First Handfasting at the Healing Weekend!
We have spent the last few days down in Somerset on a field attending The Healing Weekend at the Secret Gardens Animal Sanctuary.
This is our second year attending, last year was a spur of the moment, take over someone’s cancelled pitch which was on the main field and we thought it was going to be a good spot but it turned out to have people passing through quickly to get to the performances and workshops, plus we didn’t have a lot of time to advertise the fact we were actually there. This year we were in the ‘back’ field, away from all the main hub but it was good because most people were strolling around and we did have a full field of exhibitors for them to stroll around plus the Vintage Cream Teas were on offer and drew people in.
Lots of people admiring the archway that we put up in readiness for Handfasting ceremonies. Lots of interest in the ceremonies and our work, even the planning of funerals!
David took over a cancelled workshop and talked about planning the end of your life. Some missed it and were a little upset that it was not advertised better but it was a cancellation spot, maybe next year he will have his own workshop.
On the last day, Sunday, Barbara and Phil had their Handfasting ceremony. This was the first ever Handfasting not only at The Healing Weekend but also at Secret World too. Barbara was drummed into the field by her friends, while Phil waiting at the ceremony area. Unfortunately it had decided to shower just before so we took the decision to place a gazebo over the archway. During the ceremony the Sun came out again.
It was a lovely ceremony and one that was heartfelt. Now we have had one ceremony we need to have more……….. So if you wish to enjoy a Handfasting in the fields of The Healing Weekend please do contact us.