Hi There my fellow friends in Cyberland,

AJ Small

Annette (AJ) McLean here – you may also know me by my other alter ego names of’ DARKWENCH’ (blogging purposes) or ‘VelveT GlooM’ (BLACKNAIL Character), or the Green Witch – because I use nature and my garden to maintain health and spirituality ~ being an eclectic solitary practitioner of the craft.

I was born in the darktimes through wind, hail and snow – in an old country called England. I loved growing up there with my Family.  My Dad (may he rest in peace) taught me all about respecting nature and animals. He would show me how to grow plants by the moon cycles and how to look after them – which sadly I lost the knack about 30 years ago, and in recent years just starting to get into it again. I always ask my dad for guidance when I’m in my garden and I feel his presence there.

We eventually came to Adelaide, South Australia, and settled down ~  we have been residing here ever since. It took me a long while to get accustomed to Australia, in fact it wasn’t until I met my husband (Paul or The Ghoul in BLACKNAIL), as he has given me a new appreciation for Australia on a natural level,  and also we have been fortunate enough to buy a mobile home and go travelling around Australia and appreciating nature in places we have not seen before.

I love bushwalking through nature and love to centre myself in it. NATURE IS MY CHURCH!!

Forrest Path

I also love the following:
MY GARDEN (Flowers, plants, trees, birds, bugs etc),
ART (Painting, drawing, photoshop),
MOVIES (Includes watching and making)…….and the list goes on..

I dislike the following:
People who are loud,
People who smell (Cleanliness doesn’t cost much),
People who are moody,
Screaming & Unruly kids,
Self centred & Rude People (There is no excuse for rudeness),
Snakes (they are ok from a distance…like on telly!!).

I’m sure there must be other things I like and dislike, but I can’t think of them right now!!

Oh….I do love to eat vegan, raw vegan & vegetarian foods!!

I love life and I want to be a fit and healthy old lady (when I finally get there…LOL).

Cheeries Dearies,


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