The Year Ahead…Be prepared!

Originally posted on Bealtaine Cottage, Ireland :
When I was growing up it was an expectation to be free from debt, ie: mortgage, loans, etc., by the time near retirement. What has in fact proved to be reality is quite the opposite. Whereas “debt” was once perceived to be a shameful state, it is now considered to be the absolute norm! We have been asleep at the wheel, as we have been suckered into a system where we are little more than Serfs. So what is a “Serf” I hear you ask? Wikipedia sums it up thus: Serfs who occupied a…

Climate Collapse

This has been difficult to write. I expect to lose many subscribers. Truth-tellers in an age of illusion are not welcome, in any circles! However, truth be told, I have never sought the high opinion of others, so I am prepared to speak the truth, as I see it! Some of you, maybe even many of you, will decide to unsubscribe to this blog. Be that as it may…I must press on! Climate Change has turned the corner…the one that faces into uncertainty and fear. Yes, I am fearful for what lies ahead for my children and grandchildren. I am…

Country Cottage Journal ~ A Christmas Eve Message from Bealtaine Cottage

The cottage is quiet. Outside the remains of the storm huff and puff it’s remaining fury. Inside the thick stone walls it’s Christmas Eve. There will be a full moon on Christmas night, the first one since 1977. But, this morning, the rays of the Midwinter sun illuminate the grey morning and all is quiet. Quiet is a welcome word after a night of howling wind and relentless rain. My blessed thanks to those of you who sent me good wishes and gifts. I am heartily grateful to receive the appreciation of friends. Friends like Heather, who made me this…

Cottage Makeover…Finished!

A sneak preview of the new look Bealtaine Cottage is to be had over at Bealtaine Cottage Good Life website…. There are also a great many other photographic essays to view on the site… Visit today and subscribe… https://bealtainecottage.com/bealtaine-cottage-good-life/

Please Note…

The posting of seeds and pendants will resume on 27th of December. Please do not place any orders until that date. I am nestling into Yule, preparing to celebrate the Midwinter with my family and friends. Bless you all and have a wonderful Midwinter and Christmas, filled with love and contentment. I will continue to post on the Bealtaine Cottage Good Life website during this time. Colette XXX

Country Cottage Journal ~Truth and Lies

You had best sit down with a cup of tea, for the truth is quite shocking! You may not agree with what I have to say. You may even still be in denial about what is obviously happening and what indeed lies ahead! Most of those I have spoken with on this life and death scenario have blatantly told me they do not want to know! In some ways, I don’t blame them…for it is easier to continue life with one’s head in a realm of make-believe and “happy ever afters”, where one has not got to take responsibility for…

Country Cottage Journal~Floods

Last night I encountered the severest rainfall ever…it was nothing less than apocalyptic! I was awakened around midnight by the sound of gushing water. It had been raining all day and the forecast was for the rain to persist until around 6am on Sunday morning. Getting up and putting on my dressing gown, I opened the back door and switched on the outdoor light, to witness water rising up towards the door. Grabbing a torch, I shone it along the back of the garden and was amazed to see waterfalls, cascading down from the hill behind the cottage, onto the…

Country Cottage Journal

Preparing the cottage for Yuletide and the Midwinter Feast has been underway for the past week or so. A smaller stove has been installed in the sitting room and much of the furniture in the cottage has been moved around…a great swap has taken place! The end of all this turmoil is almost in sight…I breath a big sigh of relief, for the organising of sleeping arrangements, food and fuel is next on my “To-Do” list! This is a great time of the year for working indoors and in many ways it’s also a good time to prepare for the…