Super Strawberry Moon lucky horoscopes for you

There’s a full moon rising on Tuesday June 14th and it’s set to be one of the most significant lunar events of 2022. Gaze into the moon and see what Fate has in store for you! The moon rules over the subtle, subconscious and intuitive aspects of the self and its wax and wane reflect…

Knuts Party, or Death of Christmas

A Knuts Party or Knut’s Dance is a tradition in Sweden (and apparently now in Hackney) on St Knut’s Day (13th January) which marks the end of Christmas and the festive season. It is also known as “Dancing Out Christmas” or “Throw Out The Tree”. We have at home long celebrated the end of the…

Season of the Brownie Witch Cult

When I was a child, I joined the Brownies, which turned out to be a huge mistake. Huge! Brownies are the section in the Girl Guides organization for girls aged 7-10, and its purpose is to turn grubby little brats into good little girls. If I’d realised that, I wouldn’t have touched it with a…

Pap and Gruel and Invalid Foods

I read a lot of old novels during lockdown when I was on furlough, and they have reminded me that there are a lot of traditional sickbed foods designed to help you recover from illness which you don’t hear much about any more.

I’m not talking about the really nutty stuff like using salted owls flesh to treat gout or mixing ox gall and urine to relieve sciatica – I mean just classic invalid nourishments which have been used for centuries.

Can they still do us good today and help us get through this pandemic, which will be going on for a while despite what people say?

Lets check in with some medical doctors, and see what they think.

Scare Yourself To Death With Cheap Thrills

It’s been a strange year, and it doesn’t look to get more normal any time soon, despite what the current lockdown guidelines say. Here’s an option for entertainment in the home if you can’t get out. Why not make yourself a cocktail and download a terrifying immersive audio experience to test your emotional limits to…

Fight the Flu

Would you like to glow with health and vitality? Does this seem impossible to you under the current conditions? If you’ve been feeling flabby, ill, or exhausted, read on. You are not alone. I’ve been talking to Dr Nathan Curran, who doesn’t think it has to be that way. He’s here to help us get…

Last night I dreamed I went to the charcuterie house again…

On they walked and walked, till suddenly they came upon a strange cottage in the middle of a glade.    “This is chocolate!” gasped Hansel as he broke a lump of plaster from the wall.    “And this is icing!” exclaimed Gretel, putting another piece of wall in her mouth. Starving but delighted, the children…

Old Ways in a New Town

What are you doing for Solstice this year? I’m in my old home town of Milton Keynes to watch the sunrise from the Light Pyramid, and see what’s up at the Medicine Circle and the Milton Keynes Henge. Milton Keynes always had a bad reputation, the kind of place people would say “urgh!” about when…

Drink the Rainbow for the Holi Festival

Did someone shoot you in the face with a gun full of green water today? Or startle you with a pink powder shower? You should be pleased! It’s just time for Holi – the festival of colours, new beginnings, the repayment of debts and the ending of conflicts. This Hindu festival is celebrated at the…

Find the Red Thread of Fate

The Red Thread of Fate is the method that Yue Lao or The Old Man Under The Moon uses to bind people together who are fated to meet and spend the rest of their lives together. Also known as the Matchmaker Deity, he travels at night with his bundle of red silk cords, connecting people…