Happy Mabon to Everyone! Autumn Equinox

The days are noticeably shorter and there is a chill in the night air in the Northern hemisphere. Some of the trees are beginning to don their Autumn colours as we approach the dark season of the year. Mabon is the second harvest festival of the year, occurring on the 21st or 22nd of September. […]

Climate Change is Real!

The September 2019 climate strikes are a series of international strikes and protests led by young people and adults to demand action be taken to address climate change. The strikes will centre around the dates September 20, which is three days before the United Nations Climate Summit, and September 27.

RIP Ric Ocasek

Singer, songwriter, record producer and painter. He was best known as the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and songwriter for the rock band The Cars. photo credit: Wikipedia

GnHome Sweet GnHome

Last Monday when I went into the kitchen to make breakfast I was greeted by Henri bearing a brightly-wrapped gift. “Joyeux Anniversaire!” I had completely forgotten that today marked my 5th year of being a bona fide homeowner. How time flies when one is constantly performing home-maintenance chores!  Of course, technically the bank still owns […]

A Happy Lughnasadh to Everyone!

Summer has passed its zenith and although temperatures are still quite warm (in the Northern Hemisphere), the sun sets a bit earlier each day.  Some crops are ready to harvest and preserve for the coming cold months. Lughnasadh, named for the Irish Sun God Lugh, is celebrated on the first or second day of August.  […]