Category: history

From Europe to Eternity

As much as I would like to say something meaningful about the U.K., my home, leaving the European Union today, I’m finding it hard to find the words. I feel a bit numb; like it’s a bad dream I might wake up from. But…

NaPoWriMo Day 13: Easter

Easter starts with a corpse I wrote I didn’t mean to be Disrespectful But the man dies In a terrible way It seems so sad So depressing A man who wanted Kindness Respect Compassion And yet received none Or very little Did we have…

A Visit from Ratatoskr

This beauty was in my garden first thing, calmly surveying her surroundings and ignoring my cat who was clumsily stalking her. I’m fairly sure this is a female; the males usually have a much bushier tail. In Norse mythology the squirrel Ratatoskr is actually…

Friday Reads

Here is my ‘To Read’ or ‘To Read Again’ list for 2017. A Mystic Guide to Cleansing and Clearing by David Salisbury. I’ve read this already but am looking forward to revisiting some of the chapters when I have a bit of a clear out…

The first Pagan Pages of 2017

Merry Meet! January’s Pagan Pages is live, with articles from Saoirse about life change, info from Shiron Eddy about the Crystal Flourite and Raushanna’s Tarot Talk, which covers the King of Swords. My Notes from the Apothecary remains seasonal by talking about holly, and…

Apperley Bridge Marina- Open Day

Apperley Bridge Marina in West Yorkshire held a fantastic open day yesterday, to celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of the Leeds Liverpool canal. Kirsten Savage, my sister and wonderful cover artist for Pagan Portals: Celtic Witchcraft, joined me at a small small selling my book,…

Notes from the Apothecary: Lavender