J U L I E

J U L I E

@country_jules

Essex 🇬🇧 • equestrian • my home • interiors • country life • beautiful places • vintage fairs • dogs • tea & cake • little things that make me happy 💕
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


Thank you so much for all the lovely comments and messages on my last post - those virtual hugs were very welcome! 😘❤️ I’m still on head injury curfew so am sharing some weekend vibes via Pinterest instead and this guy looks like he’s having a ball!!! I have my dear Dad here to keep me company today and a lovely friend popping in with supplies so tea and cake are definitely on the agenda for later! Have a fab day lovelies 😊🍰 saturdayfeels weekend kickupyourheels havealwayslovedachestnut equestrian equestrianlife countrylife countryjules

9 Hours ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


OK so this is not a very pretty picture but it’s why you should always wear a 🎩!!! There I was happily cantering around the indoor arena yesterday morning when the front end of my horse completely disappeared from underneath me (we think he trod on his overreach boot and tripped) and I was catapulted headfirst onto the floor 😱😢 What you can’t see from this photo is where his hoof has gone right through my helmet and cracked it in two. Result = two very large bumps on the head, one fractured collar bone plus assorted cuts and bruises...but it could have been so much worse! Anyway guys please bear with me if I’m a bit slack with posts/comments while I’ve got my sling on - hope you all have a lovely weekend! 🤕 luckyescape headachefordays pleasesendpainkillers andgin butithasnotputmeoff equestrianproblems equestrianlife countrylife countryjules

1 Days ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


Birthday boots!!! 👢I can’t wait to take these bad boys out for a spin with the girls next weekend! 🤩❤️ luckyme fierce loveabitofleopardprint andatassel partyboots notforthecountryside modainpelle countryjules

3 Days ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


Happy Birthday to me! 🎂🎁🎈I’m looking forward to a nice lunch and glass of🍷at one of my favourite places today - and grateful to be another year older (and hopefully wiser too)!!! 😊 birthdaygirl gettingold januarybaby capricorn popthatcork letscelebrate countrygirl countrylife countryjules

3 Days ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


Gorgeous hyacinths to banish Blue Monday...hope you’ve all had a good day too! 🤗🌷 nobluemondayhere buthurryupspring hyacinths theysmellsogood mykitchen cornersofmyhome cottage countryhome countryliving countryjules

5 Days ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


Popped into the garden centre today and a little friend decided to join us for coffee and cake in the cafe! 🍰 socute mustlovecarrotcake favouritebird robin gardencentre countrygarden countrylife countryjules

7 Days ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


Well hello weekend! 🤗 I must admit this week has been a bit of a challenge for me as Dad has been quite poorly - but I’ve finally caught up with everything today so I’m planning a bit of “me” time this weekend. To be honest I’d settle for a good night’s sleep 😴💤 because I can’t remember the last time I had one of those?! Whatever your plans might be I hope you all have a lovely weekend! 😘💕 takingtimeforme weekendgoals myhome bedroom cottage countryhome countryliving countryjules

8 Days ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


Happy throwbackthursday to last summer...and fun times in the garden with my friend’s gorgeous black lab! 😍🐶🌞 shelovesatennisball andabigstick happydog daftasabrush lazydays countrylife countryjules

9 Days ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


Some lovely little pops of pink to brighten up a grey day 🌷☘️ tulips flowers springblooms cottage cornersofmyhome countryhome countryliving countryjules

11 Days ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


Hello lovelies and I hope your Monday has been short and sweet?! 🤩 My search for a new chair goes on and I love the shape and colour of this one which would be perfect for the bedroom. Think I might need to find a more bijou version until I can create the bedroom of dreams in my (hopefully bigger!) next house though. Time to get the tape measure out again!!! 🙄🛋💕 📸 Pinterest 1890scottagenotbigenough perfectchair shadesofgrey frenchfurniture frenchstyle bedroominspo cottage countryhome countrystyle countryliving countryjules

12 Days ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


Days like this 💕 whataview gorgeousday englishlandscape getoutside sundaymorning frosty winter januarydays countryside countrylife countrygirl countryjules

