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Hi, I’m Lillie. Previously a magazine editor, I became a full-time mother and freelance writer in 2017. I spend most of my time with my kids and husband over at The Brown Bear Family.

THE OAK queen

Pinch, punch – first of the month! 1 October has arrived and with it spooky season is officially here. I mean, as far as I’m concerned spooky season is with us all the time, but for this month at least it is almost universally embraced, and who am I to argue? This October I have…

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Praxis makes perfect

Ah, it feels like such a long time since I wrote something. I’ve taken on a huge year-long magical project of self improvement and skills development which is taking up a lot of my me-hours. Between all the courses I’m taking I only really have one or two evenings a week where I’m not studying…

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Roll your own

Ooooh…my first ‘How to’ post, don’t expect many, this is very unlikely to turn into a ‘how to do magic’ blog, there are already millions of folk around who do it much better. This is one of my little personal ritual quirks though, so I thought I’d share in case it inspires anyone. Candle magic…

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Right Rites

‘The perfect is the enemy of the good’ – Voltaire The below meme is doing the occulture rounds at the moment and it has provoked some discussion and certainly some contemplation on my part, as I have recently completed a series of magical rites that I performed to the best of my ability in fairly…

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