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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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Honeybee & the Potatoes!

How is your garden list of things to do for the week looking? I’m trying to be realistic, prioritise things and still have that goal of doing something for half an hour in the garden each day.  Hopefully we’ll be able to tick everything off the list over the weekend weather permitting. Some tasks on […]

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5 Batch Cooking Tips.

I’ve just finished making a large saucepan of dahl that will feed us the equivalent of four meals, we’ll scatter some chopped greens from the garden on top  just before serving it alongside some homemade flatbread and organic brown rice. The pasta sauce will be the equivalent of three meals, for one of those meals […]

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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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Bird Watching.

When we first shifted to Fairy Wren Cottage there were four types of birds that visited the garden… because over the last 11 years we have created and are continuing to maintain a bird friendly and wildlife friendly garden, we now have over 60 birds visiting or living in our garden. The increase in bird […]

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Snowdrops (Galanthus)

The first year we shifted to Fairy Wren Cottage we made a large bulk order of heritage fruit trees, the second year it was roses, the third year it was bulbs. Since then each year we buy a small selection of bulbs, it is a great gardening project that Lil especially loves. We pour through […]

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Rose & Fruit Tree Orders.

Southern Hemisphere friends you need to get your skates on if you haven’t already done your mail order for roses or bare rooted trees and particularly bare rooted fruit trees. Or maybe you are lucky enough to have a local nursery that will do a special order for you. Some online rose catalogues have some […]

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