Sunday, May 12, 2013

Adding Spring to My Step

Hello from all of us here to all of you there. 

Spring is still struggling to gain a firm foothold this year. We DO have lots of flowers out and things are looking a lot greener, but winter still lingers in the corners just waiting for a chance to re-establish itself. 

Brian and I are busy working on our next book. Our summer will be full of scattered pages and stories, paintings and photos. If it’s anything like last time (Trolls) the house will just become one big workroom. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. It IS rather exciting to see something taking shape so physically, except perhaps when you’re trying to cook a meal or find anything that doesn't pertain to the book itself. Lots to look forward to then! 

I can’t wait to be able to show you some of the new art that Brian is doing. It’s just wonderful! But - you’ll have to take my word for it for just a while yet. We’ll show some a bit later in the summer. 

Toby, Sarah and Sebastian are coming to visit in July. Of course we’re more excited about that than anything! I’d say we can’t wait -but actually we can because I’ll be on crutches almost up until the day they arrive. 

Here’s where I’m going to ask for your good wishes and healing energy for myself. I’m having a hip replacement operation next Friday the 17th. I had my left hip replaced 7 years ago and now I’m going for the matching set. My right one has been causing me much pain and making me limp for a few years now - so it’s time to do something about it. If any of you feel like sending me good energy and healing, I will gratefully receive it! I am of course asking the faeries for help as well. I just hope they don’t think it would be helpful to turn my leg into a goat’s leg or something equally as interesting. I should only be in hospital until Monday so that’s not bad either. Thank you in advance for good thoughts! 

I’m sending a spring photo of the little trolls doing their garden work again. They are very happy to be out and about, looking after the flowers. They spend most of their time among the cowslips - obviously favourite flowers for them. Maybe it’s the certainty that the cowslips will come up every year in the same place that appeals to them. It is SO very reassuring to see them every spring, being so faithful and beautiful. The bluebells are just beginning to open as well. I’ll miss being able to walk through them this year. I’ll have to just remember the amazingly heady scent of a whole hillside full of bluebells. It’s an easy thing to recall! 

I probably won’t get back to writing for the blog for a little while. I’m going to give myself at least a week or so to settle back home and recover a bit. I can’t indulge myself for too long though - far too much work to do and all of it exciting. 

Hopefully, with any luck, I’ll be skipping about a bit the next time I see any of you - at least I should not be limping any more. 

With all good wishes from us here to you there. 
Wendy, Brian, Elfie and Buster


  1. Good healing to you: "Gran'ma's have a need for speed" especially on foot, hand and knee.

  2. Sending love, light, healing, and wishes for a very speedy recovery! It is probably a good thing you will have two good hips before Sebastian begins to walk! They are so much faster than you think they are going to be for such little people!

  3. May lots of Love and Faery Magick give you a quick healing!
    Can't wait to see the new book!
    L!ly the Fairy (.com)

  4. Your work and Brian's have been part of my life for as long as i can remember (im 28) and back in the day....before blogs and facebook etc i never imagined there would be a means of such easy communication with people such as you and Brian,whom i love and,yes,i do send my love and healing thoughts -the best and most sincere form of magic there,relax and be happy.xx polly

  5. Sending love and quick healing energies (I imagine them flying along clutched by fairies and dragged your way by trolls) teehee!

    I wish you the very best and can't wait to see your new book.

  6. Sending Love and Healing Reiki to you! The Fairies will run the house and gardens while you are on the mend so no worries! Having Toby and Sarah and Sebastian to look forward to will make the time pass easily!
    With Love and Light~ Jane Foxglove

  7. If you know any fairies that can give out goat legs, I would be very interested!

  8. Sending you healing wishes for a speedy recovery, Wendy. You and your family are such an inspiration to me. <3

  9. Positive thoughts for you Wendy!!!
    I hope it goes smoothly and you heal speedily!

  10. Now do take a more positive attitude, Within a week of the op. you will be walking with a stick for a little while. I know lots of people who were up and running in a week and driving a tractor in 6 weeks, so expect to be well and you will be. What we think, we are. Think the best and you will be roaming the bluebell woods with a picnic basket.
    Allthe very best and I will be sending you lots of healing thoughts.

  11. I cant wait to see the new book, it sounds very exciting. Hope all goes well with the op, sending love and light your way.

  12. hello Wendy,
    i am sending healing vibes
    light of grace
    swift healing energy and a bright smile to you
    it will be so nice to not have that pain with you!

    your book sounds wonderful, i look forward to seeing it.

  13. Sending all the positive thoughts and energy for a swift healing that I can muster. Enjoy the time with your grandbaby, they grow so quickly. :)

  14. Sending you much positive and healing energy! Hope your surgery will go smoothly, and the Faeries will help you on your recovery while bringing a smile to your face.

  15. Only good thoughts have ever popped in to my head when thinking of you and your incredibly beautiful artwork. You are such an inspiration to so many! I send my good thoughts, healing energy and sunshine! May all go well and the good faeries surround you.