So long Mr Cohen and a lot of Mexico Magic

I’ve just returned from an amazing ten day tour of Mexico to the very sad news that another great poet, writer, singer songwriter has slipped off this mortal coil and has gone to join the great gig in the sky.  Leonard Cohen, he of the beautiful chocolate voice and heart melting lyrics whom has touched so many of the people I know and love throughout my life.  

It is heartbreakingly sad to think that just days ago I was sat with nine other amazing women, one of whom actually knew him well, talking about his wonderful music and the beautiful person that he was, singing his songs and listening to stories about the halcyon days of the 1960’s.  It seems like a fitting tribute to him now and I feel very blessed to have shared that time.

So let’s hope that he’s dancing once again with his beautiful muse Marianne in some starlit place full of peace and beauty, so long Leonard xxx

Carcassonne 

I’ve just been back to Carcassonne,  what a beautiful, magical place.  I had read about the place in Kate Mosse’s book Labyrinth and decided to travel there alone to explore this mysterious ancient walled city last August.  Wow, I was not disappointed!  I’ve just returned taking my son this time.  Over the next few days I will share with you some of the cities history and mystery but for now a few photo’s – enjoy xxx

Samhain

As we approach Samhain (summer’s end), we are still being blessed by the earth in all her glory. The sun is still bright and giving us warm days although the nights are getting earlier and colder. My garden is still looking stunning with her Michaelmass Daisy’s and Rose hips amongst the mint and foliage. Today with the help of some good friends we tidied the greenhouse and collected rose hips, did a bit of a stocktake of what needs doing before winter sets in and sat in the sun with cups of tea, happy days!

So whilst we still get these glorious days, I’m going to do as much clearing and preparation as I can in the garden and when the sun goes down I’ll be crocheting and crafting indoors. I will of course also be celebrating the turning of the wheel of the year and maybe working a little magick……… I hope you will stop by now and again to say hello.

Be bright, be wild and be blessed xxxx

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