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  • Hello! Thank you so much for visiting me in the Attic, it's lovely to see you. My name is Lucy and I'm a happily married Mum with three children. We live in a cosy terraced house on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales in England which we are slowly renovating and making home. I have a passion for crochet and colour and love to share my creative journey. I hope you enjoy your peek into my colourful little world x



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October 30, 2011


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Wow. You are truly lucky. I myself have three children, 10, 8 and 8 months and have never managed to get away yet!


Hi Lucy, glad to have you back in the attic after a well deserved break. Such a nice trip and what a lovely lovely cottage your mum has. Especially love the fire place, makes for so much atmosphere. Keep up the good work, your blog is a real joy to read. A big hug from a Dutch / Irish hooky loving mum of two, living in Stockholm. X


Too beautiful for words....I think little solo trips away are always good for the soul....I think we all need them every now and again even if we think we don't. Lovely post Lucy. Vicki x


You have this incredible gift of making us see what we have taken for granted, with renewed romantic light. I'm so glad you've had the chance to spend time with your southern family members and recharge your batteries. I enjoy your blog and look forward to new posts. x


Wow, your Mum's cottage is so beautiful. Love your blog.

Elaine  Brown

Lucy, thank you for the "trip". I love how discriptive you are - feels kind of like I got to go too. Wish! I adore your mother's cottage - it's perfect and just what I would dream an English cottage would look like. I'm glad your mother is well now.


I'm reckoning that anyone with small busy children understands totally the feeling of being transported somewhere where you have your thoughts/time to yourself for a few moments and waking up under your own steam in the morning too. Sounds and looks like you had a lovely time and how nice to come home revived and know that you've been missed as much as you have missed.


Aww - so glad you had a lovely break. I have a hankering for halloumi now (had butternut squash for lunch). Oh, and gingham table cloths. And a hot water bottle...see what you've started! Loved the secret garden and the stove too!


What a beautiful post very descriptive and I loved the garden, also THE STOVE! just gorgeous. We are just trying to decided whether to have a stove, or open up the fire again. Now you have put the cat among the pigeons.


Lucy, you took me straight back to two fantastic holidays we had in West Bay, I loved staying there so much and hope very much to go back sometime soon. How lovely to have time without children and being spoilt by your family. I miss the children desperately when I am away and yet it is a treat too. Your Mum has a wonderful cottage and secret garden and what an idyllic location - lucky her, and lucky you!

Rachel F

A lovely post - your mum's place looks really comfortable and homely. Nice that your family gave you such a warm welcome back.


What a lovely trip ~ sounds like the perfect way to unwind and have some time to yourself. Glad to hear you enjoyed it ~ but I bet it's great to be back home too! :O)xx


Hi Lucy, I was at the WatchHouse for lunch on tuesday and had exactly the same thing to eat!! (except I swapped the bread for chips - naughty naughty). It's closing now for refurb but hopefully will be better than ever when it re-opens in the spring. will keep you posted on progress! Joey x

The Barefoot Crofter

Lovely trip - I have a similar one booked for November - off to the CL Christmas fair with DD1 !
Great photos, as always. x


So glad to hear your mum is doing so much better! Loved seeing your mum's gorgeous home! Thank you for another lovely post!


Gosh yes, you're so lucky. In lots of ways too! Wish I had the time and resources to escape regularly (or even just once!). will have to make do with enjoying it via your blog!

Love your mum's secret garden and lean-to. That looks like such a useful space. Oh and the recycled shed. Fab!

Teresa Kasner

Hi Lucy.. what a great trip you had! It's wonderful that hubby took on the housekeeping and childkeeping chores so you could visit your family. One thing I find is that when the husband does this, he has a greatly renewed respect for what his wife does when she returns. And moms need to get away too, so they can have a renewed joy in doing what you do. And the kids appreciate you more too! Win win win!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Miss Holly

Oh...your mum lives in the dearest little cottage....so glad she is doing so well...and that you had such a lovely time!!


Oh I loved reading about your trip,but the feeling of going back to your family is the best,isn't it?AriadnefromGreece!


Hi Lucy, Looks like you had a lovely time. Your mum's place is a treasure and I can see why it was special for you to be there just the two of you. So happy your mum is well and you got to see your family. Have a great week.


What a lovely break for you Lucy and your mums house is just beautiful - just what I think of when I think of an English cottage - which I do often! xx


What a splendid little vacation :) It makes my heart all warm and fuzzy to imagine the pretty and cozy things you share. I really enjoyed the picture of the farm land with the cattle and every picture of your mother's cottage. It seems so quaint, like something from a story book! I'm very happy to hear she's doing so well these days! Thanks so much for sharing your little jaunt with us.

Elizabeth Wright - broderie

thanks again for transporting us, your readers, into your world and sharing with us your thoughts and your mother's cottage! as always, all so beautiful!


Those photographs of the water and your mum's cottage with all of the greenery were just wonderful. It seems like a real paradise viewed on my computer in my tiny little Manhattan apartment.


Glad you had a nice time away - and also that you were glad to go home! Thanks for sharing your story and your photos.

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