There can be few humans that have not at some time decorated either their home or gardens with fairy lights, yet few people know how the lights themselves are manufactured.
Only fairies can successfully make this sort of illumination as the manufacturing process requires the use of magic.
Firstly coloured pigment is extracted from fresh rainbows and then dissolved in a solvent. The resulting dye is then applied to the inside of the bulbs by specially trained ants.
Sometimes it is possible to see partial rainbows these are simply the remains of a full rainbow after part of the dye has been removed.
7a, Water-Lily Street Doors open at 8:30 p.m.
The Wish Council
Every fairy realm has within its ward a prestigious building in which the Wish Council hold their monthly meetings. Most humans suspect that fairies have the ability to grant wishes yet few people know the process involved. In fact it is a fallacy that fairies can grant wishes they can only make recommendations. These suggestions are then presented to the Wish Council for their joint approval. In this leafy suburb behind this very door are the local Wish Council Chambers.
Still Popular With Humans - Even Today
Many inhabitants of Warkworth may have noticed the curious smell of bread cooking as they walked through the Great Beech Forest. Somewhat hidden from view but easily traced by smell this door is access to:-
"CHARLOCK & DROPWORT BAKERS"
The bakery claims to have made the first fairy cakes in the world but this assertion cannot be fully substantiated. What is certain however is that they have in their archives the first photograph of fairy cakes ever taken.
A Story By Daisy
Daisy Marguerite, who was originally from Tuscany, Italy has now been a resident of Warkworth for the past 5 years. She was recently managing The Beetles, until a centipede came and brutally attacked her. Due to her severe wing injury, she was rushed to Fairy Hospital (East Wing Dept.) She is currently being looked after by two guinea pigs, who go by the names Millie and Lola, and live in Kenton.
And lo this mighty globe of light suspended thus betwixed Heaven and Earth,
Is witness to, when mortals sleep, such fleeting transits of its girth
By wingéd creatures of the night.
From an anthology entitled
" Warkworth Fairylore and Verse"
Collected by Violet Byrony
The door on the left is the business premises of a mother and daughter Mam B. and Pam B. The have recently started up what they describe as:-
"A Metaphysical Laundrette Enterprise"
They claim to be able to wash clothes using only fresh air and wishful thoughts. I am somewhat dubious however and would describe the enterprise as a "Mam B. Pam B. , airy fairy, wishey washy idea."
Behind this door is the ancestral home of the Nuff family of Warkworth. You may ask who is the person sitting outside the door?" Well that's Fairy Nuff.
It seems only a few months ago that I was asked to make this door and now it is looking very run down and neglected. Sadly also I see the house is up for sale following the death of the owner.
I read with sadness in the Sandwort Gazette the announcement of the death of old 'Crusher' Pilewort and I can't help but think that the fairy world is impoverished by the demise of yet another of its more eccentric characters. I believe his estranged wife has no wish to retain the property and his three grownup children live outside the realm.
Is Poison Safe To Use
Past Its Sell-By Date ?
These premises are the local fairy branch of:
"The Assumption Club"
The manager of the club was recently asked why the club is not listed on Google Maps his reply was "I really think everyone already knows our location."
Locks , Bolts & Bars
In the old days fairy doors were secured by locks, bolts and bars but by the early 19th Century George Agrimony, while studying at Yale, had developed a locking spell. This was a great improvement on previous locking devices and it is variations on this theme that are still in use today. It has to be said however that ancient locking and defensive methods (like this portcullis) are often retained on fairy doors as a decorative link to the past.
The Bronze Key
The key was heavy and her brother strained to lift it above head height.
"See ," whispered Rosalind , " the key does fit the fairies would never have lied about something as important as this.