Sunday, 21 December 2014

The Tree is Dressed


Dear Fairy Followers,

As we get ever closer to Christmas the magic is mounting at Betty's Cottage.

This week Lolly and Buncle were very happy to get outside into the fresh air and bring in some greenery which with it's shiny piney smells, brings the magic of Mother Nature right in amongst us and as Auntie Everlasting likes to remind me , keeps any witches and passing lightening away from the house so we can all sleep easy in our beds too !

We have also sent out all our Christmas cards which makes us feel very pleased with ourselves as our job of spreading more magic out into the world is done ( Buncle is in charge of  the sprinkling of fairy dust goes into each one . )




 In with the greenery came a shiny brown Cone fairy and she scattered some of her woodland twinkle ...


 and then it was all hands to the dressing of the tree ...


 which of course brought in more passing fairies ... this Blue one got rather too close to the bird that pecked poor Lolly last time ...


 and this little Gold fairy was found frolicking amongst the branches and baubles quite unaware of any dangers that might lurk in a Christmas tree.


 ( The Blue Fairy was quite unharmed by the way. )


 The next job was to wake up the Tree -Top Fairy from her year's slumber in her very own box. It is a very important job to be a  Tree Fairy and not every fairy has the stamina for it.  Lots of these sleeping beauties live a long time as they get passed down the family and are cared for as a special fairy ( that many grown-ups remember as it is the best way of bringing back memories of their childhood Christmas's.) Eventually they retire when their dress and wings are so threadbare it is time for the family to replace them - always a Very Sad moment.

Our fairy has been with us for ten years now and still has a lot of go in her ...


 With only a little bit of a push she was soon into position ...


 and the whole tree was complete!


 Once she was warmed up by the fairy lights and quite awake she asked me to tell you that her name is
Queenie and she wishes you all a very Happy Christmas and not to prod or peek into any presents that might be under your own tree as any Tree - Top fairy will know immediately and it is prone to make them sneeze ... of course if you have a Star you will not be found out but I think it is much more fun to have a fairy keeping watch !



 So as evening fell we lit the candles ...


 Lolly and Buncle shared a mini mince pie ...



 and after the last currant was eaten they flew off to my desk and made plans to move their beds in there for Christmas Eve ( this is a Special Treat and only happens on this one night of the year so please call by  before Christmas and see them hang up their stockings where I write my books ! )


I do hope all your preparations are going well and that the magic is with you too !

LOVE FROM , Betty X

2 comments:

Belen said...

Happy Christmas Betty, Buncle, Lolly and all the fairies and thank you for all the magic you bring. I notice lametta on the tree, all the evidence I need that this is indeed a magical residence! x

type my paper for me said...

Good post, I really loved the way you decorated a tree, not everyone have that good sense of decoration. Going to share it with my friends, hope they will like it as well and thank you for sharing it