Monthly Archives: May 2010

Give Us A Cuddle!

This is especially for you, AliMouse.

When Fairy was very small she soon found the comfiest places to snooze. One of those was in the protective arms of Pasquale, the bear. She had no idea how tiny she appeared – and how sweet!

Here she is at about 10 weeks of age.

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You can imagine how comfy it must be to rest your chin on Pasquale’s furry arm with his other arm supporting you and keeping you safe.

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Here she is now! She is almost one year old and a much bigger armful for Pasquale to cuddle!

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She may have grown up and know what she wants, but deep down she is still the gentle, little, sweet piggy she was when she was a little toddler. And she still loves being cuddled!

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The Grand Wedding Reception!

It has been an exciting morning for everyone seeing the lovely Araminta and Montmorency tie the knot! Now we join the guests as they assemble in Fairy’s garden for the wedding reception this afternoon.

Here they are, tucking into their buffet, toasting the happy couple, and discussing the bride’s mother’s hat! And here’s Fairy to tell you all about it in her own inimitable way.

Good afternoon! This all looks jolly nice and the weather is perfect!

Is everyone having a good time? Good! Help yourselves, there’s plenty to go round (hopefully).

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I think I’ll have a tiny little mouthful to be going on with. I was just feeling a little peckish!

I have been meaning to say, Primrose ma’am, just how . . . burp . . . much I like your wedding hat . . . burp, ‘scuse me!

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It will be your turn next, Pandora. Well done catching the bride’s bouquet by the way! Has Peregrine popped the question yet?

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Are you enjoying the buffet, Auntie Pearl? This Super De-luxe spread was supplied by Fortnomnomnom & Masons don’t you know.

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Now then, what on earth is going on over there?

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Oh my goodness, it looks like Rev Mr Bear has overindulged yet again!

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. . . yep! He’s been at the communion sherry! How embarrassing!

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Just tidy up Rev Mr Bear can you girls? I’ll go check out that gatecrasher.

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‘Scuse me! Yes you! Humm . . . you look familiar . . .

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The little dog came with Rev Mr Bear, Primrose. They are wearing matching collars!

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Come on you love mice – it is time to cut the wedding cake.

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I’ll go and get things organised! Right happy couple, follow me over here, and don’t dilly dally.

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Oh wow! Look at this!

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Well! Did you ever see such a cheesy cake?

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Hahaha! It is incredibly cheesey! Mind you, a tad more salad in it wouldn’t have gone amiss.

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Come along quickly over here everyone. The Bride and Groom are cutting their cheese cake!

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Hum. I wonder if these grapes taste as good as they look!

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Time for the Official Wedding portrait of all the family.

It’s the first little sit down I’ve had all day. I think I will just have a little . . . snooze . . . zzz

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Here’s one for the album. Over here with that camera please.

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Mariella, Mariella look. It is starting to get dark and I think the happy couple are going to make a move.

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Minty! Monty! Where are you going? Come back. You can’t go now – you haven’t opened your wedding presents yet. There are lots of interesting looking gifts!

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What do you mean, ‘What are you doing?’ I am making myself nice and cosy in the cart. I thought I’d drive!

You didn’t think you would leave me behind did you?

Why? What? Squeak – I don’t believe it!!! WHY can’t I come on The Honeymoon too?

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I WANT TO COME TOO! It’s not fair. I am going to squeem and squeem

** stamps paw **

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Boo-hoo! Booo-hoo-hooo sniffle. Nobody loves me . . . do you have a tissue, please? SOB and SNORT!

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Humph, I was looking forward to a super adventure, seeing new places, trying tasty new salads, and maybe catching up with some pals across the pond. It isn’t too much to ask is it – after all the hard work I have done bossing everyone about and tidying away the left over buffet salad?

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I didn’t know you were planning to leave me behind. You two have had a grand day. I just feel abandoned like some poor piggy, dumped when they are not wanted any more . . .

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I CAN COME?! Oh goody! Okay, yes! I promise I won’t be a nuisance and get in the way on your honeymoon. You’ll hardly know I’m there Minty.

I knew you wouldn’t really leave me behind. Hop in then! Let’s be off! Monty – why the long face?

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It’s getting a bit dark. I can’t see where I’m going . . . I’ll steer by sense of smell.

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Peep! Peep! Make way there! Bloomin’ roundabout, plonked in the middle of the road!

Monty, what do you mean, ‘It’s going to be a long night’?

