Fairy feast for Easter visitors

Hamilton is at its best ever when our grandchildren come to stay – all the way from Portland, Oregon in the USA. As Iggy says “It’s never too late to have a happy childhood” so we had Jethro of JG Landcare Services create a fairy ring in a hidden spot in our garden and planned a fairy feast. I think the grownups had every bit as much fun as the kids. Kiwicommunicator says “It’s never too late to eat fairy bread!”

Our oak table, just waiting for Ana and Rafa's arrival. Jethro tells us the table should last about 20 years.

Our oak table, just waiting for Ana and Rafa’s arrival. Jethro tells us the table should last about 20 years.

A pixie sat cross legged on his toadstool.

A pixie sat cross legged on his toadstool.

A fairy flew in, as well. She especially enjoyed the miniature eggs the fairies left - quails' eggs from the Hamilton Farmers Market - and the mini marshmallows on a plate with sugar flowers and mini chocolate eggs. The fairies catered for all age groups as well, with mini hamburgers served in sliders and fairy bread cut with cookie cutters. The fairies even left fresh flowers scattered on the table. To add to the magic, nearby a monarch butterfly caterpillar was spinning itself into a chrysalis.

A fairy flew in, as well. She especially enjoyed the miniature eggs the fairies left – quails’ eggs from the Hamilton Farmers Market – and the mini marshmallows on a plate with sugar flowers and mini chocolate eggs. The fairies catered for all age groups as well, with mini hamburgers served in sliders, cherry tomatoes from the garden, and fairy bread cut with cookie cutters. The fairies even left fresh flowers scattered on the table. To add to the magic, nearby a monarch butterfly caterpillar was spinning itself into a chrysalis.

The best magic of all was playing with the fairy and the pixie. Kiwicommunicator is teaching Ana a song passed down through the generations:

“The fairies come in the night time

When everything else is still.

They slide down a ladder of moonbeams

Onto my window sill.

I lie very quiet and watch them

For fear of disturbing their play.

They sprinkle stardust on my eyelids

Then they fly away.”

 

 

 

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9 thoughts on “Fairy feast for Easter visitors

  1. Vinny Grette says:

    Adorable kids! My daughter made a fairy ring last summer for her family, quite like yours. I’m sending her your link because she’ll get a kick out of seeing yours. Happy Easter!

    • Thanks so much for forwarding the link to my blog to your daughter and your comment on my blog. It’s fun to know that all over the world we can enjoy the magic of childhood from time to time.

  2. Iggy says:

    And, Lucy the Lamb was there as well! What a lovely picnic we had.

  3. Judith Cartwright says:

    What magic memories you and your fairy helpers have created!

  4. Yvonne says:

    Lovely, lovely, lovely! What a creative Gran these delightful youngsters have. Well done – I am quite envious of your talents.

  5. Trish Ansell says:

    Thank you so much -my mother used to recite “The fairies come in the night time” poem to me almost every night and for years I have tried to remember the second to last line. Now I can recite it completely to my young granddaughter.

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