Stolen from : Fairies stop developers’ bulldozers in their tracks. This was wonderful:
“Marcus Salter, head of Genesis Properties, estimates that the small colony of fairies believed to live beneath a rock in St Fillans, Perthshire, has cost him £15,000. His first notice of the residential sensibilities of the netherworld came as his diggers moved on to a site on the outskirts of the village, which crowns the easterly shore of Loch Earn.”
Most likely, the villagers have found a novel way to stop an unwanted development, but this is part of the reason why I love it here. I work with people who (surreptitiously) salute magpies, and there are probably still old people who live in our town who leave milk out for the little people. I love it. Modern life is so mundane, and I would love to believe in forgotten pockets of magic still existing, of fairies living quietly in the country.
I want magic…