Okay, it may sound like a strange heading for a new topic, but you've got to take into account the I live in an area that is renowned for witches.
Let me start by saying I am not a practicing witch. I am just fascinated by the subject.
Burley, in the New Forest, has a fairly recent association with witches and witchcraft. In the 1950’s a ‘white’ witch called Sybil Leek lived in Burley. She used to walk around the village with her pet jackdaw on her shoulder in a long black cloak. She moved to America in 1964, and died there in 1982 aged 65 years.
The witchcraft tradition is well catered for with several specific gift shops where lots of items can be bought, from cauldrons to broomsticks.
Anyway, I remember Bellatrix mentioning having a previous Avatar of a witch, so it seemed appropriate to start a thread about them.
As we walk through the Forest, especially during the evening, it is easy to imagine a coven of witches wandering through the trees heading for their meeting place to practice and chant their spells. It can be quite spooky at times, but exhilarating at the same time.
When we first moved to Preston we lived on Whitefield Road. We moved when I was 16 to a bungalow as my mum had bad arthritis and couldn’t easily cope with stairs anymore. My dad is still in that house.