Car Boot Sale

I’d never heard the term “car boot sale” before. I knew the boot was the trunk of the car, in the UK.

Car boot/trunk sales or boot/trunk fairs are a mainly British form of market in which private individuals come together to sell household and garden goods.

We have farmer’s markets here. Similar but not quite the same. This would be like having your garage sale at the farmer’s market.

Pink Grapefruit Splash


This is my favourite shower soap now. It is Pink Grapefruit Splash from Softsoap. It must be in the US but I’m not sure if it will be in the UK and farther. If you see it at the store pop open the top and give it a smell. It is very fresh and pretty. Does not give me a problem with allergies either.

This is not a paid ad. I just love the stuff and I use it every shower. I went to the website to look for a better picture of their graphic with the pink grapfruits but there wasn’t one. Very disappointing. They even offer ecards, but none of them have that same picture. I’d wear that picture as a dress if I was young and skinny. Not so young or skinny I can still use the soap and enjoy the smell every evening.

Just a Midnight Nap

Just finished reading Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. I like stories about alternate civilizations/ societies/ flockings of humanity. This one gives a London underground, people living a different fantasy culture beneath, above and unseen around the standard London, UK. I liked it. Will think about something to draw for it later in the day, after a midnight nap.

Sci Fi Grrl on Another World

Working full time again is like living on another planet, in another world. I come home, I have dinner, I waste time watching TV and then I have to get to bed so I can start all over again the next day. So many things I want to do and don’t get done. This blog and the other one and my own site. I used to keep all those balls in the air, juggled around. It’s bugging me.

Tonight I came home late, the bus was running late, but I managed to finally get someone at Bell and straighten out the account for the digital TV. So, after two months, I finally have the science fiction channel. I thought they would have a bigger selection of the old shows like the Canadian Starlost which has always bugged me cause I never saw how they ended that, if they did. Also the new and old Doctor Who series from the UK. Others I’m sure I will think of later. Maybe they already had a run and were retired from the regular line up as people got tired of them. But, I’m new and I want to see the old tired stuff. It’s fun to watch the outdated science fiction as much as I enjoy seeing the new.

At least I can waste my time watching worlds end and aliens taking over and all the other odd and interesting things going on in science fiction these days.

Geomancy

Collegium Geomanticum

It’s not feng shui, and it doesn’t have anything to do with ley lines or dowsing. It’s been called earth astrology, a Western equivalent of the I Ching, and the forgotten oracle of the Western world. It was one of the most popular systems of divination in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and stands at the center of traditions of magic, philosophy, and initiation deeply relevant to today. What is it? Geomancy.

Geomancy is a traditional art of divination that uses the sixteen geomantic figures – patterns of single and double dots – to explore the mysteries of past, present and future. As a branch of the Hermetic tradition, an ancient Western system of spiritual transformation and magical philosophy and practice, it relies on the fundamental Hermetic law, the unity of the macrocosm (the universe around us) and the microcosm (the universe within us) to open up hidden potentials for knowledge, wisdom, and power and, in the words of the legendary Hermes Trismegistus, “perform the miracles of the One Thing.”

Reading this description makes it seem really complicated and mystical. It’s not that complex. It’s divination using stones. At least that’s what it used to be. People do have a way of taking something simple and making it a huge complicated knot they can make some money out of.

Mid Atlantic Geomancers Geomancers are spiritual ecologists.

Geomancy

A system of divination that employs the scattering of pebbles, grains of sand, or seeds on the earth and then the interpretation of their shape and position.

This is a better description. Much simpler and closer to the basic idea.

The Geomancy Group An association of practising geomancers and other like-minded folk over the UK.

Astrological Geomancy by Anthony Louis
Ancient Astronomy and Geomancy in Kyoto, Japan
Geomance
Earth Mysteries

Felixstowe Scribblers Weblog: ThatGrrl.ca

Felixstowe Scribblers Weblog: ThatGrrl.ca

I had a very nice mention in the Felixstowe Scribblers blog. Creative Writing in Suffolk. UK. If you are in the area take a look at the group’s blog. They sound like a friendly bunch, supportive and creative. Plenty to offer on their blog site.

Cheers to you Alex and Dave. 🙂 I’m looking forward to seeing your new site when it’s open.