Wonky or leafy?

I’m off to England at the end of the week and this has inspired me to show you some of the adorable houses in West Sussex, where my sister lives.

What do you prefer?

Shakespearian with wonky beams…

Wonky

… Or a cottage

With a thatched roof;

Thatched

A leafy green window

Making art in the summer sun;

Window

Or perhaps a house with iron railings

And bejewelled cobwebs.

Cobwebs

The most popular house in England is probably the pub —

Now with gourmet food and a great sense of humour!

creche

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78 responses

  1. That’s a good holiday. The townscape is beautiful.

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    March 10, 2014 at 15:20

  2. Have a great time. It’s not quite spring yet but it feels like it’s on the way. At least it’s stopped #*$?ing raining. Watch out for potholes. Quite a lot of the roads are damaged. 🙂 G

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    March 10, 2014 at 15:27

  3. That is a funny sign! I love that thatched roof and the delicate cobwebs adorning a gate.

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    March 10, 2014 at 15:38

  4. You are right, they are adorable! And what a good idea, a husband crèche.

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    March 10, 2014 at 15:55

  5. ooh, neat!!! can’t wait to see what you bring home for us. 🙂

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    March 10, 2014 at 15:58

  6. rebecca

    I would take anyone of those cute homes.

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    March 10, 2014 at 16:05

  7. I like the Thatched Roof, but I will not ever be afford it, um.

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    March 10, 2014 at 16:09

  8. They are all wonderful but my favorites are the window with all the ivy and the bejeweled cobwebs! Have a great time! Can’t wait to see what photos you bring back.

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    March 10, 2014 at 16:26

  9. THey are all adorable. In post-graduate studies, I enjoyed most of all courses in English literature. And I’m a Downton Abbey fan. Does that count too? Thanks for a different perspective today and safe travels to the United Kingdom. I’m sure you’ll find many photo mementos there.

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    March 10, 2014 at 17:08

  10. ha. love the last sign….smiles….sounds like a deal to me…
    and i like the shakespearean with beams…

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    March 10, 2014 at 17:16

  11. I love them all and what a fun, colorful post for the day, Fiona!!! I, too, can’t wait to see what you bring back for us to see!! Great idea, the husband creche!!! Enjoy!!!

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    March 10, 2014 at 17:16

  12. Cool! I think my favorite is the Shakespeare style with wonky beams. 🙂 Have fun!!

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    March 10, 2014 at 17:18

  13. Hudson Howl

    smiles, it depends, is the place that requires beer money wonky or thatched? If it is wonky then wonky if it is thatched it is thatched. But, since am kinda organic in form myself I tend to be more thatched. I’ll never forget the thatched crofter cottages on the Isle of Skye. My last name is Sutherland so I have a Scottish bent.

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    March 10, 2014 at 17:23

  14. indrani

    Cool! great find! 🙂

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    March 10, 2014 at 17:50

  15. They’re all wonderful each in their own way!

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    March 10, 2014 at 17:58

  16. Love the window with the bejeweled cobwebs.
    Wonderful shots.

    Have a wonderful trip.

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    March 10, 2014 at 18:24

  17. I love all of those houses!

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    March 10, 2014 at 19:37

  18. Oh, have a wonderful time! Safe travels!!

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    March 10, 2014 at 19:37

  19. These are all charming shots. I have a weakness for stone cottages with thatched roofs but they all look great. I hope you have a fun and safe trip.

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    March 10, 2014 at 20:02

  20. Very pretty……..love the thatch, it looks so warm and welcoming……..pleasant journey!

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    March 10, 2014 at 20:22

  21. Beautiful homes. Funny sign. My husband is a better shopper than I am. Can he drop me off?

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    March 10, 2014 at 20:40

  22. Love them all.

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    March 10, 2014 at 20:48

  23. Ooh, so wonderful for you! I adore cottages – please take lots of photos (and of the gardens, too) for the armchair travelers to enjoy. Have a great holiday!

