Well it seems that leaving suburbia for the country is THE fashionable thing to do. Tom and Barbara have left our leafy London suburbia to expand their one dog to two dogs, a donkey and several acres of vegetable garden. Not one to be outdone, I told my darling hubby, in no uncertain terms, that we just had to move.
So this blog is the result of the musings of a rather batty townie attempting the good life. Trying desperately to keep up with the rural Joneses, my capers chart my transformation as I move from the Big Smoke to countryside idyll and often include my absurdly patient husband, teenage 4 year old, fearless toddler as well as two rather bonkers cats and a working cocker spaniel puppy named Monty. My main aim each day is to somehow weather the chaos and reach gin o’clock with some sanity intact!
I mean how hard can it be to stir up a pot of jam or make your own clothes – Barbara has been doing it for years! My Dubarry boots and never worn Barbour will be just divine against the backdrop of the Hampshire countryside and perhaps I might even keep some chickens?!
I also blog at NFU Countryside and you can catch my adventures with our puppy, Monty, here!