Welcome to my blog, Thoresby Cottage!
I guess I’d better start by explaining the name of this blog. Thoresby (pronounced “thors-bee”) is a little village in Lincolnshire, England. When I say little, I really do mean little. North Thoresby has a population of just over 1000 people, with over 50% of the population over 60. I did have to chuckle when I was doing some research on this town that it boasts two whole pubs!
To be honest, I had never heard of the place until we moved into our lovely home in 2014, where a small “Thoresby” sign hung on our garden gate. Turns out that the previous owners were from this little town and came by boat to Cape Town, South Africa somewhere in the 40’s or 50’s and lived in the house for over 60 years.
I don’t know if they ever went back to England, but the certainly brought a touch of their home to their new home in South Africa. Many of the plants in our garden came from stock that they brought with them on the boat all those years ago and the English country garden charm of the house stole our hearts immediately!
I love our little house, and it is where all my creative endeavors take place – hence the name for this creative blog: Thoresby Cottage.