While going through my 100s of blog drafts for a clear out I came across one titled “Why I Hate Living In The Countryside” and my instant thought was I don’t hate it anymore. Although it has it’s downsides and I would love to spend a short period of time living in a city at some point in my life, I’ve grown to love the countryside and would definitely consider settling down in a country town.
Why I love Living In The Countryside…
Fields that go on for miles, country walks and singing birds are pretty high on my list. You can’t beat a bike ride along country lanes, taking in the fresh air and spotting all the different wildlife. As a child I was always exploring new places, finding paths that would lead my imagination some place new.
People are less rushed in the country, everyone has time for a coffee and a chat to the neighbours, you get a friendly vibe that you could ask strangers for help if you needed to. There’s more appreciation and a peaceful silence always fills the area. Thatched cottages are something you wouldn’t find in a city, along with a roosters crow telling you it’s the morning and deers running through the fields behind your house.
In the countryside you find big manor houses with huge grounds, from years back that have been passed through centuries of families and are now open to the public, these photos were taken at Ragley Hall based just outside of Stratford upon Avon (the home of Shakespeare). It has a huge house you can walk around and the grounds go on forever. The gardens are beautifully looked after and it’s surrounded by woodland walks. I really enjoy these days out and it’s definitely something I would miss if I lived in the city.
“Going outside and seeing trees instead of buildings, hearing birds instead of people, smelling grass instead of car fumes, picking up blackberries instead of garbage” – Judi Jackson Faulk