Looking for a unique, handmade and beautiful Christmas / Yule / Winter Solstice gift for someone who loves Glastonbury? There are loads of very talented artists craftspeople, musicians and other creatives making stuff in this town. So, I’ve assembled a list of presents that are available to buy by mail order for those of you … Read more
STOP PRESS! Normal for Glastonbury Mugs are now available to buy from the Sonus Magus Music shop tucked away in the Abbey Mews Arcade in Glastonbury High Street (sort of opposite the Post Office). Only £7.50 and you get an excuse to visit Glastonbury’s coolest music shop too, bargain! Back in September 2016 I asked on … Read more
While rummaging in Daisy May’s secondhand shop I was very excited to find a dusty old vellum scroll secreted under some old mattresses, upon unrolling it I discovered it to be an ancient map of Glastonbury, which bore an uncommon resemblance to my own ‘Glastonbury Town Tourist Map’. It’s remarkable to see how little the … Read more
What Glastonbury offers those who move here, or visit at length or frequently, from more anonymous towns all over the UK (and increasingly from all over the world), is an opportunity for reinvention. While ordinariness seems to be something to be striven for in other places here it is scorned. I don’t think there are many here who would describe themselves as say “Just a housewife”, here they become witches, artists, mystics, workshop leaders, Reiki masters, poets, permaculture gardeners, teachers, even bloggers. A hobby or a passion becomes a vocation.
Once upon a time I lived in a big, old, rambling Edwardian townhouse in Glastonbury with between four and ten friends and we had lots of parties. I’d been sharing a house with Tim and the tenancy was coming to an end in 1998. This being Glastonbury we decided to manifest another as we wanted … Read more