Greetings Celts! It's been a wee bit o' time passed since my last blog entry. I'm very excited about our new products added to our collections of gifts, which capture the essence of the Romance of Spring .
We often think of Spring in the form of new life with buds of flowers, fresh sprouts of grass and plenty of rain. However, once the snow melts (which by the way, here in Northern Ontario, we have just recently said "ta-ta" to till then), the movie 'BAMBI' comes to mind and the Wise ol' Owls' teaching of 'Twitterpatting' ~ "Nearly everybody gets twitterpatted in the springtime. For example, you're walking along minding your own business; you're looking neither to the left, nor to the right when all of a sudden you run smack into a pretty face... Who-o! Who-o! You begin to get weak in the knees, your head's in a whirl! And then you feel light as feather, and before you know it you're walking on air, and then, you know what? You're knocked for a loop! And you completely lose your head!"
Spring is very romantic, as you can very well gather from 'Owl'; which leads me back to introducing some of our new products:
***Remember, with each purchase contributes to the conservation of our Oceans and Dolphins.
I've added this video for you to capture the feeling of inspiration which this fragrance invokes.
AVOCA Anthology Socks - Our new favorite...Aran High Knee.
These are inspired by the ever famous Aran Sweater of Ireland.
May 1st is fast approaching where May Eve is at it's peak with sexuality and earth becoming alive. Many will be celebrating Beltane. This is when we really begin to light the bonfires. Who doesn't love a great bonfire? The belief is that the fire destroys the powers hostile to man, purifies the air, and allows man, beast and vegetation to thrive and become fertile. The ceremony of Beltane unifies with our Romantic Spring. It brings about fertility, passion, sexuality, good fortune; truly an Honour of Life!
The central figures of the Celts during this time is the Horned God Hernes/Cernunnos, King of the hunt/Lord of the Wild Things along with the unison of the Goddess Ceridwen, the enchantress bringing forth rebirth, transformation and inspiration.
Beltane (or Beltain) is a Gaelic festival. The name Beltane means bright fire or Fire of Bel (Bel or Belinos being the Sun God). Halfway between the vernal equinox and the summer solstice - this day marks the beginning of the bright half of the year.
Words of the Wise Ones
Now that you've been 'Twitterpatted' with my Celtic Meanderings;
I bid you Adieu, Celts!