For those of you who have followed me on Instagram and via my blogs, you will have gathered that I have a thing for flowers, both in my garden and my home. My garden is taking a bit of a back seat this week as I focus on everything to do with Valentine’s day – one of the things COVID cannot touch nor cancel is LOVE. This year I wanted to use my Valentine’s bouquet to…January 28, 2021
Their English Country Cottages There it was: in the bottom corner of the paper, a little cottage covered in Wisteria, in a village just outside Exeter and was exactly what we were looking for. Strap yourself to your chairs if , like me, you adore floral fabrics, mora clocks, wood clad walls and antique mirrors. Yup, this cottage had me at her Kate Forman cushions that I spotted and yelped “ooh…January 23, 2021
Pampas grass is native to south America, hailing from the Pampas region hence its name. It was planted in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand in the 1970’s primarily as an ornamental grass to be harvested and used for its decorative purposes once dried. However, it somewhat fell out of favour for a period of time when it became linked to wife swapping. Now that got your attention didn’t it! Before this, Pampas had been…January 21, 2021
Their English Country Cottages The sleepy village was full of rustic charm and we knew we’d found somewhere pretty special. Clare and her husband live in this gorgeous cottage with their Dalmation Dexter who she calls the star of her account but as handsome as Dexter is, I suspect that it is this beautiful cottage overlooking the village church that has made her Instagram account so successful. Having enjoyed the…January 16, 2021
After a bit of a break from the garden, the time has come for me to get back out there. I had a good tidy up in November, clearing and pruning but there’s still plenty to do. Here’s a quick tour around my garden and some jobs I’m getting on with. Hydrangeas are one of my all-time favourites and I love the structure they bring to the garden, even in their…January 14, 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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