Saturday, 26 March 2011


At last spring has finally arrived here, the daffodils have risen and there is baby lambs in the field and all sorts of plants are starting to sprout up again. I took this chance (while the sun was out all day, no cold weather either! Just pure warmth from the sun, it was brilliant) to go for a walk, as I didn't celebrate the spring equinox I thought I would do it now. Why should I celebrate it when I cant see the signs of spring, it makes more sense to celebrate it when you know it is there in your area.
For the celebration I basically went for a walk, took a good hard look at everything around me, seeing what is growing, anything changed etc. As well as listening to what nature had to say, whether it was a message I needed to hear or just simply a song/story that they wanted me to hear. I wanted to walk for miles but unfortunately I couldn't due to my condition that I have which stops me from being able to walk too far.

Since spring is a time for new beginnings and changes to be made, I thought I would share with you all a big change that is happening for me and my partner - we have finally found somewhere to live! So by April we will be living in our new home, but not too sure on how soon we will have the Internet back so blogging & vlogging will be on hold until I can get back on.

Thursday, 17 March 2011


 A couple of times I have been doing some journey work to find my animal guide. Each time I have gone I have met a toad. Before he was a little hazy, I couldn't really make out his appearance at all (or even remember what the toad looked like).
But when I went this time I made sure I took note of what the toad looked like, even if it was a certain colour and how he moved etc. So afterwards I regained my balance and took some time to steady myself and then decided to do some research on what it means to have a Toad animal guide.
Pretty much everywhere was saying the same thing:
Altered states of  consciousness, Earthly energy, courtship with sound, the need for self-examination and drawing upon your inner resources, camouflaging poison, changing luck, representation of the Moon and both Life and Death  (In alchemy the Toad signifies the dark side of Nature) 
Except for one site which helped me find what different toads actually mean when it comes to animal guides, and I found one that was very similar to the toad that is my animal guide.The Natterjack Toad, this toad is different to other toads as it prefers to run rather than jump, it can also climb and is a bad swimmer.
This type of toad pretty much teaches that even if you are a toad you don't have to remain toad like. I am starting to understand a lot more now why he is helping me with my journey so far.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Chocolate Brownies

As it was my brother -in-laws birthday yesterday I decided to make him some chocolate brownies as I knew they are his favourites from what I bake (the last time I baked these he took the whole box).
And I thought I would make a post about them, showing how I make them and what I use.


65g (2 ½ oz) butter
2 eggs
255g (8 oz) sugar
75g (3 oz) plain flour
5g (1 tsp) baking powder
45g (3 tbsp) cocoa powder
100g (4 oz) bourbon biscuits


Melt the butter and leave to cool slightly
Beat the eggs and sugar until they are light and fluffy
Sift together the flour and baking powder
Stir the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, bourbons and melted butter into the egg mixture. Mix well
Spoon the brownie mixture into a greased 20cm (8 in) square baking tray
Bake for 30 minutes
Cut the brownies into squares while they are warm, but leave in their pan until they have cooled completely.