Sunday, 10 May 2015

Bluebell fairies




















Sometimes you just need to pretend you are fairies and go on an adventure. This morning, i found a little bit of writing in Elle's notebook. I won't go too much into it but Elle is a very anxious child. She is a perfectionist and very very sensitive. If she cannot do something perfect, she will break down and start staying that people won't like her and that she has to be perfect. Both us and the school have been working with Elle on this and she seems to be improving but she does have her moments still where she gets anxious and we have to help her through it. After reading a little in her dairy, i decided that i wanted to get her away from thinking about school work. She was asking to do some school work on the laptop and after some tears, i asked her if she wanted to go out in the car for an adventure. We packed up some snacks and headed towards our favourite bluebell woods. Instead of walking over the fields to our hidden woods we love to go to, we decided to go into another part of the woods which was just by our favourite one. Oh boy! We really lucked out and this is now by far our favourite. The whole wood was covered and there was a gorgeous fir wood right in the middle.

When we got to the middle of the wood, the girls spotted some "fairies". They were flying around us and they couldn't believe their eyes! They sat on a log and watched to see if any would land on them. Elle told me that one had kissed her cheek. At the beginning of the film down below, i filmed her saying "they are real life fairies" and i just had to add it to the beginning of the film as she was so excited and mesmerized. Elle asked to take her nature journal and she sat and did some sketching whilst Mia and i filled up the basket with pine cones, acorn caps and ferns. Mia is more of an explorer and is happiest when she is finding sticks and stones. She was singing the whole way around the wood. We kept hearing deers call out and she kept making us whisper so we didn't scare them and so she could see one.

Days like these are my favourite. It would have been even better if Gilles was there but he is away with work at the moment so it was just the three of us. Sometimes, i just stopped and watched them. Both so different. Elle the free nature spirit, quiet yet excitable and Mia the explorer who is quite loud most of the time but so caring and considerate when it came to the animals.


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  2. Adorable. I love seeing into her sketchbook.

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  3. Each of these photos is magical in its own right! Stunning!

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  4. Wow, What magical photos♡and the video & music is so beautiful. Such a lovely post* x

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  5. Aaah Keri-Anne — your pics of the girls never cease to make me smile!!

    I said to you once before, in a Siblings comment, that I was obsessed with the Flower Fairy books as a child. I still have the full set of them at my parents home; they are so beautiful. And your pictures ALWAYS remind me of them. So lovely to meet you the other weekend!! You're as ethereal and lovely in real life as I imagined you to be :) xxxx

    Caro | www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

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  6. Simply amazing! Such a magic and cozy video! It brought happy smile to my face )) Thank you for sharing with us!

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  7. This is beautiful. I love the woods when the bluebells are out like they are at the moment.

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  8. What beautiful pictures. magical x

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  9. The bluebells make the woods magical and I love that your girls saw fairies.

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  10. omg i have admired all of your gorgeous pictures for quite some time now , they all seem very magical to me

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  11. What amazing pictures and video. I have a post coming up about working on anxiety with children. I am a real perfectionist and it used to cause me issues as a child

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  12. I absolutely love this, what a beautiful video and how magical are your children's memories going to be. I hope Elle's anxieties continue to be reduced and what a lovely mum you are x

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  13. Your pictures are amazing , I do love bluebells

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  14. Such beautiful photos, I have fond memories of the bluebell woods when I was a child. I believed in fairies then too.

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  15. "Sometimes you just need to pretend you are fairies and go on an adventure."

    Indeed.

    xox,

    A.

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  16. Love these gorgeous photos and the little video. Elle's illustrations are so wonderful!

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  17. Completely and utterly delightful! I loved bluebell woods when I was little. So magical x

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  18. Your girls sound so much like mine in some ways. such a beautiful collection of images here, and a lovely film. We love to go on the little adventures in the woods. Fairies are a favourite thing too, we're making a fairy garden in the littles play area i our garden this summer. :) x

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  19. Aw so sweet and duch gorgeous photos. My oldest is also a perfectionist which I find so frustrating - he will screw up work or drawing if it isn't absolutely perfect. He's starting to get better - he's now 8 - but it's always going to be part of his character. Great that you can find a way to distract her - it all looks idyllic!

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  20. What some beautiful pictures - they truly look like little fairies.

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  21. We used to go Bluebell picking as children and this brings back so many memories. Beautiful pics as always

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  22. Absolutely beautiful, definitely an image of fairies is the first thing to spring to mind x

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  23. Wow, amazing pictures and very jealous - wish I had woods near me I could go for a wander in. Stephen :o)

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  24. Utterly beautiful, and so magical. I so want to find some local woods.

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  25. So so beautiful! What a lovely thing to do to make your little girl feel better too. I need to find woods like these near us!

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  26. I can't stop looking at those pictures they are stunning , absolutely magical and so very beautiful -Picture postcard perfect.

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  27. Your pictures are gorgeous, so fairytale like x

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  28. How magical. Your photos are simply stunning. Kaz x

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  29. Stunning pictures. You've given me some inspiration of my bluebell photos for next year x

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  30. Alexis ~ meadowandfawn7 March 2016 at 05:09

    This warmed my heart. Watching the video you put together was so peaceful. Thank you for sharing this little fairy tale. <3

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