12/28/2011 // 30 comments

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.

28 / 28 / 2011

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


Aspiring Kennedy

28 / 28 / 2011

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


28 / 28 / 2011

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


28 / 28 / 2011

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.


Christine Charlton

28 / 28 / 2011

Ah gorgeous photos, I absolutely heart the Cotswolds.


28 / 28 / 2011

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


28 / 28 / 2011

A misty dreamworld!

Igor Josifovic

28 / 28 / 2011

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


28 / 28 / 2011

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

Jan Weiss

28 / 28 / 2011

Gorgeous! Wish I was there.

Nordic Bliss

28 / 28 / 2011

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

Pinecone Camp

28 / 28 / 2011

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!

Urban Nester

28 / 28 / 2011

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


Justina Blakeney

28 / 28 / 2011

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


29 / 29 / 2011

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


29 / 29 / 2011

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

xox Ashleigh


29 / 29 / 2011

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

Julie-White Tapestry

29 / 29 / 2011

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

LatteLisa Lisa Hjalt

29 / 29 / 2011

You've totally sold me The Cotswolds ;-)

so serene & dreamy!

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


30 / 30 / 2011

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

Divina Chita Brasil

30 / 30 / 2011

Lovely place!!!

Kayla Poole

30 / 30 / 2011

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.

Mary Middleton Design

30 / 30 / 2011

Truly perfect. Have a happy New Year x


31 / 31 / 2011

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!


31 / 31 / 2011

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

Splendid Willow

31 / 31 / 2011

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,


Clara Turbay

01 / 1 / 2012

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



09 / 9 / 2012

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