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April 2019

Pagan Presents I’ve Bought Myself Recently

By PaganismNo Comments

Recently, I’ve got back into all things pagan. I have no idea why this is. Perhaps, now that my mood is stable and improved, I’m ready for a bit of spiritual growth. My birthday is coming up in May, so I decided to treat myself to some pagan presents:

I will of course review the books on this blog once I’ve read them. But don’t expect this to be any time soon, as I’ve got a large number of books on my To Be Read shelf.


This exquisite, highly detailed and top quality sculpture has been handmade by Kathleen Minton from Spirit of the Green Man based in Wales. I’m beyond happy with it, it is amazing and awesome. It has replaced a print of the Child of the Universe to take pride of place on the wall above my main altar.


I bought this Cernunnos (Horned God) bronze necklace. I’m going to make it into a protection talisman.


Cernunnos (Horned God) Pen Holder (1). Hand painted, glazed and made out part of a tree trunk.


Cernunnos (Horned God) Pen Holder (2).


Little Groot. I love Groot. I am Groot.

Write soon,


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The Bank Holiday Weekend: 4 Lovely Days

By Friends & Family, Happiness & Joy, NatureNo Comments

The long Bank Holiday has been four lovely days. The sunshine has been out and it has been warm. Really warm. There’s nothing more pleasant than being sat in the sun and feeling it warming your skin. I have done plenty of this over the weekend.

On Friday, my good friend Steve and I went out for a lovely pub lunch. The next day I saw family, including one of my brothers, his fiancée, one of my nephews and my mum. My brother and his fiancée made tea.

Sunday I treated myself to some pagan gifts for my birthday that’s in May. I also bought a couple of little presents for a few people. All online. I know that you’re not supposed to buy people presents for your birthday, but I couldn’t resist. I will share more details and photos on this blog soon. But that wasn’t all I did on Sunday.

I went for a canal-side walk, caught up on cleaning at home, worked on some creative projects (including a web-based App for my health and promotion of Mental Health Wisdom book), played with and looked after my cats. Here’s a couple of photos from my canal-side walk:


Canal-side Walk (1).


Canal-side Walk (2).

We are really lucky are surrounded by so much natural beauty.

Today (Monday), my good friend Kay and I went for a cheeseburger, a Pepsi and a lovely long walk in Rivington. Here are some photos:


A Selfie, taken with the selfie feature on my Samsung S10 Plus.




Me (I know, I need to loose a some weight, I’m working on it).


Rivington – Beautiful Scenery (1).


Rivington – Beautiful Scenery (2).


Kay and I walked up to Pigeon Tower, Rivington.

Kay and I did manage to forget how to get back to the car and where we’d parked. Totally my fault. Rivington always feels like a maze, its many entrances and exits take you to different places. I can never figure out my way around the place. Perhaps this is the perfect excuse to spend more time there.

Hope you had a great Bank Holiday weekend.

Take care,



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My New Kitten Nicholas (Black Bengal) & Introducing Him to Dylan and Russell (My Two Bengal Cats)

By Happiness & Joy, Life, Nature, PetsNo Comments

At the weekend, I bought a playmate for my two Bengal cats. His name is Nicholas (Nick) for short. He’s a black Bengal, which are incredibly rare, apparently 1 in 10,000. Here are some photos:


Nicholas (or Nick) my black Bengal kitten.


Nicholas’ space, only lasted a couple of hours.


Nicholas’ was about to jump over the wall I’d made. This meant he needed constant monitoring. I felt like a guard in the Night’s Watch in The Game of Thrones.


Nicholas rubbing against his cat tree.


Nicholas playing (1).


Nicholas playing (2).

Introducing him to the boys and the household has not been without tension. Dylan has begun hissing at Russ and Nick. Russ hisses back. Dylan and Russell are litter mates and have always been together. However they are slowly getting used to each other.

It has made me super anxious, as I’ve never introduced a new kitten to a household with cats. But having read around on the Internet and spoken with others that have introduced new kittens to cat households, all seems to be going really well.

I will keep you updated. Blog soon,



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