Sunday, 29 April 2018

Celebrating Beltane/May Day


It's almost time for Beltane again! This year it's on a Tuesday (1st May), although some celebrate it on 30th April, so in that case it's tomorrow. :)  I believe that some people consider sabbats to last from sundown to sundown. So Beltane would start at sunset on 30th April and finish at sunset on 1st May. It's also called May Eve.

Note: If you're in the Northern Hemipshere it's time for Samhain! Check out my Samhain Celebration posts here:

https://livingseasonal.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/halloweensamhain-celebration-ideas.html

https://livingseasonal.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/more-halloweensamhain-celebration-ideas.html



Last year I did a post on Beltane celebration ideas which you can read here: https://livingseasonal.blogspot.com/2017/04/beltane-celebration-ideas.html

This year here are more ideas for celebrating and I thought I'd also include some ideas for May Day, the modern counterpart which is still celebrated in many places, including the UK. The first Monday in May in the Early May Bank Holiday here; this year it's 7th May.



Sunday, 22 April 2018

Spring Photos

Spring is finally here! Actually with the hot weather it feels more like early summer, lol. Winter seemed long this year, so I was pleased when we started getting better weather. Today I'm sharing some recent pictures I took in the park and at the beach. :)


Apple blossom (I think) trees in Hove Park

Monday, 9 April 2018

Easter 2018

This year for Easter I baked the frosted white chocolate Easter cake that I made last year, and a few years before that as well. It has white chocolate in the sponge and cream cheese icing. For more on the cake and the recipe visit this post: https://livingseasonal.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/frosted-white-chocolate-easter-cake.html

Here is a picture of this year's cake: