eddie is older and would go for a small dog. Though how a dog would take to the talking animals at Brenebourne is anyone’s guess!
Seasons in the Kingdom are the same as on Earth but certain areas keep their favourite seasons far longer than we do. For example, there is a Winter Wonderland area in the Kingdom so the other seasons are brief.
Flora and fauna again resemble that found on Earth but there are species in the Kingdom that could never be found outside a magical environment. There are trees and beanstalks that grow and grow and where climbing is very much done at the climber’s own risk. Not only is there the terrifying thought of what you might find at the top, there are the creatures that live in these plants that need facing as well. Not all are friendly!
The giant flowers in the Palace gardens really are giant. And you should see the bees that pollinate them! Colours are brighter than on earth. The subtler shades are not appreciated by most in the realm, the attitude being if you’ve got colour, you may as well have as much of it as possible!
Colour blindness is unknown in the Kingdom though given the brightness of the hues this counts as a miracle though the Queen and Eileen believe eyes react to whatever environment they cope with and magical eyes are used to such brightness.