Show Normal For Glastonbury Some Love

I love living in Glastonbury, it may only be a small Somerset town but it’s got a rich and long history, a vibrant and colourful community (with many oddballs and eccentrics)  numerous myths and stories of magic, King Arthur, early Christianity, plus it gave its name to one of the best music festivals in the … Read more

I Don’t Do Workshops

I don’t go to workshops. I’m not really a joining in person I guess. I’m horrified at the idea of dancing blindfold, singing bhajans, anything that might involve sitting in a circle talking about feelings

Glastonbury’s Philosophising Pavement Artist

A couple of weeks ago I was making my way up the High Street on an exceedingly gray morning when I saw this in front of me: This chalk mandala, both beautiful and ephemeral, cheered me up considerably. I snapped a quick photo, and posted it up on the Normal For Glastonbury Facebook Page. Thanks to … Read more

Naked Woman Walking Into Glastonbury

I recently posted a video on my Normal For Glastonbury facebook page of a woman walking down Chilkwell Street. She looks unhurried, calm, in fact totally unremarkable, but for the fact she is naked, in the street, in England, in February. I heard about the naked woman from a friend, she posted on Facebook and … Read more

Nothing Normal in Glastonbury Town

Wollens feels about as out of the Glastonbury vortex as you can get, it’s on the trading estate, next to the Industrial estate, next door to the gigantic Tesco and opposite KFC and Domino’s Pizza. You could be on the edge of any UK town here, there’s not a crystal shop or a rainbow unicorn to be seen.

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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Glastonbury Samhain Wild Hunt 2016 in Pictures

Wow! What a fantastic day the Wild Hunt Samhain Celebration was. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves, click on them to view full size. All photos copyright Vicki Steward. Please ask if you wish to use them.

Glastonbury – the Perfect Place to Reinvent Yourself?

Man promoting Glastonbury Medieval Fair in full armour with a takeaway cup of coffee in Glastonbury Town

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.

The Glastonbury Institute of Gracious Living

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. Manifesting a Home in Glastonbury I’d been sharing a house with Tim and the tenancy was coming to an end in 1998. This being Glastonbury we decided to … Read more

Carrying on Blogging in Glastonbury

An update on my blog so far from 2016, or ˜Crikey, this has all got rather exciting”. I’ve been working for a friend, Daisy Foss, helping run her healing retreat centre and put together her new website and blog. I didn’t really know much about blogging, so I had been looking at the course materials … Read more