Guest Post – Fairy Princess Beastie’s Adventure!

We’re turning the BeastieBlog on its head this week! Last Wednesday, I got another update from a Beastie abroad – like buses, these things tend to come along in threes – and I just couldn’t wait to share it with you! On a sunny autumn day last month, Fairy Princess Beastie’s human family took her on a special day trip, and they were good enough to send me both pictures AND tales of her antics. So, without further ado, I’m going to hand you over to Louise – your guide for this monster day out! Enjoy!

Fairy Princess Beastie spent a lovely autumnal day out visiting Germany’s longest suspension bridge in Geierlay, Hunsrück (that’s in Rhineland-Palatinate if you know your German states!)

Before she set off on her big walk, she needed to build up her strength with a hearty lunch at a local beer garden. As there was no Beastie Menu, she settled for the Kids’ menu… schnitzel and chips (yum) and also some colouring pencils to keep her busy while she waited.
Monster Lunchtime! L Döring/CrawCrafts Beasties
The 1.8km (that’s about 1.2 miles) walk to the bridge crosses over wide open fields and the views are dominated by various wind farms. Fairy Princess was intrigued and took a few minutes to check out the information panels on wind power…
All About Wind Power - L&P Döring/CrawCrafts BeastiesNot only did they explain the link between the wind turbines and the bridge (this is fully financed by the income produced by the local wind farms), they also described some of the archaeological discoveries made in digs preceding their development. Apparently, the Romans traded with local precious ores.
Now there’s something a princess can relate to – sparkly precious stones!

After plenty of walking it was time for a well-earned break for Fairy Princess Beastie and her companion Isabel. This must have given her back plenty of energy because next thing you know she was off climbing trees – check out this cool oak tree forest!
Time for a Break... And Tree Climbing! L&P Döring/CrawCrafts Beasties
And then, finally, they found the bridge! But would they be brave enough to cross? It hangs 100m above a deep valley, is 85cm wide and 360m long!
At The Bridge - L&P Döring/CrawCrafts BeastiesQuite an adventure – even for a big Beastie like this one! And as if that wasn’t enough – check out this hawk circling above for some tasty Beastie-sized treats, eek!
Look Out, Fairy Princess Beastie! L&P Döring/CrawCrafts Beasties
Fairy Princess Beastie summoned all her courage (and maybe cast a few anti-vertigo and protection spells for good measure) and was soon walking, jumping and even climbing on the bridge to get a good look down at the valley below! On the other side Isabel and Fairy Princess Beastie were amazed to see that the bridge has only been around since 2015.
Careful Now! L&P Döring/CrawCrafts Beasties(Careful now, Fairy Princess Beastie! It’s lucky your people are there to hold onto you!)

After some more relaxing (and more tree and rock climbing)
More Climbing! L&P Döring/CrawCrafts Beasties… It was time to head back over the bridge for the journey home. As her fairy wings had been left at home, the Beastie was very glad of a piggyback and a big drink after a successful adventure. The beer garden even had a traditional German beach chair for her and Isabel to relax in.
Heading For Home - L&P Döring/CrawCrafts Beasties
To keep everyone entertained, Fairy Princess Beastie waved her wand to perform a spontaneous fashion show before it was time for the long drive home – this girl loves her accessories!
So Stylish! L&P Döring/CrawCrafts BeastiesWhat a great day! Thanks again to Louise, Peter and Isabel for bringing Fairy Princess Beastie along, and for sharing your adventure with us!

And to keep with the topsy-turvy theme of the week, I’ll have new Beasties to share on Friday… Join us then to meet them before they head off to Smithfield Market Fair (Gothic Edition!) on Sunday 30th!

25 thoughts on “Guest Post – Fairy Princess Beastie’s Adventure!

  1. Beasties really do have all the fun…and when their feet get tired on vacation they even get a piggy back ride (although Finn prefers to ride in the front pocket of my shirt so he can watch the world go by while I do all the leg work). Lucky little things.

    1. I know! They really have it made, don’t they? Explorer Beastie usually retires to my bag for the less interesting parts of our adventures, so he can tuck into a sandwich and plan his next move. So far I have resisted the urge to climb into HIS backpack and make him carry me for a change…

      1. Probably good to keep resisting that urge…these Beasties don’t appear to have very strong leg muscles. Or any strong muscles for that matter, which makes me wonder if maybe they are an evolutionary offshoot of the sloth family!

        1. Hahaha, could be… It would make sense! If that’s the case, I’m glad they evolved away from the whole ecosystem-in-the-fur thing though. Beastie Towers would be a much less pleasant place to be otherwise 😆

  2. Oh, how fun!!! I’m not sure if I had crossed that bridge though!
    Fairy beastie looks amazing in all her outfits and it occurred to me that she seems to be bigger than all the other beasties, is she?

    1. Yes, she is! She’s actually a one-off size… My friend Louise, who wrote the post, sent me the yarn, and I adapted my Big Beastie pattern so I could make the best use of it! She came out a little smaller than a Big Beastie, and just under twice as big as Explorer Beastie. As for that bridge, I might be tempted to give it a try… Although it would depend how far down the ground looked once I was up there!

      1. For me it’s not necessarily the height that bothers me. If the bridge (or a tower for that matter) is slightly moving (because of the wind for example) or only swaying one bit I get sick in no time.
        As of Fairy Beastie’s size I have to say I like her that way. It’s perfect for a kid and for dressing and undressing her.

        1. Good point! I should probably look into making clothes and accessories for my Big Beasties, now that you mention it… I’ve always just made them “plain”, but what could be more fun than playing dress-up with a monster? Thank you! 😀

        2. You are welcome … That was a pretty selfish comment on my end though. I can’t wait to see the beastie fashion show. Twiggy beastie could be the judge. 😀

  3. What an enchanting magical day out, Fairy Princess Beastie & her human companion look adorable, the picture of the piggy back ride is soooo cute 🙂

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