Winnie's home among the trees

Winnie is one of the artists who lives on Foxglove Lane. Her house is a haven of peace in among trees, ferns and bluebells. On Sunday she made us lunch and while chatting I decided to feature the cosiest of the cottages around here on this blog from time to time. Winnie's is one of my favourites and she kindly agreed to be the first to share what her home means to her.

What do you love about your home?

I love that its surrounded by green and the way the  light and the colours change when the sun comes in at different angles during the day. Also all the little bits of art or china that I have picked up along the way or loved ones have given me. Its very much my space.

What do you miss when you are away?

My bed and lying out on the sofa watching telly or looking out the window.

What's your favourite bit?

The sitting room and my wall of family photographs in my bedroom that I look at just before I turn out the light to go to sleep.

What's for dinner?

Ah well that could be anything from a lovely salad, left over roast chicken, fried eggs on toast or cheese and crackers depending on the mood ! Love pasta and am particularly into butternut squash risotto at the moment or roast veg and basmati rice with a tahini dressing. Yummy........

What do you do on the long dark evenings?

Listen to the radio (including the Archers on BBC Radio 4) till after 7.00pm and have had dinner then watch the TV or talk on the phone. If am very industrious then finishing off some drawing or little job and then going to bed to read for a while. Try to be asleep by 11.00pm but its usually about 12.00.

What's next?

Well there is a question that even I cannot answer. Probably more of the same unless I do something about it, but then not so sure that I want to do anything about it !!!


  1. Beautiful images, lovely thoughts. Thanks for sharing them.

  2. What a lovely home :) So colourful and cosy

    All things nice...

  3. Winnie's cottage is lovely, what a beautiful home she's made for herself. I look forward to the day when I can look out my own window and see lots of green! The stove in particular is beautiful, and no doubt a pleasure to have in the cold winter months. Nice feature, this is a great idea, looking forward to seeing more features on your blog :)

  4. Wow wow wow. I miss it there amongst the bluebells and the trees. The house is looking absolutely beautiful. I hope to impose myself with a visit when I'm home this summer... ok Winnie?

  5. What a beautiful house. Overcome with jealousy! ;-)