Rituals, plant wisdom and pain

Virgo 2018 This month I watched two very ‘Virgo’ series. One was the BBC’s Extraordinary Rituals and the other was an online series called Remedy: Ancient Medicine for Modern Illness, which was mainly about plants that can be used as medicine and in some cases food. It’s a fascinating and well produced series that you can still purchase if you happen …

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I come from a land downunder…

Virgo 2017 … and so I  thought it was time to give the south some attention. As I write, the coming weekend – 23rd September 2017 – New Zealand goes to the polls. And it’s getting exciting. The main rivals are the sitting Prime Minister, Bill English, of the National Party (centre-right – in power for 9 years), and the …

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Sadiq and Bernie – men of the moment

Taurus 2016 Taurus time again – it seems to come around quicker each year. Am I sounding like an elderly person? According to scientists, time is actually speeding up, so maybe it isn’t just me! Anyway, I have taken the time to enjoy the wonders of nature at this fertile time of year here in the north. My photos this month will be testament …

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2016 – New goals for the year: what’s the point?

Capricorn 2016 January is a very fitting time to make New Year’s Resolutions. Capricorn, associated with the planet Saturn, loves a concrete goal. And there’s nothing like a good plan! So we sort out a diet, or choose an exercise regime. We look back over 2015 and reflect on what went well (or not) and then focus on what we might achieve …

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The Sins of the Fathers

Virgo 2014 As I write, Scotland has just voted ‘NO’ to becoming independent from the United Kingdom. A major decision for Scotland, but perhaps even more important for the UK. On the same day as the referendum, a new book was launched. Written by the father of the mass murderer Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway back in August …

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