Here’s a more unconventional post for you, but I needed to start blogging about America (seeing as it’s where I have lived for most of my life). The Texas Renaissance Festival is a fair in the forest about an hour and a half from Houston. I went there on a school field trip when I was 10 years old and I remember loving it. Cotton candy, fairy crowns & wands, face painting, turkey legs the size of your head and giant swing rides? I was entranced. I also loved fairies and pixies when I was a kid. You can bet I was all over fantasy novels (I even started a life-long friendship over our mutual adoration for The Great Tree series!).