A beautiful surprise – The Fairy Tree of Wishing Wood

by Chantal

I went for a walk with Oliver through a wood by the river a couple of days ago. It was a walk we hadn’t done before and incredibly pretty especially in the extraordinary sunny weather. Oliver had already declared the wood to be “like paradise” and yet there was an even bigger treat waiting for us ahead up a small incline.

He called back to me that he had found something amazing and he was right. In the middle of the wood with no indication whatsoever was hidden a fairy tree!

Children had left offerings at the tree in the form of small toys, trinkets and pictures. There was also a small box filled with folded up letters that children had written to the fairies and hand written replies to each individual child on tiny pieces of paper.

Oliver writing his letter which started "I didn't know you were real but now I believe"