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  • Welcome To My English Country Cottage

    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…

  • Period Living Magazine May 2020

    I was lucky enough to be plucked from obscurity (Cambridgeshire specifically but I spend my days redirecting delivery drivers to our actual house so I feel pretty obscure) by Period Living Magazine who persuaded me to allow them to photograph our house last summer. I was ridiculously excited and gently terrified. What about the hole in the kitchen ceiling? I haven’t washed my linen sofa covers since my father-in- law…

  • Our 17th Century Farmhouse

    This is our utterly ridiculous cottage that would have made Phil and Kirsty weep. When we started our house search 7 years ago, we knew that we wanted a character property approximately twenty minutes from Cambridge, near a station but as remote as possible. That was it for the wish list which we thought was pretty modest. We were very clear that we didn’t want a thatched property (too much…

  • Our Garden

    This is the front of the house (yup, ‘I love what you did with the front of it in the 1970’s darling’) however the glorious roses make up for the entombed timber frame. This is just outside the front door where I linger during the morning, a variety of gardening tools in my hands in case anyone should spot me, then suddenly I become a hive of activity, arms brandishing…

  • The Stable Conversion

    This was an old stable block that proved to be a wonderful storage unit for all our rubbish (bikes, scooters, things with wheels from when the children were toddlers that became indiscernible ‘objets’, boxes of old clothes, boxes of indeterminate ‘things’ and gardening equipment). My son has ridden since he was quite small but two years ago his passion for horses escalated so we knew it was time to convert…