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Childfree and Pagan

So, yesterday I watched a documentary on the BBC about people choosing to be sterilised so as not to have children. The programme itself (available on iPlayer for those in the UK) was pretty awful. The people chosen, while all … Continue reading

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The day something broke

Something broke inside me today. Some wall, some shell, some badly forged armour or shield or something. Since Brexit, since Trump, I have been broken. The world I love has changed, and I fear for it. That fear has paralysed … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

After taking a break from blogging over the festive season, I wanted to check back in at the start of this new year. 2016 has been a difficult one, both globally and personally, and it looks like the world in … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Gorse bush

Ever since I got given the Gorse Ogham few at Druid Camp in August, this spiky little shrub has been teaching me lessons. Gorse (Ulex europeana) is not exactly the stately, ancient, tall tree of the forest one might first … Continue reading

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A visit to Avalon

Last weekend, I went on something of a Druid pilgrimage, to Glastonbury. According to 12th-century historian Gerald of Wales, “What is now known as Glastonbury was, in ancient times, called the Isle of Avalon. It is virtually an island, for … Continue reading

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Where do we go from here?

I’ve spent the past few days feeling despair, sickness, anger and stomach-clenching, tear-streaming ragefear. America, a country that is not my own but one with which I have close links, having friends there and having lived there for a year, … Continue reading

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Last night, I saw Laika’s new stop-motion animated film, Kubo and the Two Strings. Set in a mythical ancient Japan, the story follows the heroic adventures of Kubo, a young boy on a quest for magical armour. Or that’s the … Continue reading

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