About 5 years ago we moved from a small town to a lovely little village called Normandy which is around 38 miles south of London. If you’re not sure where that would be, here we are on the Map
The house we live in was kind of a mess when we bought it, but over the years we have slowly done bits and pieces to it and it now definitely feels like home. I will get around to doing a house tour at some point but for now, here is a sneak peek of our home at it’s prettiest last winter.
My favourite room in the house has to be the kitchen. It took me a long time to get it to how I like it, but it’s pretty much there now. Here’s another peek!
The guest bedroom has now been changed into Austin’s nursery and I absolutely love it!
Most days I will now take Austin out for a walk around the area. There are some lovely little roads to stroll around and it’s very peaceful. We are surrounded by farms and meadows so it’s a lovely place for a buggy walk – Austin has a nap whilst I get some exercise and some peace!
My other favourite thing to do is to stop off in the next road. My parents live there, but so does a man called Alan. He has an allotment in the vilage and grows his own organic fruit and veg. He sells it all on a little stall at the end of his drive on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. It is so much better than anything you’d buy from the local shops or supermarket and cheaper too! Alan is such a friendly guy and I love the fact that he has a price list on a chalk board, as well as an honesty box and trusts that we will all pay for what we take home. Here are some photos of Alan’s hard work
On the way back, I usually stop off and have a cup of tea with a lovely lady called Barbara. I met her in the doctor’s surgery recently and overheard her telling someone she was very lonely now that her husband had died. I went over to talk to her and we’ve been friends ever since!
Another great place in our community is the Social club. They run line dancing classes each week as well as bingo on Friday nights, a quiz and supper once a month, live country music every fortnight, a weekly slimming group and yoga classes too.
I’ve actually just emailed the boss man to ask about the slimming and yoga classes as I think they’ll be fun. It’s a good 20 minute walk from my house too, so makes for great exercise while I’m at it. We’re going to give the quiz a go next month too – I shall report back!
Another place I love to visit is the farm shop at the end of my road. They grow all vegetables on site as well as preparing their own meat to sell. They have lovely animals roaming around to stroke when you arrive too! Hunts Hill Farm is run by John and Georgina. Everyone in the village knows and loves them. They visit all the local farmers markets and they have the best sausages for miles around!
Do you live somewhere similar and enjoy village life as much as we do? Or do you live in a city, or maybe on a farm? I’d love to hear and read about the different places you live!
Thanks for reading!