Sustainable living in full sunshine as the Indian Summer continues in the West of Ireland. The back door remains open and the rain barrels stand empty.
This has been the driest September I have recorded in the ten years spent here at Bealtaine Cottage.
There is something afoot in the climate…it has changed into a series of extreme weather events.
And so we must adapt as best we can, for there is nothing being done by governments here in the west.
It’s all talk and taxes!
The majority of people I have spoken with are concerned, but not to the point of implementing real changes in their lives.
People appear to be looking to others, to see what changes are being implemented and then tending to follow suit, to a greater or lesser degree.
In this respect, I feel energized to keep writing my blog, to let people see that it is possible to live sustainably in style and comfort!
it is the choices we make which empower, or disempower us.
No corporation, government or institution want you, the human being, to know that!
Many imagine that their personal choices make no difference in terms of impact on their environment, but they do!
Each choice, every decision that is implemented, has a direct and cumulative effect on the planet, for everything is connected!
I have a visitor this weekend. I have chosen to make a vegetarian cottage pie…this is the filling and it tastes yummy!
There is no need to be part of the killing industry, no need at all.
As a vegetarian and aspiring vegan, my health is good and I have lots of energy.
I have visited the doctor twice over the past ten years.
I feel good about that choice, for I truly love all animals.
My guest will have home made pizza tomorrow and here is the sauce being cooked on the stove.
Cooking the day before allows all the flavours to infuse.
And we shall eat in a style that does not cost the earth in an unfitted kitchen.
If we recognise that there is immense change ahead for us all in the climate chaos manifesting, then we can build as much resilience into our homes and lives as possible.
My guest will stay in the Eco-lodge, heated to perfection with this small wood-burning stove, where the kettle sings constantly ready for tea.
Be the change you want to see!