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Spoons and Broomsticks

National Writing Day 23rd June 2021

National Writing Day is an annual celebration of the power of writing creatively, inspiring people of all ages and abilities to try writing for fun and self-expression. There are resources for children that you can download. […]

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Spoons and Broomsticks

The True Self

Our dog Teddy is a collie/malamute cross. He is a large hairy bundle who adds considerably to the vacuuming schedule. The collie is strong in him. Apart from the constant shedding and occasional stubbornness, we […]

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Spoons and Broomsticks

Coming out of lockdown

I spent last week in Cornwall, a dual purpose break, part not much fun, part great holiday. My sister is in hospital seriously unwell; it looked like she wouldn’t make it out. Thankfully, she will […]

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Spoons and Broomsticks

Crystals and well-being

I have a collection of crystals, nothing too fancy and many people will have more. Most of them are a bit scratched and bedraggled where they have been handled well, carried in pockets or the […]

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Spoons and Broomsticks

Crystals and well-being

I first fell in love with pretty stones when I was a child. Mother had an allotment, a space rented from the local council to give city dwellers the chance to grow their own food. […]

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Thoughts from the Aether

Family Deities: Hekate

Hekate is a familiar name to many modern pagans and occultists, particularly those that follow a Hellenic path. Although regarded by some as a “dark” goddess, in truth, Hekate is far more complex than that. […]

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Spoons and Broomsticks

Spring is in the air

It’s amazing how much the sun can lighten your mood, fill you with energy. Add that to the time of year, spring, Equinox past and Beltane on its way,  the plans and goals we set […]

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Spoons and Broomsticks

Contemplation of death

‘Nanny, why did Grandad die?’My grandson, aged four, no longer cries to see his grandad. Eighteen months on, he accepts that Grandad is not in hospital, is not away somewhere, will not return to give […]