[caption id="attachment_3350" align="alignright" width="300"] Fairy Door © Madtown Macs[/caption]
Of course we are rather obsessive about all things concerning timber doors at Doorsan Ltd, so this recent news about ‘Fairy Control’ caught our eye. It's not the first time we've blogged about fairy doors, we've discussed these miniature gems before. But if you haven't seen the new article, then in brief it relates to the concern of the trustees of charitable woodland trust in Somerset who feel that the fitting of small (elfin) doors to the base of trees in the wood is getting out of hand.
It is thought that these miniature doors have been installed by the local residents for their children to put messages behind the doors for the fairies. Apparently the first little door appeared at the beginning of the millenium, the trustees were happy about this one door so they left it, however, since then the practice has escalated and is now causing some concern. The most reason doors are now rather fancy with tinsel and painted in bright colours so the feeling is that they are intrusive in the woodland setting, so they intend to “bring in quality control” relating to the doors. The trustees say they are “not anti-fairy and are not intending on evicting the fairies”,they want people to stay to the paths as they have put a lot of effort into protecting the woodland.
This situation, although on the surface seems a light hearted event, is obviously causing some concern. But isn't it a nice thing to report rather than all the usual aggressive war like news we generally hear about.
I hope a satisfactory conclusion to the problem is found and the children and fairies are not too upset by the eventual outcome. The fairy door seem a lovely idea and the child in all of us is probably the reason the news article went viral.
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