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All clear! And we are OFF on OUR Honeymoon! Toot, toot!

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The Wedding Of Araminta and Montmorency Mouse!

Welcome to the wedding of Fairy’s close friend, the beautiful international model Araminta Mouse, to the esteemed Mouse about town Montmorency Mouse.

It seems like yesterday that Fairy played matchmaker, accompanying the pair on their very first date, going along to make sure Minty didn’t forget the chocolates on Valentine’s Day,  and being there at the actual moment our hero, Monty, popped the question!

After an enjoyable family dinner with Minty’s parents, the couple finally chose their new home, with Fairy’s help of course.

And now the Big Day has arrived!

Fairy is here to tell you all about it . . .

Here’s Minty with her parents in my garden posing for a family portrait earlier this morning. Minty couldn’t wait to don her wedding gown – and no wonder! Her embroidered silk dress with close fitted wrap style bodice in gold, flowing train and attractive veil, looks stunning! Designed by the talented designer and upcoming star, Mildred Mouse-Couture, it is certain to be on all the fashion show mousewalks this season!

The proud parents, The Rt Hon Plantagenet and Primrose Big-Mouse are thrilled to bits about the wedding. ‘Monty is a very suitable young mouse, a very decent sort. He is joining the company too, you know,’ commented Plantagenet. ‘We are simply delighted,’ said Primrose, ‘It really is a marvellous occasion. Do you like my hat?’

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Your frock is truly amazing, Minty! I hope Marigold and Mariella, your Bridesmaids, can help you to steer the train. Now, don’t forget to smile at the camera and say cheese a lot!

Grab your bouquet and let’s be off!

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Come on then! Let’s get a move on. We don’t want to keep Monty waiting at the altar – well, not for too long anyway! It’s a lovely morning for a ride in the Fairy Carriage.

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Oh look at the crowds! Don’t forget to give them a gracious wave.

‘Hello!’ ‘Yes, beautiful!’ ‘Thank you!’

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Now, where are those bridesmaids . . .

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Oh jolly good, there you are! What lovely fur coats you are wearing!

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We’re here now! I’ll get out and help you dismount, Minty. We don’t want you tripping up over your hem now do we?

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Morning, Mr Plantagenet sir. Lovely day for it. Err, can I have a quiet word? Minty is feeling a little nervous . . . her whiskers are all trembly and she says she has little butterflies in her tummy. I think she feels trapped! It has all got a bit much. Perhaps a light snack would help?

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Thank you for calming Minty down Mr Plantagenet, you have been a great help. Everything is going to be just fine.

I will go and make sure everyone is ready and in their place! No peeping, Monty!

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Marigold, Mariella, can you check Minty’s train and take care of her bouquet? Mrs Primrose ma’am, can you and Plantagenet come forward to join us at the altar? Quickly please – there is such a lot to do! Guests . . . . we are starting now. Please check that your mobile phones are turned off! Right!

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We are ready for Araminta and Montmorency to tie the knot!

Make sure you get the words right, Reverend Mr Bear! Oh, I do hope he hasn’t been at the sherry!

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What’s that Rev Mr Bear? Do speak up! The Ring . . . . what RING?

Oh no, THE RING? Gulp!

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Oooooo Mariella, Fairy has lost The Ring! She is usually so well organised.

Pity you’re not wearing your tummy button ring! They could have used that, Marigold!!

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Excuse me Plantagenet sir, we seem to have a small problem. I would appear that I have misplaced the ring . . .

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Err . . . . I won’t be a moment! I just need to go and be on my own for a while.

You carry on without me . . . sing a hymn or something.

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Let’s look for it, Mariella! It can’t have gone far . . .

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. . . I’ve found it! Fairy, come back, it’s all going to be okay.

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Well done, Marigold! You have saved the day.

The wedding is back on! Has anyone seen Reverend Mr Bear? Did you hide that sherry, Mariella?

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Shhhh now . . . it is their big moment . . .

‘I now pronounce you Mouse and Mouse!’ announces Rev Mr Bear, reverendly!

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Well done! Thank you, Rev Mr Bear. You did a great job! And such a lovely service.

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Congratulations everyone! Didn’t it go well?

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Come along . . . it’s traditional that we cover you with flower-petal confetti!

No, I have no idea why either!

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It is time to make our way to the carriage. This way, look sharp.

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We are setting off for the reception now! See you all there!

