Mind, Body and Spirit Wellness

Yesterday I spent much of the day in a workshop group learning all about needle felting. It was a day well spent, for I was with others and being creative. I made this… We often forget how it feels to simply be. To be oneself. To be with others. To be happy. To be quiet […]

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Bealtaine Cottage Early Summer Album

It has been some time… “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ~ Henry James Just as the rosebuds are swelling, early Summer makes an appearance. It has been a long cold Winter and Spring. Euphorbia has brightened the veranda with its vivid lime […]

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Irfan, Darkness, Light and Healing

(Starting with the Podcast will allow you to listen as you look through the photographs) Channelling is a skill that takes practice, eventually becoming an intuitive director of energy, good or bad. Yesterday, angry energy was channelled into this creation. As we channel energy from one place to another, so we work as alchemists in […]

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To The Mountain!

I’ve been spending much of this week catching up with a great many tasks that were backing up around me…cork-tiling the bathroom floor and part of the Lodge floor, clearing the tunnel for the winter crops and all the usual stuff such as clearing and mowing the paths in the gardens! I have got a […]

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Magical Days

Gardens in Spring are one of Nature’s great delights. Here at Bealtaine Cottage the back door remains open and the sun streams in. My grandson, Dylan sips tea, whilst nearby, Charlie sleeps on the rocking chair. It is days like these that are idyllic to recall, as the days of Spring and Summer stretch out […]

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Days of Hibernation

Snow fell today. As I stood by the front of the cottage, the mountain of Sliabh an Iarainn appeared to suddenly rise up in a shroud of white. More often than not it merges into the sky in shades of grey and sometimes blue, but today it stood out proud, gleaming white. This mighty mountain, […]

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The Light of Spring

Sammy-Bear lies concussed by the heat from the wood burning stove! It’s a tough life being a cat at Bealtaine Cottage! Over the past week there has been a struggle between Winter and Spring as temperatures have moved up and down the thermometer, with hard frost, heavy rain, warm nights and brilliant sun all in […]

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Early December in a Permaculture Garden

The shelled seed-heads of Lunaria… beautiful, ethereal, delicate additions to winter foliage arrangements. The seeds are now packed and ready to post out all over the world. Lunaria, commonly known as Honesty, is an early flowering annual flower, but, once seeded into your garden, spreads and re-seeds itself with wild abandon! This simple arrangement stands […]

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