According to Punxsutawney Phil we'll be having 6 more week of winter this year - but I reckon that's only about the weather. Imbolc has just passed so the light is changing, the days are getting longer and Spring is definitely about to start springing. Since I'm having the week off work I enjoyed a long, luxurious lie-in this… Continue reading Springtime, geocaching and our close proximity to rodents…
It's that time of year again! With Valentines, Mother’s Day and Easter all so close together, now is the perfect time to look at some of the fantastic Eco gift options available. So, if you want to find something special for a special someone here are a few lovely gift ideas that won’t cost the Earth... Sweet things Choose… Continue reading Green gifts for springtime – 2015
So, first and foremost: the movie Groundhog Day is a true story! Punxsutawney Phil, men in top hats, even Gobbler's Knob! I had no idea. The grumpy little rodent was hauled out of his bed to be yelled at by a bunch of people first thing on an cold February morning - no wonder he… Continue reading Punxsutawney Phil hates all the people
Happy Yule everybody! In fact, the Solstice is tomorrow but we're having our midwinter celebration tonight. A BBQ and firefest! I'm so looking forward to this. Food, friends and fun - it's going to be awesome!
Last night was Krampusnacht - another pagan tradition the Christians usurped to make themselves seem cooler. Krampus, a horned, goat-like man-creature was on the prowl last night, searching for naughty children to bundle away in his sack! We managed to survived until morning, but the fact that Teo stayed out of the sack seems little more than a… Continue reading Krampusnacht – re-taking the winter festivals