Welcome to Thoresby Cottage!

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.

I’d love to hear what creative things you have been up to, so please do drop me a line via the contact page, or find me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Ravelry.

3 thoughts on “Welcome to Thoresby Cottage!”

  1. I absolutely love that you named your blog for the town of the previous occupants of your home. That story brought a smile to my face, thank you for sharing!

    I recently found your blog and have made your adorable reindeer, and the itty bitty kitty is next!

  2. please help
    can you tel me know where i can get the patterns to work summer flow etc
    and your book
    please i will send you an eft and my address i will need your info


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