Kindred spirits. Wiruungga my convoy partner for Fairy dreaming.
As I drove down out of the valley to go to a meeting I had been looking forward to for months I saw 2 huge wedge tail eagles circling above me. They were so majestic and it felt such a blessing! I was on my way to meet with Kerrianne Cox, an amazing Aboriginal singer songwriter with an amazing vision and voice for the Indigenous communities and beyond. The lovely Wirruungga had put me in touch with her as we were thinking to head to her mobs community up near Broome at the top of Australia with Fairy dreaming next year on our maiden voyage. I had seen Kerrianne perform 2 years ago and she had blown me away with her words and positivity, so I was delighted when WIruungga put me in touch with her. It felt very serendipitous!
I was fully fairied up for our meeting and once we had settled in she told me about all the things she has been doing with the communities and told me lots of stories. It was all amazing, beautiful stuff and she has been working really hard for her people and doing really great work! It was wonderful to hear. We talked for 3 hours straight and somewhere in there I asked her if she thought her mob would be up for me coming to visit with my rainbow bus full of fairydress-ups and wing making kit? She was so enthusiastic about it that it filled me with joy. She said that the family needs fairies and that the kids would absolutely love me. She also said that she would spread the word and let all the mobs along the way to hers, know that the fairy was coming! She also told me that they have “little people” in her culture so I guess that is another reason why Australia’s Indigenous people have always seen the spirit in what I do! I told her that I wanted to make her some wings and when we said goodbye she called out that they would have to find me a name in their language. I felt that the gateway had been opened for Fairy dreaming. I have been welcomed with open arms! I was so excited and happy I was brimming over with it all afternoon and night!
I will be going to see Kerrianne perform on the weekend. I am right now making her wings and on the day will get some footage of her and I talking about the project for my fundraising film. Another big step closer to getting my project off the ground. We are now looking like launching the online fundraiser early October. Come follow the Fairy dreaming adventure as it continues to grow and flourish. https://www.facebook.com/FairyDreaming
I feel so full of thanks to the universe for the magical folk that I am being guided to along the way to make this dream a reality!
So much love and thanks for reading!
The sight of sunshine after 2 weeks of non stop rain and flooding was manna from heaven. I awoke on Saturday to glorious sunshine and blue skies. There was so much clarity in the air that it is difficult to describe but there was great beauty everywhere and I was thunderstruck by the wonder of it! It was such a treat to feel the warmth on my skin. I spent the day palying in the waterhole, airing out the fairy house and just breathing in the beautiful day. In the afternoon I headed into town with my neighbors for supplies as all forecasts predicted more flooding on the way. Getting to town required us to take picks, shovels and buckets with us to fix the road where it had a massive crack in it with a 30cm step where the earth had slipped. (Just another day in Wanganui).
Sunday was another glorious day and after weeks of waiting for the right conditions, I was able to continue with a bit of filming I am working on for My Fairy dreaming campaign. I spent the day dressing up, filming and frolicking in the waterhole. That evening it still wasn’t raining (less chance of being flooded again) so I headed out for some fun and dancing. Oka were playing at the Brunswick hotel. I am so glad I went! It was just the best knee’s up! Lot’s of proper Byron locals there, so lots of familiar faces and Xavier Rudd and Greg Sheehan joined Oka on stage, what a treat! It was just so much fun and after weeks of being trapped in a very wet paradise it was so beautiful to be out celebrating in the big wide world. Everyone was going for it to the awesome sounds and when it started raining on us all, everyone just put their arms into the air and kept on dancing. It felt like such a celebration of all the abundant rain we are getting!
Magic was definitely in the air and now I am back in the hills and it has rained ever since I got home, the waterfall not far from flooding again.
A fairy in the rain at a very soggy farmers market is a total upliftment. I got up this morning and put on my ginormous pink tu-tu and corset and covered myself in fairy dust, put some eye bindi’s on and chose some wings to match. Then I was off into town for what turned out to be the most delightful time! When I rocked up it was chucking it down with rain but I had a massive umbrella that gave good tu-tu cover. Mullumbimby farmers market is normally teaming with all the lovely locals, drinking coffee, shopping, chatting, enjoying the entertainment. But today there was not many folk about. From the minute I hopped out of the car I started getting amazing compliments from people and as I went round doing my weekly shop, I found myself receiving gifts and discounts from all the stall holders! It was amazing! I felt so appreciated and I was given so much positive energy. It definitely put the wind up my wings!
