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Bespoke Carpentry

Our new raised garden beds.

We have been adding some raised garden beds to the Kitchen Garden. Like so many we are looking at different ways to increase our vegetable growing space. Michael made the raised garden beds from rough sawn Tasmanian Oak, we don’t stain or “treat” them with anything. They generally last about ten years, and when no […]


Fairy Wren Cottage Postcards. March 2024.

Hello! I’m popping in to let you know that the latest newsletter was sent out today. Keep an eye out for it in you inbox if you already subscribe (it is lovely that you d0) and  if you would like my newsletter sent to you here is the link. Subscribe here for my monthly newsletter […]


Giveaway: Sweet Pea Wallpapers.

Sweet Pea Wallpaper Giveaway: Like so many of us I adore sweet peas. Here is my gift to you. Your own set of sweet pea wallpapers. Little sweet pea seeds planted and grown with love in the garden here at Fairy Wren Cottage, with Honeybee the duck helping me water them each day, photographed with […]


Journal: 20 February 2024.

Hello, I’m looking forward to being more present on social media, both on Instagram and this Blog Journal. To reactivate Instagram I’ve got a collection of posts and a giveaway for you. So please check in here and on Instagram @fairywrencottage if I don’t appear in your Instagram feed. My monthly newsletter called Fairy Wren […]


January 2024. Newsletter.

Hello, it’s Monday morning 5:02am as I start to write this. I can hear the wind in the trees and the day slowly starting to wake up. Roosters in the distance, the rustle of leaves on the ground as pademelon’s move around the garden. Plovers make their distinct call. I’ve learnt to see the start […]


Michael’s new webpage.

*Update: Michael is no longer posting a monthly newsletter on Substack – it will now be here on the blog journal (fairywrencottage.com) I’ve been working away at a new webpage for Michael’s business All Home Renovations and Maintenance. His specialty is Bespoke Carpentry. A little bit of a different post but good to keep you […]


Fairy Wren Cottage is our family home.

Just to remind everyone that Fairy Wren Cottage, where we live, is not an Air bnb, holiday cottage or open garden. I am aware that there are some other cottages that offer those services who are also called Fairy Wren Cottage. We don’t have any communication or affiliation with them. Although we do like their name! […]


And so I return to what anchors us.

What a week! You know those weeks when a series of unexpected events happens that kind of hit you for a six. One of those kind of weeks.  Because life doesn’t stop still and let you catch a breath does it. There are still work commitments, we have to eat, animals in our care that […]


Journal: On my desk.

On my desk this afternoon. A little pink box Michael made and painted for me when I am sorting postcards. 18th September 2023. ~ Together with my family we grow all of the bee friendly flowers I take photos of. Organic, often grown from seed or left to self seed (like the poppy on the […]