Ever wondered what it is really like to live in the countryside? What is it that the vendors and estate agents don’t tell you when you set your heart on that idyllic country cottage? After living the rural life in semi-isolation for many years it is perhaps time to let others know what really happens behind that chocolate-box image.
Some people are lucky and find that the countryside offers all that they could wish for; a peaceful haven of tranquility in a cluttered world. Others can’t wait to hot-foot back to civilization where they don’t have to trek for miles to buy a bottle of milk, where the internet connections go faster than a snail and there is such a thing a public transport. It’s a case of winners and losers, give and take, but what is probably needed is a strong constitution and a good sense of humour.
These are my, sometimes quirky, insights into rural living. They won’t be the same for everyone but hopefully they will strike a chord with some of you out there. Where I’ve used photographs that are not my own I give grateful thanks to the talented photographers and acknowledge them on the Acknowlegements page.