Firstly, I would like to wave hello to all my readers who have been visiting and reading my blog despite my really rubbish attempts to actually make posts. I hope that you're enjoying all the existing content and I will endevour to make some more frequent articles.
However, as we all know, life frequently gets in the way. At the moment, my husband and I have our lives kind of turned upside down due to a major home improvement project (I say "project", we had the entire house extended). We're nearing the end of that now and it will soon inspire a set of blog posts describing my attempts to "witchify" our back garden. I have many plans!
Today, however, I am posting a long overdue review on the third Staffordshire Pagan Conference, which took place in Rugeley on Saturday 27th May 2017. It was actually the last one... because it's merging with Witchfest and becoming Witchfest Midlands. You can find more information on the new Witchfest Midlands 2018 here.
This was my second year attending the Staffordshire Pagan Conference and I was very excited indeed. So much so that I forgot to double check my route and how long it would take me to get from Bedford to Rugeley whilst also avoiding the M6 Toll... which resulted in my scheduling to leave about 20 minutes later than I should have... and then the dreaded M1 reared its ugly head and was a jolly good car park for a while. So, sadly, I missed Louise Whotton's talk "Reclaiming the Crone", which was one of the talks that kicked off the day.
When I finally stumbled in, I was welcomed with smiles and waves from my CoA friends, who were all aware of my travel woes. My apologies to those enjoying Kevin Groves' talk on Egyptian Magic and were briefly interrupted by us greeting each other! Whilst I only caught the end of his talk, I found it informative and gave some good food for thought. Egypt was a big love of mine as a child when we studied mythology, so I really do need to read more about the magickal side.