Tuesday, 30 March 2010

My Very First Time

Well this is the very first time I have written a blog. I have spent many an evening looking through such beautiful and inspiring blogs and wonder if I can at least emulate even a small bit of this to anyone who happens to find my blog.
I suppose the first thing I need to do is to introduce myselt - my name is Jill and I live in a very remote village in North Devon which borders onto Cornwall and themost spectacular North Cornwall beaches. My passion is my home my 3 sons and of course my lovely husband.
My home is a lovely Georgian cottage right in the centre of the village. I love sewing and making lovely things for my cottage as well as restoring old bits of furniture which I collect from auctions or junk shops.l My style well that is sometimes my problem I love the French/Swedish style of home and also the lovely vintage flowery English country cottage look, and somehow I try to imalgamate the two.
I work from home making soft furnishings and at the moment I sell cushions (through ebay) although this year my project is to start a website to sell a few more decorative items for home and garden.
I am going to post some photos of my home just to give everyone an idea of my style.

My other passion is France - my favourite place ever is called Uzes in Gard region.
We have had a house in France in Normandy but it just wasn't really the right place. We thought Normany would be better as it is so much more accessible - but France is a big place and each area has a different feel about it - and Normany as lovely as it is - just did not do it for me.
 It just wasn't the South of France! So we settle back in England but I still have the dream. But after years of Northern France we are going back to Uzes in June and I just can't wait. While we are there we are visiting the Cote Sud Fair in Aix which is France's equivalent to Country Living Fair.
Perhaps I have written enough for my first blog, after all I am a novice.
Just before I go I have a confession and I am sure that I am not alone - I am a magazine fanatic. and yesterday 2 of my favourite magazines dropped through the letter box. Homes and Gardens and Country Homes and Interiors only another 4 more to come this month!!