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Bye bye everyone – see you back at my house for the next bit. Can someone tidy up all that confetti please?

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Oh Minty, you were wonderful. I am so proud of you.

I don’t suppose you brought any food with you did you?

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‘Don’t sniff Plantagenet. You are not loosing a daughter, you are gaining a son.’

‘I know – that’s why I am crying!’

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Gosh – that was exciting. We have all had such a wonderful time!

I’ll get my paw down – I’m starting to feel more than a little peckish. I can’t wait for the buffet!

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Fairy Flower Power!

The wedding preparations are well under way. Fairy has done an outstanding job as ‘event organizer’, planning everything with meticulous attention down to the last detail. We expect the big day to go without a hitch!

This morning Fairy went for a wander round the garden in search of suitable flowers.

Wow! Look at these ‘pinks’!

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Hum . . . maybe they are a little bit too PINK!

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These are nice though . . . very delicate . . .

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. . . and they smell gorgeous! Phoof!!

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Haha! These are almost as tall as me!

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I know . . . I AM only little!

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Oh yes, these are perfect. They will make nice hats! I think this one rather suits me.

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We’ll take them all please!

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Wedding Invitation!

Minty and Monty are getting married! What promises to be THE wedding of the year will take place on Friday, 28th of May. After a long engagement, in mouse terms, of almost 3 months, the couple have decided to tie the knot!

Fairy has been a great help planning and organising the wedding as well as assisting her friends in their hunt for a suitable mouse house for them to live in after they are married.

The wedding, which promises to be an extravagant affair, will take place at the Mouse’s local church with a sumptuous luncheon and garden party to follow in Fairy’s very own garden.

After the wedding, it is rumoured that the happy couple of mice will go on a month long Grand Tour. Fairy, naturally, will not be going along to keep them company. Instead, she will remain at home ready to collect the many post cards she expects to receive from far flung places that she has never heard of.

Well known faces are likely to be among the attending family and guests, including of course The Rt Hon Plantagenet and Primrose Big-Mouse, Minty’s parents. Peregrine and Pandora Mouse will be there as Best Mouse and Mouse of Honour respectively. And the latest news is that Marigold and Mariella will take the role of Bridesmaid-pigs.

Here’s your invite!


Everything In The Garden’s Fairy!

Hello! I am over here! In amongst the daisies – they are white, just like me, and almost as pretty!

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They smell lovely but I know they are not edible!

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They are very comfy to sit on. I think I may just take a nap.

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Why Is Everything So BIG?!

*Fairy shouting* Errr, ‘scuse me . . . I’m over here!

Everything in the garden is so big! Even with Marigold and Mariella’s help, I will not be able to eat this huge carrot.

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And just look at Big Wilma! Did you ever see such a big guinea pig?

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I am down here now. Squirrel Nutkin is SO TALL!

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Big Mavis seems even bigger than the biggest thing ever!

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Is it me that is small, or everything else that is big?

It all takes some thinking about. [Fairy philosophises for a little while]

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Hum . . . well . . . errr . . . yes! I see! I’ve got it! Hum!

Is it teatime now? All that thinking has made me hungry!

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A Clean Pair Of Heels!

Sunny day. Guineas on the lawn. And this is what they get up to!

Hello, Marigold, are you coming with me? I am going exploring.

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C’mon you two, keep up! Humph – this is a bit of a dead end!

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Shhhh, I am going to sneak over here now . . .

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. . . into third gear, squeeze the accelerator and  . . .  whoosh! I’ll show those two a clean pair of heels.

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That was brilliant fun! Who is that hiding under the fleece over there? I am going to creep up . . .

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. . . and JUMP on her!! Crumph!!!

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Tee hee – that was fun! Now, where is my Tea????

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Shop Till You Drop!

Fairy accompanied Minty and Monty to the local soft furnishings store, ‘Sew Mouse’, yesterday. With her impeccable taste Minty is keen to to find the finest linens and fabrics to be made into curtains and such like for their stylish new home.

Here we are then! An abundance of gorgeous fabrics. Looks like we could be here for quite some time!

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What beautiful mattresses and blankets!

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*whispering* I’m paying, Minty, so choose anything you like . . . as long as we have enough cash left to buy lunch . . . I am feeling rather peckish already.

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Hahaha! I love this pink eiderdown! You have great taste, Minty!

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And will you look at these silk ribbons! Do they do them in green?

