Witchfest International 2015

Back in the day, whenever I blogged about Witchfest, it was usually a day or two afterwards. Nowadays, it’s over a week later. I am shattered, no other word for it.   However, my health – or lack of it – apart, it really was a splendid Witchfest. I...

Autumn season of spiders….

Facebook is creaking under the weight of so many oversized randy male spiders running around people’s houses just lately.  Here in Penry Land we had our own monster and heaven knows where he’s got to since I resisted the urge to attack him with a couple of...

I’d forgotten…

Birthdays are a good time to remember, so they say.  I certainly woke up this morning and mentally went backwards through a variety of happy returns, remembering them. Sometimes it’s all too easy to forget, but it only takes a small adjustment to make us...
Weather forecasts and the spiritual path

Weather forecasts and the spiritual path

Wednesday. Today. ‘Hottest day of the year!’ the papers screamed in advance. Some went even further. ‘Wednesday will be the hottest day ever!’ Many newspapers offered advice on how to ‘survive’ and how to ‘stay alive’. And today? It’s about 19C (65F) in my garden....
What is a garden?

What is a garden?

Poets and writers – let alone gardeners! – have tried for centuries to describe their perfect garden.  It isn’t easy, but at least they’ve tried, and in the process created some wonderful, lyrical work.  Not so some would-be arbiters of taste,...

Cornflakes, Doors and a Cap full of S***

How did your day begin?  Mine was not good.  Well, I’ve certainly known better.  At breakfast I cut my gum on a cornflake due to a combination of missing teeth and bad gums (caused by some of the meds I take).  And then, after breakfast, I managed to jam my...