Archive for November, 2010
Royal Fairy Tales
Posted: Thursday, November 18th, 2010
Queen Victoria who died in 1901 had encouraged artists and writers though her long reign with her belief in fairies. Christopher Howse of London’s Daily Telegraph has written a delightful article explaining the beginning of “fairy- tale” weddings for heirs to the throne.
Royal Engagement Ring
In 1893, George saw his bride May (later Queen Mary to his George V) as Cinderella, for her parents had in her youth fled England with debts to tradesmen of £20,000. Their son Bertie – later George VI – was kissed by the Good Fairy, Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, and was wed to her in Westminster Abbey, the first royal prince to be married there since Richard II.
The marriage delighted the country, as did that of the present Queen in 1947. Yet it was not wise in 1981 for the Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie, to declare the wedding of the present Prince of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer “the stuff of which fairy tales are made”. Thirty years on, it is equally unfair to force a pre-confected spell on the next royal couple. We should wish them well as flesh and blood, not fairy-tale figure
Ah!So! Snow Fairy wows Japan
Posted: Sunday, November 14th, 2010
Snow Fairy, Ed Dunlop’s exceptional dual Oaks winner, landed a huge pot in Japan by winning the Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup.
SNOW FAIRY Ah! So!
Ryan Moore’s mount scooped a bonus totalling over £1.4million at Kyoto racecourse when turning in a performance of supreme authority.
Grounded Fairies with Back Pain
Posted: Wednesday, November 10th, 2010
Maybe it is the energetic life of Fae performers and dancers, many of whom follow various forms of yoga and exercise regimes but now and again we are asked questions about back injuries or back pain.
We would certainly recommend taking a look at how to rebuildYourBack.com the official companion website for the book Rebuild Your Back, by Dean Moyer before considering any form of surgery that may be recommended by a medical practitioner, not only is it home of the only happy back pain support group on the net but in many cases expensive treatments are not necessary, just time , patience and encouragement and soon all happy fairies are flying once again.
In addition to the book Rebuild Your Back, Second Edition, there are two other books: Rebuild Your Neck… and a new book on overcoming joint pain entitled, The Pain Relief Manual.
Needlework of Arlene Lewis
Posted: Tuesday, November 9th, 2010
Sugar Plum Fairy an original design by Fairy Artist Myrea Pettit has been meticulously stitched by Arlene Lewis over ten months. Her gorgeous work can be seen below a wonderful example of her needlecraft.
Says Myrea,” I am absolutely amazed and delighted to see this finished piece of work by Arlene!! So much skill and patience, that apart from myself Arlene will understand and feel every color and passion of my artistic illustration, congratulations Arlene, and thank you”.
Anyone reading this can send for the chart of this image and others by Myrea Pettit to Heaven and Earth designs in USA.
Sugar Plum Fairy -Needlepoint by Arlene Lewis
Posted: Sunday, November 7th, 2010
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries interest in fairies was particularly strong. They represented an alternative to the materialistic and rapidly changing world following industrialisation and great population growth. In England Charles Kingsley’s Water Babies (1863) was followed by J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan (1904), with illustrations by Arthur Rackham (1906), and numerous ‘Flower Fairy’ books with illustrations by Cicely Mary Barker (from 1923). The illustration of fairies on this fan depicts an enchanting, happy and graceful world of fantasy and conveys the spirit of the times in dreams and longings for a magical world where wishes come true.
Royal fairy fan