Thursday, 28 November 2013

 The Learning Cottage - situated at the end of Witch Alley.

Nesta lives here with her husband Wilf.
Wilf dresses the part of a Wizard but truthfully has no real magic in his bones.

Nesta however, has a real talent and so teaches the local children.  This is how the cottage got it's name.

All kinds of potions and spell paraphernalia can be found upstairs in the cottage

Nesta is also a keen botanist and so loves teaching them all about the plants they may need to use in spellwork too. 

They even get taught how to harvest mandrakes.

She has three students at the moment.

Rose, Pansy and Puck.

They all work hard, but no matter how hard he tries Puck never does as well as the girls.

He's a little disappointed with how well his mandrake has grown!

 Pansy is also having a bit of trouble today. She's had to stop work as a goblin is sitting in her seat!!

Whilst Nesta is teaching, Wilf spends his time pottering in the kitchen

Today for lunch he is making Rat Salad!

Nesta has enchanted some pumpkins to keep him company.

Wilf tried his hand at the spell too - with disastrous results!
His enchanted pumpkin now stays locked in a cupboard for everyone's safety!!

Puck's desk - he always brings his pet rats in to help.  It's lucky Wilf doesn't find them!!

Rose and Pansy's desk.

 Wilf's rat salad.

 Nesta's desk - a bit of a mess as she's just picked a mandrake!!

 Nesta's chair and spell hat.

 The bedroom

Nesta,Wilf, Pansy, Rose & Puck by Joy Cox  (
Cottage - by Bea (Petite Properties)
Enchanted Pumpkins -  Joy Cox  (
Wilf's Pumpkin - by Eve (
Mandrakes and seedlings by Debie Lyons 
Seed Trays with plants by Jayne  (
Rats & Goblins, goblin bottles and bookworm - Georgia Marfels
Spell Hat - by Kat (
Bird skulls, skull goblet & skeleton pitcher - by Julie Lawton (Cottage Kitty Miniatures)
Kitchen jars & paper scrolls - Jenny (Kastle Kelm Miniatures)
Kitchen pot sink, kitchen dresser & upstairs shelf units - kits by Petite Properties
Magnifying glass - Danny Shotton