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…

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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)…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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