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
The last couple of weeks in the garden have been a bit of a washout so I haven’t had as much time out there as I would like. However, I have still tried to squeeze in as much as I can in between the showers. Here are some great jobs to do for those times when its wet. Turn your compost. Don’t forget to regularly turn your compost. Once I’ve turned it over, I add some…July 2, 2021
Their English Country Cottages It was love at first sight! We could see a lot of the original character had been stripped out or covered up, but the very bones of her were beautiful. Catherine Cleaver Peartree Cottage was bought by Catherine and her family three years ago, they had been living in a new build townhouse & wanted to move into an older property with a bigger garden and…June 27, 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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