Thursday, March 10, 2011

Country Living UK


This is a new secret vice of mine! Country Living British Edition. I just discovered it a few months ago. I wanted to buy one last month and there were none, so I asked a salesperson if I could be notified next time they came in. It is more popular than the American version of the magazine and they get 60 in each month which all sell out, who knew? They are always a month behind when they arrive but so is our weather so I don't mind:)

It fulfills a secret fantasy of mine to be living in a charming cottage or manor in the British countryside in a small cosy village surrounded by gardens and friends nearby.

The pictorial below is part of an article about four artists in Cornwall that get together once a month to craft, create and eat yummy food.

Inside the pages are recipes like St. Clements posset with rhubarb compote. I always wondered what a posset was.

Gardens and plants and living in the British countryside. Perfect escapism and full of inspiration.

13 comments:

Anne Chisholm said...

I can see you in this setting

hatjunkie said...

Funny , I just bought that magazine. Was totally drawn in by the photos.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Looks like it would be fun to read.
I am going to the UK in June!

Kerry O'Gorman said...

I'm with ya there about living in a little cottage by a meadow full of bluebells! Wish it was available around here...p.s I love the reasons behind your blog title!

aliceinparis said...

It is a lovely magazine to sit down with and escape into your dreams.The photography is beautiful.

Limette said...

I love UK magazines, especially the gardening ones.

Loth said...

Ha! Every month I send the new edition of a very similar magazine to the lady who runs the B&B we stay in on every trip. It's entertaining to arrive for our annual vacation and see copies of the magazine strewn about her house that I last saw when I posted them from a wet and windy Edinburgh!

susanna said...

I looked at that very same issue last week. Yes, it's a feast for the eyes, especially when everything is still bare up in Canada - well, except on the West coast (I hear they already have daffodils). I imagine that your part of the world would be similar to the English countryside. I've heard that the Nova Scotia is quite beautiful.

Teena in Toronto said...

I love the pic with the dog :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I wish I could find it here! I get the American version and I have found it lacking lately.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Without a doubt this is my favourite magazine! I wait for it every month and always want to buy a some sheep after reading it.

Christina said...

i adore this magazine! i have every issue, from the last few years. love it!
xoxo

carol gourley said...

I just bought the new Country living and Country Homes this week. I know what you mean...... absolutely wonderful. It's everything I dream. I just discovered them about 6 months ago and I can't wait til the next one comes out. The Christmas one was wonderful. I'm really sorry I never purchased it.