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The nineteenth-century English cleric Sydney Smith, who was consigned to the country for, as he felt, far too long, said in a letter to a friend: “I have no relish for the country; it is a kind of healthy grave”, and was concerned that it was a place “where creation will expire before tea-time”.
Do-it-yourself Thoughtful DIY plays a large role in country decoration. These ingenious shutters have been made with a piece of hand-painted stained glass.
But William Cowper, the eighteenth-century writer, best expresses the feelings of the confirmed country-lover, when he wrote: “God made the country and man made the town”. And so it is. If you happen to have the good fortune to be able to throw open your door and step into a field bordered by scarlet autumn maples, or fling open a window and hear nothing beyond bees, birds and a distant tractor, you will have found the perfect standard by which to measure daily tribulations.