Love is in the air

Is it in your heart? These are such difficult times. The future doesn’t appear to be going anywhere soon; the past seems so long ago. There is new growth and new life and new partnerships building in the natural world. For us, there’s too little of everything. Even traditions and celebrations are memories. Dydd Santes…

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Fiery, Wild Days of Summer

Fiery times For the Celts and Druids the Holly is associated with June; it holds the fire that lights the hot Summer days. The Ogham Alphabet is based on tree symbols and the word for holly, ‘tinne’, represents the letter ‘t’. It is said that our word tinder is derived from ‘tinne’. The wood of…

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Eco-friendly hand made soap bags

Two years ago I really didn’t think seriously about being environmentally friendly. I’d started taking my own shopping bags for the regular weekly shop, bought fruit and veg loose rather than pre-bagged, determined to buy no more plastic, and liquid soaps were bought in bulk to be decanted – but that was about it. A…

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Wonders of nature: tumbling stones

After years of wanting a tumbling drum kit to work rough stones I received one as a gift. It was a basic model of motor unit and two plastic drums that required help from hubby to open and close the drums. Well, they were hard work and needed hot water and dental floss to ease…

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Changing direction can keep you on track. Seriously.

I’ve shared with you my need to be creative before – not just in my head, but actually designing and creating ‘things’. Jewellery, bags, clothes, curios, anything that engages my head and hands. It can ease me through a shutdown or kick-start me after a meltdown.It can motivate and sustain. As my physical and mental…

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