Some jobsworth this week decided that Fairy Doors that’ve been installed in Wayward Woods down Somerset way (200 in total) are getting out of control and are looking to have them removed – WHAT? The person responsible must have finished counting the four-leaf-clovers and dismantling the tree-swings and is moving on to such pressing matters. Locally dubbed Fairy Woods we think they’re little more than an attraction, unless the fairies behind them are wreaking havoc when no one is looking, you know, late night raves, moon shine production and other such shenanigans. Here to ensure such evictions don’t lead to homelessness within this magical and imagination inspiring community The Irish Fairy Door company have brought their creations to the UK (having already sold over 150,000 globally in just over a year) to ensure no fairies are left out in the cold. Director Niamh Sherwin Barry, explains, “Removing fairy doors from the woods needlessly casts fairies out of their homes, whilst also spoiling the magic and belief for those who visit them to leave gifts or letters. Kate, The Queen of the Fairies, and the National Fairy Council, released this official statement regarding the situation in Somerset:
“In light of today’s news from Somerset, the Fairy Council would like to reassure fairies in the UK that they will be monitoring the situation closely. Although we do welcome a certain level of quality control so that all fairies have wonderful and magical homes to live in, we will be working hard to ensure that no fairies are left homeless by the actions of the Fairy Control unit operating in Wayford Woods. Indeed, we’ve now stepped up our activity in the UK and are currently busy installing new handmade, wooden Irish Fairy Doors throughout the country to ensure that any fairies who do find themselves unfairly evicted have a safe new home to move into. We hope that the people of Somerset and indeed the rest of the UK continue to create beautiful and enchanting homes for our fairies. We’d also like to take the opportunity to advise Mr Acreman of the Fairy Control unit that ‘glittery stuff’ is actually fairy dust and is not in the slightest bit ‘garish’.” – Well said Kate.
What’s not to love? Grab your door and install some magic in your abode without delay.