Stones for Christchurch

Stones for Christchurch

February 22 is the 4th anniversary of the big Christchurch earthquake that shattered a city and claimed many lives. After the quake I went to the Auckland beach near my home and made a shrine. I returned over many days to make new ones to post on my blog. You can see...
Rituals of welcome

Rituals of welcome

Through the summer holidays I had been sewing, plying my needle through tough canvas, to prepare for this special day. Now that the little one was to begin in Class One at the Steiner school, she needed a chair cover with a deep pocket across the back. At the end of...
Breaking bread at Lugnasad

Breaking bread at Lugnasad

  The wheel has turned, rain has fallen on the parched earth and a lively wind is rattling loose branches around my home. Time to sip tea, break bread, and give thanks. Thanks for the golden summer, which is now turning its head towards a doorway marked...
Summer Solstice Circles

Summer Solstice Circles

 After an hour of meditation this morning, a spell of gardening, a toast of elderflower champagne (!) on the steps with my gardener as we admired our work, I set off for the beach.Each summer solstice my favourite thing is to create an offering on the sand, to...
Summer Mandalas

Summer Mandalas

When the wind keeps stealing the joy of spring, and rain and hail dampen the spirits, it’s time to look forward to summer, which surely is coming.And so I’ve made a gift card set from my past ‘Summer Mandala’ images. I’ve done one of...
Equinox eggs

Equinox eggs

 Happy spring equinox!  Light and dark are equal today, in balance. Out at the bach, bluebells are flowering and the hen and chickens ferns are covered in tiny ‘chicks’. The light will now increase until summer solstice. Today after...