A Lumberjack Holiday: The Cotswolds

Photography by Will Taylor
Hey folks! How are you? Hope you’ve had a good few days wherever you are in the world? I thought I’d drop in with a few snaps that from my Christmas break back at home in The Cotswolds. Returning to my childhood roots has been just the antidote to the fast pace daily life of London that I had been craving. I’ve shared a wonderful Christmas with my close family, cherishing those little moments that make life so special. From taking my Gran to church at midnight on Christmas eve, to walking through serene, misty countryside, I feel replenished and relaxed. I’ll be back again soon but until then I’ll leave you with these pictures I took from a walk I took on Boxing Day; the organic textures and colours of the woods and fields left me so inspired, I hope they’ll let you escape your daily routine for a minute or two as well.


  • Reply susabellabrownstein December 28, 2011 at 1:21 am

    What lovely, dreamy photos! I especially enjoyed 'Walking into the Distance'…just found your blog, will have to set aside some time to peruse!


  • Reply Aspiring Kennedy December 28, 2011 at 6:04 am

    jut perfect, w. love this! im sure you had a lovely time. makes me want to get back to england already. :) xo

  • Reply Eleni December 28, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Wow! Very impressive scenery you've grown up to!

  • Reply Itzi December 28, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Wonderful, I also want to be there. It seems like the Little Red Riding Hood new movie. It´s awesome. I´ll do the same next week.


  • Reply Christine Charlton December 28, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Ah gorgeous photos, I absolutely heart the Cotswolds.

  • Reply Stuart December 28, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    What a beautiful post and gorgeous photos… I love the Cotswolds… you are so luck to have grown up there. Glad you had a great Christmas… you back in London now… I'm just on my way back now! Gonna miss the country! Lovely that you took your nan to midnight mass… that reminds me of being a kid so much!
    Safe journey back Will, and have a fab New Year matey. Speak soon! x

  • Reply Susan December 28, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    A misty dreamworld!

  • Reply Igor Josifovic December 28, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Adorable, Will! You take in some great countryside time there. Love the vast space and nature. Cheers from Paris!!

  • Reply Ragnhild December 28, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Beautiful! Wish i could walk in a place like this too!

  • Reply Jan Weiss December 28, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Gorgeous! Wish I was there.

  • Reply Nordic Bliss December 28, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Sounds like you have had a great time on the countryside. The pictures of the trees are just beautiful.

  • Reply Pinecone Camp December 28, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Stunning pics. I love the Cotswolds.Such a beautiful part of England. I can't picture you as a lumberjack ;)
    Enjoy the rest of your Christmas break!

  • Reply Urban Nester December 28, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    LOVE your blog! I'm your newest follower :]


  • Reply Justina Blakeney December 28, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    b-r-e-a-t-h t-a-k-i-n-g

  • Reply Shu December 29, 2011 at 12:48 am

    What a gorgeous place! And the pictures are beautiful!! :)

  • Reply Ashleigh December 29, 2011 at 1:40 am

    such beautiful pictures! i wish i still lived in england – the country side is breathtaking!

    xox Ashleigh

  • Reply Tommy December 29, 2011 at 3:59 am

    These shots are so nice, Will! Happy New Year!

  • Reply Julie-White Tapestry December 29, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Looks so pretty, calm and the perfect place to spend the holiday week. Hope you have a beautiful New Years, Will! xo

  • Reply LatteLisa Lisa Hjalt December 29, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    You've totally sold me The Cotswolds ;-)

  • Reply Maureen at The Inglenook Decor December 29, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    so serene & dreamy!

  • Reply Rachel {Little Bits of Lovely} December 30, 2011 at 1:20 am

    Your shots are beautiful Will; the scenery is spectacular and oh so dreamy. Sounds like the perfect Christmas with your family Will xx

  • Reply decoratorsnotebook December 30, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Happy belated Christmas Will – lovely photos too. I can't get enough of the Cotswolds! Happy New Year x

  • Reply Divina Chita Brasil December 30, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Lovely place!!!

  • Reply Kayla Poole December 30, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    I'm missing England so much right now…and I've only been there for a week almost four years ago! These snaps are perfectly moody. Hope you're having a wonderful, restful break, my friend.

  • Reply Mary Middleton Design December 30, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Truly perfect. Have a happy New Year x

  • Reply Hannah December 31, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Love these Will! I went up to the Lake District yesterday and I love the photos because of the greys and the texture. There was a lot of misty, grey rain.

    Hope you had a great time!

  • Reply gosia December 31, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Wonderful pictures, very inspiring indeed! And the weather looks just perfect for me ;)

  • Reply Splendid Willow December 31, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    What a wonderful escape! Very much like your own inspirational blog, Will. A place so many of us are drawn to. A place with good vibes and tons of creativity & inspiration.

    You are brilliant. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us in 2012.

    Warm hugs,


  • Reply Clara Turbay January 1, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Happy new year, i wish you the best love this post!

  • Reply Diane January 9, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Absolutely gorgeous photographs! I loved my trip to the Cotswolds a few years ago, and your photos make me want to go back again!

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