Wednesday, 29 October 2014


For many of us, Halloween is as much of an event as Christmas. For me, the feelings this time of year conjure up are fantastic, legends and myths abound, and stories of the past beg to be read. I love the dark, moon, colder weather and fires, all of these together make autumn, and Halloween very special.

The commercial side of Halloween is not for me though, pumpkin carving, dressing up and trick or treating luckily passed me by when I was young, and now I see Halloween has become a money-making opportunity for shops as much as Valentine's Day. I will however be doing my own celebrating, remembering the 'proper' Samhain from my pagan roots and will be indulging in lovely wintry food tomorrow night.

Happy hauntings everyone.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Folklore of brooms.

With halloween approaching, the image of witches flying on brooms across the night sky will be a familiar one, but broom folklore is very interesting with many superstitions relating to them.
When moving into a new home, finding a broom was considered to be lucky, although one should never sweep towards the door of a new abode for fear of sweeping out the good luck. In days gone by, old brooms were never thrown away, but were burned or buried so as not to anger the hearth spirits.
Brooms were seen as an emblem of the home, and of womanhood, in England, joinings and celebrations were often marked by people jumping over a broom handle.
So love your broom, no home is complete without one...and they aren't just for witches!

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Thanks for looking!

Only 2 page views today, but one from Canada and one from Alaska - nice to know you are out there!