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P524007920170621_050320Well here we are again, almost a year since my last blog, no real reason not to post except Life! Been busy with family, the garden, the flower shows, caring for my man. But it must say being in the heart of rural Ireland has been and still is a joy for a solitary witch.

Our little cottage is part 16th century and I can feel the happy spirits from time past. Whenever I get my witchy on, be it indoors or in the circle in the meadow, I feel I am being joined and cheered on by the nature spirits, the fae and the ancestors.

We have been here since April 2015, so a little over 2 years now. The inside of the cottage hasn’t needed any work. So my altar and paraphernalia has its own space on the large landing. Outside we have turned the patio, the compound and the small sloping triangular mossy bank into various types of garden spaces. The wild meadow holds my circle under a lovely weeping beech tree.

When the weather is kind I hold my Sabbats and Esbats in the meadow’s circle and the tree is now festooned with many coloured ribbons and adornments from these.

Although we are only tenants of this lovely place, I do feel so at home. We plan to be here until Noel reaches retirement, another 6 years away. Then who knows, though I would dearly love to retire to Devon or Cornwall.

I hope to blog on a little more frequently. But can’t promise, I’m now off for a lovely soak in the bath after being all day in the garden. XxX

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I’m Back

Well it has only been 6 years- and what alot has happened since then. We have moved 4 times- and think we have finally settled in our little part 16th century stone cottage- but who knows. Both children have flown the nest- building lives for them selves in England.

We have been here at Druminshin since April 2015- The cottage itself inside is quaint- and has needed very little work to make it a home. Outside was a blank canvas- to the back-basically a nicely laid out patio with a surrounding wall- a large barn- which is Meggies Kennel- a large concrete compound and a sloping meadow/lawn/mossy area with a dry ditch on one side and a trickling stream on the other.

Out the front an enclosed paddock that the local farmer uses for his horses now and again and a wild meadow that wraps around the barn and heads back up the hill behind the cottage.

At each of our homes we have created an outdoor circle in some form or another- but the one we have created here is beneath a mature tree- in the middle of the meadow beside the cottage- so it changes with the seasons- making the connection with Gaia and the Sun & Moon more intense and wonderful.

Holding Sabbats, Esbats and Rituals here have all been wonderful and intense- my crystals have never felt so full of energy and magical workings have been very positive indeed. Having become a Feng Shui practitioner and a Reiki Healer over the last few years too- putting these into practice here has also been a positive bonus to our lives.

I’m glad to be back- and hope to blog on.

 

 

Where did 2010 go?

What an unbelievably busy- blink of an eye and don’t stop for a breath year. So many things acheived yet so many things on the list remain undone.

Daughter went off to University in the uk and we moved home. Those I guess were the big things. But all the little stuff has meant a very busy year indeed.

I am hoping to catch my breath- take a rest- recoup- regroup and maybe get to grips with 2011. Hope to get some blogging on the go too. So its goodbye 2010 and Happy New Year to all my fellow Bloggers.

The Books

These are the beautiful books that I am finally going to start to put all my witchy stuff into-

and so far- we have the title pages- now gotta knuckle down to the content.

Don’t hold your breath- its gonna be a long process.

OOps- what ever happened

Life has been- hectic to say the very least- since my last post in JUNE?Kids off to uk all Summer- Daughter left for good to head to uni- Son starting the “Big School”- going back to fulltime work- Family birthdays and gatherings and well just lifein general. Well it is time to decide what I’m doing with my blog? Use it or loose it!

The answer is- Use it. Two yules ago my children and partner bought me some beautiful blank books- which frankly are still blank- I am going to use them as My Dream book- Grimoire- Spell Book’s etc but I want to get the writing, wording, grammar right first time. I intend to write in the Calligraphy style of the Gothic Hand and I’m gonna use my blog page as the sounding board- the rough copy as it were.

So if you check in here- now and again- let me know how it looks and sounds- before I set it in stone ( well ink pen and paper).

Gonna go over some old stuff- as there are a few spells and rituals on here that will need to be written- so if I repeat myself- put it down to age- and the fact I have a brain that will  not retain.

Happy Reading XxX LaterXxX

Up at Dusk- just after 4:00- prepared my Litha Ritual for the Sunrise this Solstice Morn- Sunrise is 4:58 here in Leitrim. So in my outdoor circle I shall shortly be- the dawn chorus this morning is incredible. To all the folk at Tara- the Solstice celebrations from Noon yesterday till my departure at Sunset- thankyou for a fine afternoon and evening of celebrations and world healing. I’m sure you folk have been enjoying your ongoing gathering right on through the night. Welcome to the longest day- the wheel of the year keeps turning. Much love and light and Blessings Bright. Magical Litha everyone.XxX

Summer Solstice 2010

Wow- Pertussis knocked me for 6- still rattling and hacking – but finally it is dwindling. So with the approaching Solstice- it is time to redress the balance. I have been just so Robotic- plodding from one day to the next, with no real rhyme or reason and just existing- not really living.

So from the waxing moon to the soon coming full, I have been gently weaning myself back into my Pagan Path and practising a little more and sharing with others the joy’s of my journey. Rereading and putting into practice allsorts of my eclectic pagan/wiccan rituals and spells and pastimes.

I cleansed and cleared the whole house- using Pagan blessings and Feng Shui methods and then went round to stay with a friend and did the same there- as she was suffering with the doldrums and felt the home needed a lift.

I have been doing Reiki on myself- family and friends- even some of my Garden plants that suffered in the severe frosts of the past winter. Just today a little bluetit flew into the window at work and I placed him in my hand for a few minutes for rest and a little Reiki- poor little mite was stunned- after a short while he opened his eyes and uncurled his clenched claws to take a grip on my finger. I popped him down in a raised flower bed and after another rest he flew away.

This Solstice I am hoping to be at the Hill of Tara, the ancient seat of the high Kings of Ireland celebrating with other Pagans alike. This year seems to be passing so quickly and as the longest day arrives- so to my resolve to balance- work against family and actually living- for the good of Gaia- nature the world all around us.

Whatever you intend- Much Love and Light and Blessings Bright. XxX