View from the Edge of the World

Originally posted on Bealtaine Cottage:
As the Roman Empire came apart at the seams, the safest place to be was on the very edges of that dying empire. I have recently been reading the books, by Robert Harris, detailing the life of the great thinker, orator and statesman, Cicero. It is uncanny how many parallels…

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While Rome Burns…

Originally posted on Bealtaine Cottage:
There are no solutions to the instability in the world that I care to offer, as my voice is irrelevant in the scheme of things that cause mayhem and war. I can only offer advice on what works for me…on what keeps me sane in a world filled with lunacy!…

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The Midwinter Archives

Originally posted on Bealtaine Cottage:
Midwinter, past and present…all here for you to see! Feeling a touch nostalgic, I decided to share some of the magic of Midwinter with you from previous years. The silvery light of a midwinter sun captures a sense of magic indoors. We are all deeply affected by light and respond…

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A Pagan Woman

Originally posted on Bealtaine Cottage:
True morality consists not in following the beaten track but in finding out the true path for ourselves and fearlessly following it. ~ Mahatma Gandhi The word, “morality” comes from Latin, moralitas, meaning “manner, character, proper behaviour”  One would be forgiven for thinking that morality was invented therefore by the Romans…in my…

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Goddess Permaculture…Here It Is!

This is a morning in early winter, at Bealtaine Cottage in the west of Ireland. On this Sunday, the twentieth day of November, I awoke to frost, clear skies and that bitter cold signalling immersion in Winter. Bealtaine Cottage didn’t always look like this…you can see how it once looked at the bottom of this […]

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Winter Work in the Permaculture Gardens

Saturday morning at Bealtaine Cottage and the cold winter has set in… The Goddess Gardens are in the midst of an early winter tidy-up. This is a way of preparing the earth for the Spring to follow, and, it’s not that far away either. As we descend towards Midwinter, those involved in caring for the […]

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A Big Thank You!

I travelled up to see Christine Coulson this morning at the Leitrim Animal Welfare Centre, to make the presentation of the monies you raised for the much needed Animal Protection and re-homing work she does 24/7! (Mum and son both neutered vaccination and wormed looking to go to new home together sweet cats super friendly) […]

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