So the name of my Mother’s house in the Cotswolds is almost as obscure as my own. You’d think it would be annoying to have people smirk at you when you recite your address aloud to them, but to me it’s nice to have something that makes people want to know more. Awkward Hill Cottage takes its name from the 'awkward hill' on top of which it sits. Perched at the top of a charming village in the heart of the Cotswolds, it is quintessentially English – although you wouldn’t know it from the overwhelming stampede of tourists that travel from all over to visit the village every day.
It’s no surprise then that so many of my photos are of plants, wildlife and landscapes not only in the Cotswolds but all over the country. As a teenager, I didn’t get the gardening ‘thing’. I didn’t understand why my Mum would spend hours on her hands and knees only to come in with filthy clothes and a sore back but now – I get it. My Mum moved to the Cotswolds when I moved out of our London home to go to University in Bristol. At first, both my brother and I protested the move, but now use it as our own personal holiday retreat for when our respective degrees get too tough (or when we fancy some decent home cooking). The most striking aspect of our home is the wrap-around garden that leads you round the entire cottage. This, I imagine, clinched the deal for my Mum when she bought the property. Having spent her career as a journalist, my Mum struck gold with this country house and garden – and has since not only created her own backyard paradise, but has published three gardening books to boot!
Hi there, my name is Nevada and I'm a twenty-five year old music teacher. The Little Green blog centres around wildlife, gardening and lifestyle photography. All photos are my own and represent the portfolio of an amateur photographer!