87 – Should I Eat Faerie Food?

by Yelena Bryksenkova.

To eat or not to eat?

Is it safe to eat Faerie Food?

The answer is perfectly complicated: yes, and no.

by Helen Jacobs.

That is to say, it depends.

There is a long-held belief that if you consume food or drink offered by Faerie, you will be bound to their realm for all times, never to return to your family and friends.

How do we know this?

Because those who have accepted Faerie hospitality and never returned have warned us!

To add to the confusion… we discover that declining food or drink from the Good People can be as dangerous as accepting it! Confused?

by Jakub Rozalski.

Join Kitty and through poem and tales, we try to make sense of this strange predicament, and ponder what it is about Faerie food and drink which affects us so.


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If you enjoy Encounters with the Good People and would like to give me a hand to continue in this work, please consider ‘buying me a coffee’.

This is a really quick, simple and safe way for you to donate and support my work.

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All support is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.


My new Online Store.

Now you can take the Faerie folk with you everywhere you go! Mermaids, Banshee, Elves, Goblins and beautiful Celtic designs will enchant your everyday with a touch of whimsy.

My store offers Faerie inspiration to every member of the family. Including clothes for men, women, kids, toddlers, babies and expecting Mums too.

There are loads of designs in varying sizes, colours and styles. If you find a design you just love but it’s not in your favourite style, drop me a message and I’ll see if I can get it made for you.

There are other great items too, a variety of bags, from a tote to a backpack or lunchbag, as well as drink bottles, caps, wee pins, mousepads and more. All will add a touch of enchantment to your day and it’s a lovely little way to feel connected to the Good People.

Please drop in and take a look at my store, and tell your friends too. There are some fantastic ideas there to treat yourself or Christmas presents too! It’s super easy, simply look for ‘My Store’ on the menu bar of my website, click the link and begin browsing. I hope you love it as much as I do. Happy browsing! Cheers, Kitty.



I’m delighted to announce the winner of our book giveaway. The winners name was drawn randomly from all entries, and I’m very happy to announce the winner of a limited edition, hardcover, signed and numbered copy of Richard McCluskey-Walls new book ‘Mrs Mulligan’s Mischief of Magpies and other dark Irish Fairy Tales’ is BARBARA JANE GRAY.

A big-hearted thanks to every single person who entered with a name for the cheeky dozing elf who appears on some items in our online store, we received some really incredible names. As Barbara was the winner, our dozing Elf will take her name, no… not Barbara, the name Barbara suggested: ‘Mister Sleepyfeet‘.

‘Mrs Mulligan’s Mischief of Magpies & other Dark Irish Fairy Tales’ is full of bloodthirsty fairies, murderous thorn trees, and a respectable little leprechaun who just happens to be in league with the devil! Forget the fairy tales you’ve heard before: Irish fairy tales don’t have happy ever afters! If you would like to pick up a copy of Richard’s book, just drop into his website www.irishbogimptales.com


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This will allow me to build a ‘Community’ Channel which makes it super easy to communicate and interact with the lovely people who enjoy ‘Encounters with the Good People’.

If you haven’t already, please pop into my channel on YouTube, hit that Subscribe button and also the ‘notifications’ bell icon. Please ‘Like’ my videos too, as this helps make YouTube ‘notice’ my channel and support me to find an audience. Nice! And if you know anyone who might enjoy my videos, please Share with them too. Cheers, Kitty.


Fancy more Encounters with the Good People?

For a daily peek at modern and historical encounters with the Good People, plus loads of great links, conversation starters and otherwise hard-to-find information on the Good People, visit Kitty’s Facebook page.

Or, for a dose of Faerie on the go, drop into Kitty’s ‘Faerie Lucky Dip’ over at Instagram and Twitter. Kitty posts once a day and you never know what you might get. Faerie top tips, fun facts, art, poems, and short tales.

Do you have your own tale of a Faerie sighting or encounter?

Perhaps you have your own story to share?

Kitty would love to hear from you and share your tale on our website.

Our website is bursting with true, and amazing, tales of encounters with the Good People from folk all over the world. You’re sure to find a tale there to get you thinking… Thanks to everyone who has shared their own experiences with us so far on www.encounterswiththegoodpeople.com


Podcast Credits:

Edited by Magic Dan.

‘Dusty Feet’ By Robert Louis Stevensen. A Child’s Garden of Verses and Underwoods. 1913.

Tales from duchas.ie

Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo.

Additional Music: ‘Fairytale Waltz’ by Kevin Macleod.

‘The End is Always Near’ by Myuu.

‘Celtic Tears’ by Celestial Aeon Project.

‘Wander’ by RhoMusic.

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