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Three children (17, 15, 13)*** Two parents *** one dog *** Country loving *** Cottage dwelling in the South-West of the UK. That’s us!

We’ve been blogging since January 2010, about everyday happenings that bring us joy.

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Handmade Potting Shed

back of shedWhen my old potting shed was blown down in the winter storms, I just wrote off the idea of having a potting shed. We had more pressing things to spend our money on.

I would make do with a corner in one of the other sheds. No big deal.

Turns out, my husband had other ideas.

side of old shedThe old shed was ancient when we bought the place 20 years ago. We’d patched it up numerous times, over the two decades, but by the end only the robins made their nests in it and we used it to store the chicken food. Even the potting area was unusable, if I’m honest.

Our lovely neighbours, whose boundary the shed sat on, called it my dilapidated shed. I called it rustic. Until, of course, the day it fell down. Continue reading


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