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
A bit of a different blog for me this week as I share with you how I go about bringing a little bit of my garden inside. If you’ve been following me for a while then you have most probably guessed I adore flowers, and as I spend more time out in my garden I’ve started to become intrigued with creating more designs in my home beyond bouquets. This week I had a go at…October 22, 2020
When we first moved to this cottage we knew that there was a tick list of items that we would need to buy to achieve our country idyll. Aga – tick. Logburner – tick. Large scrubbed pine table – tick (would prefer French oak refectory table but my our kitchen table has stuck by us for years so I couldn’t betray the poor love, especially not after a big move,…October 17, 2020
The garden is definitely going into hibernation mode, as whilst I’m pruning, I’m not getting the bounce back of new growth like you do in the Summer months. This week, I’m focusing on starting to clear my cut flower garden and plant in preparation for Spring. Out with the old and in with the new It’s getting close to having to lift my dahlias. You can buy fresh tubers every spring or use your own…October 15, 2020
…I’m trying ok? I am a summer baby, this is not my metier but I am trying to move to the darkside. Get outside and gather We don’t have a dog (I am incapable of looking after anything else, I am just not up to the job), I have so far managed to stay firm in the face of a powerpoint presentation by my children as to why dogs are…October 3, 2020
With the arrival of Autumn, it definitely feels like everything in the garden is going into hibernation. I tend to garden all year round and September through to November consists mostly of giving the garden a good tidy so it looks as good as possible for the Winter months. This week on Instagram I posted a picture of my garden enjoying some Autumnal sunshine and talked about just this. I got asked…October 1, 2020
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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