GOBLIN SNOT! Freshly picked!
Oh yes. you read it right. What you’re looking at really is Goblin Snot!
Now that I have your full attention, 😀 I would like to introduce you to a few items of produce and products that can be found in the Land of the Fae (Fairies) – but only if you’re observant; careful; quick; ready with your collecting jar, … and . . . only if you truly, TRULY believe.
And, of course, you need to know what you’re looking for.
Amongst many other things, you can find:
- Kisses of Mushrooms.
- Thumbelina Thimbles
- Freshly Picked Goblin Snot
- Wild Harvested Gnome Whiskers
- Organic Dragon Soot.
Let’s deal with the Freshly Picked Goblin Snot first, shall we? . . .
Now fresh Goblin Snot is a rare find indeed. One has to be as quick as flash, as sly as a fox and as clever as an owl. You have to sit about, in long grass, being very, very quiet, for quite a long time, waiting . . . waiting . . . w.a.i.t.i.n.g. … until – – – you hear that distinctive rustle of little chubby Goblin feet, accompanied by the sound of …. “ah, ah AHhhhh…. CHOOOO!” (followed by a lot of snorting, sniffing and grunting).
Now it’s exactly one second before the “CHOOOO!” part of the sneeze that you have to be super fast and get your snot collecting jar in place and ready to catch the desired, much prized, JUICE!
If you’re really lucky your JUICE might even contain ‘things’ which you might not recognise, but they’ll be the sniffed up ‘stuff’ such as pollen, leaves, grass, and all sorts of oddities from the woodland carpet of Fairy Land.
Now you’re probably asking yourself why anyone would want to collect Goblin Snot, and the answer is as wild as you might expect. You see … Goblin Snot is magical stuff. A tiny amount, onto the tip of your finger, will open ANY door. If you wanted to go and see inside Buckingham Palace, then Goblin Snot would open not only the big gates at the front, but it would also open all of the locked doors you need to get through in order to go and see the Queen herself. Or perhaps you’d like to get into The Whitehouse, or how about going midnight shopping in Tiffany’s?
Well if midnight shopping in Tiffany’s or a bank vault is your pleasure, then you’ll also need …. Organic Dragon Soot.
Finding Organic Dragon Soot is indeed a moment of pure magic in itself. It’s so easy to miss it. I mean to say …. would you notice extra-fine soot on the floor of a Woodland area? Probably not. So to come across it and manage to collect it up before it magically disappears is a real stroke of good luck!
Why would you need Organic Dragon Soot from Fairy Land? Well . . .
- One tiny pinch of Organic Dragon Soot sprinkled over your head, will turn you invisible for precisely one hour. Not a minute less, not a minute more. One Hour! Think of all the things you could do in an hour, if you were invisible. [GASP!] Oh, you little rascal! I can see your mind working from here! FORT KNOX? Good grief, you think BIG! Well, if you bagged yourself some Fresh Goblin Snot to open the doors, whilst invisible from using the Dragon Soot, I guess that even Fort Knox wouldn’t be that much of a challenge!
Next on our shopping list is . . . Wild Harvested Gnome Whiskers.
Now these are a tricky one to obtain, for you first have to find your Wild Gnome. A Wild Gnomes whiskers are stiff and prickly. They’re not the soft, white, fluffy, cloud-like whiskers you see on Garden Gnomes. Wild Gnomes are protectors. They protect the perimeters of their particular area in Fairy Land. These particular Wild Harvested Gnome Whiskers were carefully and quietly collected from a Wild Gnome who was taking a warm afternoons snooze, lent against a tree in Freckled Mushroom Wood and snoring his head off.
With the help of some Dragon Soot to make me invisible, I crept up and with my manicure scissors, I snipped a few of his whiskers and popped them into a collecting jar.
Wild Gnome Whiskers are a great addition to your potions closet because:
- They offer protection – much like putting on a suit of armour. All you have to do is crush and grind the whiskers using a Pestle and Mortar. Once all powdered down, you then add one tiny pinch of powdered Acorn Cup, and one Fairy Spoon of mashed Mushroom Cap from the wood where you gathered your Gnome Whiskers. Mix it till you have a paste, and then put a tiny dab onto the middle finger of your right hand. You will, within minutes have an invisible suit of armour. You could be a Super Hero …. but beware … you won’t be able to fly! (After all …. you’re not a Fairy and you don’t have Fairy Wings!)
Next on this Fairy Shopping List are …. Thumbelina Thimbles.
You’ve no doubt heard the story of Thumbelina and how she was very tiny. Well in Fairy Land, Thimbles are highly prized. They aren’t just used for protecting your fingers when sewing, but they are a symbol of affection. They are the Fairy equivalent of a Kiss.
Peter Pan, when Wendy Darling said she would give him a kiss, held out his hand to receive this gift. He thought ‘a kiss’ was the thimble which Wendy had in her hand. Wendy gave him the thimble, and from that moment on, thimbles became ‘kisses’ in the Land of the Fae.
Why would you need Thumbelina Thimbles? Well …. they don’t offer you anything other than the magic of love and affection. They bring warmth into your life and a warm smile to your face when you look at them. Just holding a tube of them in your hand can give you a warm feeling deep inside. Right in the middle of your body.
Thumbelina’s Thimbles are made especially for Fairies (and of course for Thumbelina herself) by the Head of the Sewing Department, in Fairy Land.
I’m very privileged to know his name. Come closer …. I shall whisper it to you …. The Head of the Sewing Department in Fairy Land is Fineous Wizzigig. But shhh… don’t tell anyone because it’s a secret – shared only between you and I!
If you look carefully in a Fairy Wood where you live (if you can find one) you might just find some Thumbelina Thimbles. They are left by the young, giggly little Fairies, for the human folks to find. It’s their way of passing on a kiss, from one realm to another.
And finally . . . you’ve seen in some of the photographs here, a ‘Kiss of Mushrooms‘. Another gift from Fairy Land, for Humans to find.
A Kiss of Mushrooms is something that the Fairies hope you will keep, for the spotted mushrooms are a bringer of love and luck.
I found this one last week and have mounted this Kiss of Mushrooms on a wooden block, painted red, and there it will live for ever more. A very lucky find, indeed!
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Thank you so much for coming and sharing these wonderments found in my little bag, after a mid afternoon trip to Freckled Mushroom Wood. There was no need today for my Fairy Net, for I captured things that needed no net – but I always take it with me – just in case. Who knows when I’m going to need it!
I hope your Monday began with a stretch and a yawn, and that from there it just got better and better. If it didn’t… leave any troubles at the door (outside the door) and allow nature to take care of your Monday troubles. Tomorrow is another day. A gift, for you to choose how you want to spend it. Grumpy, cross, annoyed. Or …. happy, smiling and with love in your heart.
Have a wonderful tomorrow my friends.
Please note: The stories, tales and narrative, and tales of fantasy and fable were written by me and belong to me. Therefore copyright begins here. Cobwebs. 23/7/2018