However, today the House is closed and won't be open again until Monday.
So where is everyone on this fine afternoon?
" Don't worry Candy," she tells her friend, " you'll do great!"
" It's time to get changed and go now you two," she says," you don't want to be late."
" Coming Mrs.Mulberry," Saffron replies." Come on Candy, let's go, and don't you worry." And she takes Candy's paw in her own and together they walk inside.
" Mother," she begins in a small voice," what if I forget the lines or fall of the stage or trip on my dress and tear it?"
" Then you shall get back up my dear and continue to sing," replies her mother.
" I know sweet pea," she answered quietly. " But you can do this, you just need to believe in yourself. Nothing bad is going to happen."
" How do you know?" Candy asks, her voice muffled.
" Because I'm your mother and I just know these things," Mae replies. " Now, let's go down stairs, we have a concert to go to."
" You look very pretty Candy," says Saffron.
" Thankyou," replies Candy, " you look pretty too."
So the two girls and their families make their way to the grandstand.
Candy hugs her mother tightly, and tries to stop herself from shaking.
" You'll do fine," her mother tells her. " And your father and I are watching you. So don't be afraid."
" Ok," Candy replies trying to smile.
Candy braces herself.
" Here we go," she says to herself, and follows the others out onto the stage.
" Oh yes please!" cry the girls in unison.
Candy is especially happy, and gobbles up her cookie.