VIDEO - The Garden Cottage Diaries
- Category: Podcasts
- Created: Tuesday, 07 October 2008 15:13
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For a full year, Fiona Houston recreated the lifestyle of her ancestor, living in a basic one-roomed cottage on her own resources, as a challenge to compare it with today’s diet and lifestyle. Find out in this fascinating, funny and honest account how she donned historic dress and lived on a shoestring; how she chopped wood, ate from her garden, fashioned her own soap, quills and candles, and waged heroic battles with mice, mould and fleas.
Fi is known to readers of the Glasgow Herald as The History Woman.
Here she is, back in the present day, looking over her visitors' book and reflecting on life in the cottage: