Glastonbury’s Smallest Department Store

Steve Belton Glastonbury

Even Glastonbury can seem dull and grey on a cold November morning when the Winter light bleaches all the colour from the Town. On days like these, we need reminders of sunshine. As I pass through the narrow alleyway of the Gauntlet, the rainbow colours of the crockery in Steve and Jan’s shop always catch … Read more

Free Cannabis in Glastonbury

Free Cannabis outside Hemp in Avalon Glastonbury

Free Cannabis, proprietor of Glastonbury’s ‘Hemp In Avalon’ shop, is a man on a mission: to raise awareness of the many benefits of cannabis.

How to Annoy a Glastonbury Shop Keeper

Mark from the Sonus Magus Music Shop in Glastonbury Town

I went to visit Mark from Glastonbury’s ‘Sonus Magus’ Music Shop, he was in an uncharacteristically bad mood, and decided to share with me some of the annoying things customers do in his shop. 

Who Stole Glastonbury Co-op’s Giant Magnet?

Glastonbury Co-op by Vicki Steward

The Co-op has always exerted a strange and inexorable pull on my solar plexus, as if a huge and powerful magnet lurked behind the shelves. Lately it’s as if the magnet has been tuned off. What’s happened? I investigate!

Old Oaks Touring and Glamping Park

Old Oaks Touring Site near Glastonbury

A Tranquil Oasis in the Heart of the Somerset Countryside. James and Tara White got in touch to ask me to write about  Old Oaks Touring and Glamping Park. I was curious, although the Park is at the foot of the Tor and less than 2.5 miles from Glastonbury Town centre, I had never visited. While … Read more

How a Glastonbury Childhood Inspired Author Isabella May

Book Fairy with Isabella May's book on Glastonbury Tor. Photo by Paige Davis

Glastonbury High Street has a Magical Cocktail Bar – in Isabella May’s Foodie Fiction Writer Isabella May was brought up in Glastonbury, she now lives in Spain but sets some of her fiction in her old Somerset hometown. I came across her novels ‘The Cocktail Bar’ and ‘Oh! What a Pavlova’ whilst browsing Glastonbury authors … Read more

Glastonbury Reclamation Yard

Glastonbury Reclamation Yard

Perhaps I’m just a hipster in denial (except for my lack of a beard) but I love reclamation yards. They’re like charity shops for people with big houses and access to a flatbed truck. There is something thrilling about wandering around looking at all this stuff that used to have another life, and could now be part of mine (if I had a big house and a flatbed truck).

Unique Christmas & Winter Solstice Gifts from Glastonbury

Looking for a unique, handmade and beautiful Christmas / Yule / Winter Solstice gift for someone who loves Glastonbury? This post was updated in May 2019, the specific details and prices may have changed, but all the links should work, There are loads of very talented artists craftspeople, musicians and other creatives making stuff in … Read more

Tor’s Tour of the Tor – Glastonbury Legends

Tor on Wearyall Hill, Glastonbury.
Tor on Wearyall Hill, Glastonbury.

Wearyall Hill

November the 1st, a cold snap in the air and the mists of Avalon lay thickly around as we climbed Wearyall Hill to the remains of the Holy Thorn. Tor Webster had invited me along to check out ‘Tor’s Tour of the Tor’. I was accompanying a lady from San Francisco who was on Tor’s week long guided tour. Tor is such a great Glastonbury character that I knew there would be material for the blog, and besides, he’d promised me a free lunch.

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