Tag: yule

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/ 🌟

Chocolate Tasting at Apperley Bridge Marina

It’s nearly Yule and what better way to enjoy this indulgent season than with some delicious choccies? Apperley Bridge Marina hosted its first chocolate tasting event last night. We arrived under a frosty half moon with the boats glistening in still and cold water.… Continue Reading “Chocolate Tasting at Apperley Bridge Marina”

Distracted by the Birds

I often find myself distracted in the kitchen. I’m supposed to be jamming. Making jam, not music. But the pigeons coo, the great tits see-saw whistle, the blue tits chatter and the wrens scold, their huge voices belying their tiny bodies. My feelings war… Continue Reading “Distracted by the Birds”

Solstice Decorating

We’ve not got much money this year so we’re finding new (old) ways to make the place look festive! Big thanks to Leeds Real Junk Food Project Sharehouse for rescuing flowers that were going to be thrown away by supermarkets. We got two lovely… Continue Reading “Solstice Decorating”

Solstice Thoughts

Winter Sunrise, copyright M Savage 2017 I’m not blogging extensively over the solstice period as I’m terribly sleep deprived and using the few spoons I have left to me to spend time with family. However, whilst cleaning my altars last night, a few thoughts… Continue Reading “Solstice Thoughts”

Winter Solstice

At 10.44 tomorrow morning (UT) it will be the Winter Solstice. The moment when as a planet, we appear to pause and take a breath before moving back towards longer days and the promise of spring. It’s been a tough year, there’s no getting… Continue Reading “Winter Solstice”

Pagan Pages Yule Edition

The new edition of Pagan Pages is now up and live, in beautiful, glorious technicolour! I am pleased to have four articles in this edition, including Notes from the Apothecary which is all about the Dragon Tree, plus an interview with the fantastic author… Continue Reading “Pagan Pages Yule Edition”

Another Winter Wonder

As the car was coated in ice both inside and out this morning (yes, thank you whoever left the back window ajar, hmmph), I decided it was time for another Winter Wonder. Do keep your submissions coming; remember my favourite will win a signed… Continue Reading “Another Winter Wonder”

Winter Wonders: Holly

Holly. Another excerpt from A Modern Celt, posted last winter so appropriate both to the festive season and my Winter Wonder series. If you like the excerpt, my book is available in paperback or on Kindle at Amazon.

Winter Wonder: Ploughing the Dawn

Thanks to Oz Hardwick for today’s Winter Wonder submission, Ploughing the Dawn.   Ploughing the Dawn Dawn comes late, the tread of frost heavy on hard ground. Steady steps stride through snow, shackle spirits to icy shafts, weigh the balance, take the weight, and… Continue Reading “Winter Wonder: Ploughing the Dawn”