Meanwhile Frank was able to make it into the woods, observed by Tsvetelina Ivanova,
Portsmouth University, who has kindly granted us permission to show some of her photo’s
on this site. They are also currently on display at Portsmouth University.
It was characteristically chilly at Stonehenge on the Vernal Equinox. Various commitments
meant I was the only Aes Dana grove member able to make it (Frank's new baby has
been depriving him of too much sleep as anticipated!).
The mood was quite jovial with dancing and singing. I spoke to a journalist from
Finland who was interested in the spirituality of the people who are drawn to the
stones, and caught up with some other “fracktivists”. I only remembered to take pictures
once I had positioned myself at the exit to nab people as they leave and hand them
a leaflet with some practical tips on fighting fracking.
I started the group ‘Frack Free Families’ as I was concerned about the threat of
unconventional gas extraction. We have an active group on facebook where we share
information and organise resistance in a family friendly way. As a mother I am really
worried this industry will take hold in the UK, poisoning our water, polluting our
air and contaminating the land. I do not want to leave a toxic legacy for our children
and believe it is madness to focus on extracting more fossil fuels when we should
be concentrating on clean safe energy solutions along with embracing sustainable
We handed a letter in to Downing Street recently to tell the prime minister how we
feel. Mother earth can only take so much more, we are but one species on this planet
yet we seem determined to destroy ourselves and take the rest of the planet with
Another great website from a friend of Aes Dana, Nicola, has lots of tips on sustainable
living and information on Nicola's on going missions overseas to protect mother earth
and the people who live on her: http://eyesofgaia.com/