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Fairy Wren Cottage blog is a journal of sorts about seasonal living & stopping to see the beauty in our day.
Your time is precious, it's the greatest gift we can give ourselves & it's humbling that you would  take time out of your day to visit.

hello & welcome!

Jude 

A quick Lunch.

Just a quick post to share what we had for lunch using up the left overs from last nights meal. It was stir fried vegetables in a tomato sauce with black beans, kidney & borlotti beans added to it, plus the Mexican spice blend we make ourselves. Adding a cup of cooked cous cous absorbed […]

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Planning our life together.

21st August 1999 I met my husband Michael when I was living in Darwin, he was there for less than forty eight hours, on holidays from The Netherlands. We both knew it was love at first sight and when he returned to Australia four months later we bought a car and started travelling together. During […]

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Home Holidays.

At the moment due to Lil’s injury we don’t travel far from home especially during the hotter weather. So what do we do to break up the weeks, celebrate milestones, just wanting time away from the everyday? Home Holidays. For a start I decided a long time ago to live somewhere that I would want […]

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Apple blossom time.

Lady of the Snow. Geeveston Fanny. Devonshire Quarrenden. Lady Williams. White Pearmain. Ranelagh. Cox Orange Pippin. Brambley Seedling. Gravenstein. Golden Delicious. Campbelltown Pippin & two other unidentified apple trees we rescued from someone’s over zealous use of secateurs before they went to the tip. I may have gone a little over  board with planting apple […]

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Lovely Things To Do Lists.

What is on your Lovely Things to Do List? Books to read? Craft projects to start or finish? Things to bake & cook? Music to listen to? Something you want to research? With the seasonal change Springtime is here and humming along, the garden changing so much everyday, trees are blossoming for such short windows […]

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Quinces for Jam

  When we are making Quince Jam the kitchen reminds us of walking through our  Quince Orchard just as the trees are in full blossom during Spring. Now that it is Spring I walk through our Quince Orchard wondering what we will all be doing when the quinces are ready to harvest. The summer will […]

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Don’t ask me to dinner…

  Don’t ask me to dinner, I will probably say no. Not because I don’t want to or don’t enjoy your company. It is because by the end of each day Michael or Lil has to cut up my evening meal for me. My hand injury from nearly 7 years ago is tiring, I have […]

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Honeybee the duckling.

To celebrate all things Honeybee there are some photos of this sweet darling  you are welcome to use as screen shots or wallpaper over  on my instagram story highlights. For personal use only please. I’ll keep the photo’s permanently in an Instagram Story Highlight called Wallpaper for you and add to it from time to […]

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When you look up…

You know when you look up and catch yourself seeing your surrounds through fresh eyes? Reminding you of where you are  meant to be…And it will be different for all of us. I had that feeling when I looked  up from folding the tea towels & hand made dish clothes at the kitchen table this […]

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Grooming our Pups. Part I.

Caring for a dog that needs regular grooming is a big long term commitment financially if you don’t do it yourself. Over the years we have taken Molly & Ebb to different dog groomers, for the first 7 years of their lives I was able to do the dog grooming before my hand injury restricted […]

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