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…

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One of the aspects that I love the most about living in the countryside (aside from the quiet, laid-back way of living – away from the hustle and bustle) is the changing seasons. We have now been living here in the Worcestershire countryside for almost a whole year now. It is completely different to rural North Wales (our previous home) and yet still equally as…

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The change in the seasons and weather is always a bit tougher on me, as a Mum, when the winter blues can start to set in. I find it harder when the sun doesn’t burst through the curtains in the morning, calling me out to play each day. I am no longer getting up every morning with a spring in my step, or whistling away in the shower. The…

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The sun is finally starting to appear – at last! And when it is lovely and warm outside, I can’t sit inside. We live in a semi-rural part of North Wales. In a little village. We’re surrounded by fields and lanes and the most amazing countryside and surroundings to explore and discover together. At times, living here can feel isolated though. Especially in the Winter months,…

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I have a confession to make. I feel dreadful telling you this, but I need to get it off my chest. It’s that I haven’t been running in weeks (maybe months) and I feel so awful at the moment. I feel like my Mum-tum is back and I feel so tired all of the time. I’m sure it’s partly due the weather change; it’s such…

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