The Silver Owl

The mythology of the owl is possibly one of the most diverse and dual of all animal mythologies. On the one hand, the owl is favoured by Athene, and aided her to both see and reveal the truth of things. To be seen to fly over the battlefield is a portent of good luck. In…

Ravens, Ravens Everywhere

As some may know, I’m huge fan of Neil Gaiman. I started my journey through his writings at University with the ‘Sandman’ graphic novels (I always associated with Delerium the most, she’s my kind of girl, mad as a box of frogs, just like I am!). I bought a signed copy of ‘Neverwhere’ in a…

All things spin

It seems like fidget spinner mania has taken the UK by storm. I see kids on street corners, engrossed in these three pointed gadgets, spinning them as if their lives depended on the momentum. I prefer more traditional spinners, namely spinner jewellery: Along with my Partner who co runs McDaddio, we are developing a range…

A Small Parliament of Magpies

It’s pure coincidence that I chose this item to talk about this week, in the run up to the General election.  But there are no politics here, only stories from my youth. I’ve always had a thing for lockets. When I was a little girl, I had a heart shaped locket that had belonged to…