Showing posts from June, 2009

Adventures in my Garden

While I was indulging in a naughty smoke in my garden the other day, I saw:

3 bats chasing a moth


2 baby frogs (grown from my very own pond)

How blessed am I?

Queen - Love of My Life

My CM at work and I have been swapping music (horrendously illegally). And he has reminded me how much I love Queen.

Freddy Mercury died as he lived, talented, without any apologies, proud.

Blessings for the Solstice

A while ago, Sanddancer asked me about my beliefs. Today, the Grauniad did a particularly good article.

I suppose, because I'm not a particularly flakey woman, I find some of the more 'way out' pagans quite irritating. I think it's because I don't think it's an entirely comfortable belief and people who think it is, are missing the point.

Life is a raw experience. There is Light and Dark. Each with their own place and purpose. I think magic is like that. I think trying to ignore the darkness, in the favour of light, is daft. Understandable, but daft.

My practise tends to be more devotional, rather than based in spell-craft, though I can cast a mean spell when required. I try and be a live-let-live kind of person until pushed too far. Most of the time, I leave it to the three-fold law of Karma - that which you do comes back to you times three. But I will help things along if necessary. Recently, I've been feeling like I need to give Karma a little push in the …

Quote for the Day/Week/Month/Year

If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years.

Bertrand Russel.


A Little Something for the Weekend

The Open Road Walt Whitman Afoot and light-hearted, I take to the open road, Healthy, free, the world before me The long brown path before me, leading where I choose Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing, Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulouse criticisms Strong and content, I travel the open road.

Me Again

Thanks to the influence of my writing alumni, I have actually done a writing exercise.

This evening I sat down, applied the seat of my pants to the seat of my office chair and filled a blank Microsoft Word document with 1,203 words. They aren't the most gripping, exciting or even coherent words I've ever written. But they are mine. And they are the first words I've written just for me in the last 2 years.


Part of my job description involves fielding calls from tele-sales operators. Given that I most of what I do at work involves sales, and I'm overly sensitive about rejection, I tend to be fairly gentle when dealing with these people.

However, yesterday did not get off to a good start when a muppet rang up and asked to speak to my COO, who wasn't there and then asked for:

Rosie Blackbourne.

I said my full name and asked how I could help.

He asked again for Rosie Blackbourne.

I said my full name again and asked how I could help.

He corrected me.

When I explained through clenched teeth that he had the right person but the wrong name, he then rang off in a huff.

I am doing a lot of deep breathing exercises these days.

It's not working.