The journey for women, no matter what venue it is – politics, business, film – it’s, it’s a long journey. ~ Kathryn Bigelow.
We don’t really see Blissland as a venue. We’re not intending it to be our home for ever, we have other plans for our old age. As a venue for spiritual events, yoga, meditation etc it works wonderfully. It doesn’t really lend itself to big crowds as the energy here is very special. However, for those people seeking solace it makes an amazing sanctuary. Whilst the location offers incredible views across the Cheshire plains it’s a little out of the way for most people. That can be a good thing when you want peace.
During the current Coronavirus we’ve had more walkers enjoying their daily constitutional and the beautiful daffodils. They’re dying back now as the bluebells start to flourish in the woods. Spring is one of the most colourful times here and its been a shame that more people haven’t been able to enjoy it this year. Maintaining the place is becoming a struggle. Many venues will find a similar problem during the present situation. Luckily, we’re very practical and capable and are getting our sleeves rolled up. Most of the vegetable beds have been cleared and are ready for replanting. Most of the fruit bushes have been cut back ready for this year’s growth.
Mowing and weeding is becoming the usual annual bind though. Whilst we love rewilding, it’s not just as simple as doing nothing with a piece of land. Rewilding has to be managed, otherwise it soon becomes an inaccessible area that no one can benefit from. Of course that’s the point, to allow wildlife and nature to take over. However, we want to teach children what they don’t learn in school, no one will learn much if they can’t see anything. Our potential new name is the Wildfootprints Centre. There’s so much work to do in every direction, we still haven’t found anyone that can head up the team yet.
Running a charitable enterprise as opposed to a charity is a very different way of working for most people. We have so many ideas for the venue, bringing them all together will take a lot of skillful energy. It’s most likely to be a job for a woman. Few men seem to have the drive and determination to make things happen. We could just offer the whole place to an existing charity and make it easy for ourselves. Unfortunately what we’ve heard of most charities isn’t necessarily a good thing. Also we wouldn’t then be able to put our own slant on our intentions.
Things like having natural burial grounds and growing bamboo and oak trees on them. Creating a retreat centre for spirit in business events. Developing quiet space for people to find personal solace. All require an amount of aforethought and a great deal of financing. We’ll do what we can as we go forward, and the right people will turn up when the time is right. We spoke to yet another marvelously helpful lady yesterday. We’re hoping she’ll come on board in an advisory capacity.
Blissland is more than just a venue, it’s a way of living life to the full xx.