One of the things I love about gardening is the conveyor belt of blooms – as one flower dies back, another one quick to blossoms to replace it. One of the things that has started to bloom away in my garden are my hydrangeas. It’s been a good year for them so far, due to all the rain we’ve had, so they are very happy flowering at the back of my…July 23, 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
This week I was asked to write a blog about Tablescaping for the brilliant Rural Mums website (I am now officially a very important rural blogger …I live in the countryside and I write stuff…this is a fact) and I focused on the most amazing company who had one of those ideas that you actually hit your head in a “Why didn’t I think of this” manner. Dress for Dinner…July 18, 2021
This is my first year of having a successful sweet pea crop and I can confirm they are growing, fast! Having been away for a couple of weeks I was amazed at just how much they had grown. It was like a bush of sweet peas, and although I had plenty of flowers, they did need some tidying up. Did you know they grow 5-6 inches a week? Just amazing. …July 16, 2021
The utterly gorgeous Naomi Jones and the ridiculously fabulous Robert Sanderson very sweetly allowed me to tag along on another magazine shoot in Suffolk (not that they had a lot of choice, I just sit in the car, waiting to yoohoo as they arrive at their next shoot). Naomi spotted my proudly shiny “Assistant Stylist” badge and kindly ushered me upstairs out of the way to “magazine” the bedroom. I…July 11, 2021
Their English Country Cottages My favourite items are my Aga and my garden sauna! Tonja Barefield This fabulous quote from Tonja absolutely sums up her stunning cottage, it is an old traditional stone cottage set in the glorious countryside of Somerset but the stunning interiors have a wonderfully European flavour with white walls and a plethora of French influenced fabrics, antique Swedish furniture and English faded florals. Tonja and her…July 4, 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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