Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Country Livin'

Last September, we moved 5 miles up the road from our old house to become country bumpkins. My dad is training to be a minister and we live just up the road from his church, sandwiched between a country road and the fields. Usually, I wouldn't think twice about how amazing  this is, purely because I have always lived a 10 minute walk away from fields, but now I really do live in the country. 

 It takes less than a minute to get from our house to the fields outside of our house which you can see from some of the bedrooms, and they are gorgeous. I can't believe I don't appreciate them as much as I should. My friends came down from London and absolutely loved it which it made me realise I should appreciate it a lot more than I do.

 You don't have to walk for long to appreciate how pretty it is. Its nice to just be out in the fresh air and doing something rather than just sitting cooped up inside. Its definitely one of my aims to walk more when I am home. 

 It only takes half an hour to walk round the loop but that half an hour is so calming and refreshing, as well as being good for me, so it is definitely something I'm going to try and make the effort to do more often.

Do you live in the countryside? Are you like me and take where you live for Granted? Are you wanting to change that?


  1. I grew up in the countryside - in a rural town, honesty I hated it, everything was so far away (like 20 miles away for the cinema and decent stores). I can appreciate the quietness and how pretty the countryside is, but I need to be close to things these days - so I now live in the suburbs of a huge city and love it.

    1. I agree - I used to hate living so far away from the decent things. However, now I am older I do appreciate it, like you say. I think I like being near to both country and city - I live in Canterbury which is a pretty good balance between good shops, the cinema but also greenery isn't too far away! xx

  2. I used to live in New Zealand which is like a giant gorgeous field! I definitely miss it now living in London, but there are benefits to both. I think I will move back to the country in a few years! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

    1. wow, I bet it was amazing! There definitely are benefits to both, its so hard to decide what I prefer! But I do think I need to appreciate it more when I go home xx


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