What’s In a Name?

Hello everyone,
And welcome to what is now the third incarnation of Petra’s vision for the Disabilities team and we hope you all agree it’s shaping up pretty well. We’re honoured to walk the path that Petra began to show us and hope that we continue to do so well into the future before us.

This piece has been moved from one blog to another, and now to another but we still keep it because it reminds us of the roots of it all………..

Our history

This blog was originally set up by Petra Lucas under another title as https://justroundthebendblog.wordpress.com/

Petra unexpectedly and very sadly departed to the Summerlands with the admin password, so we have recreated it under a different title.

We chose Spoons and Broomsticks because it seemed to fit somehow, and the URL is https://www.dis-spelling.org.uk/ to pick up on both the ideas of casting spells and dispelling myths about disabled Pagans.

Petra’s original introduction

from https://justroundthebendblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/21/whats-in-a-name/

“This is a new part of our adventure as the PF Pagans with Disabilities Team. We needed somewhere to pass on our news and information that was open to everyone. We also have the Disabled Pagans Voices Project that needed a home and so, with a dash of humour, we set off round the bend.

So, why call ourselves ‘Just Round the Bend’? Well, things that are just round the bend are hidden or invisible to us. We have to reach out to find out what is there. However, some people have trouble being able to walk round that bend so it reminds us that we need to think about how we get round that bend. The hidden is also a reference to hidden or invisible disabilities.

We are also Pagans. And as such we are usually followers of a nature based path. Nature is rarely made up of straight lines and it likes to throw a curve ball at us just when we are least expecting – just like disabilities do.

Finally, we are a fun loving team. We like to joke and play around too. And, frankly, I think more than one is us is a little round the bend too.

And that’s why, we are all heading round the bend together. 😉”

This post originally appeared on our old website in 2016.