Thursday, 30 September 2010

I like this haiku game…

Here are my first ever haiku poems.  Inspired by my friend Sanna´s blog to have a go at writing them:

Old internet friends

Are like ghosts in the machine

Why not keep in touch?



Mulberry tree shade

Helps me focus on my task

Writing haiku lines

Got to love this guy…


Pinched from Ferns and Moss – a great site.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

A to Z of me…

Animal lover, Ailurophile, Aromatherapist, Altar maker

Blogger, Boom Festie, Bookworm

Cornish, Celtic, Crafter, Cook, Chutney maker

Dowser, Dreamcatcher

Emigrant, Earthy

Film addict, Fetish maker, Five-Rhythms dancer

Gretna Green marriage, Glasses wearer, Grammar school educated

Herbalist, Hallowquest student, Hypertensive

Indiaphile, IT escapee

Journal writer, Jungian

Kernewes, Kaftan wearer, Kali devotee, Kombucha maker

Labyrinth builder, Low-impact living

Mother, Mind-mapper, Masseuse, Midlife

Née Crocker, Navel gazing, Nepali daughter-in-law

Organic gardener, Olive farmer

Pipe Puffer, Pagan, Psybient and Progressive trance, Pratchett fan

Quinta dweller, Queen of Cups

Reiki practitioner, Rune crafter

Scorpio, Solar powered, Swims in lakes, Snake totem, Stubborn

Tarot reader, Tea blender


Vegetarian, Vapefiend, Vipera

Witch (not Wiccan!), World Music lover

X-pat in Portugal

Yeast baker, Yule please, not Christmas!

Zaftig figure

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Autumn clean-up...

... sudden burst of energy drives me to tidy and clean my dresser. Now we can eat off the plates and glasses, rather than write our names in them!!! To read where this energy burst came from, check out this post.
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Monday, 27 September 2010

I love wifi…

…still getting used to the novelty of being able to sit outside in the fresh air, under our beautiful mulberry tree, and use the net at the same time!

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Future tarot posts…

…in future, I will be posting anything to do with tarot on my Hallowquest blog.  This is regardless of whether the post is related to the Arthurian deck or the Hallowquest course by the same authors, John and Caitlín Matthews.  This is purely to make it easier for me to track all my readings and tarot study in one place.  If tarot is your thing, you are most welcome to check out my postings there.

My Saturn return dates…

… found this great site for calculating Saturn return, which I have been hearing about recently.  Now I just have to work out the significance of this information for me.

saturn return

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Just for fun…

…a picture of my little sweetie Billy, looking sharp.


Does anyone queue any more?

I posed this question last night when I contemplated how easy it is these days to watch virtually any film you want, via DVD or the internet.  Gone are the days, it seems to me, when people were prepared to queue around the block, even in inclement weather, to see a long anticipated film.  These days, the feeling of anticipation is gone for me.  I only have to think of a film and it is within easy reach to view whenever suits me.

I think the last time I queued around the block, would have been to see the Director´s Cut of Close Encounters of the Third Kind.  That would have been in 1980 or 1981 I guess.   Going out to the “pictures” used to be a great treat, whereas watching films these days is something I just take for granted.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Moments that make life shine ...

... I´m always on the look-out for little games to play to while away the tedium of jobs that have to be done routinely, such as watering the veg.  This evening, I was planning on giving an empty raised bed a good soak, so I can plant garlic in it tomorrow.  This bed has clay pipes stood in it, to enable water to reach the base of the bed.

I started to fill one of the pipes with water and up popped three of these tiny kermits, only about the length of the first joint of my thumb.  They are so cute. 

I carried on spraying with the hose and they jumped out synchronistically, in three different directions, and up popped a fourth frog... then another... then another!  In all, eight little kermits had been lurking in the pipe.  I enjoyed watching them hop off and it made the chore pass in no time.

As I didn´t happen to have the camera with me at the time, the above photos is from my own "archives".  Taken in 2007, this little green jewel was bold enough to be photographed sitting on my arm.

The Dance...

...dedicated to Christian and Gabrielle Roth:

"Dancing is surely the most basic and relevant of all forms of expression. Nothing else can so effectively give outward form to an inner experience. Poetry and music exist in time. Painting and architecture are a part of space. But only the dance lives at once in both space and time. In it the creator and the thing created, the artist and the expression, are one. Each participates completely in the other. there could be no better metaphor for an understanding of the mechanics of the cosmos.

We begin to realize that our universe is in a sense brought into being by the particpation of those involved in it. It is a dance, for participation is its organizing priciple. This is the important new concept of quantum mechanics. It takes the place in our understanding of the old notion of observation, of watching without getting involved. Quantum theory says it can´t be done. That spectators can sit in their rigid row as long as they like, but there will never be a performance unless at least one of them takes part. And conversely, that it needs only one participant, because that one is the essence of all people and the quintessence of the cosmos."

Lyall Watson
Gifts of Unknown Things

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Was there ever anything more mysterious?


I defy anyone to watch this and not be in awe.  I actually found this slightly disturbing, as well as overwhelmingly beautiful.  Enjoy.