There is only one version of Fairy Kingdom history - that produced by the royals - though to be fair it is accurate, thoroughly researched and is honest about the faults of its previous fairy rulers, especially Queen Gwendolyn. Eileen has written papers (mostly lodged in the Royal Library) with her thoughts. The less controversial get an airing now and again on FNN. Her outright damnation of fairy mismanagement is unlikely to see the light of day and had it been written by anyone other than her, that same someone would’ve seen the inside of a jail for, at best, years and, at worst, life!
Food is grown and prepared manually and magically though almost everyone prefers honest grub rather than that conjured up out of thin air as there’s something about magic that leaves its mark in food. Experts say the taste isn’t so fresh. It’s as if the magic has taken something from the food. The Queen is keen the royal kitchens cook a wide range of cuisines from different worlds, though she is particularly fond of Earth food. Her favourite dish is a properly prepared old fashioned roast chicken dinner followed by raspberry crumble and icecream. Some food snobs do look down their noses at their monarch for such humble tastes but they never do it in her presence so she considers she’s won that argument. The Queen also argues that the griffin and dodo are endangered enough without her Household cooking them as well. Eileen likes Italian food and her favourite dish is seafood lasagne. Jenny is a good cook and her favourite dish is honey pepper beef with mangetout and fresh pasta.
When there aren’t dragons and foul fiends to be got rid of quickly (which means calling in Eileen, Hanastrew or the fairy squad), most settlements arrange their evening entertainment based on the tastes of the majority species living in the place. These entertainments take place outside during the spring and summer, in the Village Hall the rest of the year, and all who are able are expected to take part. Shyness here is not tolerated. It doesn’t matter whether you sing quietly or loudly, what matters is you sing.
To be fair, given all in the Kingdom know these traditions, shyness generally isn’t a problem. It’s not given a chance to develop into one! Entertainments are held thrice weekly. Whilst not compulsory to go to them all, most do and only being ill is considered a good enough excuse to skip attendance. So village disapproval tends to make sure everybody does go to every entertainment.
The entertainments usually involve singing, dancing, acting, recitals, and sports like football, cricket, rounders, anything team related as that gets as many of the village involved as possible. The entertainments are usually great fun and very noisy. And from the government’s point of view, they’re useful - the villages are not causing trouble for them.