13 Days ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


Happy Friday you lovely bunch! Well we’ve finally had some sunshine 🌞 here today which had me dreaming of when it’s warm enough to sit in the garden with a nice cup of tea again ☕️ Really hope the aliums I planted will be as gorgeous as these ones from Capel Manor last spring. Have a great weekend everyone! 😘🌸 hurryupspring bitfedupwithallthemudnow planningmygarden flowers aliums capelmanor cottagelife countrygarden countrylife countryjules

15 Days ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


OK well maybe not while Storm Eleanor was whistling through the gaps in the indoor arena during my lesson this morning 😳💨🌪 but I was just thankful not to be riding outside!!! This little piece of wednesdaywisdom is still very true though...because no matter how sad or overwhelmed I might be feeling, once I’m back on a horse it’s suddenly easy to remember who I really am 😘🐴💕 thisismyhappyplace soluckytohavehorsesinmylife alwayscountingmyblessings equestrian myequestrianlife countrygirl countrylife countryjules

17 Days ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


Well hello bathtub of dreams! 😍🛁 I’ve always wanted a rolltop bath but when I did my refurb last summer there just wasn’t room for one in my tiny bathroom. I’m hoping to move in the next couple of years though so room for one of these will definitely be non-negotiable! In the meantime this copper beauty can be found at the stunning Coworth Park Hotel where the interiors are totally 💣 and there’s an equestrian centre too...so it’s now top of my wishlist for a little staycation anyway!!! 👜🇬🇧 dreamingofabiggerhouse withroomforarolltop butihavetofinishthisonefirst countryhouse bathroom bathroomgoals rolltop hotelbathroom interiordesign countryliving countryjules

18 Days ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


Wishing you all a sparkling New Year! 💥🍾🍸🥂✨ newyearseve bringonthebubbles chinchin countryjules

20 Days ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


Where has this year gone - I can’t believe that tomorrow is New Year’s Eve! 😳 My life has been turned upside down in the last 18 months and I’ve gone from a busy job with a City law firm to being made redundant then becoming a full-time carer for my Dad...all while trying to finish the work on my little cottage. So I’ve learned not to make too many plans or resolutions - but I will definitely be starting this new year with a grateful heart and trying to stay positive regardless of what the Universe throws at me! I just wanted to say thank you for your likes and comments this year and here’s hoping all our wishes and dreams come true in 2018!!! 😘🥂 cheerstoyouguys newbeginnings positivethinking hopesanddreams thankful happyflowers countryhome countryjules

20 Days ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


Christmas is slowly disappearing from the cottage and the big clean has started...well upstairs anyway! 😂 I can’t wait to get this room decorated now as I’ve lived with the green walls for much too long 🤪🤢 goodbyechristmas hellonewyear startingthespringcleanearly cottage myhome countryhome countryliving countryjules

22 Days ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


Walking off the Christmas pudding on a beautiful cold and crispy day ❄️☀️ I’m trying to embrace this strange in-between time when you don’t know what day it is or what you’re supposed to be doing but I’m so used to rushing around at 100mph that I’m finding it a bit of a challenge! musttryharder 😑 twixmas thesedecemberdays slowdownplease countryside countrylife countryjules

23 Days ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


Fantastic turnout this morning to see the traditional Boxing Day Hunt 🐎 🐕 essexhunt horsesandhounds hipflasksattheready englishtraditions essexlife countryside countrylife countryjules

25 Days ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas with much love from Laburnum Cottage 😘🎄xx christmasmorning eatdrinkandbemerry merrychristmaseveryone countrylife countryjules

26 Days ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


There’s nothing better than a cosy country pub on Christmas Eve is there?! After a big lunch my plans for the rest of the day involve watching a film, a big slice of Christmas cake and the chance to finally use the lovely vintage glasses I found in an antiques shop earlier this year and had to have as they would be perfect for the sherry! 😍 Hope everyone is ok and starting to relax and have some fun? itsnearlychristmas readyornot timeforasherry cosy countrypub countrylife countryjules

