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.

Glastonbury Frost Fayre 2016 – Pictures & A Video

Frost Fayre 2016 was fantastic, perfect chilly but dry and bright weather, loads of stalls, great music and absolutely packed with people. It was a wonderful community event. Here’s some pictures.

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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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 – Utterly Ridiculous and Hugely Important

Hippies outside St John's Church in Glastonbury High St

My thoughts after chatting to Morgana I was feeling a bit overwhelmed after launching this blog – within 24 hours my first post ‘What’s Normal for Glastonbury?’ had been viewed by over a 1000 people, and reached 2000 within 48 hours. I was getting incredibly enthusiastic feedback on Facebook, friends were sharing it with their friends and … Read more

Glastonbury Town Medieval Pilgrims Map

Glastonbury Town Medieval Map

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

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

The Sheppey Inn – good pub, nearly in Glastonbury.

Sheppey Inn, Godney, near Glastonbury by Vicki Steward

The Sheppey Inn is a far funkier pub than you might expect to find on the Somerset Levels I wish the Sheppey Inn was in Glastonbury. It’s one of the best pubs ever. It looks like a slightly twisted junk shop run by an acid head. Actually, I’m pleased it isn’t in Glastonbury, because its only … Read more