We have lots of wonderful people working here at Bluestone – you may already have met them or read about them.
Well, we’re giving them chance to tell you what’s going on here at Bluestone and around us in Pembrokeshire, or what they find interesting at the moment. There’ll be nature updates from Rob Parry from the Wildlife Trusts, who will tell you more about the local birds and beasts, and Martin and Phil might share a few gardening tips, while Terry gives us something to think about with his fascinating insights into local history. Check back when you can and catch up with what’s going on in Bluestone. It’s almost as good as being here.
It’s time for our resident historian and storyteller Terry John to step up the blog plate once again. Today, he looks at the historic customs and traditions associated with this time of the year, and even rustles up a recipe.
St John’s Eve falls on 24 June and, as our ancestors were well aware, St John’s Eve is one of the three spirit nights of the year, known in Wales as y tair ysbrydnos, when spirits roamed abroad in the hours of darkness. The other nights were May Day Eve and Halloween.
May is the month when, in gardens and hedgerows, the rebirth of plant life is well under way. Any guest at Bluestone who walks the Nature Trail will see the sharp green leaves of the bluebell spiking the undergrowth, though the flower may not appear for a few more weeks.
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