27 Days ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


This gorgeous gift from my Dad has added a big splash of festive colour to my living room today 🌺🌿 allthefestivefeels merryandbright poinsettia cottage myhomeatchristmas countryhome countryliving countryjules

28 Days ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


Oh my goodness it’s crazy out there...but the food shop is done ✅ and I’m just about to sit down with a cuppa and a cheeky mince pie. Have you tried these new frangipane ones from M&S - they’re amazing!!! 🥧😋 sodelicious mincepiemoment myhomeatchristmas christmasfood marksandspencer emmabridgewater countryhome countryliving countryjules

29 Days ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


After a full day of cleaning and tidying my little cottage is all ready for Christmas...and I’m definitely ready to put my feet up with a large glass of 🍷tonight!!! 🤗🎄 readytodrop fourmoresleeps itsnearlychristmas myhomeatchristmas cottage candlelight countryhome countryliving countryjules

30 Days ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


It’s nice to know I’m not the only one struggling to get out of bed on these dark mornings and this one looked so cosy in his stable that I felt guilty making him get up!!! We had a bit of an excitable start to our lesson but otherwise he was such a good boy today - especially as I’m still struggling with my Christmas cold 🤧 Hope everyone else is having a good week and not getting too stressed! 😘🎄 takingtimeofffromchristmas livingmybestlife myequestrianlife irishhorse exracehorse thoroughbred countrygirl countrylife countryjules

31 Days ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


Just couldn’t resist buying more fresh eucalyptus for the fireplace today...and it smells absolutely gorgeous!!! 😉🌿❤️ sochristmassy eucalyptus festivesmells myhomeatchristmas countryhome countryliving countryjules

32 Days ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


View from my walk this morning on another beautiful December day 😊❄️ wintersky sunrise frosty countryside countrylife countryjules

33 Days ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


Had a fab time yesterday visiting lovely friends and their beautiful black lab. As you can see she was not impressed with the pub! 🍺 and would much rather have been chasing a stick - but she definitely perked up when the roast turkey arrived!!! Hope you’re all having a fab weekend...I can’t believe that this time next week it will be Christmas Eve - eeek!! 🎅🎄🐶 itsnearlychristmas gettingexcited publunch turkeyandallthetrimmings blacklabrador lazylab countrydog countrylife countryjules

34 Days ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


It’s the most wonderful time of the year 😊🎄 twinkletwinkle christmastree canikeepitupallyear vintagestyle countryhome countryliving countryjules

36 Days ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


Happy Friday lovelies...and the wreath is finally up! Went for something really simple this year and wasn’t sure at first but now think I quite like it 👍 (shame about the horrible UPVC door though!) priorities 😫😱 youcanthaveeverything spentallmymoneyinside stilllovemyhousethough cottage christmasdoor wreath rustic winterfoliage countryhome countryliving countryjules

36 Days ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


Look at that beautiful face! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Although I don’t have my own horse I’m lucky to have a fantastic equestrian centre nearby where I get the chance to ride lots of lovely horses like this guy (thankfully they also have a huge indoor arena which is perfect in this weather)!!! ❄️☔️💨 I’ve always been so grateful to be around horses and really can’t imagine my life without them 🐎🏆 myhappyplace takingamoment feelinggrateful myequestrianlife thoroughbred exracehorse countrypursuits countrylife countryjules

38 Days ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


Bright blooms for a frosty Tuesday morning 🌹🌿 merryandbright decemberdays festiveflowers simplepleasures myhome countryliving countryjules

39 Days ago
J U L I E (country_jules) Instagram Photos and Videos

J U L I E

@country_jules


Comment from J U L I E:


Another snow day today was the perfect excuse to make a Christmas cake 👩🏼‍🍳🎄 but thought I’d better put some extra brandy in because there won’t be enough time to feed it before the holidays! Hope that was the right thing to do?! 🤣🤣 sorrynotsorry moreboozethanfruit becauseitschristmas christmascake deliasmithrecipeeverytime baking countryhome countryliving countryjules

40 Days ago