Modern houses often make me extremely very jealous: “You have windows that OPEN?” “Your walls don’t let in the breeze?” “Your roof doesn’t house mice, squirrels, birds and spiders the size of your hand?” “What sort of miracle building do you live in? How do I get me one?”. But for all these modern quirks, I would still blindly, stupidly pick an old run down thatched cottage over a new…June 28, 2020
Heavenly hydrangeas – one of my favourite shrubs and flowers and definitely a fabulous follow on to the peony. These are one of my favourite blooms and I adore them in bouquets, arrangements and in my garden. They can flower from April through to October and the foliage can be quite wonderful to in the Autumn months. Here are my top tips with planting, growing and pruning these fantastic shrubs. Planting Hydrangeas…June 25, 2020
So something fishy for this weeks recipe. This is a lovely, simple recipe I have done for years. It was my first rather smart starter that I tested out on unassuming friends in the relatively early days of my cooking escapades. And I thought as we are potentially able to start entertaining a little more from a few weeks time, some of you might be ready for something simple yet yummy to kick things off.…June 23, 2020
My love of my Kate Forman, Cabbages and Roses and Susie Watson cushions is not filed under my poker face folder. Cushions are the heart of the home…oh no, that’s kitchens, ok, cushions are the hug of the home. I almost defy you to find a photo of a country cottage that doesn’t have cushions somewhere in shot. Albeit, perhaps not the bathroom (although that’s a thought… maybe I NEED…June 20, 2020
If you’ve been following my blogs, you will know that earlier on in the year I had four raised beds built for the purpose of growing cut flowers. Towards the end of May, I started to plant these beds up so thought it would be useful to reflect on progress and what I’ve learnt so far. Dear Santa, please can I have a Greenhouse for Christmas. Because I don’t currently have a greenhouse, at the start of…June 18, 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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