Hello Everyone, I don't know if you are going to read this but if you do, I would love you to comment and let me know your thoughts.
It's the summer holidays, for us we are now at the end of week 2 and it has been such a busy 2 weeks. Before we had the opportunity to take on The Fairy Academy we decided instead of going abroad for a holiday we would instead have a few weekends away then a few days in the UK. So far Fairy Freya and I have been to Wimbledon- the Ladies Finals of all things and I cannot put into words what an amazing experience it was! Then last weekend we went to the Para Athletics at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium as a family and it was the most amazing event to be a part of. These athletes have been through something that able bodied people can only imagine (and I guess not very well at that), then they have faced it head on and decided to prove that they are the best in the World at their chosen sport.
The inspiration rolled off them, their commitment and determination to succeed combined with their very obvious pleasure that people were there to watch them and knew their names. They came across as so humble despite their actions being more impressive than the able bodied athletes who will be on view to the whole world in a couple of weeks.
When I was growing up I never really knew what I wanted to do with my life, I knew I wanted to be a Mummy, and I knew I wanted to make a difference in other peoples lives. So far I have had limited opportunity to do that, but this is my chance. Giving budding fairies the chance to make magical memories that will last them a lifetime is a start, but there is more we can do- and we will.
You may have seen our Dr Who themed post on Facebook, in case you didn't we are open to boy and girl fairies between 3 and 7 years. We will also welcome budding fairies who have special needs, who have a disability, who are very shy or who may need to be accompanied by a big fairy constantly. All we ask is that we are advised of any special requirements well in advance so that we are able to plan the right number of big fairies to be there to lend a helping wing.
One thing that we would love your input on is a thought that has been growing steadily over the last few months. In May each year it will be our Birthday Academy, so one of the ways we are thinking of celebrating is by giving away 1 free Fairy Space to someone who deserves it. This is still to be finalised (as making any decision is going to be very hard), but current plans are to have a nomination process where our Fairy Followers can nominate a deserving budding fairy and either our Fairy Family or our Fairy Followers will then have the very hard decision to choose a winner. The budding fairy could be a very young carer, someone who has lost a close family member, someone who has been going through a very hard time of it for any reason at all and we want it to be a magical moment for them to let their imagination soar. What do you think? Could this be how we make a bigger difference to the world?
Before then we need to get ready for school- Fairy Freddie will be starting in September, so the next few weeks are about making enough memories to get him through to October and then Christmas when we will have the chance again. Having special happy memories to get you through the long cold days of school in winter is so very important!
We cannot wait to meet our first Fairies in a few short weeks (which will go very quickly in the rush of the summer holidays!) and every single Fairy we meet will be special to us.
Happy Holidays Fairy Followers!
Love and Sparkles,
Head Fairy Elle x