I am a homebody, there is no denying this fact, I love my cosy home and it takes a lot to make me leave it..apart from the school run/ dog walk/ yoga sessions and occasional brave venture to the local pub to meet up with friends (they make excellent chips). Yet the call of Laura Ashley was like a siren call from the crashing waves of the big smoke. You…November 12, 2023
Went to London, Took the Dog by Nina Stibbe Well, it’s officially that time of year when the call of the armchair with a little glass of something is the only way to spend an evening. What better way to cheer up those rainy dark evenings than a side-splitting diary from one of the most sharp, wise comic voices in the bookish world. It’s twenty years since author Nina…November 8, 2023
Rebecca Fletcher’s Further Reading suggestions: ‘Art and love are all we leave behind’ – a beautiful line from The Porcelain Maker by Sarah Freethy, debut novelist and this month’s guest for Are You Sitting Comfortably. The Porcelain Maker is such a bittersweet story of the enduring legacy and power of art and love to communicate beyond words, to transcend death, that it got me thinking about other books where these…October 27, 2023
60 years of The National Theatre! I have never known the South Bank without that crazy fabulous Brutalist building that inspired so much of my youth and childhood dreams of becoming an actor. When I was at university, we formed a theatre company called “The Smashing Theatre Company” (terrible youthfully exuberant name but we can’t have been that terrible because Dame Judy Dench agreed to be our patron – this…October 12, 2023
They had me at “smell”: Whilst many people choose e-books these days, we’re sure you’ll agree that there is nothing better than the look, feel and smell of a physical book, whether you’re opening it for the first time, or pulling it off the bookshelf to devour for the twentieth time. The Beautiful Book Company These bookish beauties made me whoop for joy with this sentence, yes it is about…October 6, 2023
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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