Looking towards the Malvern Hills from the Malvern Common.

All the pretty houses

“Old houses, I thought, do not belong to people ever, not really, people belong to them.” – Gladys Taber 

One of my favourite things about living in England is the houses. Every village, town and city has its centuries of history preserved in the homes its residents live in. While Australia has a small amount of architectural history, it pales in comparison to places like the U.K.

I’m pretty sure I’ve pointed out a home I’ve liked to Adam almost ever day since our arrival. Being a sucker for a good story, I get so much delight out of thinking about all the people who’ve lived in these buildings over the years.  What were their names, what did they do, what food did they cook and what flowers did they plant in the garden?

Large cottage in English town of Malvern, Worcestershire

House on the eastern edge of the Malvern Hills overlooking the Severn Valley

Chimney pot envy.

Looking through the front gate of a property near the Malvern Common in Worcestershire.

Cottage with white fence nestled into the Malvern Hills, Worcestershire.

Ivy and ferns cover the front entrance of a house with a sage green arched door.

That door!

Georgian style house in Malvern, Worcestershire

Can’t you just imagine sitting in a slightly worn, super squishy armchair with a good book, roaring fire and mug of tea in front of some of those front windows?! #bliss

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