There are a couple of big-house blogs in this list. They are the ones that I visit respectfully, where I sip tea from a china cup in the front room but refrain from expressing an opinion and don’t really know the occupants.

The blogs I’ve taken to my heart are the small homes, where one devoted blogger invites me to sit at the kitchen table. These writers share their triumphs and failures, their hopes and aspirations and feel very much like real world friends.

This list is not exhaustive but I am exhausted so I will add more when time allows.

A Coastal Plot. Sam is the blogging neighbour I would ask for a cup of sugar.
Aromatic Essence. Mouth-watering food from Freda.
Art and Soul. ‘Reading, writing, baking. Sometimes all at once.’ Sounds familiar, Claire!
Attic24. Lucy, the guru of all things crochet.
Circle of Pine Trees. For leaves and twigs and other ordinary things presented beautifully.
Coastal Crochet. Lovely crochet by the sea.
Cozy Things. Never has knitting been this entertaining. Hilarious.
Dolci a go-go. A sweet way to refresh my Italian.
Fabuous Fare Sisters. Full of all my favourite foods.
5ftinf. Stunning photography. A visual feast.
From Berkshire To Buckingham. This is my guilty pleasure.
Half Baked In Paradise. Nice writing with a French flavour from Osyth.
Life As We See It. Travel vicariously with The Grey Eye.
Life In Between. Meet Jodi, an artist, and my favourite guest-poster, a dog.
Lynz Real Cooking. Incredible food and intriguing memoir. A mighty woman.
Modern Mrs. Darcy. Books, books and more books. I like most of what she likes.
On The Road Cooking. Food cooked in the cab of a truck. Seriously.
Orangette. A big-time successful food blog…and it’s easy to see why.
Patchwork Chickens. and patchwork bunnies and hares and general cuteness.
People Of Pancho. An elegant family history in photographs.
Poshbird in Quillan. Following the restoration of a home in France. Wonderful!
Posie Gets Cozy. Almost unbearably beautiful.
Retirement And Beyond. Joan explores Cork, Europe and Beyond.
Silverpebble. Pretty jewellery inspired by nature.
Swapna’s Kitchen. Very tempting Indian food.
Tales From A Happy House. Exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a nice one.
Time No Matter. The warmest heart and a dose of sunshine from my friend Kat.
The Beauty Of Words. A compilation of all things wordy.
The Quince Tree. Jam-packed with common sense.
The Ugly Volvo. Under the hood of motherhood. Very funny.
Tournicote…à cloche pied. Adorable crochet in French.
Treehouse Reads. Book reviews by an eleven year old I know.
We Love Little Things. Me too!
Victo Dolore. A family physician invites us behind the screen.
Vintage Sheet Addict. A lovely, homely blog.
WOW! Women-On-Writing. I read this for a kick-in-the-arse when I need one.
Zeens and Roger. A colourful and crafty place.
Zoale. Fantastic food with a Greek twist.