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    March 10, 2014 at 20:56

  24. Isn’t blogging fun? I just finished a tour of London on another blog and now I get to see all these lovely country houses and finish up with a touch of British humor. And there’s nothing better than that to my mind.

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    March 10, 2014 at 20:59

  25. England is really charming once you get out of London. London is dreary to me. The English countryside is so full of charm and surprises!

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    March 10, 2014 at 22:24

  26. Enjoy England. Love that place. 🙂

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    March 10, 2014 at 22:35

  27. I love all the houses and roofs.. Too bad my hubby does not like beer! Have a happy week, enjoy your trip!

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    March 10, 2014 at 22:41

  28. I love them all! It would be hard to pick just one!

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    March 10, 2014 at 22:50

  29. I love the last picture! 🙂 I’m still cracking up. Beautiful photos.

    Greetings from London.

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    March 10, 2014 at 23:11

  30. nocolebolo


    I prefer both houses. The beams twisted on even days, the leafy, for the odd. And I did not just decide …

    · hugs

    · CR · & · LMA ·

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    March 10, 2014 at 23:21

  31. Hi! Nice captures. There are many beautiful photos. Especially I like the thatched roof one very much. Thanks for sharing.

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    March 10, 2014 at 23:36

  32. thesmittenimage

    All of the above, please. Lovely pics.

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    March 11, 2014 at 00:11

  33. Really tough choices!!! They’re all so charming!!! And the pub idea is pretty workable!!!

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    March 11, 2014 at 00:27

  34. It all looks quite lovely and exotic to me! 😉
    Great sign!!

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    March 11, 2014 at 00:30

  35. Magnificent photo! A beautiful look! hug

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    March 11, 2014 at 00:53

  36. Me thinks you look forward to ye trip!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

    =^..^= ❤

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    March 11, 2014 at 01:15

  37. Have a good time. I think the historic places are so wonderful. I had a great time when I visited England, France, Scotland and a wee bit of Wales years ago on a tour. Wish I could have seen more!

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    March 11, 2014 at 02:35

  38. charming … love them all.

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    March 11, 2014 at 02:57

  39. Have a wonderful time in my home country! How lovely that your sister lives there. I miss the British sense of humour!
    I love the cottages.

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    March 11, 2014 at 05:23

    • I’m British too!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      March 11, 2014 at 06:39

  40. Pat

    I would prefer to experience them all! I hope you have a great time.

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    March 11, 2014 at 06:15

  41. I liked the leafy house but all are charming. Great photos and humor.

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    March 11, 2014 at 06:41

  42. in uno dei miei viaggi in GB sono stata anche io molto affascinata da questo tipo di romantiche case e dai loro tetti molto strani, la casa di Shakespeare a Stratford on Avon, poi mi è sembrata particolarmente minuscola, quasi non fosse stata abitata da un uomo così GIGANTE
    buona giornata mia cara Lady
    in one of my trips in the UK are also very fascinated by this kind of romantic homes and from their very strange roofs, the home of Shakespeare in Stratford on Avon, then it seemed particularly tiny, almost had not been inhabited by a GIANT man

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    March 11, 2014 at 07:06

  43. Have a wonderful visit to England and visiting your sister–safe travels.

    I’d love to live in a cottage surrounded by roses. It seems so romantic!

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    March 11, 2014 at 07:58

  44. Nisha

    That’s a good holiday. The place looks beautiful. I am unable to choose just one house which I can say is the best. All are good in their own way but the last pic stole the show. I might take up that advice. 😉

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    March 11, 2014 at 08:40

  45. miyahde

    OMG; LOVELY and BEAUTIFUL place to visit. Have a marvelous time with your sister♡♡♡
    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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    March 11, 2014 at 09:12

  46. It’s a real toss up but I think I have to go w/ the thatched roof! Great pics!

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    March 11, 2014 at 12:10

  47. Would love to spend a week each in all those lovely homes and of course the evenings at the creche!!

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    March 11, 2014 at 12:28

  48. JM

    What a gorgeous thatched roof!

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    March 11, 2014 at 14:00

  49. I love the pub sign. Never seen that, but it made me laugh. There are so many wonderful customs around the world. Have a wonderful holiday, Fiona.

