The Simple Woman's Daybook {September} Edition

For Today

Looking out my window...
... at the newly erected clothesline.

I am thinking... there's a rich, simple beauty to a line of freshly laundered shirts :)

I am thankful...
... to be renting our new home in such a lovely, welcoming community.

One of my favourite things...
... is seeing my beloved Folio Society editions neatly arranged in their bookcase.

I am creating...

... a peaceful place of light and love in our new home.

I am wearing... my pj's (it's 6.04am and I'm the only one up :)

I am reading...
... a favourite magazine, to which I recently subscribed :)

I am watching...
... the new series **swoon**

I am hoping...
... we can stay here in this beautiful place for much longer than our 6-month let!!

I am learning...
... to find my way around the village :)

In my kitchen...
... we're eating simply - it's been SO warm lately in the UK.

In my garden...

... I am literally surrounded by dozens of trees who whisper their beautiful songs all day and all night :)

Shared Quote
An all-time favourite, by a life-long favourite author :)

A moment from my day...
... silent beauty in the village church.

Closing Notes

This is my first time joining in with Peggy. I hope to share images each month of the changing seasons as we settle into our new life here...


  1. Love that magazine! Definitely checking it out. My English hubby wants to move back home and live in a village...I dearly hope we can do it one day! Lovely piece, Claire.

  2. This was lovely Claire. I used to do posts like these a few years ago. I loved seeing scenes from your new home. It makes me feel closer to you. Hugs to you my friend. All those trees, so lovely and soul filling. I know picture you among them. Love you,

  3. Beautiful church. How lovely to think of trees whispering.
    Visiting from SWDB. Welcome to the process.

  4. Hi Claire, beautiful everything in here. Your photos are great, do you have Instagram? If not, you share them there. V. Wolf is one of my favourite author too. Your alter is lovely!

  5. I love all the photos in this post. You clearly are settling in to your new place. And I can't wait for the new series of Poldark to arrive down here. ;-)

  6. You are an amazing photographer! I love your pictures, especially the ones in the village church.