In The Beginning . . .

It has been a little over a year since Fairy left us. There hasn’t been a day we haven’t thought about her and remembered her funny little ways, the love and joy, and all the magic she brought – not only to us but also to everyone who knew her, far and wide.

If you are new to Fairy and want to see how it all began then take a look at her very first blog post. By clicking ‘next’ at the foot of each post you can enjoy her life story through her tales and also meet her many friends.

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We are really sorry to report Pixie left us a few wheeks ago. We miss her smiley, happy face very much. We will never forget the long journey to Scotland to collect her from Wendi at Thistle Cavies Rescue. Along with her pal, Bear, she brought a lot of joy and fun to our lives and I know how much she in turn loved Fairy, her special friend. Pixie will always have a special place in our hearts.

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We presently share our cottage and the Piggery with our little family of 4 guinea pigs, Posy, Pansy, Flo and Poppy. Sorry to say that they are not the natural posing models that Fairy was (and hence the scarcity of photographs!). Hopefully, with a little sprinkle of Fairy-Magic, we will find a way of capturing their joyful, playful (pirate-like) dispositions! For now though you will have to be content with this photo of them.

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Poppy Is In The Driving Seat!

Pixie Finds Her Voice!

Quick! The camera is here! You do it, Pixie, I’m too small!

It seems I have been voted spokes-piggy so, if we may have a drum roll, please . .

It gives me great pleasure . . .

. . . to announce the arrival of a brand new family member!

Freshly delivered yesterday may I introduce Lady Florence Plimsole!

A grand name for a rather grand piggy, bestowed upon her furry little head by our friend and celebrated writer, Auntie Alden.

This is the bit where we eat our lunch, Lady Flo – tuck in!

Go steady, you don’t need to eat it all! (I can see I’m going to have my paws full with this one!)

I’m sure you will agree her new title suits her most suitably – I think Fairy would approve being such a Royal piggy herself.

Did I do it ok, Pansy . . . PANSY!

It’s the little ‘uns you have to watch, Flo!

We’d better get all this grass tidied away before Pansy finds it – get munching!

If you need a reminder of Fairy’s Royal and Titled connections you can go here, here or here!

A Very Magical Memorial Stone For A Very Special Fairy

Fairy’s Memorial Stone has arrived – we are so happy with how it looks and it feels good to mark Fairy’s special spot in the garden.

Here are the troublesome foursome, in their barrow, heading along to inspect things.

Mmmm, smells good.

Let’s check all round it first.

I like this bit!

We ALL like this bit!

But that’s enough of posing for now . . .

Daddy only has so much patience!

Fairy would be proud of us (maybe not)!

Thanks to Teucer Wilson for creating this wonderful, magical piece for us.

New Additions!

Life goes on . . . and it is time for an update.

Welcome to the new arrivals! Meet Poppy and Posy – a pair of proper pirate-pigs, into mischief and causing mayhem at every turn!

And another new guinea pig joined us recently, Big Bear, in memory of our own beautiful Bear.

She is an amazing and very beautiful chainsaw carved sculpture, created for us by the very talented Mick Burns. He also created Big Mavis and all the other ‘Bigs’ a few years ago.

She is a very BIG Bear indeed! We may need to acquire a new fridge to store the vast quantities of salad and snacks needed to sustain her!

As summer approaches, Pixie and Pansy have been enjoying a few minutes in the garden.

And the whole herd went for a ride in Fairy’s wheelbarrow. It was remarkable they all managed to face the same way for their photo – if only for 2 seconds!