When we were driving around the Midlands looking for a family home two years ago one thing that Dave and I were pretty certain on was that we wanted a countryside location to settle into. Both of us had grown up in the countryside as children and as a result I guess we both feel more ‘at home’ in this kind environment.
We like rural living…the slow pace & quietness.
We found a wonderful home in a pretty village in Worcestershire and settled into it immediately. It definitely offers our family-of-four the best of both worlds – escapism and fresh air, but also the ability to go into town to do shopping and meet friends when we need to.
Having fields, woods, lanes, paths and parks on our doorstep is such a wonderful place to live, grow up and play for our four-year-old twins, Harry & Lottie.
A long, family walk in the sunshine at the weekend is an activity that we like to do together when we can. We all LOVE it. We chat, the children run around and hide; plus the exercise feels good.
On our walk this weekend I’m wearing my new denim Joules dress + Joules accessories (below), that the lovely people from Joules sent me! It’s my absolute favourite dress of the season so far!
Lottie is checking (above) if I like butter by holding a yellow butter-cup up to my chin. I can confirm that I do!
Dave and I have said that we all need to spend far more time outside together this summer; whether it just be playing in the garden, going to the beach to throw stones into the sea, collecting sticks in the woods or hiding in the cornfields – no matter how simple. We’re therefore planning more family adventures soon.
Love, Jess x