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    March 11, 2014 at 14:34

  50. Definitely cottage with a thatched roof! 🙂
    Have a wonderful trip.

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    March 11, 2014 at 14:42

  51. Fingers crossed for good weather and some nice photos for your trip.

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    March 11, 2014 at 15:50

  52. Pat

    Love the different styles of houses you find there. They all look charming to me.

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    March 11, 2014 at 16:17

  53. What a great place for your wonderful photo op ~ love the Husband Creche ~ too funny ~ thanks, xxx

    artmusedog and carol

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    March 11, 2014 at 17:42

  54. These were cool and great photos!

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    March 11, 2014 at 17:52

  55. All the houses look charming. have a great trip!

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    March 11, 2014 at 18:32

  56. Wonderful images.

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    March 11, 2014 at 18:52

  57. daryledelstein

    i am hard pressed to choose .. i think i need to go look at them first hand .. yeah, that’s what i need to do .. some day soon

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    March 11, 2014 at 19:24

  58. Beatiful houses….have a great time!

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    March 11, 2014 at 19:51

  59. I love them all!!
    I’ve been reading many books based in England & touching on Sussex – I would love to see that part of the world some day.
    Enjoy your visit!

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    March 11, 2014 at 21:50

  60. I´d like the cottage With a thatched roof

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    March 11, 2014 at 21:59

  61. Lovely finds, I would want to experience staying in each of these houses, they all look so very beautiful! have a great time in England. 🙂

    My Yatra Diary…

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    March 12, 2014 at 03:11

  62. Have fun and take lots of photos. What an intricate thatched roof!

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    March 12, 2014 at 03:52

  63. I’d love to see the house beyond those railings! And that sign did make me laugh!

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    March 12, 2014 at 04:48

  64. I love the thatched roof – it reminds me of my favourite book when I was little about “Milly Molly Mandy” who lived in a thatched roof house in a little village in England. I love the idea of the crèche for husbands! I think here we call it the “men’s shed”.
    Have a wonderful trip to England. Thank you for stopping by my blog this week.

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    March 12, 2014 at 09:53

  65. love the thatched roof and the place to leave one’s husband while shopping! have a wonderful trip:-)

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    March 12, 2014 at 15:41

  66. Thats lovely impressions. Beautiful house. Have a great holiday.
    Hugs, , Wieczora (◔‿◔) | Mein Fotoblog

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    March 12, 2014 at 19:47

  67. So many interesting lodging possibilities. I love the pub sign! Have a wonderful time visiting your sister and safe travels 🙂

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    March 12, 2014 at 19:53

  68. Superb.
    I love that last sign!!! xxx

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    March 12, 2014 at 22:12

  69. Thatched roofs, and that’s one of the funniest signs I have seen ever.

    Jen

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    March 12, 2014 at 23:40

  70. Those first few images look like ones out of a fairytale. Lovely!
    The last one makes me smile.

    You have a good holiday. 🙂

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    March 13, 2014 at 00:25

  71. Al

    You make me want to visit the land of my birth. And I volunteer to stay at the husband creche!

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    March 13, 2014 at 03:01

  72. I love both houses, can’t decide! And the last photo made me laugh..Just perfect for the day 🙂

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    March 13, 2014 at 14:58

  73. I’d love to go to England!

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    March 15, 2014 at 23:58

  74. mir

    it isn’t easy to choose just one, but the last one made me laugh!

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    March 17, 2014 at 14:25

  75. I’ll take every one of them, please! And throw in the spousal-creche; I’m happy to stay with The Boys while someone else trots about doing the chores and running errands. 😉
    xo
    Kathryn

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    March 17, 2014 at 21:07

  76. You’re post has reminded me why I’ve returned from Australia to the UK. We’re living in our country cottage and loving it although it doesn’t have a thatched roof…well not so far ;D
    Fantastic photos!

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    March 19, 2014 at 21:04

  77. i love all those houses…very pretty!

    happy wednesday~

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    March 19, 2014 at 22:21

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