Wednesday, 9 January 2008

The Joy Of Journals

A New Year and a new journal ~ blank pages waiting to be filled with thoughts and gratitude for everyday events. I saw this journal and knew that it was just perfect. The cover depicts one of Cicely May Barker's Flower Fairies and what could be more appropriate for both the front cover and the first page I opened than Rose Fairy?

Flower Fairies are tiny creatures that live in gardens and meadows. When a seed sprouts, a Flower Fairy baby is born. Flower fairies live in their chosen flower and look after it, ensuring that it remains strong and healthy. Flower fairies are shy creatures so if you are fortunate enough to spot one ~ the best time to see them is at twilight, midnight or shortly before dawn ~ be sure to keep their presence a secret.

Cicely May Barker's beautiful stories were first published in 1923 and they have delighted generations of children and adults alike.

The World is very old;
But every Spring
It groweth young again,
And fairies sing.

Flower Fairies of the Spring, 1923