Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Hello everyone! Now I am down here in Chard, which is a little village about 10km from Lyme Regis - on the South coast of these Isles.

I had a wonderful time in Ilfracombe and will be returning there later this week to explore the Exmoor http://www.visit-exmoor.info/index.htm - there are several neolithic sites on those moors which kept this part of the isles safe from many invaders. While there we took a boat out to Lundy Island http://www.lundyisland.co.uk/ what a stunning place! It has been inhabited since about the Stone Ages, and there are Iron age remains of huts and stuff there - wonderful! Us Kiwis are used to space and wild places, but over there I could truly be alone like home!

Yesterday I returned to Glastonbury which is always wonderful and I hope to go there again. We went to Chalice Well and that was a lovely way to spend hours in peace and tranquility of ages and ages beyond beginning of memory. That night we sat above where the well is in a meadow and watched a brilliant concert by Dahm the Bard and Dragonsfly. We wove this Solstice in and truly the lands of Albion resonate with age and mystery!

So happy solstice as the sun turns, for us here towards the winter months, and for you in the South, happy times to come out of your Winter gloom!

Blessings and love from the British Isles

Monday, June 13, 2005

Bright Greetings from Ilfracombe

Hello my friends and family!

Here I am in beautiful North Devon, in this lovely town called Ilfracombe. Arrived yesterday after a wonderful weekend in Glastonbury. I met up with some poeple I have talked with over the internet for the last year or so, and met many wonderful people at our Summer Gathering. We spent some time on Glastonbury Tor and also I got up for dawn in Stonehenge, we had private access. Was a truly wonderful experience!

Now I am down in this part of the British Isles until late July and am very looking forward to both the ancient aspects of this land and also the land of some of my ancestors!

Thanks to many of you for lovely emails - sometimes I cannot check them for a week or so but I am trying my best to keep in touch :)

Arohanui

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Lewes, Sussex

I am currently in the South of England, in a part of Sussex called Lewes. Its really lovely here and the people are all so lovely to me.

One day I went to the Lewes Castle and climbed up into the keep - that was really challenging for me but I did it! You could see all the way across the skyline was wonderful. Yesterday I walked around to this man made hill - actually the keep is built on one too, and there used to be lots in this area - the name Lewes is dirived from 'sacred hill'. however most of them are gone - there are only 3 left now. So i climbed this wonderful hill/mount/mound and it was really lovely and peaceful up there, facing the cliffs, the castle was on my left. Nice place to sit and eat my lunch!

Now I am off to the Long Man http://www.sussexpast.co.uk/property/site.php?site_id=13

to pay a visit and perhaps have lunch in the local pub - its a stunning hot sunny day here and all is well

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Bright Greetings from Oxford, UK!

Well hello there old chaps! I am writing to you from oxford. I arrived yesterday (Tuesday) and felt great - was a good trip over and I dont get jet lag yay!

My friend picked me up from the airport which was so neat and we decided to enjoy the fabulous English summers day and travel to the Uffington Chalk Horse and Waylander Smith - so touchdown UK and spent my first day amongst the true sacredness of this land. http://www.mysteriousbritain.co.uk/majorsites/uffington.html

Today dawned rainy and we headed into Oxford itself. Some wonderful stuff there like a big castle and parts of the University are pretty damn impressive. We sat down by the River Thames and had a proper English pint in a proper English pub heheh. We even got to sit next to a young chap who was celebrating the end of his Oxford exams - in full Suit, Tie hoorah!! hehehehe

Well, I am having a really wonderful time so far and it doesn't feel strange or scary to be here at all!