18 October 2014

Up on the mountain ..

Up on the olive green mountain, is a very special little eco-house! My friend Alan built it last year, using straw bales and cob, with a reciprocal roof. It took many months to complete, because of all the factors that go into building a structure straight from nature. The months of intense summer heat in Italy, make working long hours impossible - you have to start early and you have to have a long break in between - and you generally finish the day quite late .. after which you sleep.

12 October 2014

A better connection ..

Today I head for Italy, to visit a good friend living high on an olive-tree hillside, fully off-grid.  His domain is just outside the medieval town of Ceriana.  There is no wi-fi up there, so I am unplugging for a full week of natural connection .. earthing, cobbing, camp-fireing, laughing and hanging out under the autumn stars ..

10 October 2014

The Knots Prayer ..


Please untie the knots
that are in my mind,
my heart and my life.

Remove the have nots,
the can nots and the do nots
that I have in my mind.

Erase the will nots,
may nots and might nots 
that my find a home 
in my heart.

Release me from the could nots,
would nots and should nots
that obstruct my life.

And most of all Goddess,
I ask that you remove from 
my mind, my heart and my life,
that I have allowed to hold me back,
especially the thought that


 The Knots Prayer - a Pagan Goddess Prayer.

8 October 2014

Soft autumn hues ..


 the flowers in my home,

 just feel so very right,

  for the mood of the moment,

 and the slowly changing season.

The brilliant hues of autumn,  dripping from the trees,

piling up around their trunks, almost to my knees

scarlet red and russet brown, form deep puddles on the ground

gold medallions from the elm, worth more than coins of the


Eileen Prunster