Happy Summer Solstice

The Summer Solstice, also known as Midsummer and Litha, has been celebrated by various cultures all around the world for millennia. The longest day and the shortest night of the year is a celebration of the sun. In the Northern hemisphere everything is green and growing as we await a fruitful harvest. Wishing everyone a […]

Celtic Tree Month of Oak

10th June – 7th July Birthdays Oak Tree/White Horse The Oak is the most sacred tree of the Druids and rules the light part of the year (the Oak King). The Oak represents wisdom, strength, longevity and protection. The Summer Solstice (Alban Hefin) occurs in this month and as the longest day marks a turning […]

Beltaine, The Rites of Spring

The celebration of Beltaine is the symbolic union of the male and female principles of creation.  The God and Goddess are united in sacred marriage; the consummation of  their relationship symbolically fertilises the crops and animals for the coming year.  It is a celebration of the continued renewal of life. Symbols of rebirth, renewal and […]

The Coffee Cake Caper

Lockdown Day Number Whatever:I decided to try and revise a regular coffee cake recipe to be gluten-free. It was easy to do. (Although I don’t advise eating this on a regular basis as it has a ridiculous amount of sugar and butter. But as an occasional treat, go for it!) As I took the cake […]

A Million Thanks!

Thank you to all the doctors, nurses, medical staff, medical cleaners, ambulance personnel, scientists, firefighters, police, sanitation personnel, supermarket personnel, farmers and food suppliers, pharmacy personnel, postal personnel, mass transit personnel, courier services, teachers providing online classes, military, infra-structure workers, utility workers, news reporters, government officials and everyone who are putting themselves on the front […]

A Curious Seahorse

Limerick #7 A curious seahorse called Sam Developed a strange liking for Spam His friends were aghast Hoped this phase wouldn’t last And urged a more suitable repast. Seabirds, turtles, marine mammals and fish can mistake floating trash for food; if ingested, it can choke them or block their digestive systems. Large debris, such as […]