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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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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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Preserving at harvest time.

It is that time of year we all look forward to, harvesting or buying Summer and Autumn produce. And it is also the time when new work and school commitments set in, establishing new routines for the week. What to do when you see the zucchini’s growing by the minute, the herbs need harvesting and […]

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Drawstring Bag Tutorial

These bags are a great alternative to wrapping paper. They also make great bread bags to store your homemade loaf in or to take to the shop when you buy a loaf instead of using a paper bag or plastic bag.  There are so many uses: handy to put kitchen supplies in when camping,  they […]

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Cooking with Lil.

To encourage Lil’s love of cooking every Christmas and sometimes on her birthday she gets a cook book. Sometimes Lil chooses a cook book or drops not so subtle hints and it becomes a surprise! Cooking has also helped Lil’s sensory retraining and rehabilitation since she suffered nerve damage (Dr’s negligence) in simple terms her […]

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Break it down….

Because of my hand injury I am unable to do most things in one sitting, apply that to everything, cooking, gardening, getting dressed, you name it, so I break a task up into small doable steps for me.  Of course somedays are better than others. Like everything I do in my life since the accident […]

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Spring at Fairy Wren Cottage

There are four distinct seasons here at Fairy Wren Cottage and life is gently guided by them. The wood heater is constantly burning through the late  Autumn and Winter months and the early days of Spring mark the slow beginnings of warmer days, the wood heater no longer being lit and longer day light hours, […]

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