Their English Country Cottages Wincing a little as I walked though the kitchen I entered the heavily beamed sitting room with its huge open fireplace and instantly fell in love. A week later, having convinced my husband this was our next move, we took the children to see it. They charged around the large garden, with its fruits trees and views out to the open fields, and I knew this…May 16, 2021
This year, I’m going to grow some salvias in pots. I’ve always planted them directly into borders but being drought tolerant, I’ve heard they do very well in pots, so thought I would give this a go. I absolutely love Salvias and they are a flower I recommend growing. Not only do they come in several colours, but they are easy to grow and low maintenance. They also flower from May until…May 13, 2021
In May 2020 our little thatched cottage was featured in Period Living Magazine. It was the culmination of 7 years of creating a family home with my “effortless rural style” – I have taken this as a positive comment on my interior design style rather than a reference to the lack of housekeeping, muddy wellies and occasional strange smell and have created a website to write about interiors, gardening, recipes…March 25, 2020
Garden day is the time to “Reap the rewards of your labour. No matter how big or small your garden” (https://www.gardenday.co.uk/) so you will find me reclining here, reaping my rewards…actually if it wasn’t for Gardenesque coming to my rescue, there wouldn’t be many rewards to reap. I managed to kill off all my Geraniums this winter (they have never suffered before from remaining outside..they liked it..they were use…ok, totally…May 9, 2021
First of all – Happy Garden Day, coming up on Sunday 9th May. This day is about celebrating our green spaces whether inside or outside and the hugely positive impact it has on our mental health. Now I maybe not donning a flower crown (I’ll give you Millie instead), but I am going to be spending some time out in my garden and celebrating everything that is wonderful about gardening. Hope you’ll join…May 7, 2021
This rich creamy dauphinoise is largely inspired by a Swedish dish called Laxpudding. Please let me know if you have heard of this before-not many people have! A simple dauphinoise made with potatoes, cream, butter, salt and pepper is one of my absolutely favourite dinner party side dishes as it goes perfectly with so much, particularly lamb but has a certain amount of aplomb when it comes to the table…May 5, 2021
Hi, welcome to My English Country Cottage, a blog inspired by my successful Instagram page.
I have been writing about our family life in our 400 year old thatched cottage in the middle of nowhere (delivery drivers words) for just over a year and am now braving the world of 'blog'.
I have spent the past seven years making our house a home and have put my experiences into writing about cosy country interiors filled with florals, old books, roaring fires, oak beams and squashy sofas.
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