my new issue of country living arrived a few days ago. just as we all came down with a tummy bug. we're on the mend now though. i was lucky enough to be given a subscription as a birthday present and i just love dipping in and out of the inspiring pages and day dreaming about my perfect cottage and garden in the countryside. i was very pleased to find a copy of the country diary of an edwardian lady in a charity shop a while ago. so i thought it would be nice to read about each month as it comes along. the illustrations are just so beautiful and make me feel excited about spring.