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Amber of The Scots Pine (Ogham letter “Ailm”)

Amber resin from the Scots Pine Tree

The Scots Pine within the Ogham Alphabet The Ogham alphabet, rooted in Celtic tradition, comprises twenty characters, each named after a tree or plant native to the British Isles. “Ailm,” is the 16th letter of the Ogham alphabet and is associated with the Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris), and it holds significant meaning within Druidic lore. […]

First Weekend Yoga Retreat

Cows returning to pasture after milking at Bore Place farm yoga retreat

I had no idea what to expect from a weekend yoga retreat. I had refrained from booking for many years now; always nervous about whether I would fit in, whether I would enjoy it, whether I would get enough out of it to justify the spend, but I needn’t have worried at all. For me, […]

Boating on the Grand Union Canal

Last month, I was lucky enough to be one of the crew taking a slow journey along one of England’s historic canals, The Grand Union. Something I look forward to more and more each time I go.  Departing from the quaint village of North Kilworth with friends, we set our course southward towards Milton Keynes, […]

Celebrating the Spring Equinox

Equinox, balance of Sun and moon in the sky over green download

As the wheel of the year turns once again, we find ourselves approaching a special time of balance and renewal: the Spring Equinox. Known to many as Ostara, this magical moment marks the transition from the dark, introspective days of winter to the bright, vibrant energy of spring. Although looking out of my window right […]

How do we make acorn pendants?

Joanne Hedger how we make pendants by hand - jewellery making

Pendant Mold Production First we make the molds – which we do from actual acorns collected from our woodland in Sussex. Each mold is typically good for making 10-15 pendants, after which time it develops small defects and so a new one must be made. Once we have a set of molds ready, we can […]

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