Category: society

Who’d be a writer?

Put this pen to paper Take it back Make it crack Spill the ink Like blood Sign my life away Sign my soul To the devil In the details. Advertisements

Must a Man

Ten parts water One part gin Three parts angel One part sin 5 and a half quarts Ruby red 100,000 hairs One brain, one head One dash of anxiety Drawn at night One dream One fright One ‘it’s alright’ Two arms to hold Hold…

Magpies

Photo by me, Magpie through a rainy window, copyright 2017. One for Sorrow Two for Joy Three for a Girl Four for a Boy Five for Silver Six for Gold Seven for a Secret Ne’er to be told. Ok, most of us will know…

Samhain 

Recognising that today isn’t always a happy day. Not everyone is filled with joy remembering their ancestors or loved ones. Sometimes the veil being thin and opening up lets through memories that can stir up great clouds of emotion we might rather not face,…

Hopeless Maine, Lansdown Hall

This event, part of Stroud Book Festival, looks absolutely magical. Oh for the mobility for a trip to Stroud! Please go, and then come back and tell me how marvellous it was. How many opportunities are there in life to step inside a graphic…

Apperley Bridge Marina Charity Day

I’m very chuffed to have a stall at Saturday’s charity event at Apperley Bridge Marina! I’ll be taking my books, jewellery and other items, and I’ll be sharing my space with an artisan baker and the artist who did the cover art for my…

Online Lughnasadh Festival

Ah Lughnasadh! The height of summer, a time of fun and games, the rise of the competitive spirit and a time to truly honour our ancestors, just as Lugh honoured his mother at this time. I could smell it this morning; that sweetness in…

Saturday Blues

There’s are days when getting up and dressed seem a major achievement. I found clothes! I put them on and don’t look utterly stupid! But then I feel stupid for congratulating myself over such a tiny thing. How can I be proud of myself, an…

Spring Treasure

I’m languishing in bed feeling sorry for myself at the moment, however at the start of the Easter break I did manage to get out and about a bit. Nathan and I had a lovely walk to our local town, via the woods that…

Talking with the Morning

Monday Morning Moods I read an article in the e-zine I write for (Pagan Pages), about speaking with our morning spirits. I liked the article because it encourages you to address your own moods in a morning, and points out that it doesn’t matter…

World Book Day

After accepting that mummy simply did not have the skill nor the will to fabricate a Harry Potter costume overnight, Nathan decided he would ‘wear a word’ which is a great option this year. Especially for those of us with dubious organisational skills and…

Doves and Pigeons

Image copyright: Columba Oenas, Stock Dove; Jim Gifford via Wikimedia Commons. Doves are generally known as birds of peace; the bearer of the olive branch at the end of the flood. The great thing about researching my book of magical birds, is finding juxtapositions…