Is it May Already?!

May 11, 2020 0 By Saranne Mallinson

Covid-19 Update

As lockdown restrictions are now starting to be eased, I will move back to dispatching orders within 24 hours, and I will continue to buy my postage online to minimise contact with other people in the Post Office.   As I work from home, I’ve managed to keep the online shop up and running during lockdown. I would like to say thank you to everyone supporting me – without you this would not be possible.

I will be waiting for government guidance before I re-open face-to-face sales in the Crawley area, and expect this will resume once the shops on the high street re-open.  When it does, I will be taking contactless payments only. This is planned for June at the moment.

I am due to have a stall at the Seymour Primary School Summer Fair on Saturday, 20th June 2020, so I hope to see you there.


New Moon in Gemini

The new moon in Gemini will be at 07:41 (GMT+1) on 22nd May 2020.

The new moon occurs when the moon is in between the Earth and the Sun, which is why it is dark.  The Sun lights the side of the moon we don’t get to see, so somewhere in the world, there is an eclipse happening!

A new moon is a time for rebirth, so now is a good time to think about what your intentions will be for this new phase. Some people like to meditate. I always like to have a bath as this relaxes me the most, but just do whatever it is that relaxes you. This could be meditating with incense, music or just a candle.  You may choose to use crystals to help you focus; clear quartz is good for energy cleansing, and labradorite will help you tune into magic of the new moon, or perhaps use a moonstone.

Shasta daisy

Watch out for a comet!

Comet C/2020 F8 Swan will be closest to Earth on the night of May 12 to May 13, but it is still expected to be visible into June. This one will be tricky to spot because of the magnitude (brightness), and is expected to be similar to that of the Pleiades (or Seven Sisters). Although the comet will be better seen in the Southern Hemisphere, it will still be possible to see it from the UK.

If you are interested in astronomy, you can read more here:


Stay Safe