Friday, 23 December 2022

The Wee Folks Festive Message, 2022.

Behold.  After a two year absence, it is time for us, the wee folks, to bring to you, once again, the very essence of our positive ideals.

Greetings, tis I, Geoffrey the garden gnome.  The loving husband of Fidelina, the beautiful fairy princess and proud father of the boy child, Einahalk.  

And the reason for our two year absence?  We have been looking after our human friend, our human brother, in your big world.  For Gary, over the last two and a half years, has had three major operations.  Our human brother was diagnosed with cancer.  He survived.  Our human brother has had two other major operations that have left him frustrated, scared, desperate.  In fact, since those other operations, he continues to be in extreme pain.  The medical profession, in your big world, have told him there is nothing else they can do. 

That's where us wee folks are playing a vital role in his determination to get better.  For we immerse him in the wonder, the magic, the inspirational love, that we gladly bestow upon our fragile human brother.  He understands.  He willingly embraces our values of an all different, all equal reality.  Despite such relentless pain, he will get better.  For our human brother is truly inspired.  From medical to magical.  

Now, let us inspire you, our human friend in the big world.  We know, since early in the big human year, 2020, that you have been going through a terrible time.  A terrifying time that has seemed relentless.  It might have felt like you were living in some sort of black and white horror film.  The colours, the brilliant colours, may well have become a fleeting memory.   

Come with me, come with us.  We reach out to hold your hand.  We hug you.  No more black and white.  No more gloomy, ominous clouds.  Let the colours of the rainbow absorb into your heart, your soul.  Believe.  Yes, you can sense the dawning of your indisputable awakening.  No more broken wings.  

Ah, a glorious July day in your human year, 2021.  Gary and ourselves lived in a remote English village for a year and a half.  The views are exhilarating.  Note the splashes of colour.  If you look real close, you will see us. 

Beyond the garden.  Out in pastures green.  Poppy, the talking horse, on the left and her friend, Flicker.  We have a spiritual connection with horses.  When you think about it, horses have a spiritual connection with humanity.   

During gentle summer rains, we huddled together in happy contentment.  The sound of rain.  A soothing symphony.  All part of nature's orchestra. 
And on a warm night in the summer of the big human year of 2021, we celebrated the simple joy of watching the glowing solar lamps. 

Soon, very soon, we would drift off to a gentle sleep.  A gentle sleep under a blanket of scented, radiant flowers. 

We now move on.  Due to Gary's ongoing health situation, we packed up from the remote village of Whiston.  Living in such a village, although a place of stunning beauty, we understood that our human brother must start anew.  We all moved back to the quaint English town of Leek in your big human time of September, 2022.  

Here we are indoors.  A gathering of joy, of hope, of love that transcends all boundaries. 

I feel such unbridled joy in the knowledge that my boy child and my wife, love me as I love them. 

In our new home, in Gary's new home, back in Leek, we gathered around the beckoning fireplace.  The festive season is upon us.  Time to reflect.  Time to continue to reach out and show our concern, our caring, our love for you.  For you and all the folks in the big human world.

We miss Penny the Jack Russell dog.  Yet, her spirit will forever live on.  Gary and his son, Tristan, cherish her memory.  Play, Penny Play.  Play with your friends in the fields of freedom on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.        

The sun sets on the sleepy little town of Leek.  Our message to you is simple yet profound.  Celebrate just how remarkable you are.  Stay well clear of those who only look for the bad in you and ignore the good in you.  Celebrate that all different, all equal world you wish to be so. 

The interaction between our world and your world, grows with every passing moment.  With every beat of our hearts, your heart.  

The new beginning is on the horizon.  A fresh, hopeful start.  The big human year of 2023, has almost arrived.  Indeed, together, in determined strength, in unity, we will make this a year of peaceful triumph.  Sense it.  The jubilation.  The colours of the rainbow are returning. 


  1. Happy Holidays! I hope the new year brings joy and peace to you all.

  2. Wonderful to see you back Gary. The pictures are awesome and the message clear. Merry Christmas and here's hoping for a blessed and pain free New Year!!

  3. Good to see you again.

    Merry Christmas!

  4. What a wonderful holiday surprise and treat to hear from Geoffrey the Garden Gnome on behalf of the other Wee Folk and GARY their human brother! Sorry to hear that the past 2 years have brought more medical difficulties, but glad that you are still going onwards and upwards there in the city of Leek. Thanks for all the fabulous photos too. May 2023 bring you all good health, happiness and peace of mind. HUGS!

  5. Here's to bright colours, peaceful futures, and a lessening of pain. Wishing all of the very best for 2023!!

  6. Merry Christmas, Gary, (and Geoffrey, Fidelina, & Einahalk). Great to see you return to the blogosphere. Perhaps I shall follow suit one day.

