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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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Weekend Plans.

A week of doing small projects in between school work  and work that by Friday afternoon all adds up. It is the way we get things done, little by little. Inside the cottage we are slowly chipping away at a freshen up some rooms.  A new blind for the bathroom windows and also giving the […]



  There is soup bubbling on the stove for weekend lunches, a pumpkin and chickpea curry ready for tonights dinner and the cottage has had a good freshen up. The front windows are now so sparkly and the sweetpea seedlings even got planted out this afternoon in-between filling up the bird baths and tucking the […]


Quinces Ebook

If you already subscribe to Fairy Wren Cottage the Quinces ebook has been sent to your email address. It’s the 2nd edition of this ebook and I just felt that I wanted to go back and rewrite it, share some more recent photos, things we have learnt along the way and give it a fresh […]


Mountain Pepper.

~ Mountain Pepper (Tasmannia lanceolata) ~ Also known as Tasmanian Native Pepper or Tasmanian Pepperberry, it is a bushfood. You can use the leaves or berries when cooking. Have you heard of it? Long before I met Michael and we got married and lucky enough to have our Liliana, growing Mountain Pepper was a long held goal […]


Fairy Wren Cottage Bliss Ball Recipe

The Fairy Wren Cottage Bliss Ball Recipe 200 grams Almond Meal 100 grams Cashew Nuts 2 tablespoons organic chia seeds 2 tablespoons cacao powder 1/4 cup dried goji berries (soak in boiling water for 10 minutes, drain & squish any remaining liquid out) 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Place all the dry […]


Renovation Overwhelm #3

Tip: When you catch yourself going into that depressing headspace of feeling overwhelmed about all the renovating jobs you have to do, pause and change the narrative  to; Look at what we have already done, make a mental note of every single little thing you have done until you start to feel better, more positive […]


Renovating Overwhelm #2

1.Don’t compare yourself to what other people are doing on social media. You aren’t them, you don’t know exactly what is going on behind the scenes. Someone saying “oh we renovated everything and landscaped the garden” can actually mean we paid for everything, had a big budget and got designers, tradespeople  and landscapers in to […]


Renovation Overwhelm #1

It can feel like such a huge weight can’t it?! That overwhelm when there are SO may jobs to do with renovating, getting a garden set up, doing paid work, caring for your family especially when they are babies, after all the day to day stuff still needs to happen like feeding everyone, making sure […]


Food Hedges Ebook.

I’ll be releasing my latest free ebook Food Hedges over the next couple of days. Subscribe to Fairy Wren Cottage to be the first to get free ebooks that I create and share. The subscribe button is in the top far left hand corner, click on the link (3 lines) and a drop down box […]


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 […]