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/

Make It, Mend It.

As the Winter nights draw in, we have a sense of being confined to home. This is the time when many people feel there is little to do, often resorting to whiling away the evenings doing nothing much…and I speak from personal experience more’s the shame! The reality is actually quite different from that which we first encounter, for this is not time we have to pass, but down time allowing us to catch up, prepare for the lighter days ahead and make plans. There lies ahead of us a mere 5-6 weeks to that most busiest of holiday seasons,…

Decorating an Old Cottage

Those of you familiar with Bealtaine Cottage online and the many hundreds who have visited will be interested to see the results of what a little paint can do in terms of brightening up a home. Yes, I’ve been busy over recent days, stood on a step-ladder, paintbrush in one hand and paint tin in the other, alongside dusters to remove the heaps of cobwebs…eek! There’s a certain old world loveliness to “Duck Egg Blue,” as the paint is referred to, more often than not! The colour is reminiscent of the eighteenth century and the novels of Jane Austen…a favourite…

Energizing Change

Decorating the cottage has been under way over recent days. It began with a thorough clean and dust which inevitably led onto other things…painting and moving furniture, as well as painting furniture! This is what happens when one starts the process…Quentin Crisp once said that it was a never-ending task once undertaken…however, it has come to a close, for the moment at least! Even the rough carpentry I attempted ten years ago at the beginning of my tenure here, looks appropriately renewed, if not perfect. The results are here for you to see and I am happy to have a…