I really love the farmers markets, I get to choose the most beautiful organic veg and my money is going straight into the growers hand and I get to eat local and seasonal food! Win win all round.
One of the stallholders asked if I had any fairy dust on me to give her a wish, as I got the glitter out of my bag I noticed $2 on the ground, I picked it up and got another 50 cents out of my purse to pay her $2.50 for 3 pieces of corn on the cob. After I gave her the wish and paid for my corn she handed me back the 50 cents, free corn! Magic! I think the fairies and pixies were definitely out and about today!
Anyway, I made lots of new friends and went on to have the most wonderful and magical day! It has been a breakthrough day in lots of ways (hope yours has too♥). I love being a fairy! I love my life.
So many blessings
Wishes for everyone xxxx
I spent the last week flooded in with an immense waterfall and when the rain finally stopped, found that the dirt road to my lovely house had fallen away in 2 places and was covered in massive felled trees and huge cracks had appeared in different sections of the road! It was epic! Such an adventurous week, it poured with heavy rain non-stop for 4 straight days and the universe chucked in a cyclone for good measure! The biggest trees on the property came down. Every time there was a loud noise outside amidst the heavy rain, I would rush out to see what it was this time! A bit scarey but mostly just awesome being in such wild weather right in the heart of mother nature!
Half the road falls by the wayside.
Another half of the road gone.
Full power pumping!
The causeway at the beginning of our now closed Rd.
The waterfall grew and grew every day and the power coming off it was just incredible! Even when the rain stopped there was so much water that it was days before I could get out! I had been to the farmers market the day before the rain started so thankfully I had plenty of food! Part of the beauty of it all is how nature has the last say and normal life as we know it just doesn’t exist! I love this about being flooded in! Our internet was also lost and is still not back on! So everything that I was “supposed”to be working on came to a standstill. It really slowed me down and actually that is just what I needed! When flooded in you enter the “No time”. Oh how I love the no time!!!
There are rainbow unicorn fairies in the no time!
Lots of wing making time in the no time!
2 days after the flood! Cleansed!
Wow! Arriving home in Australia this year has been a whole different ball game! I caught up with family and friends for a few weeks and then as soon as I was back in my forest fairy house there were boxes of stock to pick up and stalls to organise and then stock to price and hang up. So many different aspects of getting ready to do a festival. Everything had been packed away for 10 years here so it all had to come out and be dusted off! Then 3 weeks later I was at the festival. Woodford Folk Festival. I hadn’t been there since Fairylove did a stall there 10 years ago. Setting up in the heat 2 days before christmas felt unreal but very exciting!! Spending christmas day there was amazing! So far from santa and christmas decorations. I had a kahuna massage at 9 am and then made a big super smoothy and then made a massive pot of raw choc mousse to share with a friend. The rest of the day was spent in the shade of a big tree with a spray waterbottle. It was a heatwave! Then the festival was begun! It is a beautiful site and the folk there loved us! We felt totally loved up by everyone and while they didn’t take to Fairylove like the eccentric English folk, I would call it a fairy success. We sold lots of Fairy tasties (nipple tassles) which was a bit of a surprise and had a few blokes dressing up!
The rainbow frilly knickers went down a treat as did the sequin hotpants, kids tu-tu’s and the pirate pants. I also sold a few pairs of Fairylove wings to folk who had gotten wings from me 10 years previously. Amazing!!!
I got the police to don wings on the last evening and got amazing feedback from everyone! It has taken me over a week to recover from the festival and I am looking forward to going back next year (maybe with some English Fairylove family in tow!!!)
The boys in blue were happy the fairies were back!!!
I have been having a holiday from my holiday!
