I can't quite believe it's taken me over three weeks to formulate the words to tell you about the very first Creative Countryside Winter Gathering...Read More
At this time of year when the grey and moody language of winter sets the tone for the month of January, I find myself in need of a little nurturing for the soul...Read More
It seemed such a perfect few days to have snow up in the welsh hills. Timely in fact for December although, it was our second covering of the year, only this time much thicker...Read More
On wintry nights when the sky is clear and the air still, Jack Frost creeps across the countryside. His cold breath and icy finger-tips spread frozen tidings through the atmosphere and across the ground...Read More
Here, on the estuary’s forgotten shore,
away from the road’s tarmac gravity,
the dark begins to pool early...
In a world that is in love with days that glow with the warmth of sunlight, the humble grey sky gets a pretty bad rep. What is there to love about the cool and the quiet of a cloudy, rainy day when the sun is hidden away and hibernating?...Read More
Homespun wisdom ready
to weave back into the edge
of some blossoming storm...
There’s a winter promise in the air. Taking the dog out for a final stroll late at night, all the signs are there - the sky is clear, the moon bright, and the temperature has dropped rather drastically...Read More
The promise of a new season is a thrill. Watching, waiting for those first signs that change is afoot never gets old, perhaps because we're never quite sure when they will appear...Read More
Once upon a time, in a far-away land, there was a little village surrounded by orchards and fields dotted with ochre haystacks, full of women and men meaningfully wandering through the fenceless landscape, carrying handwoven baskets on their backs in the sun, in the rain and in the snow...Read More
Usually celebrated on February 2nd (or the eve of February 1st), Imbolc (pronounced 'im'olk') is one of the four Celtic fire festivals that make up the wheel of the year, and celebrates the passing of winter and the return of spring. It comes at a time when many of us are longing for the end of cold, dark days, and serves as a reminder that brighter mornings and new growth are on the horizon...Read More