Our journey was looong but not too tiring as my navigator was extremely thorough and wildly entertaining. Village names were read out in the voices of Lord of the Rings characters, but not maybe as you would recognise them and I was in very real danger of driving off the road as I laughed helplessly!
Our travel worn spirits were instantly calmed and soothed by the Chalice Well, our Mecca and the first place that we always visit in Glastonbury.
The pool is so soothing and I wish we'd had more time to just sit and contemplate. The water is orange because of the high iron content, and higher up, you can drink it at it's source. It's meant to have healing properties, whether drunk or bathed in.
My Fae companion.
We both took a paddle in the pool, but believe me, it is so absolutely freezing that I salute those people who are able to fully submerge in it! The cold is so intense that it shoots up your heels and into the back of your head, well, that's how it feels for me and the Moomin agrees with my description :D
We ate our lunch in a quiet spot and admired the view over the trees to the Tor.
This is such a beautiful place and the view from the top is incredible, but we simply didn't have the time to go there today.
I did however stop for a quick picture. I'm not keen on having my photo taken, but I urge you to check out my footwear.
I'm wearing the wonderful Faery boots from Ren over at Fairysteps. They were so lovely and drew more than a few admiring glances :D
The Fair itself was a delicious melting pot of artists and their work.
One of our favourites was this wonderful man who creates mind boggling sculptures from pieces of found wood and bones. He had such a large array of creatures and curious that I couldn't photograph them all, and it seemed rude to ask. He did however let me snap this little beast, who was kept in a mysterious and dangerous box which is almost an unbearable curiosity. We had to be careful and quiet as this little Ratnarok likes to steal the souls of the unwary.
This beautiful piece is Volehalla, the place where the voles souls go to at the end of their lives. The central piece contains a multitude of tiny vole bones and was so delicate and slightly macabre!
Now sadly, I didn't take any photos at the actual Fair, because I was so star struck after meeting the beautiful and wonderfully kind Linda Ravenscroft. She spent a long time talking to me and I'm afraid I walked around in a bit of a daze afterwards. Moomin managed to spend ALL of her money and was more than happy with her purchases, including a couple of gifts for her brother, who really didn't want to come and spend the day with a load of Faeries. Funny that!!! So in all, an amazing day and an invitation to do it all again at the Three Wishes Faery Fest in June, when I promise to take a lot more pictures, especially ones including some actual Faeries :D