Summer Solstice, Midsummer’s Day, Litha.

Whatever your chosen name, the longest day of the year has a certain resonance. With over 16 hours of daylight, it has traditionally been widely celebrated.

At Stonehenge, a sacred prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, people gather from all walks of life to observe the sunset and sunrise on the longest day. Walking in the footsteps of their ancestors, in this ancient place of worship and celebration. Continue reading “Summer Solstice, Midsummer’s Day, Litha.”

Buxton Wells Dressing, July 2016

The ancient art of Wells dressing is still carried out here in the Shire, towns and villages all over the region dress and bless water sources. The practice is reputed to have originated in the time of the Black Death, when a clean water source was vital. Continue reading “Buxton Wells Dressing, July 2016”

Our first Kiss………

Everyone remembers their first kiss! I’ll certainly never forget mine, the build-up, the excitement, exhilaration, nervousness (what do I do? What if I do it wrong?) But before I could back out, it was upon me, whilst my nerve held, I closed my eyes, puckered my lips and leaned in……. Continue reading “Our first Kiss………”