Thursday, April 13, 2006

I'm Moving

well the blog is moving, so if you're linking me, then can you change it to over here Thanks!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

[i'm not saying it was you're fault, although you could have done more]

Quick update before i head off to bed. I hardly update this thing with anything of interest, so i will start to do so again fairly soon. Things have been mental recently with work, and looking to change jobs, etc. On Friday i go to meet my old boss, and hopefully start working with his as soon as possible afterwards, so finger crossed that it all goes well. Its at the new Xscape Centre at Brahead. Ok, yeah so its more travelling, but i'm hopfully not too far off getting my driving licence, so it will only be for a wee while. And lets face it, i'll be alot happier, so it will be worth it. I'll update more after Friday once i've a better idea of whats going on. Girls night out this Friday - Lyndsay has us tickets for a charity night, which should be fun. I've got to watch the old alcohol consumption though, as i'm driving the next day, although my instructor has kindly given me a later appointment to try and compansate for this. Yeah, i know - we'll see how that one goes. The last time that happened, i ended up having to cancel! Anyway, i'm off to bed.

Friday, March 03, 2006

[too much small talk]

You know - i've been thinking a lot about new starts, and moving, and whether or not i'm actually on the path i want to be on in life. I've not come to any gret conclusions and i'm still no further forward with plans, or even close to anywhere i want to be in life. I just have this horrible nagging feeling that i can be doing so much more with my life. I'm stuck in a rubbish job, which sometimes i really like, and other times i hate, and lets face it - its not got a lot of prospects. This is going to sounds really daft, but i've always wanted to be a DJ, and i don't mean your mobile DJ kind of thing, i want to be a proper club DJ, i think i'd be good at it. I put on the jukebox in work and i play songs, and people are always asking me who the song is by and where i got it - bringing music to the masses makes me happy :) Pushing paper and dealing with arses all day doesn't. The people in that office make me feel so small and undervalued at times. And they wonder why my performance is low at times. Hopefully learning to drive will open up a few more doors for me, and enable me to get my ass out of there. Thats not even the main factor, you get comfy in a place after a while and the thought of moving again is daunting. But deep down i guess i know i'm worth more. All these things kind of go hand in hand dont they? I mean if you feel valued and appreciated, you are more likely to give that wee bit extra and obviously you'll get the resultant happiness and job satisfaction. Catch 22 - but can i get myself out of it.

Sunday, February 26, 2006


As Spring reaches its midpoint, night and day stand in perfect balance, with light on the increase. The young Sun God now celebrates a hierogamy (sacred marriage) with the young Maiden Goddess, who conceives. In nine months, she will again become the Great Mother. It is a time of great fertility, new growth, and newborn animals. The next full moon (a time of increased births) is called the Ostara and is sacred to Eostre the Saxon Lunar Goddess of fertility (from whence we get the word estrogen, whose two symbols were the egg and the rabbit. The Christian religion adopted these emblems for Easter which is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the vernal equinox. The theme of the conception of the Goddess was adapted as the Feast of the Annunciation, occurring on the alternative fixed calendar date of March 25 Old Lady Day, the earlier date of the equinox. Lady Day may also refer to other goddesses (such as Venus and Aphrodite), many of whom have festivals celebrated at this time. Traditional Foods: Leafy green vegetables, Dairy foods, Nuts such as Pumpkin, Sunflower and Pine. Flower Dishes and Sprouts. Herbs and Flowers: Daffodil, Jonquils, Woodruff, Violet, Gorse, Olive, Peony, Iris, Narcissus and all spring flowers. Incense: Jasmine, Rose, Strawberry, Floral of any type. Sacred Gemstone: Jasper Special Activities: Planting seeds or starting a Magickal Herb Garden. Taking a long walk in nature with no intent other than reflecting on the Magick of nature and our Great Mother and her bounty.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

[on a night that could never surprise me]

Certain things happen in life that really make you stop and think, and perhaps if you're lucky, value your own existance. I was lucky enough to meet someone recently that touched my life briefly, sadly we found out the other day that he had passed away suddenly in his house and had been laying dead for a week. Marcus was a good friend of Julies, and i had only spent a total of one night in his company, be i had known him previously. Marcus asked me out on a date and we were due to be going out last Friday, a day after we found out he was dead. It was such sad and shocking news, and i'm not sure i've been able to take it all in yet. Julie, unsurprisingly is upset and i want to be there for her, but i'm not sure how i'm supposed to act. Not knowing him well enough to actually feel as though i have a right to be sad about it, its an odd feeling indeed - but i do feel sad and perhaps this is daft to say this, i had built up some feelings for Marcus, even in the short time we had met. We did click almost straight away, and talked about music, and laughed our heads off - i don't think i've ever laughed so much in one night. I give been giving him alot of thought over the last few days, and i can only hope that he is happier where he is now, wherever that may be.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Stark warning over climate change

Rising concentrations of greenhouse gases may have more serious impacts than previously believed, a major scientific report has said.

The report, published by the UK government, says there is only a small chance of greenhouse gas emissions being kept below "dangerous" levels.

It fears the Greenland ice sheet is likely to melt, leading sea levels to rise by seven metres over 1,000 years.

The poorest countries will be most vulnerable to these effects, it adds.

The report, Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change, collates evidence presented by scientists at a conference hosted by the UK Meteorological Office in February 2005.

The conference set two principal objectives: to ask what level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere was too much, and what the options were for avoiding such a level.

Read full story on BBC News

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Imbolc Correspondances

Herbs Angelica, Basil, Benzoin, Clover, Dill, Evergreens, Snowdrop, Bay, Heather, Myrrh, Rosemary, Willows, and the first flowers of the year. Gemstones Amethyst, Aquamarine, Turquoise, Garnet, and Onyx Incense Rosemary, Cinnamon, Wisteria, Frankincense, and Myrrh. Color White, Yellow, Pink, Light Blue, Light Green, Orange, Brown and Red Altar Decorations Lamps, Besom (broom), Grain dollies, a sprig of evergreen, a bowl of snow, statues of the maiden aspect of the goddess, and Yellow Flowers. Foods Dairy, Onions, Chives, Garlic, Spiced wines, Seeds, and Herbal Teas. Gods and goddesses Brighid, the Celtic goddess of healing, poetry and smith craft; Persephone, Demeter, Hagia, Sophia, Juno Februata, all virgin and maiden goddesses; all fire and flame gods, connected with the newborn Sun. Customs and myths In Irish legends of the Tuatha De Danaan, Brighid is the name of three daughters of Dagda who over time were combined into one goddess. Later, Brighid’s name was absorbed into that of a Christian saint, and many of her ceremonies and traditions into that saint’s worship. She was venerated in Scotland, Wales, on the Isle of Man and in the Hebrides. When celebrating Candlemas or Imbolc, spell work for fertility and protection are appropriate, defining and focusing on spiritual and physical desires for the future. Imbolc is a good time to get your life in order — physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. Make plans, organize, clean out drawers and closets to bring in the new and clearing out the old.

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