Happy Spooky Season everyone! It’s been a long time coming, what with these odd summer September days, not that I mind that at all! I’ve been gearing up for spooky season since around July (when HomeSense brings out the first of it’s Halloween goodies that warm my dirty goffic heart). But now, the reaaal fun begins!
Life is so hectic right now; the tasks seem never-ending. I’m always very busy around September and October anyway, but as the nights get longer and the sun gets lower, I plan to settle down for the winter this year. So I decided to accept an invitation for one last calming, summer holiday with my partners’ family to help look after myself!
The Book Thief play (based on a novel by Markus Zusak) is set in Nazi Germany during World War II. The story is told from the perspective of Death, which is quite unique and really came across well on stage. Death in this scenario wore smart attire so I didn’t immediately realise he was Death!
Y’know, I don’t ever really review Indie games? I’ve had a Switch for a while now and I don’t think I have ever taken the time to write about what I’m playing. It’s time to change that, and what better game to start with than The Cosmic Wheel: Sisterhood.
I did something really cool recently that I’ve wanted to do for years but have never gotten the chance to. I am not nearly coordinated enough for LARP (Live Action Role Play) battles and they’ve always quite intimidated me. I have always wanted to explore playing a character… but fighting is just not for me. So imagine my absolute JOY when I found out about Conclave of Chaos!
This four-day festival aimed to commemorate the Pendle witches who were tried and killed in Lancaster in 1612, as hysteria and panic toward ‘witches’ rose. These women, and men, were not allowed to be mourned for; their whole families were eradicated in some cases, so we gathered to learn about them, remember them and in doing so heal and learn new things about ourselves and our connection with other women.
I wanted to put together a list of witchy essentials since I started my practice – so here it is finally! As I’ve gathered witchcraft essentials, components and tools, I have realised that all of it was new to me when I first started and I could have done with a list to show me what the priorities are!
For years I’ve felt like I’ve been going in circles. I always saw myself going round and round, making the same mistakes… but little did I realise, I’ve been getting stronger. With each turn, each twist, I’ve been getting more powerful. Like a snake, eating its own tail.
It is my BIRTHDAY! and once again, it’s time to party and this year I went a bit crazy and made it exactly as I wanted it to be! Plus, this year I have the added fortune that my lovely girlfriend, Elena, has her birthday super close to mine so we had a joint party! Specifically, a witches and vampires costume party! <3
I only had tickets to one day of the Coven of Gaia festival this May… and guess which one it rained on! Despite the showers I had an absolutely incredible time at the workshops. One of these days, I will be able to attend a few rituals too!