Posted in Angels, Animals, Bealtaine Cottage, Cats, celebrations, Christmas, Dogs, Spirituality, Thoughts

Angels and Animals in an Irish Cottage on Christmas Eve 001

Christmas Eve at Bealtaine Cottage.

Snow has fallen.

The air is cold and a bitter wind blows.

It rained hard last night and the streams are in flood.

The blackbirds are hungry and have taken to stealing cat biscuits from the bowls on the veranda! 009

The blackbirds are clever creatures and have watched both cats enter the lodge through the cat door, where they now sleep away the day, their bellies filled with food and milk. 007

Jack stays by my side, in and out of the cottage, as I work.

Jack looks out for me and is a wonderful friend and guardian angel! 005

This is a difficult Christmas for many who are without basic necessities.

I am thankful to have a well stocked pantry and woodpile.

For many, food and heat are major problems in their everyday lives. 002

 It’s good to give thanks for a warm home and a full plate.

May you all enjoy both this Christmastide… 003An Irish Christmas Blessing

The light of the Christmas star to you
The warmth of home and hearth to you
The cheer and good will of friends to you
The hope of a childlike heart to you
The joy of a thousand angels to you.

Happy Christmas!


This will be my last blog for a little while as I am taking some time out.

Blessings to you all X

Posted in Bees, Cottage, Country Living, Earth, Inspiration, Ireland, Permaculture, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized

International Permaculture day at Bealtaine Cottage

Permaculture is a way of living WITH the Earth rather than ON the Earth, freeing us, link by link, from the worst aspects of corporate living!

Last night was the night of the Supermoon…Today is International Permaculture Day!

Permaculture teaches us how build natural homes, grow our own food, restore diminished landscapes & ecosystems, build communities & more…

Permaculture is about designing homes and communities that are productive, sustaining and largely self reliant, having minimal impact on the environment…

Permaculture is a design system for creating sustainable human environments…and it works so well!

Enjoy today’s video diary…just click on the link below…