Happy Halloween!

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Tomorrow is Halloween and as you probably know that’s one of our favourite days of the year! It’s the one time when faeryfolk, human beans and monsters all get along. No one runs away screaming, No angry mobs…just some tricks and some treats ~:)

If you go out tomorrow after the sun’s gone down you are sure to see every creature and critter imaginable roaming the streets, looking for sweets and having a good old time! Well…actually not every creature and critter…you probably won’t see the wee vampires (not to be confused with big vampires like Dracula). They can’t come cause they are babysitting bat pups.  You see, this is the time of year that most bats fly off to go find a place to hibernate for the winter. The legend says if a bat is seen flying around after the break of dawn on the day after Halloween they will turn into birds, and if there’s one thing a bat does not want to be it’s a bird! Now, while most of the wee baby bat pups can fly off with their parents to their winter homes, there’s always one or two little late bloomers that can’t even flap their wings yet. This would be a very problematic time for these wee pups since all the other bats has to leave…but lucky for them there’s the Vampires. For as long as anyone can remember the Vampires has been looking after these wee bat pups during the winter months until their family wakes up around march the next year.  This is why Vampires and bats are such good friends. Many of them were raised by the Vampires so they are actually more like family.

But raising a bat pup is not an easy job. Luckily, the legend that turns bats into birds only last until the new year, but until then none of the wee pups can be taught to fly* and if you know bats you will know they are useless at walking. This means that they have to be carried everywhere they want to go, and they want to go all the time! So the poor vampires doesn’t get much sleep (Most people think wee vampires are nocturnal, but they actually love to sleep at night…it’s the pups that keeps them up all night.)

This means if you do happen to see one they’re most likely to be very tired and quite grumpy…so it’s best to avoid them! Even though they are little they do bite! But don’t worry though…it’s  not as bad as when a big vampire bites you. It’s usually a bit itchy like a mosquito bite. Also you might get a mild case of the wakeys (or sleeplessness) and you probably won’t be able to eat garlic for a week but after that you’ll be ok. but still….best to avoid them ~:)

*from the very first day of the new year bats can fly again without the fear of becoming a bird so from then they will all go to Lady Rosafae’s flying school for her special “midnight flight with batnav” classes (you can read about her school in the post below) so that they can be expert flyers by the time the other bats return.

PS…please click on the picture to see it nice and big!

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LADY ROSAFAE’S SCHOOL FOR YOUNG FLYERS.

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We recently helped Lady Rosafae to make some posters for her school where she teaches the wee faeries and flutterbugs of the forest to fly. We also promised her that we’ll put one of these posters up on our WordPress page with the all details of her upcoming flying lessons in case anyone here wants to go, and here it is!

There is a beginners course starting this Satyrday. These lessons are tailor made for faerie babies, wee butterflies and little ladybugs (but all little flyers are welcome). There will also be a special night class for baby moths (this will include a half-hour introduction course on avoiding candles and other bright lights). There is no need to pre-book for these courses, just be at the tall oak tree at dawn (or at dusk for the night class).

There’s also an intermediate class for little birds next week but we forgot what day that is so we’ll do a twitter tweet with the details for that a bit later.

And then last, but most certainly not least…good news for all the non-flyers! We know that quite a few of our friends on here aren’t  faeryfolk and some of you might not even have wings…but don’t worry! Lady Rosafae is working on a very special class for all of you too! This will be a series of evening classes taking place just after bed time in dreamland, because as you probably know – in dreams everyone can fly ~:D These classes will be open to anyone including human beans!

We’ll let you know when and where you can enrol for these very soon. If you want to start practicing in the meantime Lady Rosafae recommends reading some bedtime book that has flyers in them…we think “Peter Pan” should be a perfect start ~:)