Yeah I know I've sort of abandoned things here for a while now but in my defense I've been looking for a job for a year now and real life has been a major hassle!
But all thats changed now that I have a job that, while the hours and pay suck, suits me really well. I get to talk to visitors all day about folklore and mythology so you could say I'm in much better mood of late. Despite being exhausted.
So being Irish and interested in folklore I'm never stuck for things to interest me but I've had the chance to talk to a lot of people from other countries this week and have been asking them if they have any characters similar to the Irish Leprechaun. So far my favourites have to be saci-pererê from Brazil and the tokolosh from South Africa.
They are what I'm gonna blog about next ... after I grab some food and do some house work!