It’s been great and I feel like I have been on the Road for ages! Found an amazing charity shop on the way up the coast. I had such a ball in there, so many great bargains!! Love it! I Spent 2 nights in Brisbane and got to know the city a little better! Some great markets and spoilt for choice with lovely organic foods! I went to a workshop By Mike Dooley..The Matrix..”Thoughts become things” http://www.tut.com/shop/home.php?cat=10. It was very inspiring and touched on lots of stuff that I have been thinking about lately. Positive thinking, visualising, knowing what you want and how to get it. Lots of great reminders of what we are capable of…
From Brisbane I drove up the coast to the Sunshine Coast to visit my Ma where i have had a couple of days chilling and I am heading back down the coast tomorrow! Back to Brisbane to stock up on gems to decorate the new wings I have been making. Then back to Byron Bay for my first surf lesson. Wooohooooo! Can’t wait! Then my creative singing workshop and home to the beautiful Wanganui! It’s been a great adventure out in the world and I am looking forward to being back in my paradise.
I feel like it so easy to be healthy at home. No shops nearby and surrounded by nature. When I go out into the world I feel surrounded by temptations and I want to have them all!!! Well, the sweet ones especially! I shall get back under my waterfall and get into all my healthy routines again and I can’t wait to see how my very full veggie garden has grown in my absence.
I feel so very looked after everywhere I go! Ever blessed! x
Yes, it is a good world and i am a pretty positive person and working at being even more so. I don’t read the newspapers or watch the news and it’s not that i am ignorant or that i don’t care, it’s just that i know that i do more good in the world by keeping my vibration high. I am very sensitive and get very affected by things so i stay away from the news and know that if i need to know something, the universe will let me know! I love Facebook and love the contact it gives me to my dear ones and just folk generally and also that it is a great communications tool. But today i saw an image that really upset me that someone had posted. It was a picture of one of the Amazon tribe being dragged by men in black with weapons and it just broke my heart!!! A few weeks ago i signed a petition against the damn and made wishes that all will be well and i really thought that these people would be able to stay in their homes. I believe that most things happen for a reason, but sometimes it’s just so hard to understand!!!!!
I had already felt a little down on waking up, so i set about doing all the things that make me feel better! I got stuck into my garden and weeded and planted and really concentrated on thinking positive things! I am getting so much better at this and i am really noticing how much it’s working and how i can make myself feel happier and healthier! Yes bad things are happening but we can’t focus on that, we must keep on going and concentrate on our light and making ourselves be all that we can be to make this world a better place and to also still be able to see all the magic that surrounds us also!
So i am sending my love and light to all of those people in the Amazon and to everyone and working on shining brighter and brighter by loving myself more and more and i will keep believing that everything is OK and will be OK, better than Ok, better than any of us can imagine!!!! I have nothing to lose and everything to gain! Oh and my veggie patch is winning cause it looks amayonaising!!! Love love love xxx
In a nutshell,absolutely!
When asked this question i reply “if there are no boy fairies, then how do we get more fairies?”
I know lots of boy/man fairies and being a fairy enhances their lives greatly! It is a truly wonderful thing.
When we first began our Fairylove stall, i found that the girls would come in and the boys would mostly loiter out the front and i would say “it’s not just for girls you know,everything in here is unisex”. I love it when guy walks in ,walks up to our bespoke wing section and points to the pinkest,fluffiest,floweriest wings and says i’ll take these please and then walks out with them on and a huge grin on his face,somehow knowing that these wings will change his life.
Some of my favourite sales have been men that come in with their sons or nephews and tell me says “he wants to be a princess,he can have whatever it takes” This makes me feel so good!!! Permission to be…Yay!!!!
When a guy dresses as a fairy he is shining brightly and is a magnet to all that he desires.The ladies think that he is amazing and not scared to express himself and other guys give him full respect and think to themselves “i wish i could dress like that”, of course they can also be quite confronted by a man dressed up as a fairy but i think this too is a great thing! Men fairies are an inspiration!
So yes boys make fantastic fairies and there has definitely been an increase as the years have passed! “Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it” is what i say “there is a fairy in everyone”!
A guy looks confident and happy with himself dressed as a fairy and ready for fun and attention! Once the fella’s have given it a go and seen what a positive force it is in their lives, there is no looking back..I have seen guys in my dress up room change outfits all night, far more than the girls!!! Why should girls get to have all the fun?