Wednesday, 12 November 2008

I've Been Tagged!

Well - I've been tagged for the first time by Mrs B from Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom

1. I have a massive fear of baked beans and tinned tuna. Even so I really like raw tuna in sushi!

2. At the moment I write this I am having cravings for scallops and Spam fritters - an not not the nice delicate flavoured, healthy, lightly seared shell fish the big fat greasy potato fried with a coating of batter that you get from the chippy! Which is made worse by the fact I am on a weight management plan which appears to be working. It's just on the principle of making small changes to diet and exercise that you can keep with for the rest of your life. I've not lost a huge amount but I'm going in the right direction and my waist has already lost an inch and a half. Shame I'm not yet feeling it really.

3. When I was little I used to run out of the bathroom after flushing the toilet at night convinced that if I didn't the "evil witches" would find me by the sound! (I still don't like flushing the loo at night when every one's in bed)

4. When I get stressed I can't stand standing on the cracks in the pavement or getting "in the way" of sharp corners.

5. The parts of my body I like most are my thumbs and my feet. Even though I have really odd little toes.

6. I have a mug obsession..... yes that's right, unlike most women who have things about shoes, handbags, etc I just can't resist a cute Mug! I also have different mugs for different moods.

7. The songs Grace Kelly by Mika and Basket Case By Green Day remind me of my teenage years. Although I know they made me who I am today I certainly don't believe your schooldays are the best years of your life!

I'd like to tag:
The Holy Dark from The Paramedic Brat
Both Mama Kelly and Lady Rose at 2 Witches Blog
Celestite at A Pagan Tapestry
Erin from Memoirs of a Solitary Witch

and I'll think of anyone else at a later date!

Friday, 7 November 2008

Friday Fill-In

1. My blueprint for success includes being someone else ;).

2. An uncoloured toffee apple was the last candy I ate.

3. The best facial moisturizer I've ever used is Creme de La Mer (I wish I could afford it right now).

4. Walking and meditaion can be good therapy.

5. I'd like to tell you about things as I think of them.

6. My intellegence and thinking skills are my strongest characteristic.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to Meditating in front of the fire, tomorrow my plans include doing the laundry and baking and Sunday, I want to do some tarot study!

Cleverest children 'grow up to be Green'

THE brightest children go on to vote Liberal Democrat or Green, according to a survey.
The study by Edinburgh University researchers has found that childhood intelligence is linked to voting preferences and political involvement in adulthood.
The study – which looked at voting patterns in the 2001 general election – found that those with higher IQ ratings were more likely to vote Lib-Dem or Green in an election.
The survey – including cognitive tests at ages five and ten – was followed up with a study of voting habits at 34.
Those who voted Green had an average IQ of 108.3, with Lib-Dem voters just behind at 108.2. Conservative and Labour voters were further behind – with scores of 103.7 and 103.0 respectively, while voters for Welsh nationalist Plaid Cymru scored an average of 102.5. Scottish National Party voters had an average IQ of 102.2. The research also showed that British National Party voters had the lowest average intelligence – scoring just 98.4. Non-voters were found to have an average IQ of 99.7.

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I had to share this with you as I felt very smug if I'm honest - knowing that my IQ (117 to 127 when not taking my dyslexia into account) and my Lib-Dem leanings are possibly connected.
The only thing I'm not quite so smug about is my partner (who I've always hoped I was a little smarter than) votes Green - could this be evidence of his higher intelect? ;)

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

I Don't Want To De Subjected To Your Music!!!!

What is it with some Bloggers, My Spacers, Pagan Spacers etc?

Why do they feel that just because we are looking at their page that, no matter how good or bad their music taste is, that we want to be subjected to a barrage of their taste of music?

I am fed up to the back teeth of going on various web pages to be blasted with mind numbing, teeth gnashing, infuriating noise!

I don't care what you listen to! I don't care how "good" your music taste is! I really really don't want to hear it! It just makes me want to get off of your site/page and stops me caring what you have to say or who you are!

I'm fed up with the noise! I'm fed up with it being IMPOSED on me!!!!! GAH!

A Late Friday Fill-In

1. My favorite food seasoning is Green Tabasco.

2. A two-stroke engine is music to my ears.

3. Lucky is waking up alive and well every morning.

4. The truth is something I take very seriously.

5. Many people don't realise how lucky they are.

6. Fair trade ground coffee was the last thing I bought at the store.

7. And as for the weekend, Friday night I looked forward to relaxing with my partner, Saturday my plans included My First Samhain Ritual and Sunday, I wanted to Sleep (But I worked instead)!

Monday, 3 November 2008

Samhain Introductions

Well this Samhain I formally introduced myself to the divine and the ancestors.

I set up a little alter in the cosy sitting room, and asked my partner to stand guard so the dog didn't career in, eat my biscuits and swipe all my kit off of the altar (come coffee table) while I had my bath. I bathed in organic callendula petal and neroli oil sea salts and callendula petal and nerioli oil soap. Feeling thoroughly cleansed and refreshed I made my way back down the the siting room. The room had a completely different feel to it to normal - my partner had felt he couldn't change the lighting or put the TV on or anything - he knew the atmosphere had changed and it all ready felt like we were no longer alone.

As we are truly entering the dark time of the year I have swapped my usual white rock salt for a black sea salt - it felt very fitting as my earth element at Samhain.

I invited in the elements, requested their guidance and protection then called the ancestors and the divine. I could feel the gathered energies and presence within the room. I called out to them, that they may know me and meditated - I have no idea how long but I do know it ended up a very late night. After meditating asked for guidance on my path via my Tarot cards (perhaps more of that in a later post) and then shared some food and drink and said my farewells.

I had one of the best nights sleep ever afterwards and two days later I still feel refreshed and loved.

I think I could say my first ritual went well.