A Witch’s Birthday
It was my birthday recently (hence the slowness around these parts) and I was well-spoiled by friends and family. How old am I? Well a lady never tells her age, and I’ve been told I’m a lady, so it will have to remain a mystery. I was spoiled with wildcrafting books and a large granite mortar and pestle by my man Mojo who took me out for a witchy day about town to Banyen Books, Aphrodite’s Cafe, and then off to a movie. It was indescribably delightful to spend a whole day out with my sexy man.
The day after my birthday I spent with my apprentice as it was her birthday. We spent the entire day exploring Granville Island with the leisure we’d always wanted to, but never had the time for. We made our own breakfast from the market of fresh croissants, fresh figs, local goat cheese, wild boar proscuitto, and duck proscuitto (yes, duck proscuitto!!). Can you say foodgasm? We were still hungry so we wrapped the wild boar proscuitto around the fresh figs and chunks of well-aged gouda – that seriously went beyond a foodgasm to the realm of something divine. We visited our favourite shops and artisans and then stopped for a beer tasting at the Granville Island Brewery. Six different flavours isn’t hedonistic at all…
Other wonders and curios found their way into the mail box or were delivered by hand just in time for the celebration – the lovely new issue of Hex Magazine, a copy of Pan’s Labyrinth, a bottle of Liquor Strega for Diana, a whole Raven’s wing, a 1920s book of Polish fairy tales from my parents, and a copy of The Visions of Isobel Gowdie. I received a lot of birthday wishes and phone calls from family out east. It was a great birthday this year thanks to the wonderful people I am surrounded by – so thank you all so very much!!