Morning

The first week of July and there’s a feint scent of Autumn in the air this morning. The morning brings a quiet and gentle beginning to the day, untouched by the continuing perplexities of man. “Man has drawn artificial lines on the chest of the Mother Earth, which have no significance, except for the sake […]

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The Pivotal Point

The west of Ireland has been drying out over recent weeks, as the drought continues to make it’s presence felt in streams, rivers and, most importantly for Bealtaine Cottage, Spring Wells…mine in particular! Those attending yesterday’s workshop noted the now empty rain barrels! There is rain promised for Friday the 12th of May…the day when […]

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Thank You!

I’m sharing these images of Bealtaine Cottage this evening and saying a massive “Thank You!” to you all! Many of you have been with me from the very beginning, when I first ventured into the world of blogging and began writing about my journey here at Bealtaine Cottage. I attempted in a small way, to […]

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Benediction

I arise today Through the strength of heaven: Light of sun, Radiance of moon, Splendour of fire. Speed of lightning, Swiftness of wind, Depth of sea, Stability of earth, Firmness of rock.  ~Saint Patrick  Waking up this morning, I smile, Twenty four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each […]

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New Year’s Message from Bealtaine Cottage

Be happy. Work hard. Laugh out loud. Help others. Be kind. Give compliments… Words can be powerful and so very important for others to hear…use them well! +++++++++++++ This website, Bealtaine Cottage, is free and has over 850 blogs, as well as over 3,500 photographs.  My new website, Bealtaine Cottage Good Life, is a mere 12 […]

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One Million Celebration!

Sometime today, Bealtaine Cottage will be viewed for the 999,999th time. It will, thereafter, have reached one million views! Who would have ever thought that this little place, tucked away as it is in the West of Ireland, would have become such a beacon in these troubled times? I never imagined so many people would […]

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In a Time of Uncertainty…

Much has happened recently…to disturb the senses and worry the mind. It is as though we have entered dark times. I will not invoke any sense of what has been happening in the world, for social media and the media in general will furnish you with all that is going on. I refuse to be […]

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Easiest Ever Compost Toilet

The post you’ve all been waiting for…the Bealtaine Cottage Compost Toilet. Easy to install and simple to use. No running outside on cold mornings to tramp across wet grass to use the toilet! This is located in the bathroom…not quite a bathroom though as I took out the bath and installed a shower instead!  There’s […]

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