The Wyrd Shop #Edinburgh #crystals #writing inspiration #mindfulness #walkingmeditation

Whilst up in Edinburgh in October I managed to visit the Wyrd Shop which I've been intending to go to for some time. It's a really unusual little shop down the Royal Mile on 154 Canongate Edinburgh, EH8 8DD. I wasn't disappointed. If crystals are your thing then a trip to the Wyrd shop is …

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The Magic of Trees – Paperbark Maple

On my frequent walks in Cambridge Botanical Gardens I am always struck by the beauty of the trees. Sometimes, the smaller trees can surprise because they have such an undeniably magical quality! The paperbark maple Acer griseum caught my eye - it is such a graceful tree. Its bark peels like paper to reveal fresh, …

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Ghost Tour: Edinburgh #Vaults #Greyfriarsbobby

I've always wanted to go on a Ghost Tour in Edinburgh and this time I did. Just before we left there was a spell of thunder and lightning and I was beginning to wonder just how dramatic our night out was going to be! One of the stops on the tour was Greyfriars Cemetary - …

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The Magic of Trees: Purpurea

  In my last Magic of Trees post I introduced you to The Dawn Redwood: Today come and join me, take a seat on the tiny bench and let's wander in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden... The gardens are home to one of the most magnificent tree collections in the East of England. I am …

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A Fascinating Crystal – Chiastolite

Today, I am thrilled to share with you details of a crystal that I have recently discovered. Chiastolite  Chiastolite is a stunning crystal.  It exhibits a cross pattern in a  cross section. It may be brown or green with a black cross pattern. The meaning of its name comes from the Greek word "chiastos" meaning …

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The Magic of Trees – Dawn Redwood

I love trees! I swear trees have magic. I live on the edge of a park in Cambridge surrounded by an incredible vista of trees and as a child I was no stranger to the mysterious aspect of the woods which were just a short walk away. So I'm going to share with you various …

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Crystals, Community – And Cats, Of Course!

Cats, Crystals, and Community via the lovely Samantha Murdoch. And a link to the Lizian Events Community – off to investigate!


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Sometimes when I’m talking to someone about crystals I’m asked “Do any of them not work well together, or cancel each other out?” A good, relevant question which I always try to answer honestly, on the basis of my own personal experience if necessary.

The whole range of crystals with which we have been blessed by Mother Earth can be directed to help with a particular ailment or emotion – rather like asking a plumber to fix a burst pipe and a counsellor for relationship advice. Everybody has their allotted role to fill within the community, providing cohesion, continuity and a sense of belonging.

36745303_275823399829741_7258279883090952192_n Ting and Lily… sweetly sleeping!

This is how I’ve found it works with crystals. For example, although Indigo Gabbro (also known as Mystic Merlinite) is a beautiful crystal with its sheen of Pyrite, it does make me over-emotional (no surprises there……

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Obsidian – Fire, Water and Earth

Recently, I had a wonderful visit to the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Science in Cambridge with the Society of Children's Writers and Book Illustrators, also known as (SCBWI.) I fell in love with the crystal section. There are so many amazing exhibits: Quartz, smoky Quartz, Precious Opal, Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Beryl, Heulandite, Malachite, Calcite, to …

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Meet M J Mallon (M J)

Hi, I'm Marje, otherwise known as MJ. Who am I? Which sister am I? I have never had a sister, sigh, but now I have Colleen, Debby, Adele Marie, Wendy, Belinda, Tina, and Annette. Isn't that wonderful? We are the seven-plus sisters, eat your heart out the seven dwarfs! I wonder who is Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, …

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