Well the Portsmouth thing didn't really take off. i spent a week there and then one day the following week, as it happens i have a new project to work on in Richmond and so will not have to live in a hotel. it's a small mercy in some ways.
i just read over the Hotel I/II posting and to be honest i don't remember writing a big chunk of it, the whole section beginning: "This wary lady is flitting..." very odd indeed. oh well. i have done some experimentation with incense and have abandoned the idea of a burned incense. the smell was too strong and smoky- as you might expect - for what i want. i will therefore be having a go at oils. perhaps in a couple of weeks when I'm off at a friends for the weekend, she has a great stash of essential oils and I'm sure she wont mind me playing with them for a bit.
in other terribly exciting news - i am now the co-subject of a bitchcraft campaign!
a 'man' by the name of Andrew Bamber (London) claims to be a hereditary brythonic cunning man/traditional witch. bullshit and double bullshit. he was new on the pagan scene a fw years ago and i even remember selling him some beginning type books at the Beltane Bash, i also spent time talking to him and quite probably used the 'Brythonic' term with him within the pagan religion context - hence i think this is where he got it from. it isn't common in this context and as far as i know there are only a few sites that use it: this blog, my own website and the Caer Feddwyd/Brython websites.the whole concept of a brythonic cunning man trad-crafter is absurd in itself.i called him out on this. he has since been rather repulsive in him comments, started a poetry competition aimed at deriding me and another person and is generally out to piss me off. suffice to say i WILL be ending this. all in good time and all in bad ways.
p.s Bo - this is what you are missing! see! the pagan scene!