{Four} rural scenes, that’re fuelling our dreams of moving out to the countryside.



Right now we can’t stop dreaming about moving house, and heading further into the countryside. Where we live now is lovely, but it’s kind of neither one thing nor the other. It’s not got a busy urban feel (where you can walk down the road to grab a coffee, or ever even consider leaving the car at home for the day) yet isn’t quite proper countryside either. Jason’s been desperate to move somewhere truly rural for a good couple of years now, and all of a sudden I’m right there with him. This little house of ours has served us well over the past few years and we love it so much, but I think we’re starting to outgrow this space. Once our wedding is out of the way, I think it’ll be time for us to start thinking about spreading our wings. Until then, we’ll just have to keep dreaming…

1. A basket-full of freshly laid eggs (for poached-egg mornings, & pancake weekends)

2. A littl’un and a kid (the very picture of an idyllic childhood)

3. A feast caught, cooked, and eaten all outdoors (what better way to spend a long, warm summer evening?)

4. A collection of tomatoes, straight from the vine (perfect eaten just as they are, with a sprinkling of flaky salt between each bite)

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  • http://www.bluebellandbumpkin.blogspot.com Beccy

    Lovely post Rosie! We’re leaving London this year for Buckinghamshire and cannot wait. Whilst it won’t be the complete countryside living we want (we still have to commute into London daily) it’s a step in the right direction!

    Beccy ~ Bluebell & Bumpkin

  • http://mukuba2002.blogspot.com zaby

    are you able to slow down to live in a rural area?

  • http://justabookworm.com Maria @ A bookworm’s life

    We currently live in a place that combines both rural & city living, I suppose. We walk & cycle to shops, coffee shops, and restaurants but we are also a 5 minute walk away from meadows, the river and open countryside. Which is pretty awesome!
    However, I long for the day when we can move to a properly rural place; I think my dream location would be a farmhouse outside a small town or village. Bliss!

  • http://mutedmornings.blogspot.se Mimmi

    Such a lovely post! It makes me long for a little house in the countryside.

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  • http://Www.louiesmummy.blogspot.com Heidi-Elizabeth

    I know exactly your sentiment. We live in the same situation, not close enough to benefit from urban life but not exactly in the country either. We are in the process of buying our first house out in the countryside, a satellite village in the shire. It may be small but the location is spot on for long countryside walks and that village lifestyle I so crave!
    I couldn’t be more excited!!


  • http://samsamcherie.blogspot.com Samantha

    2 and 4…those could definitely get me to move to the countryside! I think animals are such a great part of childhood, they definitely help create an appreciation for nature! And tomatoes? Can one ever have enough? Yum :)
    ~ Samantha

  • http://www.jemimajaneblog.com jemima

    Hello! I’ve recently discovered your blog and thought I should buckle up and comment rather than silently reading.

    …I hear you, right there! Nothing makes me happier than the thought of packing up and moving out to a tiny little rural cottage. The fresh produce, the constantly being surrounded by nature, it just sounds so perfect…

    One day I will! And I hope you guys do too!

  • http://www.thenextactivity.com Meryl

    My friend Elissa pointed me in direction of your blog (she used to work with your fiance :) ) and I’m in love.

    Completely sympathise with your desire to move to the country. Is there a particular region or area you have in mind?

    Meryl x

  • http://amberluiselove.blogspot.com Amber

    I love the countryside, but at the moment only for breaks! I’d feel too isolated I think and I love busy cities. That kid actually looks like she could be yours! ;) the basket of eggs does make me wish I had chickens though… x

  • http://asimpleelegance.com arielle

    the countryside is where it’s at! and these photos are just darling. you two will be happy wherever you go, I’m sure.

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

  • http://ancaslifestyle.co.uk/ Anca

    I would love to live in the countryside too. A small cottage, 15 min away from a big city, my husband & our dog with lots of space around us sounds like haven. Not a dream we can realize at the moment, but maybe in the future.

    Anca @ ancaslifestyle

  • http://www.sallytangle.blogspot.com Sallytangle

    I’m right there with you! It’s weird as all my life i have envisioned wanting to be in the bigger smoke, and craved the hustle and bustle of city life, largely ‘cos i have only ever known a rural life, spending most of my teens in the middle of nowhere in Scotland. Being where we are now means that the Lakes are only on our doorstep and a mere 10 minutes in a car or on a bike and its green as far as the eye can see. Plus now im not living at home i love any excuse to go and hide away in the hills and by the sea with my parents. Why did i not appreciate how beautiful it all was when i was growing up?!

    I just don’t get people who never set foot outside a city – it’s a crime!!! I love any excuse now and i don;t blame you at all. For our next move it will probably be somewhere in the middle of nowhere or by the sea. But don’t tell my parents, they’d relish the fact that they had been right all along ;)

  • http://www.farmbrews.blogspot.com CG

    Do it!…and don’t look back :) There is nothing better than eggs from your own ladies and knowing exactly where your food comes from.


  • http://bluehairinbelgium.blogspot.be Kerri H

    I do love the countryside. I would quite like to live somewhere that I can look out of my windows and just enjoy a view.

    ~ K

  • http://oddlylovely.com Cat

    I totally understand this fascination! I grew up on a horse ranch, but live in a more urban area now. I’m not picturing I’ll live here forever, but in my 20s it’s kind of nice to have everything so close (plus I live just 10 minutes from my job!)


  • http://www.kalanchoe.co.uk/ Katie Matthews

    I’m contemplating moving back to the countryside too. I’d be devastated if my parents ever sold my childhood home. It’s so idyllic and has all the typical ‘farm’ things! The kid holding the lamb used to be me!

    Good luck finding your perfect place to settle!

    Katie <3

  • http://www.fromlucywithlove.co.uk Lucy

    Great little post lovely! Joe and I made the move to Wiltshire last year and haven’t looked back – it is so nice being out in the open. We have Salisbury close by for the days when we feel like being around something more vibrant and ‘widescreen’ skies a-plenty! Go for it!x

  • http://kirstenlearns.com Kirsten

    YAY how exciting! My husband & I are looking to move to the country by the end of the year and I CAN’T WAIT. We are secretly a 70-year old couple, I am sure of it.

    Kirsten | kirstenlearns.com

  • Scarlett

    I’m right there with you. We’ve recently moved from the city centre to semi rural bliss, and so far it feels absolutely the right decision. Of course it helps having all this beautiful weather! We’re in a tiny, picturesque village yet just 20 minutes away from the city – and places that sell a decent coffee! I think id struggle with proper rural living though – i grew up in the countryside proper, and it can be terribly isolating if you’re not careful. Good luck with your dreaming & planning!

  • https://shewearsburgundy.blogspot.co.uk Jo

    We used to have chickens in our garden until recently, and I really miss them – fresh eggs are just so much better than bought! Believe me, it’s hard to go back!

    Jo xx

    She Wears Burgundy

  • http://www.chasingmyextraordinary.com/ Kenzie Smith

    I know how you feel when you say you are ready to move out to the countryside. Those photos are gorgeous!

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