Old Gods and New Tricks

When I first lived in Ireland, my husband-to-be and I rented an ancient farmhouse in the Boyne Valley within an area known as the Brú na Bóinne Archaeological Ensemble. Quite the mouthful. Locals [...]


One of the world’s oldest buildings and possibly the oldest astronomical observatory still standing. In Ireland, it’s the site of a whole run of myths and legends that every child [...]

Practical Magic

Last year I was very lucky to able to chair a panel on ‘What would magic look like in the real world?’. There were a number of experts on the subject present, not least Anne Bishop [...]

One in a Minion

This is a tiara. All Minions get one. They are worn at the annual minion breakfast or, if you’re forgetful like me, you keep wearing it most of the day and wonder why people are looking at [...]

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