November 20, 2011 Colette O'Neill Country Living in the West of Ireland ~ Sunday Notes Apples out from the store and in the kitchen ready for a little magic that lies in the art of an Apple Crumble! So what is the special ingredient? Oats! Ivy…one of the essential parts of midwinter decoration. This beautiful plant was traditionally brought into the home around midwinter to remind all that life continued and the green abundance would, once again, in Spring, return… Home baked cake… Shop bought/factory food, is mediocre compared to even the simplest home-baked cake… Well worth a good pot of tea, don’t you think? Home-grown vegetables, fresh from the garden hardly need washing… Sunday…it hardly feels like winter really! It’s so warm and pleasant outside… Share this:TwitterPinterestFacebookWhatsAppPocketLinkedInRedditPrintTumblrTelegramSkypeEmailLike this:Like Loading...
love your postings, they make me feel connected to our future in Northern Ireland. xx
I’m glad they have such a nice effect…there’s always so much to write about~life is certainly not quiet and dull living in the country! What part of N.Ireland will you be moving too? My roots are in Omagh!
Mmmmm, . . . anything home baked and a cup of tea (or usually coffee for me!); doesn’t get better on a chilly, rainy afternoon!
Really, when one thinks about it, money has little to do with quality of life…much more pleasure stems from home made food, log fires, good tea and a comfortable bed…shopping and consumed is rather empty in comparison! I must admit to fresh coffee every morning!
Living here in upstate New York, and reading Bealtaine Cottage blogs affirms we are global sisters and are pursuing a happier and more sustainable life.
Thank you for your inspiring notes.
This is so true…and every little action, good or bad, impacts upon Gaia…in the James Lovelock theory, which I support. We have so much power when viewed through this lense…goodnight Global Sister.