As we approach Lughnassadh it is natural to start thinking about harvests. Crops are growing in the fields, the branches on the fruit trees in the garden are becoming heavy with apples, pears, plums and figs, and the greenhouse is lush with greenery. But in addition to all that, there is our own personal harvest to consider.

This time last year the pagan group that I helped to set up and run, Abus Coritani, was just finding its feet, we had held a few moots and rituals and were all getting to know each other. Just a year on and we are a large, lively and friendly group who hold moots, workshops, rituals and outings with a real sense of being a spiritual family. All this has grown from very small seeds and is putting down some very strong roots. So as I look back over the last 12 months, I am very pleased at the progress made, but of course, there is always more to be achieved, so its onwards and upwards!