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The First

What’s the first book you ever bought? The first book I remember buying was a paperback copy of A Little Princess by Francis Hodgson Burnett while on a family holiday to Singapore. I remember it clearly, partly, because it’s attached to another memory I have that happened in that bookstore. I was seven and it … Continue reading The First

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Blessed Beltaine

Blessed Beltaine my southern hemisphere sisters! And a Blessed Samhain for our cousins in the north. I hope your day is magical (mine certainly has been so far)! How are you celebrating? I've been spending the day with good friends and my dogs, catching some sun and working on Samhain Sorcery as well as blog posts. … Continue reading Blessed Beltaine

This is my Favourite Time of Year

This is my favourite time of year. I celebrate Halloween and Beltaine at this time of year. Halloween is my favourite calendar holiday of all time. The spirit of fun and whimsy surrounding it just calls to me. If you read my post last Halloween you'll remember that I differentiate Halloween from Samhain. Halloween to … Continue reading This is my Favourite Time of Year

Poem: Ghost in the Night

With Halloween only a few days away I feel like now would be an appropriate time to share this poem. I always feel like people won’t believe me when I say this but I have been writing poems and short stories since before I was in school. Hear me out before you disbelieve me. My … Continue reading Poem: Ghost in the Night

Aladdin The Musical

As I mentioned last week, my Mom was taking me to see Aladdin The Musical. It was amazing! One thing I really miss about city living is the opportunity to go to shows. I love the theatre, and musical theatre especially. I also miss being on the stage, but I think that ship has sailed. … Continue reading Aladdin The Musical

Do you really know Aladdin?

There is some debate on the origins of the fairy tale of Aladdin. It is commonly believed to be one of the stories Scheherazade tells in One Thousand And One Nights. I certainly thought it was. The copy I had growing up was definitely in a compilation of Middle Eastern stories including Aladdin, Ali Baba … Continue reading Do you really know Aladdin?