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Hum . . . I quite like the one on the right . . . . but . . . . the other one is nice too!

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And this blue spotty cushion is just right for me to relax on!

Is that mattress squashy enough, Minty?

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We’ll take them all please. Can you wrap them and get them delivered to ‘The Mouse House’? Thank you!

I really am very hungry now . . . . we must have been browsing for at least an hour!

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Oh dear! What has happened to Monty?

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Hum . . . . he’s still breathing. I think he’s nodded off!

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C’mon Monty! Wakey, wakey! We have finished now and it’s time for a smackeral.

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I don’t think Monty quite enjoyed the trip to the soft furnishings store, Minty! It is more of a ‘girlie’ thing after all!

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The Mouse House is going to be amazing! And it’s not long now to The Wedding. I am so excited . . . . and HUNGRY. Can we get our dinner, NOW!

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More ‘Mouse Tales’ may be found in ‘HELLO! Piggy’, Fairy’s fantastic magazine, available via Fairy’s Free Downloads. Or to read through all the Tales here on the Blog, go to Fairy’s Index page and select ‘Mouse Tales’ from the Blog Post Categories.


Have you looked at the hedge in your garden recently and thought how characterless and unexciting it looks? A monotonous stretch of repetitious green – if you are lucky! Many garden hedges are threadbare and unkempt. Regular. Conventional. A barrier between your garden and your neighbour. Boring, dull, lifeless! Functional, unexceptional, middling and ‘hedge-like!

What you need is a Hedge Carving! When my ‘topiary-handy’ hubby asked what creature I would like to see in our hedge I suggested a pig. Naturally I was thinking something along the lines of this little madam:

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What I got was THIS! We call him ‘Gloucester’!

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We also have a Mavis-face. Mavis herself had a very distinct white mask and here it is reproduced in full bushy green colour – in a hedge!

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And ever the romantic, he created a heart hedge!

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I haven’t ever seen anything quite like them before and I think they are magical! All we need now is a spare hedge to create a Fairy carving!

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Life On Earth, and beyond!

Fairy enjoys very deep, satisfying sleeps! Her ears can be seen twitching, her toes jigging and she makes tiny little squeak noises – I always hope she is having a nice dream and not a nightmare.

Errr, where am I then? It feels as though I am on another planet. The ground is all hard and there isn’t any grass!

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Hellooooo! Is there anyone out there?

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I don’t like it . . .

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. . . it feels all funny underfoot.

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Come and get me NOW!

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‘It is ok Fairy, it was all a bad dream! You are back home now, safe and sound.’

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Oh! Thank goodness! Terra firma! Is there any grass, please? I am feeling rather peckish!

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Big Piggy Birthdays!

Big Birthdays are not so bad after all! I am having a really wonderful day – on this my BIG Birthday! Lots of beautiful cards, surprise presents and yummy scrummy things to eat. I have received lots of Happy Birthday wishes from people I have never met but who I am proud to call friends. People I’ve ‘met’ through various forums, Facebook and of course, Fairy’s Blog! Thank you ALL! You have all made my day even more special.

I am spending the day with my lovely, generous and thoughtful husband, plus our three gorgeous girls, Marigold, Mariella and Fairy. It is Magic! Thank you, Ian x

I was reminded of some Birthday cakes we made a few years ago when Guinea Culture Blog asked me if they could use the photos of the cakes on their Blog (yes!) and so I decided today was a good day to add them to Fairy’s Blog too.

Mavis and Mabel were our lovely girls and the inspiration for these cakes.

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You can hardly tell which are the real piggies and which are the cakes!

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The cakes were so lovely it proved very difficult to slice into them! We managed it though. Look! Jam sponge cake! Scrumptious!

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Mavis looked good enough to eat!

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To show solidarity with our piggy’s, my Birthday Cake this year is a cauliflower!

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We had a lovely afternoon tea complete with cucumber, ham and salmon sandwiches, plus dainty cakes and a pot of Assam tea. This was part way through.

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On your Birthday you are allowed to leave your crusts!


We also welcomed a new piggy into the fold. Meet Lloyd! A gift from a very special friend 🙂

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We had bunting too!

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You may be wondering where Fairy fitted into the day . . . . well, she received a snugly new Cuddle Cup from Cavy Couture, so she felt special too!

‘Err, is it MY Birthday too?’

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But it all got a bit too much for her – zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!

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Happy Birthday everyone 🙂