Sunday, 29 July 2012

Fairy Herb Stump

Fairy Stump with Sage and Lavender Mother Smoke stick.

And bonus summer bin Fire !


Saturday, 28 July 2012

Wiltshire Wagon view snaps.

A hot sunny day in Wiltshire,  the tractor in the background bales up hay at last for the winter, thankfully the rain did not totally ruin the opportunity to stock up for the animals...

 The Sanctuary, off limits for overnighters until further

 Flags at van back. straight above and enhanced by magic faerie below :

Sacred Clumps.  Long may ye clump.

Wheat fields in Friday Sunshine. Got stopped by a crop circle hunter, but didnt see any of those about too busy making a bacon roll.

Wiltshire sunsets. Scudded and then soft evenings...

Wagon Tales of....

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Coffee Brake - Woah! Summer Supplement

All articles swiped from the Week magazine.

Coffee Brake, Woah! [Back Catalogue]

articles extracted from THE WEEK magazine - an excellent journal.
Plus free face pack to optionally wear whilst reading..

Sunday, 15 July 2012


Best dressed Award.

Judging a book by it's cover

Calligraphic wonders and complex allegorical symbols.
Pages bound with gilt burnished edges.
Burgundy Velvet with silk damask linings
   ..and seal clasps.

The ability to print words (1440) simply made handwritten and illustrated works more valuable - only the elite could afford these works of art, and the man hours spent creating them.

Many manuscripts collected previously were burnt by Henry VIII and the Reformation <<good band name>>, and many Ancient books were rebound in Leather during the Victorian Era.

The Felbrigge Salter is the oldest book from England to have an embroidered bookbinding.


17th-century embroidered binding, meditation on the life and doctrines of Christ.


 whole books of psalms 17C



 Treasure binding : Codex Aureus Sankt Emmeram 870



 Mondsee Gospels Treasure binding, made 11/12C , heavily restored 19C 

Inscribed: around image of Crucifixion:  [paraphrase of Hosea 13:14]

mors xpi mors mortis erat tuus infere morsus 

[ The death of Christ was the death of death, rendering its sting impotent ]

Material: Silver gilt, copper gilt, gold foil, niello, ivory, rock crystal, ink or paint, wood, leather, silk





Monday, 9 July 2012

Positive Money

Positive Money is a noble organisation, may be too little too late, either way Money is in a big mess and at the natural end of it's lifecycle. ...what next ? 

The history is important to learn from:

Should we go back to the gold standard? NO. Should we have one global currency ? NO.
So what next ...lots of local currencies may be....?
Either way - get prepared, because this problem is not going away, it's like a big teetering tree that is axed through and wondering which way to fall. Make sure you are not under the big tree, people...

Which reminds me of a poster I saw a protester holding which said:

"Money doesn't grow on's made out of thin air by bankers"

It is worth remembering that speculation is one of the biggest industries in the world (making money from money - or gambling) and that the speculators themselves are currently betting on Europe failing. 

"the Governments don't rule the world - Goldman Sachs rules the world"  
[Alessio Rastani]

And I think Jesus would like his say ...oh - he already did -  2000 years ago - d'oh ! 
(or at least the people writing then did)
[Matthew 21:12]
"Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves."
[Ex. 22:25 ] 
"If you lend money to my people, to the poor among you, you shall not deal with them as a creditor; you shall not exact interest from them.”

In for a penny, in for a pound (even a fake one) we have Shakespeare:
"Neither a borrower nor a lender be;
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man."

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Reflexology chart

Anatomy in Motion on FB.

Just press the part you think needs healing a bit, and hey presto, you feel better, by placebo or truth. 
There is a holographic breathing practice out there, which links the whole jaw up to the body via breath. 
The whole summed up in it's subparts, like it.

Fallacy nugget

Cumin, Cardamom and Tumeric


Ahh...Curry... Sometimes nothing else will hit the spot...with a peshwari naan.

heating spice aromas is a therapy.
The colours warm the soul, and the hot spice with herbs is good for the body.

This trio is worth knowing about:


The small, crescent-shaped seeds of a plant called Cuminum cyminum. Curry and dahl supremo.


Cardamom plants grow wild in parts of the monsoon forests of Kerala, in southern India. This area has become known as the Cardamom Hills, and until just 200 years ago wild plants from these hills provided most of the world's supply of cardamom.

The fruits have been traded in India for at least 1000 years. It was known as the Queen of Spices, with black pepper being the King.  
Glam :
In the 11th century in India, cardamom was included in the list of ingredients for 'five-fragrance betel chew' in the Book of Splendour. It was also included in recipes from the court of the Sultan of Mandu dating from about 1500. These recipes include sherbets and rice dishes flavoured with cardamom.

Smash those pods. They go well with vanilla and hot milk...Chai Tea!


Good for us. 

Friday, 6 July 2012

Nature crack nugget

Brilliant thrill of the Flying Squirrel with Chris Packham [who yellowhmammer thinks is growing better with age !]. Have a happy weekend.