Blog Posts - Country Life

Family Days Out: Sheffield Park and Garden, East Sussex

We had a lovely day out with friends this week at Sheffield Park and Garden.  With extensive gardens, lakes, and 250 acres of parkland to explore, there was plenty for us to do.  All four girls, our three and friend Xanthe, came home covere...
by Attachment Mummy on Aug 6, 2016

A Holiday at Home with Unk Pauw

Last week Steve finally had some time off.  He's been working seven days a week lately, covering for the lady he job shares with whilst she recovers from an operation, so it has been even more tricky than usual trying to keep all the p...
by Attachment Mummy on Jul 21, 2016

Dear London

Dear London, It’s Not You, It’s Me...Dear London,I think we’re finished, you and me. We had a good 25 years, so don’t be sad. But you’re too busy, too fast, too full of people in a hurry, too smelly, too much now.25 years is a good run.
by Attachment Mummy on May 20, 2016

Happy Poo Year

In which I am cross but sanguine about poo...
by Spring Cottage on Jan 8, 2016


Another morning, another walk...
by Spring Cottage on Dec 7, 2015

Once upon a time…

In which I feel like I've betrayed my family...
by Spring Cottage on Dec 3, 2015

Joules design a welly competition

  Now it is incredibly rare that you will see me posting about competition entries but when one lands in my mailbox to design my very own pair of Joules wellys that will be available to buy, who am I to… Continue Reading →...
by Lady From A Tramp on Oct 21, 2015

Alone again … naturally

Hedging, always rather A Task, enlivened briefly by the last flying Avro Vulcan, a cold war era bomber.
by Spring Cottage on Aug 22, 2015

Flower Show

The one where I don't buy a verbena plant at the village flower show.
by Spring Cottage on Aug 3, 2015

Farming today

Musing on living in someone else's workplace...
by Spring Cottage on Jul 30, 2015

Come into the garden

Ooh look! My back garden.
by Spring Cottage on Jul 24, 2015

Living Arrows 2015 week 25 – cousin adoration

There’s a new hero in town. It seems that N’s adoration for his 6 year old cousin has transferred to the 13 year old brother.  Let’s hope the youngest cousin isn’t put out by this. N’s always asking what the 13 year old...
by Bubbablue and Me on Jun 23, 2015


In which Nora takes me for a walk and I become an amateur botanist…...
by Spring Cottage on Jun 19, 2015

Spring arrived briefly

In which I warble on about flowers and stuff…...
by Spring Cottage on May 2, 2015

At least nine killed in bomb attack on UN vehicle in Somalia

MOGADISHU - Two Kenyans and seven Somali guards were killed in a bomb attack on a vehicle carrying workers to the United Nations compound in Garowe in the Somali region of Puntland on Monday, police said. Authorities suspect Islamist al Shabaab milit...
by Tech Pinoy on Apr 20, 2015

Notes on today

In which there is a bad mood and some nimbyness...
by Spring Cottage on Apr 17, 2015

New neighbours

I’ve always been fond of sheep. So much so that in my early twenties every birthday gift I received was sheep-related: keyrings, knick-knacks, erasers, posters, earrings, tea towels – you name it, I got it. It eventually got a bit much and I...
by Spring Cottage on Mar 7, 2015

Lost on the levels

Yesterday, I had too much of this trying to get here. I make no apologies for taking a picture at the wheel. We weren’t going anywhere. We were stationary on the M4 motorway that runs from east to west across southern England. Or west to east,...
by Spring Cottage on Feb 7, 2015

Alternative walk

When I first moved here, my neighbours had opened permissive paths and bridleways across their land as part of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme. We could do a circular walk across their land, over hills and past ponds right from the front door w...
by Spring Cottage on Jan 26, 2015

All gone now

But wait, I still have some pictures to share of that pretty white stuff. It’s all melted and wet now but it was lovely while it lasted. It makes everything so… I don’t know … picturesque, somehow. Silly, isn’t it? Tagged: count...
by Spring Cottage on Jan 15, 2015

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