My fairy adventures

The truth about the Cottingley photographs

Posted by Bluebell Woods on

Most of my brothers and sisters are notoriously shy. It's not easy to capture a fairy on camera but over the years many humans have tried and there are some rare moments where fairies have been snapped. It's not surprising that you always want to take our picture. My kind are so pretty. Frances Griffiths, aged 10 in one of the most famous fairy photographs Some of the most famous examples of fairy photographs are the 'Cottingley photographs' taken a hundred years ago by two little girls, Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths, in Cottingley, England. Elsie and Frances were obsessed with my...

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Letters from London

Posted by Bluebell Woods on

I would like to share with you some letters from a friend of mine. I find her stories so funny though she doesn't always realise it. Her name is Tinkers and she lives in North London. Dear Bluebell Thank you for finding me my new home, I love it. The houses round here are all really big and beautiful but my little house is the most pretty of all. It's positioned near the fireplace in this great big house, which I share with a lovely family. They are a little strange though. The family have a magic box, which they...

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The princess who slept for a hundred years

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The Princess Who Slept for a Hundred Years Once upon a time, in a not so far away kingdom, a fairy princess was born to the delight of all magical folk across the land. Her mother, the fairy queen, announced a grand ball to celebrate the arrival of her heir. Everyone in the land was invited to come and pay homage to the beautiful little fairy… well almost everyone. A fantastic banquet was laid on for the guests and the magical castle was filled with music and joyful chatter. One by one the guests approached the queen to congratulate her...

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A Fairy Christmas Carol

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A Fairy Christmas Carol         “Please Mr Smudge, magic dust is so hard to find and your workforce of elves seem to have collected it all and left none for us. Could you not find it in your heart to share some of yours, after all you have not spread any magic for years” pleaded the fairies.   “In a word, no,” growled Smudge.  “Sprite, show these fairies out of my Hallow”  “Could we not spread some fairy-dust on the children especially for Christmas,” pleaded, Sprite. “No, Sprite, human children today do not deserve any of our magic...

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The Elves and the Shoe maker

Posted by Bluebell Woods on

One of my favourite fairy tales is the Elves and the Shoe Maker as even though they are such mischievous little guys they really have hearts of gold.. THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER                                                                                                 There once was a poor shoemaker. I mean that he was a shoemaker who had very little money. Not...

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