Back in the late 1950’s I have a memory of a day trip to Southend.
A day at the seaside always exciting but this was a really special trip – Dad had booked a trip in an aeroplane. The three of us in a tiny light aircraft flew around the Southend Airport countryside- with a pilot of course. Sadly no photos of the event. But I vividly remember looking down at the miniature patchwork fields and tiny houses.
The first time Mum and I had ever been in an aircraft, looking down my Mum exclaimed- how lovely – look at that miniature village below. My Dad insisted it was actually a real village, but she wasn’t convinced! That’s all I remember of the day and it made such an impression on me. I was probably eight or nine.
Ever since, like many people I am sure, I have had a fascination with all things miniature, as my fairy garden bears testament to that, and the various collections of small things I have around the house.
Yesterday I spent a lovely day with my youngest Grand Daughter- we have joined bubbles now- and we had a lovely time setting up the train set and finding the people of the right size and all the bits and pieces that make it a tiny make believe world. I think she enjoyed it as much as me 🙂
In the past I have visited with my other Grand Children Audley End Fairy Garden another mini make believe world- I loved it.
A world of imagination where we can be the controller and choose the pathways we take.
Link to previous post of My Fairy Garden: https://carylbeach.org/2020/05/29/fairy-garden-and-robins-rare-qualities/