English Country Living

29 August 2016

Bank Holidays in the UK form the perfect excuse to escape busy city life and venture out into the countryside. I'm fortunate enough that my parents live right in the middle of the english countryside, surrounded by rolling hills, picturesque villages and not a main road in sight. Last weekend I took full advantage of their countryside residence, and paid the 'rents a visit. It's been baking hot in London recently, so a bit of fresh country air was definitely a welcome change. 

My weekend was filled with my Mum's baking, lots of walking and some good ol' fish & chips - just what the doctor ordered. The pictures in this post were all taken in Ross-on-Wye, just across from the Welsh border, in fact, it's so close that most of the locals speak welsh. It's around a two hours drive from London, but it feels worlds apart.

I grew up as a country girl, always living way out in the sticks, but in the year I've spent living in London, it seems I've become a complete townie. A few months back my parents got chickens so that they could have fresh eggs every morning, and whilst I've been enjoying the egg deliveries every couple of months, I hadn't actually met them. When I planned this last minute trip home, meeting the chickens was at the top of my list, however it turns out that I'm actually terrified of chickens! I couldn't stroke them or pick them up without squealing and I don't think I've ever moved as fast as I did when they all started flapping their wings, which everyone else found hilarious!

All in all, I had a lovely weekend, and the extra day made it the perfect excuse to get away, take some time out for myself and just relax. It's funny how a bit of fresh air and open space allows you to open up your mind and really reflect on your goals, wants and needs. I'm currently on my way back to London right now, stuck in the bank holiday traffic, so it's adios for now, beautiful Ross-on-Wye. 

1 comment

  1. I love the country side! I'm definitely more of a country girl than a city girl. Sounds like you had a lovely time.


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