Renewal

Every now and then I feel the need to recharge my batteries. This is one of those times. I have, once again, over-stretched myself across social media platforms, as well as working every day in the gardens and continuing to refresh and update the interior of Bealtaine Cottage…and all my own work, unaided. My main work should be focused on writing, as this is my income, but, more often than not, I allow my energies to flow in too many directions. So, for the next month, I am away from social media, concentrating my efforts on this website and YouTube…

Spiritual Living

Missy Cat is not very well. As we wait for tests to come back from the Vet, and hoping against hope that all will be well, the reality is quite different. For the time, thoughts of loss are pushed to one side as we embrace the joy of a much loved Missy Cat… It’s at times like these that thoughts of a very spiritual kind take hold. Loss and the fear of loss can do that. Isn’t it amazing how love can get right into the recesses of one’s very soul? “What greater gift than the love of a cat.”…

Abandoned Cottages in the West of Ireland

Wild Orchids are just some of the Wild Flowers at Bealtaine Smallholding today. Walking the land it is amazing to see so many and such variety of Nature’s Bounty. The leaves of an old Fern are just starting to unfurl. Some of these Ferns growing along the bank at the back of the cottage are huge, denoting their age…10years and more! The ruins of an old, old cottage on the hill behind this smallholding. There are a few of these ancient remnants of a once much larger community of souls scattered on the hill of Ballyfermoyle. Many of the lives…