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This blog is about seasonal living, sharing our country life & stopping to see the beauty in our day.
All of the photos are taken by me in our garden and cottage.
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Jude  x 

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Beauty In The Everyday Moments.

    ~ Beauty in the everyday moments ~ Flowers in the dusk light. Picking Scarlet Runner beans. Sitting on the bench with Honeybee in her garden. Watching how she notices everything. Garden steps and a well used bird bath at the end of the day. The Indian Runner ducks waiting for me at the […]

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Pear Harvest.

If you leave your pears to ripen on the tree, the birds, possums and wasps with get them before you. Remember that it is wasp season at the moment. They love to eat the inside part of the fruit that you might not be able to see when you are picking the actual fruit. Before […]

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Handmade Dishcloths & Other Uses

Have you seen the Dishcloth tutorial I shared previously?  It is an easy how-to with a very basic pattern good for: Beginners. More experienced crafters who want a quick easy project and get several dishcloths made without having to follow a pattern. During these times I’m looking for an easy project that doesn’t take much […]

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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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