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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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“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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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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Planting fruit & veg after the drought.

Amy: Now we have got water we can get the veg patch going? Any tips on what to plant Jude? Me: Plant lots of love! Let me have a think I will message you tomorrow. A message between Amy @wattleandtwine and I late Sunday night on Instagram. After years of drought and dust storms Amy […]

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Greener Alternatives Book.

Click here to download The Greener Alternatives Book. It was a privilege for Lil and I to edit this free ebook. What is the book actually about? The cover really says it all. 168 ways Fairy Wren Cottage instagram followers are making a smaller ecological footprint in their own homes and gardens that positively impacts […]

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Going Forward…

Everything I go to post about can seem quite trivial compared to what is going on in the wider world, the continuing devastation of the bushfires here in Australia as we wake up to hear of more destruction and loss, and closer to home the health and wellbeing of family & friends. I’ve had a […]

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  Crochet & Knitted Dishcloths. How to make them.

Crochet & Knitted Dishcloths It’s the little things in the supermarket trolley that add up over time isn’t it?! Estimating how many disposable dishcloths we paid for then threw  away into landfill in  a year …well … it was a lot since the synthetic disposable ones don’t have a long life. I’m always looking in […]

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Beehive Compost Bin.

Is there anything uglier than one of those black plastic compost bins in the garden? It’s alright, you are safe, I’m not going to go on a rant about how much I dislike them. We disguised one of ours by making a box out of timber offcuts to put over it and the box  looks […]

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Family, Folk And History Blog.

    Just a heads up to all those interested in history & family trees. For a year now our Lil has been writing a blog called Family, Folk & History. The web address is familyfolkandhistory.com link here: familyfolkandhistory.com  To celebrate its 1st birthday she has added some new resources. ~ There is a great […]

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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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