Niki@niki.at.the.cottage

🌿A seasonal journal from a cottage in rural Suffolk.
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Niki

..."Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle - a seed waiting to sprout, a bulb opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl.
...And the anticipation nurtures our dream." {Barbara Winkler}
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...Lots of sunshine today...the cloak of winter slipping bit by bit.
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#seasonspoetry #naturally_imperfect #thatwinterspringthing #rusticgamestrong #gothictonic #savourtheseasonalshift #simplystyledflowers #slowsimpleseasonal #distractionsandinspirations #smallmomentsofcalm #moodybynature #moody_tones #poetryofsimplethings #heiterwinter #mytaleofwinter #aquietwinter #my_wintertale #winterstories #heraldingspring


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..."The Norfolk coast is one of the wildest remaining parts of southern Britain, and there's growing recognition of our need for wild nature to maintain our physical and mental health..."
.{Coastlines, Patrick Barkham}
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...A coastline we return to as often as we can; a place to lift the spirits and fill up the soul :)
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#odetoengland #mybritainwithlove #tribenorfolk #thehazyshadeofwinter #thatmagicmood #hazyshadesofwinter #great_wide_somewhere #tostandandstare #thisismykingdom #thisprettyengland #heiterwinter #mytaleofwinter #aquietwinter #my_wintertale #winterstories #winterwonderlens #inasoftlight #mystoryoflight #natureismytherapy #quietinthewild #thebeautyinwinter


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..."I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day - a fresh try, one more start - with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning."
.{J.B.Priestley}
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...This was one of those frosty mornings last week, but we've been hanging onto our hats up here on the Norfolk coast for dear life! Relentless winds are still raging, with National Trust properties closing their gardens due to the danger of falling trees and branches...so the only bit of magic we'd like today is for the wind and squally rains to blow themselves out across the North sea . . . that would be great, thanks very much :)
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...Hoping your weekend is a calmer, and quieter one.
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#thatmagicmood #mistyfoggymilkymoody #natureismytherapy #great_wide_somewhere #tostandandstare #thehazyshadeofwinter #mybritainwithlove #thisisengland #thisismykingdom #englandsbigpicture #lovegreatbritain #thisprettyengland #bestunitedkingdom #moodybynature #heiterwinter #mytaleofwinter #aquietwinter #my_wintertale #winterstories #quietinthewild #thebeautyinwinter #winterwonderlens #ruralsuffolk #thebeautyinwinter #winterwonderlens #odetoengland


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...Sun setting in front of our cottage, here on the north Norfolk coast for the next few nights. As we arrived, a huge flock of curlews gathered on the marshes right outside. It was so special, theirs is such a beautiful call...
..."This atmospheric song is surely one of the most evocative sounds of the British countryside." {RSPB}
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#natureismytherapy #thatmagicmood #thebeautyinwinter #moodybynature #heiterwinter #inasoftlight #mystoryoflight #windowsillwednesday #myseasonalwindow
#heraldingspring #quietthemind #a_sill_life #moodofmywindow #throughmywindow #mycozywindow #thatwinterspringthing #simplystyledflowers #thathyggefeeling #distractionsandinspirations


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...Reserving books online - to arrive on the library bus once a month - can be a bit like actually waiting for a bus - sometimes they can all arrive at once. But I complain not :)
...I dived deep into The Thirteenth Tale straight away. After reading Once Upon a River, I just had to go back to the author's beginning and find her debut novel :)
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#windowsillwednesday #myseasonalwindow
#dianesetterfield #heraldingspring #quietthemind #a_sill_life #moodofmywindow #throughmywindow #mycozywindow #thatwinterspringthing #simplystyledflowers #persephonebooks #thislittlemoment_ #booksandbotanicals #thathyggefeeling #wildforflowers #abookishbakerbookclub #booksbooksbooks #poetryofsimplethings #slowsimpleseasonal #bookaddictsanonymous #mybookfeatures #moodforfloral #booksandblooms


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..."British food is a celebration of comfort eating. Our traditional savoury recipes are all about warmth and sustenance, our puddings a roll call of sweet jollity, our cakes are deep and cosy. We appear to be a nation in need of a big, warm hug."
.{Nigel Slater}
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...I love those words! And these cakes are indeed deep and cosy especially when eaten warm.
...'Chocolate muscovado banana cake' from Kitchen Diaries II @nigelslater. One of my girl's favourites, who requested one for her birthday, so obviously two had to be baked - one for sharing, one for herself :)
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#nigelslater #naturebakingjournal #ofcosymoments #thathyggefeeling #asimplekitchen #appetitejournal #scrumptiouskitchen #ourfoodstories #wholeheartedliving #createinwinter #belightinspired #seekinspirecreate #belightinspired #moodofmymorning #tableconversations #aquietwinter #mytaleofwinter #heiterwinter #aslowmoment #mymagicaltabletop #pocketsofslow #my_wintertale #winterstories #simplyslowliving #thislittlemoment_


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...A kind of harmony fell about the landscape that morning - of light and quietude and tranquility. A haze of iced trees sinking into the frozen lake . . . nothing was heard, apart from the fading scamper of a dog's paws...
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#thatmagicmood #hoarfrost #aquietwinter #quietinthewild #seedheadlovers #thebeautyinwinter #mistyfoggymilkymoody #natureismytherapy #thehazyshadeofwinter #great_wide_somewhere #tostandandstare #thisismykingdom #thisprettyengland #heiterwinter #mytaleofwinter #hazyshadesofwinter #my_wintertale #winterstories #winterwonderlens #mybritainwithlove


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