  7. It's wonderful to hear from you, although I'm sorry you've been going through so much during your absence from blogland. Chronic, unremitting pain is very difficult to deal with. I'm glad you survived cancer, however - that is good news. May you have a magical Christmas, you and your son and all the wee folk. Take care, Gary.

  8. Thank you so much for those inspiring and delightful messages. Please accept my love - and pass it on to Gary. And tell him that he is loved and missed.

  9. Thank you Geoffrey for updating us, Merry Christmas to all you wee folk and I hope 2023 sees Gary returning to health again.

  10. Just lovely Gary thank you and big thanks to gnomes goblins and elves for looking after you and inspiring us. A blessed Christmas to you and may 2023 see your health improve in leaps and bounds 🎄🦋🎄

  11. Dear Gary, you are always an inspiration. I read this with tears in my eyes.

    Wishing you everything good for the New Year and especially relief from pain and better health xx

  12. Hi Friends of Gary and to Gary himself ... always stalwart and moving forward with hope - I do so wish things will improve in 2023 ... thinking of you - and sincerely dream those thoughts come to fulfilment next year. Take care and sent with lots of thoughts for permanent relief ... have a blessed Christmas and peaceful New Year move into 2023 ... cheers Hilary

  13. Words of wisdom and hope for all. Truly inspiring Gary! Debbie C

  14. Merry Christmas to you and to Gary and continued prayers a miracle occurs for him.

  15. Hi Gary and you lovely wee folk! Michael Di Gesu, here... Wishing you all the joys that the BIG world can bring. Celebrate the good healing days and just remember on the bad and painful days, there will be relief in the future if you believe...Take care of Gary, Wee folk as you have been doing so graciously...he needs you...we all do! May 2023 bring joy and health for us all. Now that you all are back in Leek...such a charming place... you will all strive. Happy holidays to you all...and Gary, welcome back to blogging...we've missed your inspirations posts.

  16. HI Gary (and the wee folk), guess who this is my hirsute, '70s porn star/gay icon friend. OK, so that probably gives it away. Tis I, Dave.
    It's great to see you back in blogland despite all your hardships, and the special, positive message of this post is a tribute to your resilience. I know the past few years have been very difficult for you, so it's a pleasure to see you offer up such an inspiring piece.
    I sincerely hope that 2023 proves to be a better time, and I'll conclude by just wishing you a Happy Boxing Day and a prosperous New Year. Hopefully we'll speak soon.
    Very Best Wishes,

  17. Blessings and good wishes for the upcoming year!(Intangible Hearts)

  18. It's good to have you back. Sorry I'm late to the party. My poor ole macbook hasn't been feeling well. Sadly, he's starting to show signs of dementia. I'm still hoping he'll be here so I can follow along on your blog post. Feliz Navidad, Gary. Best to you in 2023.

  19. Hi, Thank you for the update. I am saddened to hear Gary has been having such a hard time with health issues. Of course, I will send my best positive intentions his way. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you the brightest of blessings in 2023. I have missed you my friend.

  20. Glad to hear you wee folk have been watching over Gary through these troubled times and I hope that in the coming year pain becomes a distant memory and Gary can look forward to that hopeful start he so deserves.

  21. So good to have rainbows on the horizon :-) Happy New Year!

  22. So lovely to see you back here, Gary. I hope 2023 is more positive and hopeful for you.

  23. Thank you Wee Folks for sharing the story of Gary and his family! I'm so sorry Gary has been ill. 2023 is a year to heal and regain strength. Bless you all dear friends.

  24. Greetings to you. I am still having a terrible time trying to get my health situation sorted. I did appreciate Geoffrey the garden gnome doing a blog after two years.
    If you checked out my blog via a mobile phone, or cell phone, it might have appeared as somewhat messed up. If that be the case, you can click on the web version and it then looks okay. If you are using a computer or laptop, it should look okay.
    Thank you for such thoughtful comments. I shall endeavour to blog within the next two months. My son is attending a meeting with a doctor with me. I need to get better for this is beyond ridiculous.
    A peaceful, positive New Year to you.
    On behalf of the wee folks, here's a hug.

  25. Hoping things are getting better with your health! Loved seeing all the views at your old place and hearing about your new one. Hugs! ~Jess

    1. Hi Jess, thank you so much for your thoughtful comment. Been on a bit of a wild adventure. Unfortunately, my health situation is still quite bad. It impacts my entire life. I have yet to get a proper diagnosis. Most frustrating. I do stay positive. Hope all is well with you and your loved ones. Hugs back to you. 😃


I do try to comment back to each commenter individually. However, I might have to shorten my replies or give a group thank you. That way, I can spend more time commenting on your blogs. Thank you and peace, my friend.