Remembering…

As the days grow shorter and the evenings longer there is a quietness in the gardens and around the cottage that is rather haunting. Much of what I do now is centred around preparing for the Midwinter Feast and the continuing festivities of Yule. Family and friends will be arriving from as far away as […]

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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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In The End…

I know I should not have gone out today! I know in retrospect, on reflection, it was a mistake… I had already heard something on the morning news, a tail-end of some report…something about an animal being killed, and I thought, Oh gosh, here we go again! Anyway, what happened was  I decided to go into town, taking […]

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Chevron, Unist’ot’en and Fracking

This morning, as it rained, I wept… I had been watching a short video made by the Unist’ot’en people in Canada. (I have posted a link to this below.) I wept as I listened to the dignified language of truth, simple and eloquent. I wept as I listened to the words of the Chevron representative, […]

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Tar Sands Destruction

Canada is a beautiful country, with stunning scenery and some of the most spectacular trees I have ever had the pleasure to see. I visited Canada last September…here I am in Ontario, not far from North Bay. Canada is, at present, extracting oil from Tar Sands, oil that will be piped into the US via […]

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Winter Solstice Gathering at Bealtaine Cottage

Fires are lit and food prepared for this, the longest night of the year…the Gathering at Bealtaine Cottage. Loved ones meet again to join the celebration from as far away as Canada, London, Belfast and Dublin. A night to gather around the fire and light the candles around the home. Missy has found her warm […]

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Look Who Visited Bealtaine Cottage on Friday!

Country Views United States 344 United Kingdom 67 Ireland 42 Canada 26 Sweden 18 Denmark 9 Australia 4 Italy 3 India 3 Slovenia 2 Belgium 2 This is the new feature on WordPress and it is just fascinating…a breakdown of visitors to Bealtaine Cottage on Friday. I love to look at statistics, as these represent […]

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Christmas Eve in Ireland

The cottage awaits Christmas. Visitors are on their way from Canada. Logs are chopped and ready for the stove and the table is dressed for the festive coming together. Holly and ivy decorate the widow ledges. The tree stands by the window, reflecting lights into the darkness of the midwinter night. Christmas has arrived! I […]

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