Continuing the account of my latest South Downs Way walk. Part one can be found here The first thing I wanted to experience on this walk was sleeping in the open as the sun went down and waking with the dawn. That and to sleep under the stars. I had achieved this wonderfully on my … Continue reading A walk on the Wild side.. Part 2
For the last two years I have taken a small tent and walked an large part of the South Downs Way staring at Winchester heading towards Eastbourne. This year I wanted to walk the Way again for a few days, starting at Eastbourne and walking towards Winchester. Then I would have walked the whole South … Continue reading A walk on the wild side part 1
Don't Panic! this is not a "woe is me" post, although It could have been had I not pressed the pause button and considered things carefully before writing.A few weeks ago I went for a job interview, the job was a promotion in the team that I am currently working in. I have been doing … Continue reading I Just can’t be happy today…
woodland pathBlue bellsSun rise. Chanctonbury Ring So Here we are , the wheel has turned again and it is Beltane. My favourite time of the year. I wrote a few weeks ago about Spring Equinox and how the land was gradually waking. Well now its fully awake and in your face shouting, "I'm up, I'm … Continue reading Beltane
Despite the title, this blog is not about the wonderful Led Zeppelin song "Stairway to heaven". I have actually been thinking about the links of the four main elements to the four main Cardinal compass points. Generally in UK Paganism we associate Air with the East, Fire with the South, Water with the West and … Continue reading There’s a feeling I get when I look to the West..
I have been thinking about the feel of a "sacred" place. How does a place of worship feel different from another space? Certainly when you enter a church, there appears to be a slightly different atmosphere. Its calmer than the outside world. Now this could be down to people respecting a church as a place … Continue reading Churches, standing stones and hill figures..
As the wheel turns again we arrive at the Spring Equinox, a time of balance. A time when the day and night are equal in length. The beginning of Spring. Spring has long been my favourite season, its a time when new growth is vibrant and fresh, a time when the earth is waking up … Continue reading Spring Equinox
We all like to get good advice don't we? Many of us will have trusted friends or respected councillors who we can turn to when in need of some assistance or guidance. But what better source of guidance can we hope for than the Goddess or Gods themselves? Divination is something that I have returned … Continue reading Simply Divine
Do you ever feel that the world is spinning out of control, or at least that you are stuck in a cycle, the wheel turns but nothing ever changes? Maybe it was the February 1st Groundhog Day energy seeping into my life, but I certainly got that feeling the other day. Obviously consistency in life can be … Continue reading Roundabout, a poem
Here is the second blog on the changes in the physical world around me as the wheel turns.Imbolc is a time when the Earth is pregnant with possibilities, the word most likely means 'in the belly'. This refers to the pregnancy of ewes at this time. It is widely regarded as an early Spring festival. … Continue reading Imbolc