It Still Takes My Breath Away!


Each morning I arise and embark on a series of rituals, that culminate with a hot cup of tea in one hand, my camera in the other and faithful Jack by my side. It is then that I step out… This has been my ritual, though not always with Jack, for the past twelve years. […]

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This portal to the Otherworld: a place of being for the Celts, where life existed, but not as we know it! The portal is the Old Fairy House, which was once the gateway to Kilronan castle.   This ethereal looking gatehouse was created many years ago, when only horses and carriages travelled the roads of […]

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Cottage Journal


Here’s just a brief note to let you all know that there is now a new page here on the website! Have a look at the top of the site and you’ll see listed at the very end: Cottage Journal. Click on and read the introduction. A daily insight, as promised to all my supporters […]

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Easy Family Food Vegan Style


This is a photo blog of food…Vegan food made especially for my family, yesterday and today. The recipes are all simple and easy…like this Sweet Potato and Caramelised Red Onion Pate! The food in the first photo consists of a Green Salad with Olive Oil and Basil dressing; Spicy Roasted Veg., Bulgar Wheat and Ginger […]

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There comes a point when choices are forced upon one. I have considered leaving FaceBook ,as my time seems to be getting less and less for this website and indeed did not post for some time on there. However, I am endeavouring to continue with the site that is hugely popular…Bealtaine Cottage Magical Gardens. I […]

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Traditional Music in the Cottage Kitchen

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A special visitor to Bealtaine Cottage today, Gian Castello, dropped by and played some haunting airs and a lively Hornpipe in the cottage kitchen…what an absolute delight! Gian and his partner, Kitia, will be playing music and recitations around the magical gardens as the season of Lughnasadh progresses towards Samhain. Each one will be recorded […]

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Letter From Christine…


I often receive letters and emails from those who have visited Bealtaine Cottage and Gardens. I treasure them as the words therein inspire me to keep on this busy path of sharing Bealtaine and caring for the Earth. This evening I have taken more photographs to share with you, as I share the words penned […]

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Cottage Garden Style


There was a full moon last night. Sammy-Bear couldn’t make up his mind whether he wanted in or out. Previous to this photo I had opened the back door for him twice to go out, whereupon he ran around to the front of the cottage and jumped up on the window sill, as you can […]

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