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Saturday, August 18, 2012

A Magical Move

In the next couple of weeks I will be moving to the Pacific Northwest. It's something I've contemplated for a while but have only now really had the chance to do. Texas just is not the place for me; I cannot take the extreme heat and lack of forests anymore. To me, the climate where I will be living is much more conducive to magic, and the huge old-growth forests hold a lot of attraction for me. It's always been my dream to live in England, but as that's not possible the Pacific Northwest has almost the same climate and similar terrain in some parts. I will finally be able to have my English Cottage Garden! At any rate, I will be in transition for the next few weeks and may not post regularly until I'm in my new home.

In a more amusing vein, I'm learning the hard way that it's hard to move as a Witch. Of course, I don't feel comfortable shipping my ritual tools so I am having to pack them into a box so I can take them on the road with me. I've also got so many boxes of candles and oils that cannot be subjected to heat that I don't know what to do with them. Finally, the larger items like my Stang (which is almost 6 feet tall) and besoms are unwieldy and difficult to move discreetly. If anybody's got suggestions for moving such things, please let me know as I would appreciate it.

This will be the first time I've moved so far away from my birthplace, at least as an adult (I had a brief stay in Arizona as a child.) Though it's kind of scary, and because of my poor health extremely taxing, I know this is the right thing to do and I very much look forward to roaming the huge forests and visiting the sea.

Here are a few images I found online to demonstrate what my new home's surrounding will be like.


  1. I have previously had requests to ship handmade stangs. The best solution reached on the large ones was to cut them, and drill to insert a dowel to later re-join them (sorta the way a pool cue works).

    1. I would feel too bad to cut mine up. I think I am going to have to either put it in the car with me, or pay a lot to have it shipped.