Monster Highway in the Forest! CrawCrafts Beasties

More From The Fairy Forest!

Explorer Beastie, Away With the Fairies - CrawCrafts BeastiesRegular BeastieBlog readers will know that Explorer Beastie and I were literally away with the fairies a couple of weeks ago! But as I was tidying up the photo files from our trip away, I saw that there were loads of other non-fairy photos that I hadn’t had a chance to use. Away from the hubbub of Fairyville, there was a whole forest for Explorer Beastie to investigate – let’s join him, shall we?
Explorer Beastie Tackles the Undergrowth - CrawCrafts BeastiesHere we go! The undergrowth was pretty dense in some places…

…But elsewhere we found shortcuts better suited to little short Beastie legs!
Monster Highway in the Forest! CrawCrafts BeastiesSoft mossy patches also make the perfect place to stop for a quick nap…
Time for a Rest! CrawCrafts Beasties… And we even found a natural paddling pool in a tree stump!
A Natural Beastie-Sized Paddling Pool - CrawCrafts BeastiesThere was also plenty of clover growing in the forest – surely ONE of these is the lucky four-leafed kind?
Explorer Beastie With Lucky Clover - CrawCrafts BeastiesExplorer Beastie also found somewhere to test his Christmas Fairy skills!
Christmas? Already?! CrawCrafts BeastiesHmmm… there might be room for you at the top of the tree this year…

That said, Explorer Beastie will climb pretty much any tree he can find!
Climbing Trees - CrawCrafts BeastiesBut just when we thought we’d gone through the whole fairy forest without meeting a single magical creature… we caught a glimpse of these through the trees!
Fairies in the Forest! CrawCrafts BeastiesWooooah! REAL FAIRIES!

It’s going to be hard to top this on our next day trip!

Have you had a brush with the magical or mysterious lately? Let us know in the comments!

Visting the Oak Fairy - CrawCrafts Beasties

Explorer Beastie’s Holiday!

As some of you might already know, Explorer Beastie and I took a couple of days off last week and escaped to the countryside! And we really couldn’t have timed it better, since our trip coincided with another brief guest appearance from the ever-elusive Irish Summer.

Explorer Beastie couldn’t wait to get outside…

We're on HOLIDAAAAY! CrawCrafts Beasties…And he was soon on the lookout for the perfect sunbathing spot. Check out that view behind him!

Explorer Beastie Chooses A Sunny Spot - CrawCrafts BeastiesAaaah, just right!
Explorer Beastie Catches Some Rays - CrawCrafts BeastiesBut it’s not in Explorer Beastie’s nature to spend an entire day sitting around. It was only a matter of time before his thirst for adventure got the better of him… Fortunately, we found the perfect place for him to explore! What’s down that path, I wonder?
Where are you going, Explorer Beastie? CrawCrafts BeastiesOoooh, interesting! Let’s check this out!

First we had to walk through the woven willow tunnel…
The Gateway to the Fairy Forest - CrawCrafts Beasties…And look what we found on the other side!
The First Fairy House - CrawCrafts BeastiesA fairy house! At first, we thought this was a one-off… But then we spotted more!
It's a Fairy Town! CrawCrafts BeastiesWe’d stumbled on an entire fairy town in the forest! Some of the houses were easier to reach than others…
Visting the Oak Fairy - CrawCrafts Beasties…But Explorer Beastie enjoyed lunch at the Dew Drop Inn, and a quick browse in the bookstore afterwards.
Lunch and Shopping - CrawCrafts BeastiesHe also had fun taking pictures with our new friend Izzy! Here she is helping us to set up a photo beside a perfectly Beastie-size house. Thanks, Izzy!
Explorer Beastie and New Buddy - CrawCrafts BeastiesWe never did find the owner of “The Giant’s Lair”… although I think he must have been at home recently!
Explorer Beastie and the Giant's Teacups - CrawCrafts BeastiesClearly he shares my love of doing the dishes!

After our forest walk, we stopped in the courtyard for human-sized food before heading for home. Explorer Beastie waited for us in the herb garden!
Explorer Beastie Hanging Out in the Courtyard - CrawCrafts BeastiesWhat are you all up to this weekend? If you find yourself in Slieve Gullion Forest Park, don’t forget to say hi to our fairy friends in the forest!