Month: October 2013

Samhain approaching

Samhain is now understood as the night that the veil is at its thinnest; where our ancestors may temporarily rejoin us, travelling from their abode in the Summerlands. The original meaning of Samhain was probably either ‘end of summer’ or ‘beginning of winter’, as…

When the Dolphins ran out of Electricity…

…Atlantis fell, and crumbled into the Ocean floor. All the power drained away, and the Dolphins realised they were free; no more working the generators, or counting the coins that were passed from fin to fin to ensure the power flowed, like the water…

Word Emporium

Last night saw Trinity Church in Leeds play host to Word Emporium, an open mic event with the aim of sharing stories and telling truths. As part of the Love Arts Festival, one of the aims of this event is to get people talking…

Spontaneous Creativity Award

I was very surprised and delighted to be awarded a Spontaneous Creativity Award from Void Poetry…

Book Review: Ariadne’s Thread by Laura Perry

“The myths of ancient Crete, her people, and their gods twine through our minds like the snakes around the priestess’s arms in those ancient temples. They call to us across the millennia, asking us to remember. In answer to that call, Ariadne’s Thread provides…

Book review: Pagan Portals: Moon Magic by Rachel Patterson

“Moon Magic is an introduction to working with the phases of the Moon, what they are and how to live in harmony with the lunar year and to utilise all the magical powers it provides. It’s filled with the basics of the lunar cycle,…

Download 2013

Mud and music, tents and cans Booze a plenty, pots and pans Greasy burgers, or a crepe?? Buy a bong, or buy a cape. Miles of walking, trainers dead Sit and watch the bikes instead Dancers, wailers, jugglers too Unfortunate slight smell of poo…

Post Box Poets: The Return!

I really love this venue in Chorlton, Manchester (UK) and was delighted to be making a return to find out what vernacular vivacity was on offer for this month’s Post Box Poets. I was mightily surprised to find myself reading in the second half…

Autumn Haul

Foraging on the way to the farm.