The Rain Roars

The rain roars down

A lions last attempt

To eviscerate

The zebra of sun

From the jungle of cracks

In the pavement

A whip crack of water

Slashing holes

In lawns, borders

Ants dive for cover

In the jungle of cracks

In the pavement

Not realising

They seal their own doom

Hear the rumble

The crackle

The inevitability

Not thunder

Or lightning

Just rain, rain, rain,

Flooding in and filling

Every space

Pouring between bins

Banging on the flu pipe

Rattling in the vents

And sealing the jungle

Of cracks

In the pavement.


You Can.

Self doubt can be a crippling thing and believe me when I say I understand that not everything is achievable, whether that’s due to energy levels, mental health, or other obstacles.

But don’t ever let anyone tell you what your story has to be. You are the one who decides what you can do, or at least in partnership with those who are truly on your team.

I’ve just signed a book contract for a project about living a greener, more sustainable life as a Pagan. I’m so excited about this, as it feels like a great way to contribute towards our community.

I’ve also started working completely freelance, as some of you know. The first two months have been, well, challenging financially, but I’ve stuck at it and now have regular work writing about health and nutrition.

I have a lot of great support and I don’t pretend I could do any of those things without it. Thank you, and I hope that whatever your dreams are, that you have a way to move closer to them becoming a reality!💕

Online Beltane Green Festival!

Join in from the comfort of your own home! Saturday 4th May from 10.00 am. Check out the line-up:

Beltane Blogging

I noticed that I don’t tend to blog about Beltane?

I was puzzled by this as I always celebrate Beltane. Some years that’s a full blown ritual. Some years it’s quiet contemplation. The year Pagan Portals: Celtic Witchcraft was released, I took the hopes and wishes of those from my book launch and performed magic to help those dreams come true, using the energy from Beltane fires.

So why, when I look back on my previous writing, is there a conspicuous gap in May?

Maybe it’s because I’m so busy doing, I forget to record and share my experiences. This is a good thing, I suppose. It’s good to realise I’m walking the walk, as well as talking the talk! It’s made me realise, though, that there’s so much more I could be sharing with you, the faithful follower.

This could be my resolution for the best turn of the wheel: to share more of what I do, rather than just what I think about. This Beltane I am:

Cleaning altars and refreshing sacred spaces.

Having a quiet, personal ritual.

Talking sustainability at the Pagan Federation Online Beltane Green Festival.

Spending time in nature with my tribe.


How do you spend your Beltane? What would you like to know about Beltane?

The Eildon Tree

My May Day poem on the Moon Books Blog: