another gap in my blogging-i am finding it more difficult to get myself into a routine since coming back from avebury, my head is in the clouds still.
so, the 'solstice cafe' and 'any night in the jack'
the solstice cafe was my idea for helping those camping with us at avebury who had no access to electric.
i set up a free cafe in the awning we use on Pretty Pagan when we are going to be camped for longer than a couple of days, providing a kettle, water, tea, coffee and herbal teas, milk-all they had to have was a cup!
'any night in the jack' is a take on the pub in the stonewylde books 'the jack in the green'.
within the forum we have a virtual pub named and 'opened' by our dear friend sorcha in holland called 'any night in the jack' and so it seemed appropriate i change the cafe sign in the evening to the jack. our 'jack' was decorated with fairy lights and bunting and looked most un-pub like!
so it has become a new tradition for our avebury camps and swampy and i are planning even better decorations and sign for next may-yes we had the next camp arranged in less than a week of coming back from our most recent visit!
now i am having to get my head and soul back to the reality of being home, more importantly get back into my routine.
as is usual with me i have let things slip and i need to get back into myself.
there has been a distinct shift in the great wheel over the last week, stepping out of our back door, especially in the morning, there is that very definite 'smell' of autumn in the air, even a slight chill which is giving me a tingle of joy.
my long term readers know that i am a cool weather girl. i love the wild weather and cold nights snuggled under a blanket.
i was a tad 'norty' yesterday and ordered myself a little something...to cheer me up...well no not really, i just loved it and have been looking for one for ages and my gorgeous little pixie friend sujee had a similar one at avebury...a gorgeous pocket belt from earthywear
many things we go to with our friends these days means having a bag over my shoulder is not very practical as i want my hands free and my 'things'~you know the important things we carry around~have started to overflow my little bum bag.
my things include...
my owl purse i bought in macys
burts bee's lip balm
a pot of calendula balm from the dorset herbalist
my blackberry which has become my lifeline as my memory is so bad and i like to get my e-mails through it
a little tin that holds emergency medication for my migraines
dextrose tablets for the hypos i now have
i am hoping it arrives in the next few days as we are off to birmingham on thursday to see swampys family and then we are off to vanfest in the malverns, taking step daughter o'mine with us for the week
well time for some food here and maybe watch a film (or 'filum' as the wonderful souls from ireland say...after years of knowing them friends from the stonewylde community came to camp at avebury~beautiful people and so very funny)
i hope you are all well