Category: society

The Christmas Tree

May you have a wonderful Yuletide or Christmas, however you may be celebrating or spending your time these next few days. Here’s my musings on the magic of the Christmas Tree over at Pagan Pages: https://paganpages.org/emagazine/2019/12/01/notes-from-the-apothecary-56/ 🌟

Luke Eastwood: How to Save the Planet

Let me start by saying that this kind of primer is absolutely essential. We know climate change is a serious issue. We know humans have the biggest impact on the planet. As a society, we understand this. But on an individual level, I think…

You Know it’s Samhain When…

Your husband can’t get out of the house because things keep randomly falling over, mostly on him. Stuff keeps disappearing and then turning up in odd places. You go into a room and something scuttles away into the corners, My Neighbor Totoro style. You…

Curry Night

Stepping back into my kitchen Which smells of Fenugreek Curry leaf Happiness A potato heavy Vegan affair That does surprisingly little To soak up Two shots of whiskey And a glass of homemade Cherry wine. Step out again, Wobble around the house Check for…

Autumn Equinox and the GLAD Study

The autumn equinox is a time for pause and reflection. It’s that moment of balance; darkness is about to take over, and before too long, the nights will noticeably outweigh the days. It’s a time to take stock, just as traditionally, the equinox would…

Friday Feeling

Things that made me happy this week so far (my attempt at telling depression to bugger right off). CHaOS science day at Oakwell Hall. Lots of experiments for the kids to try out. Baby ran amok across the grounds and we saw newts, rats,…

Trees!

Doing a bit of last minute research before my appearance on Radio 4’s Beyond Belief, being recorded on Wednesday.