Diane Horsley, a British citizen who has been living in Turkey for 10 years, joined the library movement in Turkey via a library project through which she makes the children’s world more meaningful and enjoyable she has been running Ankara International Children’s Library for a month, the only children’s library with a significant number of books in English for children, where she offers a number of children’s books for preschoolers and primary school age children.
Inspired from her two-year-old son’s summer holiday experience in a British library where he used to spend much time and because of the closure of the British Council library created difficulty for her to access children’s books in English for her son, Horsley decided to set up a library with the support of her husband, who enabled her to contact the library management of the Culture and Tourism Ministry, which has given the project their full support.
We couldn’t help reading a recent blog about artist Cordelia who is carving out a name for herself shaping up fallen baby teeth into minature tooth fairies with a minature rotary cutter.
I guess it is a novel way to spend $190 USD Wonder if you put it under a pillow the tooth faerie will recognise a work of art with greater generosity?
Ben. Queen Mab! What's she?
Mer. She is the fairies' midwife, and she comes
In shape no bigger than an agate-stone
On the fore-finger of an alderman,
Drawn with a team of little atomies
Athwart men's noses as they lie asleep:
Her waggon-spokes made of long spinners' legs;
The cover, of the wings of grasshoppers;
The traces, of the smallest spider's web;
The collars, of the moonshine's watery beams;
Her whip, of cricket's bone; the lash, of film;
Her waggoner, a small grey-coated gnat,
Not half so big as a round little worm
Prick'd from the lazy finger of a maid;
Her chariot is an empty hazel-nut,
Made by the joiner squirrel or old grub,
Time out o' mind the fairies' coach-makers.
And in this state she gallops night by night
Through lovers' brains, and then they dream of love;
O'er courtiers' knees, that dream on curtsies straight;
O'er lawyers' fingers, who straight dream on fees;
O'er ladies' lips, who straight on kisses dream;
Which oft the angry Mab with blisters plagues,
Because their breaths with sweetmeats tainted are.
Sometimes she gallops o'er a courtier's nose,
And then dreams he of smelling out a suit;
And sometimes comes she with a tithe-pig's tail,
Tickling a parson's nose as a' lies asleep,
Then dreams he of another benefice;
Sometime she driveth o'er a soldier's neck,
And then dreams he of cutting foreign throats,
Of breaches, ambuscadoes, Spanish blades,
Of healths five fathom deep; and then anon
Drums in his ear, at which he starts and wakes;
And, being thus frighted, swears a prayer or two,
And sleeps again. Romeo and Juliet (1.4.60-95)
The Phoenix Faerie Festival presented by Western Gates Faerie Realms is a weekend outdoor festival celebrating the myth and fantasy of the enchanted realms of Faerie right here in scenic Arizona. Inviting all to come and discover a magical place where Fairy-tales are real and fantasy takes flight. The one and only Premier Faerieworld’s Festival in Arizona USA
The Phoenix Faerie Festival takes pride in showcasing a myriad of Arizona talents, great food and entertainment with a gathering of unique crafters, artistry, music, dance, Celtic and Medieval European music, faerie themed art and faerie gifts, live performance theater, visual poetry and storytelling, as well as nationwide interests, in a fancifully themed atmosphere of delightful revels and magic for entire families the excitement of photographing faeries and pixies in glorious costumes as they parade amongst us delighting us with their creative and imaginative costumes at the Faerie Festival.
Now you can see a new Priscilla Hernandez web video for “the willow’s lullaby” song. A song about a mourning willow that with its soothing lullaby makes you sleep beneath its leaves to grab your soul. Better seen along with the lyrics.
This little video, shot in London is meant for the web only, though of course we’ll welcome your opinion.
The Maryland Faerie Festival has chosen to use the spelling of Faerie used by Edmund Spenser in The Faerie Queen, metaphorically describing Queen Elizabeth the First. This spelling is often used to refer to the Faerie Realm. There are many ways to spell Fairie some of these include Fairy, Faery, Fairie, and Feri. Others names for the Faeries include the Fay or Fae, the Shining Ones, The Little People and the Good Folk. No matter which name you prefer or spelling you choose, you will have a good time when you come and celebrate the Faeries with us!
Saturday and Sunday
May 19 and 20, 2007
10 AM to 6 PM
$3 for kids 3 to 11
$10 for kids 12 to 99
Free for kids under 3 and over 99
$1 off for dressing in costume
Parking fee $3 per vehicle
Patuxent 4H Center
18405 Queen Anne Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
When’s the last time you saw an ugly fairy? Really. To be honest, I don’t recall seeing an unsightly pixie…ever. Ugly ducklings, yes. But fairies? They’re just so darn cute. And, apparently, it’s enough to tick some people off.
Such is the case in Fairy Jewels where you encounter an evil wizard who simply can’t stand the adorable little imps. And so, the story begins.
As fate would have it, a malevolent mage has captured every fairy in the land and locked them into his dark, dank castle. Your charge is to find and free these sweet little creatures and return them to fairyland — a task that requires matching wits, and gems, if you’re going to be successful.
Fairy Jewels is, well, a jewel of a game — a non-violent treat for the whole family. It’s not the most fully-featured or ground-breaking offering, but it’s packed with enjoyment.
After 18 years of trying to win the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's prestigious Blue Water Pointscore Series, it's been a ‘fairy tale ending’ for co-skippers Ed Psaltis and Bob Thomas who received worldwide attention when they won the storm battered 1998 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on overall handicap in their tiny Hick 35. Read the story in full here
Neverland reaches out in China Chinese girls now can read the magical stories of playful fairies in Neverland, based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale “Peter Pan,” but without Western Peter. They are delightful, spirited sprites, writes Chen Qing. In December 2005, “Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg” was published by Disney on Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand, bringing Disney’s 75-year heritage of fairytales to Asia in English. Now the People’s Postal Publishing House has published more than 10 titles in Chinese, including the latest “The Fairest Flower,” “Prilla’s Prize” and “Picture Perfect.” Gail Carson Levine, author of “Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg,” was in town for the Shanghai Literary Festival and spoke about her love for fairies. “My love affair with fairytales began in childhood,” Levine says. She has a large collection of fairytales, such as Andrew Lang’s series, “The Green Fairy Tale Book,” “The Blue Fairy Tale Book” and “The Sky-Blue-Pink Fairy Tale Book.” “In the land of fairies, there is never a dull moment,” she says. “There is always important stuff I can think of and talk about in my story, like greed, jealousy, love and courage. I think these basic qualities are important to children and adults alike.”