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Roz Cawley
Newbury, Berkshire
Anglo-Welsh countrywoman with a heart and a brain - both fully functional!
Interests: Old houses, Old books, Good food, Gardening, M.A. in Death Studies, Counsellor specialising in Bereavement and loss, facilitator of therapeutic writing courses.
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It's a dank and foggy November day here - so I kept myself warm by turning the compost heap! Hard work now gives a rich food for the garden in just a few months, with the added bonus that nothing... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Autumn Cottage Diarist
A little tour around, inside and outside Autumn Cottage as the weather closes in. Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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Well - here we are again, on the threshold of Samhain 2020, and it's so different to any marking of the end of the Celtic/Pagan festival year than I have experienced before. It's normally a time of peaceful reflection, when... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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I thought the crunching of the gravel on the drive early this morning heralded an early delivery of a book that I had ordered…but when I looked, there was no parcel – but an envelope. Hmm – hand delivered? -... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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We have recently been blessed with some of those glorious, golden autumn days that often occur around this time of the year - days when everything seems to stand still, when not a leaf moves or a bird flies by;... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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Just a week since I wrote my last ‘Month in the Country’ post and it has seemed strange everyday since to not be writing every day; but I enjoyed getting back into the blogging habit again, so hopefully you'll enjoy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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Three weeks ago, we were wilting in temperatures of 34C here in North Hampshire – tonight, I have a thick wool poncho cosily wrapped around my shoulders, and just for the evening, the central heating has been clicked on. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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Look - the golden stone of the 14th century church Of Saint Andrew in the village of Great Rollright in Oxfordshire, England. The mediaeval tower & church porch with its jolly carved face corbels gazing down outside, upon those who... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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Human fingers made this pot - isn't that wondrous? Primary school - South Wales – the 1950’s; every Friday afternoon was ‘clay time’ and since then, from the age of five years old, I have loved to get my hands... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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This is a hardy Hibiscus that I planted three years ago; It has never flowered until now, but this year it has put out these beautiful blooms. It is a late flowering beauty - both in the length of time... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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The grape vine being drowned on the patio The summer is most definitely leaving us; although we had sunshine this morning, by this afternoon we have had another torrential downpour and a thunderstorm. The leaves are starting to turn and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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Modern Church adornment in Bucharest - a resurgent orthodoxy! The 'Three Living and the Three Dead' in the 12th century Church of St St Peter, Hurstbourne Tarrant, near me - the mural whitewashed - and thus preserved - after the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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We are feeling the full force of storm Francis here today – very, very high winds which are rocking the still fully leaved trees back and forth , interspersed with heavy downpours which are actually leaking through the roof (but... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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Beautiful things sometimes flit in and out of our lives, don't they ? Today this flew into mine. I had been pruning shrubbery in the garden and walked in for five minutes rest and recovery on the sofa - but... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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There's a fixture that many of us in the UK have on a Sunday night - a distinctive theme tune and a predictable content, but for those of us who love the Antiques Roadshow, the evening would not be the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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The approach of autumn is very evident now here at Autumn Cottage. After the very first signs a month ago - the very first leaves turning and falling, the very first misty morning - the season is now clearly upon... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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I had it all planned – I was going to take you somewhere interesting today – a little look around the bits of Highclere that you may not know (there is more to us than a Castle!). But a combination... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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A week or two ago, I suggested that if you were short of time but wanted to capture the essence of a day, to try using your phone as a notebook, capturing images that distilled your activities, which you could... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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Christmas at Autumn Cottage Food and drink are much more than fuel for the body, aren’t they? They’re food for the soul as well. We had supper with our son and his wife last night; we gathered around their table,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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Just a little report today on what has seemed like a big adventure, but was in fact something which in the normal course of days before the world changed, was an ultra ordinary thing for me to do. I am... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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Anyone who knows me knows that I have had an interest in helping people to heal – whether from trauma, addiction, and particularly from loss and grief - all issues which can manifest themselves in a troubled mind and sometimes... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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This is where I nod off to sleep each night – a corner of the little haven of my bedroom. (See the laptop at the side of my bed? That’s where I’m writing this blog post, right now) But because... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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My hair became unruly and totally out of control during lockdown - did you fight a battle with yours as well? Thankfully I was able to call upon my lovely hairdresser, Sharon, to sort out the birds nest on my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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On the premise of making lemonade if Life gives you lemons - today I decided that if life gave me ripe bananas, I would make Banana Bread! Life in lockdown UK made us all – apparently – rush to the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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This time last year I had discovered a treasure trove near to home; just a mile away, on a small industrial estate, I found that there was someone operating from a unit there who sold upcycled furniture and all sorts... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist