Category: writing

Pagan Portals: Celtic Witchcraft OUT NOW!

It’s finally here: My second book, Pagan Portals: Celtic Witchcraft, is launched today.  I’ll be reading from the book and doing a little talk at Waterstones in Leeds at 7pm tonight, so if you’re in the area please pop in. I will be joined…

Feeding the Birds

   That’s the silver birch in my new back garden, and that’s a string of fat balls hanging off the stump of a recently pruned branch. You see, I moved recently, and it was incredibly stressful. I’m still in a mind-numbing dispute with my…

Headingley Lit Fest: Cabaret Thirty

I was highly chuffed and deeply honoured to be involved with the wonderful Headingly Lit Fest again this year. Last year I performed at Outside In, alongside poets and musicians from all over Leeds. This year’s event was similar, with some familiar faces and…

Why am I a Celtic witch?

What does that mean, and how is it different from any other type of witchcraft? Well let‘s look at the ‘witch’ part first; when I say I am a witch, I‘m saying I harness the energies around and within me to instigate change. Mahatma Ghandi said: ‘Be…

On Witchcraft…

…everything is achievable if you employ common sense and ambition. The first step to completing a task, is believing that you can do it. That’s not enough, of course; you must work hard, plan where necessary and garner help when one person is not…

The Wind Came At Night

In the days of chilling blaze Springtime sun as winter fades Dazzling spears and green grass blades The gale the only blight. Driving out to picnics gay February turning into May Hearts and smiles throughout the day But the wind came at night Batten…

Greys and Golds

These past few years, Imbolc in Leeds has been a bit of a grey, damp affair. Wet, cold and uninspiring if taken at face value. As a witch in tune with her Celtic roots, face value is of little worth to me, so these…