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Summer Holidays  If like us you have children then the summer holidays have just creeped up on you. Everyone has varying opinions on the summer hols for various reason, if you work full time for example, it can be a childcare nightmare. For our family, we run our own businesses so try our best to work them around the kids and fun activities.  What is a great big pain in the neck though is keeping the house tidy. With the kids playing rough or having friends s over, there is a constant flow of mess. I think this time, I...

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Well - I don't think we can argue that summer is finally here, with temperatures soaring this weekend, I think we all spent some time in our gardens.  Here at the cottage we use all of our products that we sell to ensure they are of high quality and can be used in real life situations. We are a busy family of 5 but that doesn't mean we cant have a nice home and garden! Our favorites for the summer are our stunning outdoor cushions. They are so colourful and fun, but also comfy too. We also love our octopus...

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Simply the most fantastic news - all of our octopus range is back in stock.  These items are so very popular, they are quirky and fun and make the most brilliant gifts too.  Ozzie the octopus candle stick comes in 3 colours, making it even easier to find that perfect colour match for your home decor. https://www.thecottagehomeinteriors.co.uk/collections/candles-candlestick-holders/products/octopus-candlestick-antique-bronze Orla the wine bottle holder comes in two great colours too - she is the perfect addition to any dining room or kitchen decor. https://www.thecottagehomeinteriors.co.uk/collections/decorative-accessories/products/octopus-wine-bottle-holder Not forgetting the most magnificent octopus of them all......Ophelia the octopus table. She is so stylish and sophisticated, she really...

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So England sadly did not bring it home on Sunday night. We are not at all a football family, but we all sat out in the rain at our local cricket club and supported our team. Spirits were high and the sense of community was greater than ever - among other things, this football match allowed us to be together in a way that we have not been able to do for so long. That is why we stand strong for the players, they may have lost the match, but they won our hearts, support and gratitude!    There is...

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To be honest, we are not a football family, and if England were not heading into the finals, we probably wouldn't be watching it. That being said, as a family we have really enjoyed the last couple of matches and are looking forward to the final.  Our little business is already running a 20% off through July, this is our summer sale, but we thought giving 20% off was an extra treat for all of us supporting our country too!  We are restocking this week too as our  discounts saw sales go through the roof and we ran out of...

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