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Fairy Wren Cottage blog is a journal of sorts about seasonal living & stopping to see the beauty in our day.
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Tending a cosy home.

For us, a cosy, tidy home is steadying and reassuring especially when everything else going on in the world at the moment can feel unsettling. I want to make things easier for our family, and together we have worked out easy systems and routines that aren’t time consuming and flow with the day. It makes […]

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The Store Cupboard #2

  This is the second instalment of my Store Cupboard series, my first instalment I shared in yesterday’s post. Creating a Store Cupboard isn’t a once done, leave it and walk away kind of thing. It evolves. I replied to a comment left on my Instagram post in relation to The Store Cupboard #1 blog […]

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Gift Bags.

After mentioning this easy peasy drawstring bag tutorial in yesterdays post I have added it here for you. The bags are made from a tea towel, think linen or 100% cotton, organic is great or even a linen/cotton blend. Think about what will match well for the drawstring. Again, stay away from nylon, and anything […]

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Home schooling #7 Boundaries.

I’ve been reflecting on our home schooling years since this is our last. I have been a home schooling mama for 13 years, my longest job ever. It will take a bit of adjusting and unwinding, not always planning ahead and on the look out for new learning opportunities or thinking about how to extend […]

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Planning for our cosy cottage.

Right from the very beginning, I knew that I would never want to live anywhere else but the countryside. After our family shifted to the city from the country when I was 16, it took me awhile to return but in my heart the country is and always will be my home. In a frame […]

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Christmas time!

Are you sick of the song “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” yet? or People using the caption “Learn how to make the perfect Christmas wreath, table setting or decorate the perfect tree”??? I maybe nearly at my limit with people trying to sell the “perfect Christmas” …. what is perfect anyway? So […]

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Fairy Wren Cottage Postcards

I’m looking forward to sending  Fairy Wren Cottage Postcards (the 1st postcard was sent out last night to everyone who subscribes to the ebooks)  and I’m very grateful for the lovely messages of encouragement for this new series.  Some details if you didn’t receive a postcard. What is a Fairy Wren Cottage Postcard? I could […]

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These times…

A lot goes on behind those little instagram photos and blog posts for all of us doesn’t it?! I go between wanting to share our homesteading and gardening life here at Fairy Wren Cottage vs thinking is it at all worth it. With so much upheaval and suffering going on in the world (even more […]

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“I want your life.”

People often leave comments on my instagram along the lines of “You live my dream life” or “I want your life”. Depending on how you look at things that could be saying I want to live with a life altering injury that makes me incapable of many things, saying goodbye to life long dreams, no […]

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Quiet Moments. Part II.

Simple moments, the beauty in the everyday. Sunday in the kitchen, Lil making her first batch of bottled pears using our new Fowler’s Vacola preserving kit and Honeybee having a nap in the Autumn sunshine. Sending Light & Love, Jude x

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