Friday, 9 April 2021

Furzton Lake

Furzton Lake in Milton Keynes was created to act as a basin for flood waters during rainy spells and was constructed when the Furzton estate was being developed in the 1980s, and incorporated a disused, water-filled clay pit. The lake has matured into an easily accessible and peaceful oasis for local residents, office workers and wildlife. Easy access and good pathways make it a popular choice for joggers, cyclists and walkers.
A bridge divides the lake into two very different areas. The larger area to the west of the bridge is an expanse of open water with two islands. The smaller one is totally covered with willows, poplars, Hawthorn and Blackthorn which provide safe cover for nesting and roosting birds. Grey Heron nest there and can be observed from the cycle redway. Woodpigeons congregate there. The larger island is more open and on its south side can be viewed from a conveniently placed seat. Herons, geese and ducks preen themselves in the sunny aspect. On this island there are wooden sculptures Silhouetted Portals by Wendy Hitchings – which have proved popular with the resident bird population and are used by gulls as vantage points.
The smaller area to the south-east of the bridge has a wide range of marginal plants and is more shaded and sheltered. It has a boardwalk from which observations can be made.
Alex Fox

Friday, 2 April 2021

Hot cross buns

A hot cross bun is a spiced sweet bun usually made with fruit, marked with a cross on the top, and traditionally eaten on Good Friday in the United Kingdom; Ireland; Australia; India; New Zealand; South Africa; and some parts of the Americas, including Canada and the United States.

The bun marks the end of Lent and different parts of the hot cross bun have a certain meaning, including the cross representing the crucifixion of Jesus, and the spices inside signifying the spices used to embalm him at his burial.

They are now available all year round in some places. Hot cross buns may go on sale in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand even as early as New Year's Day or after Christmas.

In many historically Christian countries, plain buns made without dairy products (forbidden in Lent until Palm Sunday) are traditionally eaten hot or toasted after midday Good Friday.

Alex Fox

Friday, 26 March 2021

The Dreamlands Journal

 A companion book for The Bible of Cthulhu.

The Dreamlands Journal is an invaluable tool for any Cultist to practice and master the 'Entering The Dreamlands' ritual in The Tome of Yog-Sothoth included in The Bible of Cthulhu.

Included are an introduction by Wyntre, a 'How To Use This Book' guide and enough template pages to document, record and analyze your dreams in a Cult-specific way for many months on end.

Correct use of this book will guarantee your entry to The Dreamlands and allow you to master your dreams with the lucidity of reality - just like H.P Lovecraft. 

Alex Fox

Friday, 19 March 2021

Fish tote bag

This is one of my fish embroideries which has been turned into a tote bag.

tote bag is a large and often unfastened bag with parallel handles that emerge from the sides of its pouch. The word tote is probably from Low German tute ("bag"). Totes are often used as reusable shopping bags.

The archetypal tote bag is made of sturdy cloth, perhaps with thick leather at its virgin handles or bottomless tops; leather versions often have a pebbled surface. Common fabrics include heavy canvas, possibly dyed, or treated to resist moisture and mold. Jute is another traditional material, though less popular. In recent decades, heavy nylon and other easy-care synthetics have become common, although these may degrade with prolonged sun-exposure. Many of today's inexpensive or free totes are often made from recycled matter, from minimally-processed natural fibers, or from byproducts of processes that refine organic materials.

Alex Fox

Friday, 5 March 2021

The Bible of Cthulhu by Wyntre

The Bible of Cthulhu | For The Cult of Cthulhu | By Wyntre | May They Rise

Includes the Four Tomes of The Old Ones:

- The Tome of Azathoth
- The Tome of Yog-Sothoth
- The Tome of Cthulhu
- The Tome of Shub-Niggurath

Within this Book lies everything an aspiring acolyte needs to become a practicing Cultist in The Cult of Cthulhu.
From poetic metaphor and essays on the nature of reality, to instructions on attending a Gathering and practicing Cthulhic Rituals - The Bible of Cthulhu covers every aspect of joining The Cult of Cthulhu.

Alex Fox