A New Beginning for Bealtaine Cottage!

Today is an exciting and very uplifting day for Bealtaine Cottage and me! For the past year or so it’s been utterly frustrating not being able to share on this website. Restrictions were placed upon me in relation to upload space for photographs, as I had used up virtually all of the allocated space of […]

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The Tipping Point Moment

 “Right now over  70% of the world population is convinced that something serious has to be done about the dangers facing the planet. …Most of humanity wants to know how to make the change. It’s one of those tipping-point times where things can change unbelievably fast…” ~ Paul H. Ray and Sherry Ruth Anderson, The […]

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An Evening with Mr D’Arcy

Snow is falling this evening. It has fallen in small flurries all day, only to melt and try again. This evening the snow is sticking. A near full moon rose in the afternoon sky. Spring has scurried back under a blanket of white. The oven is very hot as the stove has been kept topped […]

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Celtic Spring

A weekend of storms has settled into sunshine and showers. The funeral of my darling Mother is over. The future for those she left behind has re-started. A lovely calm has descended upon Bealtaine Cottage. I returned on my own last night, preferring to spend time alone. The evening was filled with lighting stoves, making […]

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A Rite of Passage

A mighty storm rages around Bealtaine Cottage as I write. The morning is filled with roars and whoops of wind as it smashes in from the Atlantic Ocean, enveloping the land with angry energy. The gable end of this little cottage faces into the west and the worst of Nature’s wrath. The trees slow it […]

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The Closing Chapter

Summer began to melt into Autumn at Bealtaine Cottage amidst a flurry of bees and butterflies, more than ever witnessed in the permaculture gardens. Harvesting began and the kitchen was a place of jam jars and bottles, all waiting to be filled and labelled. The glut of blackcurrants became wine, jam and chutney, with even […]

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Midwinter Cottage

The air is still. The storm has passed.  Stillness and silence pervades the cottage. Jack is in his bed, and the boys continue to doss away the morning in the Lodge. A midwinter scene repeated all across the northern hemisphere. Someone remarked on the increasing silence they noticed in the world around them. Midwinter is a silent time, […]

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Not Our Enemy!

“Nature is not our enemy, to be raped and conquered. Nature is ourselves, to be cherished and explored.” — Terence McKenna. Wise words from a human being who explored his sacred journey to the end. This really is about a mindset, a way of seeing the world around us. A time of evolving away from […]

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Shame On Us All!

 Wisdom grows from thinking, acting and interacting! This is how change for the better actually happens…on the human interface, one to one, one with one and many together. The need to protect  family, friends, community and Mother Earth is not about killing…yet we have been brainwashed to believe that soldiers fight for peace! Countries rarely, […]

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