One of my favourite memories of childhood was collecting rose petals to make homemade perfume. Yeah, I know – the big perfume companies were hardly likely to soil themselves over the competition. But my love of flowers has never waned. If you’ve been to my blog before, you’ll know I certainly share enough flower folklore! […]
Candles are a common item around the modern home. We use them for emergency lighting during a power cut. Or we light them to alter the mood during a romantic dinner or a pampering bath. They’re also synonymous with magic – think of wishing on your birthday cake or lighting candles for a spell! Today […]
Witch bottles date to at least the 1600s in both England and the US. Despite the name, witches did not make the bottles. Rather, ordinary people made them to repel a witch’s power. If you thought a witch had cast a spell against you, then you’d create one of these to counteract it. In this post, […]
If you’ve hung around folklore for long, you’ve probably heard of the witching hour. In occult terms, it’s apparently that time when witches and demons are at their most powerful. It’s sometimes referred to as a ‘chime hour’. The phrase does also have uses in different areas. So the time your baby might cry every […]
One of the best things about spring is seeing the crocus pop up in random patches. My next door neighbour enjoys a ‘runway’ of crocuses across the lawn. I’ve also seen them in weird-shaped gatherings beside the motorway. So what better way to round off the fabulous folklore of February flowers than with this seasonal […]
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