Archive for October, 2008

Cake Baking

Well- sooner than you think- the festive season will be upon us. So I have just baked my christmas cake- well it does need at least 8 weeks to mature and have a weekly feed of brandy. This year it took well over 2 hours to pull out the stalks and nobbles- despite buying quality fruit. But it is therapeutic and allows the mind a breather from the pressures of the day. So now on to the delicacies for the Samhain celebrations on Friday. Brightest  Blessings.


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” Tag” – ” You’re it”.

Oh what fun- I have been double tagged by Mary at   http://tea-sympathy-and-perfume.blogspot.com/ and also The Green Witch at http://wiccanwanderings.wordpress.com/. Some wonderful fun in the blog world. So here goes with the rules- and then followed by the fun part- stuff that few people if any, know about me.

1. Link to the person or persons who tagged you. (Affirmative)

2. Post the rules on your blog. (Affirmative)

3. Write six random things about yourself. (See below)

4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them. (See further below…)

    (Their links, you will find in my blogroll- topright of page)

5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.( Affirmative)

6. Let the tagger/ taggers know when your entry is up. (Affirmative)


    My Grandfathers Uncle was Captain Webb- the first man to swim across the English Channel.

    I suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder- which I have been told by my onlooking family is quite funny- to watch- It doesnt seem like that to me! At work they just think I’m obsessed with tidyness! But my work space is MY WORKSPACE and woe betide any one who messes with it- I can’t help it!

    I believe in Fairies and other magical creatures- I have at least one in the house and many in the garden. They do not show themselves but I know they are there. They live along side us on another level.

    I write and have written small articles that have been published in papers & magazines. I also write poetry and then choose a favourite hymn or tune to sing it along to. My current fav tune is ” We plough the fields & Scatter” to which I have written a poem of Thanks.

    Throughout my Adult life I have had relationships with both men & women- I can see/ appreciate the beauty and the foibles in both.

    I have a spent a small fortune in Orchids- that are now growing around my house- I adore them. I once paid £75- for a very small Masdevalia- which is still small and has never flowered. Ever the optimist.

 Now the 6 blogs I wish to tag.

FOX- at Unveiling of a pagan spirit.

one of my favourite and a dear friends blog spots.

Lisa- the tribal Witch.

Such wonderful craft work.

Leanne- at Somerset seasons.

Makes me so want to live in Somerset.

 Willow the Beautiful1 – at My Place.

love to catch up with this blog everyday

Thalia- at Amused Grace.

I look forward to checking in to this blog.-, to catch up & refresh my knowledge of the Goddess. The art work is fantastic.

Marya- at African Alchemy.

Such humour and detail of life in Marya’s part of the world- almost feel like I’m there.

All of the blogs above and infact all my fellow bloggers across in the blogroll are there because they are my friends and I love to keep in touch with them and share their lives along with mine- its a wonderful tangled web of life. Lets blog on & on.

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My Wonderful walk in nature.

Parked the car- opened the door on a cool crisp october morning. Bright an early- around 8- sun not yet thru – but painting the thin wispy layer of clouds in pinks, orange & lemons and up ahead the incline took me thru low growing cotoneaster- with shiny green dewy leaves and bright red jewel berries- and the red leaves of the Photinia blowing and swaying lazyly in the breeze. The blackbird giving a warning call- The robin singing happily greeting the dawn-In the fields to the right the Cows beginning to rise and the mist coming up from the warm ground where they had slept. A faint aroma from the many apples in the apple tree orchard to the left and up above the moon once full- now slowly waning- but brightly shining down on another working day. This is the joy that greets me every morning when I have parked my car at my workplace and walk up the little hill. All the wonders of the nature around me on the journey to & from and my daily walk- set me up for the day. Brightest Blessings

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Whatever you call this October full moon- Hunters, Shedding, Fallen Leaf, Blood- Brightest Blessings for your Esbat. Mine this time was very simple- Meditating and pathworking- Just being still-watching the moon-seeing the faint blue outline- the tiny clouds passing quickly over the face-the yellow orange hazey circle denoting a frosty morning.  With many friends in mind, fellow wiccans holding rituals, friends in need of healing, protection and energy. The Moon was so bright you could read by it. So all my tools are now happily batheing in the beautiful soft white glow and recharging. Brightest blessings.

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