Saturday, 18 June 2011

I Am Duly Reprimanded!

By my Little Bro - who is in no way little, only younger. Hark at him chuckle about that... Ya, Boo, Sucks. He wants to know why I haven't posted here for a week?! Cheek! I keep telling him, he could always do one for me...

But now it's Saturday, and I have a moment to make up for my lack of napple notes, here's an update. I've just got back home after a rain soaked trip to my local Post Office. I suppose I should be thankful I have one...

However, that was the only boring part.  On the way home, I called into Wordsouth to drip dry for a bit, while I drank a cup of their green tea with orange and lotus flower. It's where I attend various writing classes and events, and as it serves as a tiny cafĂ©, it was an ideal place to drop in. I spent a happy hour or so in the company of its owner, plus two literary gentlemen who were discussing Kipling's 'Rewards and Fairies'.

 One of them said there was a secret message in the book, if you could find the key to unlock it... I can't wait to get a copy and start looking. Who knows what I may find?

What better excuse could I have for linking this 
old illustration of the Cottingley Fairies to Sepia Saturday?
Thanks, Alan and Kat for thinking up the blog.... You are obviously both good fairies!.

P.S. Click on the link words above and WIKI  will tell you more about the Cottingley Fairies...

23 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

Hidden messages Jinksy? Sadly it would take more than that to make me read Kipling - he is not my cup of tea (even with orange and lotus flower).

Nancy said...

I saw this series of photographs many years ago and had forgotten about the fairies. Didn't the girls do an excellent job of cutting them out and positioning them just right? Fun post. I'll have to see if I can find a copy of "Rewards and Fairies."

Bob Scotney said...

I wonder if Rewards and Fairies is available as a download - some of Kipling's works are on Gutenberg, I believe - even if I don't believe in fairies.

North County Film Club said...

I have a copy of rewards and fairies. Now I have a reason to read it!
Nancy
Ladies of the grove

jabblog said...

It's nice that your brother reads your blog. Makes a change from telephone calls or Skype;-)

Anonymous said...

I was just thinking what jabblog has written. How nice that your brother reads your blog. My family, including my brother, never look at mine - they all think I'm crazy!

CJ xx

Postcardy said...

The green tea with orange and lotus flower sounds good, especially for a rainy day.

Tattered and Lost said...

There was a movie that came out many years ago based on the idea of the girls that created these fairies. I can't remember the name of it. There was also a fun book done by one of the Monty Python gang as a takeoff on the fairies. Poor fairies were pressed between the pages like flowers.

Brett Payne said...

I remember those photos of girls and fairies too, but can't think where I saw them. I'm afraid Kipling's not my favourite either, but perhaps I should give him a try again one of these days.

SG said...

What a coincidence (with some differences)! Last week, I too made a trip to the post-office, and I too was rain soaked (although not while making the trip). I too had a cup of green tea after getting soaked. But well, I had mine at home.

Doctor FTSE said...

Tattered and Lost . . . WIKI will tell you, (with links) that "The 1997 films FairyTale: A True Story, and Photographing Fairies", were inspired by the events surrounding the Cottingley Fairies.

CiCi said...

You live in a great place to be able to stop in for tea and conversation on that level. Now I will be waiting to hear what you discover.

Kristin said...

The tea sounds good. the fairies in the photo look like cutouts. real fairies are much, much smaller. and not so pale.

Friko said...

Hey, what was all that about not having a cultured environment? I am green with envy.

Nothing I have on tap - unless I invite it into the house at great effort and expense - can compare with the literary circles you move in so effortlessly.

Carolina said...

I've followed the link to Wordsouth. Seems a lovely place indeed. The place were I followed the photography courses had a cafe too. Such a relaxed environment and always likeminded people around.
I saw a BBC program about someone looking for a house and they found one for her in Havant! Of all places. I was glued to the TV to see if I spotted you somewhere, but no... You must have been having tea in Wordsouth at the time they filmed ;-)

I'm sure that you can uncover hidden messages in anything. With your creative mind ;-)

Anvilcloud said...

"I've just got back home after a rain soaked trip to my local Post Office. " It's almost as if you are saying that you were there for a week. :) I've gone almost a week between posts as well -- and I can't use a trip to the PO as an excuse.

Christine H. said...

They are good fairies (Alan and Kat), aren't they...and I believe you are too.

Eddie Bluelights said...

I too do not post as often as I would like. There is a serious error in the day having just 24 hours LOL But great your brother reads your work. Fancy him telling you off LOL.
Talking of rain the weather has taken a turn for the worse here.

Bruno Laliberté said...

here, it's hot and sunny, the postmen are on strike, and the only "fairy" you'll find here is...me!!!

that we one day share a cup of tea...
:)~
HUGZ

Dave said...

Any time is right for a cup of tea. So long as you are not off with the fairies Pen

Anonymous said...

I always loved the Cottingley Fairies hoax photos. They looked so ethereal.

Di

Jenny Woolf said...

Haha! and it is quite remarkable how so many people were fooled by those Fairies.

tony said...

Yorkshire Fairies Rule!