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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 

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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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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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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Home Schooling. Teenage Years.

Lil is 16 now and I have collated a short list of books, podcasts and ted talks that we have found very informative during her teenage years so far. Throughout Lil’s  baby stage, childhood and teenage years I have been reading different books about child development, listened to podcasts, reading blogs and watched ted talks […]

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Climate Change.

I believe in Climate Change. There is too much scientific evidence and too much physical evidence world wide to not doubt it. Climate Change can sometimes feel like the new big sensationalised thing and with that comes the so called self appointed experts on either side of the fence with no real foundations for their […]

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Home Schooling. Learning.

When I was a little girl the local library was a lovely place to be but also a bit scary! The librarian was very crabby, there was absolutely no talking, she had very strict rules and I wouldn’t be surprised even if most of the men in the district were as scared of her as […]

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Home Schooling. Morning Routine.

Until Lil was 12years old we followed a morning routine before our  home schooling day started  that really worked for us. (Since Lil’s injury the routine has changed.) From age 6 to 12 Lil  learnt some great life lessons about time management by following a predictable morning routine. Showing up, being on time, time management, […]

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