a magical walk



Posting days: Sunday and Wednesday and, sometimes, maybe, extra ‘news flashes’


Wednesday January 31st 2018


Thoughts of the summer in Highbury Park assail me. Way back when life was drifting along nicely, I took these photos of Isis in Highbury and made some notes of thoughts I had.

Sometimes, you return from your walk knowing that your dog hasn’t had a brilliant time because she had to hang around on her lead while you’ve been yattering to your mates.

Sometimes this summer, Isis has been afraid of the bright sun and shadows and hasn’t enjoyed herself at all.

But this turns out to be a magical day.

I release her from her lead  and immediately she begins to race around a clump of trees and shrubs.












There really is magic in Highbury Park.

Must be the fairies.

The fairies, of course, live in fairy sized houses. You can judge the size of this one by comparing its front door with the sycamore keys, and the tiny blue and silver stars which a child must have left.





The one below is slightly larger. Perhaps a bigger family lives here. What do you call a baby fairy: a fairilet, a fairifant?







Sadly, the fairy houses’ doors are tightly locked. And no-one I know has ever seen a fairy enter or exit his or her home.

Apparently, there are two more fairy homes in the park. Isis and I will search for  them when we can go to Highbury again.


Isis came from the Aeza cat and dog rescue and adoption centre in Aljezur, Portugal. For information about adopting an animal from the centre, contact kerry@aeza.org or  www.dogwatchuk.co.uk

*Hospital again today, this time for a doctor to check hand and foot joints, then Doctor S. to discuss my horrible Methotrexate prescription. After this, X-Rays of chest, hands and feet. When these are done, The radiographer ‘phones the results through to Dr. S who tells me it’s OK to begin taking the Methotrexate once a week. You can choose the day you take it. I decide to take it at midnight on Sunday, so I can go to bed before the side effects hit me.

Then off to the pharmacy to pick it up with all the other stuff needed to stop it destroying my system (my observation, not the official one).

So on Sundays it’ll be the Methotrexate, on Mondays Folic Acid, and seven days a week, steroid, calcium, Omeprazole, and vitamin D. Can’t wait.

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6 Responses to a magical walk

  1. Amber Lipari says:

    Whew – a lot to absorb! LOVE the first photos of Isis in flight! Oh, to feel that kind of joy 🙂 And the fairy doors are precious! They do something similar here in Atlanta called Tiny Doors (I think) – I will email you some pics. That is a LOT of meds 😦 I have fingers and toes crossed that you tolerate them well and feel much improved very soon!


    • Thank you for the amazing images. What a brilliant idea. I think the one with the miniature dog going through its miniature dog door is my favourite.
      I have been very fortunate so far and haven’t experienced any nasty side effects from the meds.


  2. Anonymous says:

    Would really love to know where the door to the fairy house is. In 26 years of visiting this park I have never seen it! Hope all goes well with your treatment xxx


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