Dripples, Helpers and ‘Saztaculous Matlock Folk’….

I’m a huge fan of the Matlock the Hare books, so it cheers me greatly to find that there is now a blog, too, with a regular drip(ple) feed of lovely images and ideas from the magical dales.

These are books for your inner child. fantastic, clever, funny, subversive, playful animist literature. Please do go go and have a look, maybe follow them, consider picking up a book…

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wpdripple From ‘the sketchbook’ – and never seen before – Jacqui’s first ever drawing of Ayaani – Matlock’s feisty, trusty ‘dripple’….

Dripples, when first encountered, are perhaps the least likely creatures to be a majickal-hare’s ‘familiars’. But then, really, how many hares are also likely to be majickal?  And yet, there’s no doubting, as you watch a dripple making and pouring you a crumlush brottle-leaf brew, that really, without them, majickal-hares would be quite lost – and very thirsty, too.

One of our first ‘encounters’ in Winchett Dale after meeting Matlock, was to be introduced to the strange creature travelling in his hood.  Her name, we were casually informed, was Ayaani, and we were to take no notice of her apparent unimpressed indifference towards us. Provided we took our shoes off at Matlock’s door she would apparently accord us a grudging respect and no more.  Which the small squirrel-like creature with…

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About Nimue Brown

Druid, author, dreamer, folk enthusiast, parent, wife to the most amazing artist -Tom Brown. Drinker of coffee, maker of puddings. Exploring life as a Pagan, seeking good and meaningful ways to be, struggling with mental health issues and worried about many things. View all posts by Nimue Brown

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