About Me:I am known as Jae Fae the Hippy Faery. I love all things mystical and magical, especially the fae and unicorns, visionary and fantasy art, cats, travel, reading and the magical mystical town of Glastonbury. To keep my feet on the ground I work in IT support. I am a pagan, I live my life in harmony with the cycle of the seasons.
I am jackiesjottings on livejournal too :) Also now on Deviant Art and Flickr, (same username), do add me to your contacts/friends and I will add you back :)
Music:Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Bob Seger, Pendragon, The Killers, Snow Patrol, Mike Oldfield, KC and the Sunshine Band, Peter Tosh, roots reggae, and new age music to relax to, especially Llewellyn.
Movies:Not really a film fan, but I do love Life of Brian and Monty Python and the Holy Grail
TV:Home and Away, documentaries, especially about mysteries, and travel programmes.
Books:My fave ever is "The Mists of Avalon" by Marion Bradley, and I also like travel writing and anything about Glastonbury. Plus browsing through my books of visionary and fae art.
Likes:Cats, travel, unicorns, faeries, Glastonbury, music, reading, visionary art, photography, sewing, drawing and painting, lots of sleep and weekend lie ins, lazy sundays, hugging trees, colourful ethnic clothes.
Dislikes:Most of the iisms, (racism, sexism etc), people who don't understand the meaning of No, intolerance, war. Pushy people. And mozzie bites!
Hobbies:Travel, reading, photography, cats, faeries, unicorns, music, art, sewing, creating things, and I might be about to start some writing about Glastonbury ;)
Vices:chocolate and nescafe cappucino mixes! And my bed, I love sleep!
The Enchanted Manor was wonderful, a truly magical place. The hosts, Ric and Maggie, really do do everything to make sure their guests are comfortable and well looked after. We had a fabulous suite with bedroom with four poster bed, shower room, living room and bathroom with a slipper bath. There was a box of chocolates on the bed, luxury toiletries for us in the bathroom, and a basket of nibbley food for us too. There were prints of Josephine Wall's enchanting art all over the house, and faeries and angels and other figures all over the place. There were garlands over the doors and even the ceiling in the reception area was painted with fluffy clouds and cherubs. The gardens were gorgeous too, with a more formal area, and a woodland area, and again all over were statues and figures and little touches. After dark a family of badgers visit, we sat in the conservatory (where breakfast is served) and watched them every evening.
We relaxed in our room with books and painting things, walked in the grounds. We walked down to the sea on sunday, and on satuday walked to the village centre, about a mile away, and got a bus to Ventnor where we visited the Botanic Gardens, and walked along the coast path.
I am going to put an album up on my flickr account (I am jackiesjottings on there too if anyone wants to add me to their contacts. I'll add you back). I should put some photos on here too.
I came back so relaxed and I hope maybe to go back sometimes
I am so excited because on Friday I am going to Enchanted Manor on the Isle of Wight for a long weekend with my friend Ann. It is a magical place full of faeries and angels, and with paintings by Josephine Wall all over the place. We have a whole suite with 4 poster bed, and will be having a faery high tea on arrival. The whole house and grounds are apparently really magical. I am so looking forward to it :) I am taking gorgeous clothes to wear, and lots of sparkly make up, and faery books to read. Lots of photos will be taken.
I also now have a flickr account. I am jackiesjottings on there too so if anyone wants to add me to their contacts, I will add you back. Lots of photos of my favourite places on there.
Once again I have left it far too long posting here. I am pleased to say I am now well and truly over my surgery, I was even able to do some tidying in the garden at the weekend. Got a follow up appointment this friday then all being well I won't have to go back. I was off work for 7 weeks recovering and have now been back at work for 7 weeks, so the op seems a long time ago.
I went to one of my favourite places, Camden, at the weekend and saw the fire damage there :(( It was, as I thought from the pictures on telly, the canal market behind the row of shops by the bridge where punkyfish was which was taken. The original Punkyfish shop got burnt too, and it was very sad to see the big fish still on the shop :(( It is all boarded up and demolition has started, I guess because some of the buildings are structurally unsafe. The main lock market, the stables market and the outdoor market are all fine though. I bought two skirts, a fab brightly coloured patchwork top and some silver shoes :))
I also had my first visit to my beloved Glastonbury since before my op. I went to stay with a friend in Somerset, Paul, and we also went down to Exmoor and stopped off at Burrow Mump, it was lovely.
It is chilly at the moment but sunny, spring does seem to be in the air :))
My friend Ann and I are going to Enchanted Manor on the Isle of Wight in June. It looks wonderful there, Jospehine Wall paintings all over, and the sort of place you could unfurl your wings and no-one would bat an eyelid. We are going to order a faery High Tea while we are there.
I am still here! I haven't logged in for a couple of months though, naughty Fae. So belated Happy New Year!
The end of 2007 was a bit abnormal as I had to go into hospital to have gynae surgery at the end of November. I had the op on Thursday 29th and was in hospital till the following Tuesday- I had to stay in an extra day as I kept getting a high temperature. I was then at home for 6 weeks recovering. My mum came down for a week to look after me, she got a rest too, which she needed (her husband who is 95 is very infirm and needs a lot of care). Then it was a gradual process of letting myself heal but also gradually building my strength back up. Trips to the local shops to begin with, then further afield into town. My cat Poppy loved having me home and I loved being home with her too. It was a good time for me to be off, it was cold out and dark early and the postman came every day with piles of Christmas cards and parcels! I was able to go to a friends on Christmas day. After New Year I was able to start getting out and about again. I came back to work on wed 18th jan, part time for the first 3 days, last week was my first full week back.
I think I am back to about 90% now, I still have to be a bit careful carrying anything heavy, but I can do housework again (shame!!) and go shopping and things.
And in just under 3 weeks time I am off to Glastonbury. yay :) I should be fit enough to climb the Tor and maybe watch the sun set from there.
I have been putting a lot of my art on Deviant Art, I am also jackiesjottings on there.
Oh dear, I haven't updated here for awhile. time does fly! I am going into hospital for a gynae op next week *wibbles* so I have been frantically getting ready for Christmas early. I won't be able to get out much for at least a couple of weeks after my op so I wanted to get almost everything ready and get my overseas stuff off too. I have been having a making things frenzy, the house has been covered in fabric and thread and glitter and beads and sequins and the odd naughty word!
I also got myself a Deviant Art account, I am jackiesjottings on there too. Lots of my art and best photos on there.
Vanilla flavour cappuccino is yummy :)
I still can' find Brian Frounds new book on sale anywhere, none of the bookshops in Oxford have it :(( As I will be having an extended stay at home, I think I might order it online when I am back home recovering from my surgery. All bookshops should have a well stocked faery section I say. But I may be a bit biased.