Join me on my journey from self-confessed townie to country bumpkin!
When our dearest friends, Tom and Barbara (of course!) left our leafy London suburbia to expand their one dog to two dogs, a donkey and several acres of vegetable garden, we thought it was time for us to make the move from town to country too. You can read about how it all started here.
Trying desperately not to show myself up in front of the rural Joneses, I started writing about our countryside capers turning from townie to bumpkin when we moved lock, stock and barrel from London to Hampshire in 2013. These episodes in getting to grips with country life often feature my absurdly patient husband Jerry and the tears, tantrums and tiaras of our two girls (Primrose aged 9 and Poppy aged 6) as well as various animals (two cats, two rather bonkers spaniels, Monty and Dora, 5 hens and a cockerel and 6 ducks at last count). To be honest, I think that most of my writing is about weathering the chaos and reaching gin o’clock with at least some sanity intact!
Moving from a chocolate box cottage in the village to a derelict farmhouse with four acres, these days I can be found knee deep in mud mostly or chasing errant ducks when I am not tip tapping away at my desk.
If you’re interested in taking a look at more of my writing and reading some of the features I have written, then head over here for samples of my work and a list of publications I have written for.