Sugar Free, Now that is Sweet!

I always loved sweet things: cookies, chocolates, cake; you name it, I ate it. I remember going through the cookie jars and sweet tins when I was a child and loving every stolen piece of candy, liquorice or sweet crisps. If I have to own up to an addiction, then sugar would have been it. […]

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Summer Solstice: celebration of the Sun

In Glastonbury we always celebrate the festival of Summer Solstice Solstice is the moment that the sun reaches the highest point in the sky in this case in the Northern Hemisphere (between 20 and 23 June) and the opposite is happening in the Southern hemisphere. The Solstice day is the longest day and the shortest […]

A Moon Woman in a Sun world

Have you ever felt out of place? You try to fit in, but it just does not work. You try to do everything everybody around you is doing, but somehow it does not give you any satisfaction. You try to be accepted, you try to prove yourself, but somehow you are not succeeding. If you […]

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A true Ireland experience

In 2016 I went to Ireland to prepare for an Samhain Ireland tour in 2017. I stayed with my friend and student Olive, a true Irish Earth Priestess, who lives not far from Cork. I was interested to see the ancient and sacred sites around where she lives and so I did. I have written […]

The Transformational Power of Sacred Sites

Earth is amazing isn’t it? The nature and landscape makes you wonder how anything like that could have been created in the first place. Of course there are many theories about that, but I just feel the magic of it all makes you respect it and appreciate it. True nature oozes an energy that is […]

SAMHAIN – another day in Avalon

Samhain is the time that the earth retreats and takes a rest – naturally we should be doing the same and it is no wonder that we feel more tired this time of the year. As Mother Earth’s creatures we naturally are linked to her cycle so in a natural world we would be taking […]

Just another day in Avalon – Autumn Equinox

“The autumn leaves fall through my window” that is the start of a famous jazz song and when you look outside you see indeed the leaves falling from the trees and the leaves are turning yellow, red, brown. Autumn has started and always takes a while before I accept hat summer is over but now […]

Just another day in Avalon

Just another day in Avalon This is my blog about my life in Avalon and all the magical, strange and unusual people and happenings in this mystical place, also know as Glastonbury. I have been living in Glastonbury since July 2012, but my first visit was in 2002 when a friend of mine who was […]

For the Love of Music

I cannot believe that I have been living in Glastonbury (The Isle of Avalon) already for more than 2 years. I came to Glastonbury in July 2012 – the year of the big changes – and now that we are in 2015, I feel grateful for every experience that I have had since I came […]

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De Magische kracht van Avalon

TRANSFORMATIE DOOR AVALON  Volgens een legende, was Avalon lang geleden een bestaande fysieke plaats, waar de priesteressen hun godinnen eerden met het houden van rituelen. Het was een heilige plek, een soort tempel, waar niet iedereen toegang tot had en dat werd ook gerespecteerd door het Keltische volk. Men zegt dat door de komst van […]

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