Inspired by two vintage English cookery books "You Can't Ration These" and "The Country Life Cookery Book" (both of which can be found at Persephone Books in London), this retreat will embrace the homey English winter, frost and all. We will cook together, and Natasha Seidel of Taking a Moment in Time will teach us to knit & weave fireside with local, English wool in natural hues. Tea will be plentiful. As will pudding. Our evenings will be spent around the table over glasses of wine, hearty roasts, and caramelized root vegetables, and our mornings will be wiled away chatting, reading, writing, and photographing. One morning we will brave the chill for a dawn photography walk to capture the mesmerizing winter light, and one day will be spent exploring the cottage dotted countryside and the local area, cameras in hand.