Tuesday, July 24, 2012

God bless the fairies

The search party of shimmering fairies arrived by courier from the UK last week along with a hefty instruction manual on fairy deployment, and by Friday afternoon the missing ring had been located. It reflects the ailing daylight as I type. Thank you all for your helpful and imaginative suggestions. God bless the fairies.

the turf-shed, scene of the joyous fairy find

the turf-shed in the particularly wet rain, for added realism


I have turned off the statistics on my blog. The mystery of why I have so very many readers in Mexico and County Cork had lost all fascination for me, and I decided that one should be peacefully unaware of viewing figures, just as is the case with the calorie count of cheese.  

32 comments:

  1. Does your fairy speak to you via head-phones, or does it make bleeping noises in the open air?

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  2. Hooooorayyyyy! About the ring, I mean, not the statistics.

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  3. Great news! Much too pretty a ring to dwell forever in a turf shed!

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  4. Mise - the Anonymous above is me - Scarlettruby. For some reason I can't comment using Scarlettruby. Don't want to alarm you with an anonymous commenter. I am a friend of Speccy's and LOVE your blog. Re a long ago blog lamenting the dearth of cakes delivered to your door - I would love to send you a cake - only from Belfast direction rather than Mexico - so should arrive in a fresher condition!

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    1. Thank you, Scarlettruby. Speccy is a good woman: any friend of hers is a friend of mine, especially if they have a cake.

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  5. The Hattatt's are back in town--I planned to ask them to deploy their resources to find your ring, but I'm glad it's not necessary. Your turf shed is lovely.

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  6. I'm glad to hear it's been found.

    I always expect the fairies to tidy my kitchen at night when I'm in bed getting my beauty sleep and am always disappointed when they don't arrive so please please send your fairies over to Co. Laois :)

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  7. Hello Mise:
    We have been away far too long and have had to read back several hundred blog pages to catch up with all your Irish news and the trauma of the ring. However, now we understand all to be under control and that everything in the garden of Mise, the house of Mise and the turf shed of Mise is as it should be. Such a relief....and how pleased we are to have missed the rain too!!!![Just saying!!!]

    We are reliably informed by our spies [we have them everywhere]that our 'giveaway' cards have secured safe passage to Brighton. Now only a thousand miles or so separate us from them. Our excitement knows no bounds!!!!

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    1. Would Queen Sonja have any upcoming birthday which you could mark with a card, dear Jane and Lance? Or perhaps be moving palaces?

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  8. So, you resorted to the old tried and tested fairy method Mise. Good plan and, it obviously worked but, I can imagine that those fairies cost a fortune........as much as the ring itself I would imagine. XXXX

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  9. I couldn't agree with you more on both blog statistics and cheese. Well said.

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  10. Oh, and I am happy to know you've located your ring. Bravo!

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  11. A world without faeries...I cannot imagine it!
    A warm hello from the Pacific NW (we are promised both sun and 70+ F). Imagine that!

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  12. Glad to see they still make fairies like they used to and that their finding skills are honed as good as ever.
    All those cork readers were checking in to see how you survive in the artic temps in the west.
    As for the Mexicans, they just love your colours!!!!
    :)

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  13. We have fairies over here too you know. Special Lancastrian ones.They aren't much good at finding lost rings, but they do a hell of a rain dance, dressed in little cloth caps and wellies.

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  14. I am delighted that the ring has been found - well done the fairies!!

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  15. Hello Mise

    So glad the little people found the ring. You have the most beautiful turf shed in all of Ireland, if not the world. I think Country Life will be knocking on your door any day now.

    Helen xx

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  16. Glad tidings from the turf shed. Are the fairies resting now? A young visiting friend lost an Egyptian scarab ring near our pond once. She's grown up now but I never quite stopped looking for it. I'm so glad you can stop looking.

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  17. I've always had luck with the Dear St. Anthony prayer, but perhaps you don't say it in Ireland.....you believe in fairies instead. Interesting.

    xo Jane

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  18. So glad the fairies came good!

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  19. I'm so glad you found the ring. I can't stop laughing about the "shimmering fairies" !

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  20. What would you do without those fairies! Glad you foun that ring. x

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  21. Oh .... The fairies can be thanked for so much more and I am glad they found your ring!
    Now, about the stats. Clearly my dear you do not need to view stats on readers .... The comments are always the telling part of a fabulous blog.

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  22. congratulation, your wisdom has merited your fairy connections ,
    now whats this about cheese having calories?

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  23. Does this mean it's my brie addiction that's causing all this tightness of clothing?? Drats!!

    So happy you found your ring, and with such ethereal help too...no better way to find missing treasure!
    I wonder if fairies eat cheese...from little fairy farmstock...could be?!
    xo J~

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  24. those fairies are always such a wonder - so pleased you and your ring have been reunited.

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  25. So glad you, I mean they, found it. Would you recommend them? Worth the cost? Only we seem to have lost a few things lately, including, funnily enough, the cheese grater!

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    1. My fairy instruction manual has no mention of a specific cheese grater search function, Annie. You may need a more recent and possibly more expensive model of fairy. I sympathise with you on your loss.

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  26. Goodness, English fairies- whoever heard of such a thing? I thought they all came from Tara these days like those LEPRecons that Eoin Colfer told me about. Ah, but of course, they're only a story! You must have got the real thing- good on you.

    I'm so glad you got the ring back, because I saw one a bit like it (tho not as perfect) on a finger one day, and was tempted to rip it off and send to you.

    Now, that ScarlettRuby does good cake :)

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  27. Fairies can be so utiltarian.

    Do they vacuum as well?

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  28. I've thought about doing the same with my blog stats. Why do I even bother reading them? I don't want to analyze that too far. I might find that I want the approval of others too much, and I don't want to walk down THAT road!

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