St Andrews sarcophagus supposedly made for Nechtan

The good, the dead, and the fairy – Animism and ancestors in Scottish folklore.

Winter time is always a time for me to ponder on those who have passed. Their missing faces from the celebration table hit pretty hard at this time of year. I don’t mean to be maudlin but its a reality that we will all encounter at some point. It got me thinking, as this is…

drinking skeleton

Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones – Herbal Bone balm ( for care of bone ornaments)

Our bones that we have on display need as much care as the bones in your body but in a different way. For this is I have created what I’m terming a Bone Balm, and this blog looks at how it is made, the ingredients that are part of it and how to apply the balm for best care.