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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 9th December 2009, 7:43 am

Next week, Lucy is moving into a new house, after a horrid couple of months with her so-called house "mates"!

I'll be going down for the weekend after she's moved her stuff in and wanted to give her something or do something to give her and the house some positive energy and hopefully she will be able to settle and get over the bad things that have happened over the past couple of years

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Post by seileasdar on 9th December 2009, 9:46 am

There is this tradition in Germany that you bring some bread, salt and a penny when you enter someone's new home for the first time.
As a talisman against running out of bread, salt and money.
Sometimes it is all done together in a very small loaf with salt in a small hollow on top, and the penny stuck in on the side.

If not appropriate, maybe you could create your own version of it with things you don't want Lucy ever to run out of.

A plant could also be a good reminder that things are growing better.
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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 9th December 2009, 10:06 am

A gigantic framed poster of Deborah Harry.

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 9th December 2009, 11:52 am

Billy, she'd rather have Amy Lee or Scabby Christina!

Seils, I'm taking her my old breadmaker and I reckon she's had quite enough money out of me recently Laughing but I can spare a penny. It's a nice idea though.
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Post by chickenofthewoods on 9th December 2009, 7:42 pm

A nice vibey chunk of rose quartz.

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Post by Compostwoman on 9th December 2009, 8:16 pm

What I do...and do it twice a year here as well...!

Move furnature into middle of room..go round the room with bells and music, clap in the corners high and low, "sweep" the old/stale out through the open windows, sprinkkle a pinch of salt into the corners, a drop of an essential oil of choice .....could even use a smudge stick if you really feel the need?

then give it a good vaccumn out ( well, you were probably going to anyway?)

and then light candles, inscense or whatever, and put on really lively music and have a dance...them open wine ( or beverage of choice) and toast the new room..

Repeat in each room...ending with bedroom, whee you fall into an insensible heap Very Happy

I find it really helps to freshen up a room and make it feel like home.....probably just the open windows but ...who knows?
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Post by Mike on 9th December 2009, 9:00 pm

A new broom.

Since function defines what it is any would do in our tradition. But some witches use the nice handmade ones for this purpose in which case they usually get hung as decoration instead of being used. Results in a "broom making" workshop always being popular.

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 10th December 2009, 7:31 am

Ohh, good ideas folks, thanks loveflag

Chicken, I had a walk round the Christmas Market last night and one stall has quartz and rose quartz tea light holders so a couple of those would be nice

CW, I'm sure some alkeyhole will be involved :drunken: singing and dancing can also be arranged.

Haven't done smudging before, is there a specifc technique to it or do I just "go with the flow"?
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Post by Compostwoman on 10th December 2009, 9:10 am

AJB, I think its just a matter of using the rising smoke from the bundle to purify the air and the energies? I haven't used them specifically, I tend to wave an incense stick around as a substitute.....but I rather think the principle is the same...

I expect someone who knows may chip in at this point! Very Happy but I think "go with the flow" is always a good plan.... Very Happy

Hope you have a really lovely time hippy2 fleurs

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 21st December 2009, 7:51 am

Well we didn't do smudging but we opened windows, ran around like mad things chasing bad spirits out and opened doors to let good ones in and we drank alkeyhole :drunken:
We also put the Christmas tree up so it looks really homely and pretty
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Post by Compostwoman on 21st December 2009, 11:46 am

Very Happy sounds lovely!

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Post by Sparhawk on 21st December 2009, 12:42 pm

Wilhelm Von Rhomboid wrote:A gigantic framed poster of Deborah Harry.

She's at the Isle of Wight festival next year :bounce: :cheers:

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Post by Jaded Green on 21st December 2009, 4:16 pm

JellyB it sounds lovely. Hope she has happiness there. I bet she'll love having the bathroom just for her (I remember that thrill when I got my own place )
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Post by MrsC on 21st December 2009, 9:22 pm

JB - so pleased for her. The house sounds lovely and I hope she's really happy there. I used to hate being in a house share and don't think I've ever really liked any of my housemates (not counting Mr C!). Just having my own space is so important and made my life so much easier.

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