Once upon a time…

there was a secret garden for fairies in the forest along the road to Potato Point. I kid you not…

(Potato Point is a village in the Eurobodalla Shire lying on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia. The Yuin are considered to be the traditional owners of the region.)

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An enchanting gum tree decorated with toadstools, butterflies, dragonflies and flowers amongst the discarded eucalyptus leaves.

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and a little doorway for small people to enter.

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have you ever seen anything like this before?

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This post is dedicated to two intelligent, hard-working, inspirational and beautiful Bookfayries, Siri and Selma, who spend their time flitting between Norway, Germany and magical Cley-next-the -Sea.  Time to pack those cases and head for Australia girls?

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Heyjude

I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

57 thoughts on “Once upon a time…”

    1. One story is that the old wharf (a bit still remaining) was the drop off point for potatoes being shipped out way back. Don’t know whether that’s the case – it’s a bit prosaic.

    1. I grew up on fairy tales! I loved them, even though some were quite scary! I think todays children probably miss out a lot on being able to use their own imaginations – everything is too organised in their lives. I would spend hours reading and daydreaming in my room. Now they are dragged out on ‘play dates’ all the time.

  1. This is an amazing post, Jude. I knew your eye would educate mine on my home turf, and this post stunningly proves it. I’ve become a bit blinded – just drive past it without noticing – and you saw so much. Lovely images.

    1. I am slowly getting around to posting about my stay in Potato Point! I think we all stop seeing the interesting things around us. I mean, you just drive past all those wallabies, whereas I just wanted to sit and watch them! Giant rabbits to you – incredibly different creatures to me 🙂

        1. No need for apologies Meg. I took it all in and everything is stored away in my head. I loved your company and saw far more than I would have on my own 🙂

    1. I’m sure there are fairies all around you Gilly. I remember my parents visiting a pub somewhere (possibly Dorset) where there was a fairy house in the garden. I’d sit with my bottle of pop and packet of crisps eyeing that house to try and see a fairy go in or come out. Never saw one though. They knew I was watching them.

  2. Love the dedication to Selma and Siri, and the ongoing conversations, Jude. I’ll have to visit Klaus to see the Holocaust post. The time-eating goblin seems to be in charge around here. 🙂

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