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Castlerigg Stone Circle – in ice and otherwise

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Castlerigg is a stone circle that lies just outside of Keswick.  Usually when I'm up in the Lakes I'll take the time to walk up to it, as it is a place of breath-taking beauty. Whilst it's easy to see that it's pretty, the sheer drama of the place is hard to convey in any […]

What I did in my holidays – the Ice District

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

It turns out that the Lake District is quite the stunning place to be at Christmas.  Or at least it is when the weather is being a little crazy.  We spoke to a few locals who said that they'd never seen anything quite like what we were experiencing up there this year.  It may have […]

Today you, tomorrow me

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

I came across this post on Reddit a couple of weeks back, and was entirely taken by it.  It's one of those simple stories that everyone should just take five minutes to read – of how a person who was really having a rough day was helped out in the most delightful, kind and generous […]

Oh bugger…

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

So today was the day I was planning on making a great return to the blog.  Refreshed after a splendid week in the Lake District, with tales to tell, observations to make and more experiences to write about.  Although it was a tricky journey to get home, to say the least, I arrived back at […]

A slight pause

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Weather permitting I'll be taking the Scarlet Girl away for a Christmas break starting tomorrow.  As we'll be in the Land of No Reliable Internet Connection there's likely to be a pause in posting for a time. But may I wish you a splendid pagan, religious or secular feast time of your choice.  All being […]

Great books about spirituality, tarot and magick

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

On the main site I've added a list of books about magick, Tarot and spirituality.  These are all books that I own and love for one reason or another. Since first becoming interested in these topics I've found that whilst many, many books have been written, really very few good books have ever graced our […]

Dolphin teleportation? Clearly I'm doing this wrong

Monday, November 29th, 2010

So you can charge $1550 and run a symposium in Hawaii as long as you're happy to talk about Dolphins, Teleportation and Time Travel?  Dear gods…  Clearly I'm doing it wrong with this whole 'skeptical occultist' thing – does anyone know how I go about selling out to the crazy, crazy, yet oddly popular, ideas […]

Welcome to the Weird Shit not Bullshit blog

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Well, Hello there… thanks for coming by. The first post in a new blog is a tricky thing to write – ones feels one should lay out what is to come, leave tempting tit-bits of plans and intentions, give a guide to what can be found here in future.  But actually, that's extremely tricky to […]