Dear Fairy Followers,
You find me in the Rosebud Room at Betty's Cottage making a quick inspection to make sure that all is spick and span and ready for a Very Important Guest or a VIG as we like to call them ( and this one is also a VIF , a Very Important Fairy.)
All kinds of fairies fly in from all over the world and rest their heads under the Rosy eiderdown , safe in the knowledge that there is always a sprig or two of Lavender to calm their nerves after a long flight and a bowl of Pansy porridge for breakfast to send them on their way in the morning.
She is however also Very Fussy and everything must be just to her liking or she gets rather crochety
and puts all the other fairies into a bit of a spin; so I put Lolly and Buncle straight to work on airing a sheet ( it was in fact a rather nice vintage lacy hanky ) it was clean but floppy so I sent them off to starch it and spray it with Lavender water.
I often have to ask Auntie about fairy history and I know that she thinks that fairy standards are slipping and that things aren't like they were when she was a girl ( which was a VERY long time ago when humans actually believed in fairies a lot more than they do now) so we always try and get things to a very high standard for her.
One thing that I know she is Most Particular about is her Lavender pillow so I sent Lolly
and Buncle off to find the plumpest and freshest Lavender bag from the linen cupboard in the hope that all would be to Auntie Everlasting's satisfaction. The bow had to be tied with equal length on both sides as it is just this kind of thing that Auntie notices and the Lavender itself had to be this season's English Lavender ( I know she approves of fresh French bread but NOT French Lavender , I think she crash-landed in a field of the stuff once and has taken against it ever since.)
It was only when she was high above the clouds that Lolly confessed that she had added some French Lavender flowers to her night time drink AND to her pillow which had sent her off to sleep so soundly! I decided not to tick Lolly off as modern fairies must move with the times and use their initiative and I also decided never to tell Auntie everlasting about just how close she had come to French Lavender...
Happy Fairy Spotting ,
LOVE , Betty x