Embrace your Inner Lunatic – Making Moonwater

“She wants you to get pregnant”, my friend said with a smirk when I told her my mother gave me a bottle of moon water. The moon is good for women, governing everything from the tides to our very emotions, and especially good for witches. The bottle my mother gave me looked like a regular…

The Time of the Singing Moon

Like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel – Mabon is here again, a time when light and dark balance before the winter draws in. The late harvest festival, it coincides with the Chinese Moon festival or the Time of the Singing Moon.  To celebrate Mabon at home, you should gather…

Sunshine Superfan (I’m just mad about saffron…)

I’ve just returned from a trip to Los Angeles, land of relentless sunshine. In the past, I’ve found the aggressive solar aspects of LA to be oppressive and uncomfortable, but I had a much different experience this time.  I was ready to open up to the sun as a symbol of optimism, vitality and enlightenment.

Fomenting Friendship With Fermentation

Cue ominous music In the heart of Hackney…..a storm is brewing……..a storm with a heart of fire…. Or rather, a Dark’n’Stormy is brewing….. OK, I’ll just come out with it – I am brewing my own ginger beer. As a long time ginger fan, I can hardly believe it’s taken me this long to get…

The Last Frozé of Summer

Open all three of your eyes. Face south between 8.30pm and 9pm on a clear night this weekend. You’ll see a celestial triangle of three bright stars – Lyra, Cygnus and Aquila – also known as The Summer Triangle. starry starry night   As the end of summer approaches, this trio culminate and reach their…