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Country Living in Ireland and a Frugal Christmas…

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As the days darken and midwinter approaches, I find myself spending more and more time in the craft room at Bealtaine Cottage…

It’s a warm and cosy room and painting it orange makes it seem even more so…no better place to be on a winter’s day!

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 Melting wax on the kitchen stove to make an abundant supply of Christmas gifts… 

And continuing to enjoy the beautiful colours of a late autumn through the kitchen window as I work…

Bealtaine Cottage wood burning stovethe best things in life are free, so be frugal this Yuletide and make, bake, share!


16 years of Goddess Permaculture through the Bealtaine Project at Bealtaine Cottage, West of Ireland. Colette O'Neill is a writer, photographer, environmentalist and teacher who has devoted the past 16 years to turning 3 acres of derelict land into a woodland sanctuary for all life, planting over 1,100 trees in the process. Colette posts prolifically across Social Media, encouraging planting of trees and regeneration of Mother Earth. Her life energy is now devoted to the Great Goddess, Mother Earth!

6 thoughts on “Country Living in Ireland and a Frugal Christmas…

    1. Candles…and lots of them, mostly scented! Winter is the time to be creative indoors…helps to keep one’s sanity intact during the descent into midwinter!

  1. The most precious gift is our time, and a handmade gift, made with love, cannot be bettered. What a beautiful aspect your craft room has – most inspiring!

    1. it’s amazing how much I have accumulated in regard to resources and am busy leaving bags of ‘stuff,’ into the local charity shop! All to be recycled, as I am continually getting more and more from well-wishers. A craft room is a great place for working and creating mess as the door can always be quietly shut!

    1. It’s certainly warm and cozy…thanks! I adore stained glass! I love visiting old churches where some of the best stained glass art can be found…like Notre Dame in Paris…stunning!

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