Guys, it’s literally been One Whole Freakin’ Year since we moved from busy London and a beautiful flat in Wimbledon we truly loved, to an even more beautiful home right on the edge of the Cotswolds. We’ve got the best of two worlds and could not be happier!
While London was comfortable and obviously exciting for so many reasons, nothing beats getting fresh eggs from a hatched house 3 minutes away. Beats any coffee place or restaurant in London. Well, almost.
Here’s a list of the lessons we learned after our first year in a tiny village we got to call home.
- You can survive without takeaways (although missing Wasabi every other week)
- Homemade tea or hot chocolate are just as good as Starbucks
- People say Hi to you on the street. Say Hi back
- There’s more sheep than people. Still counting
- Wellies are the first buy you should make
- Tomatoes taste better from the garden
- Eggs come from real chicken
- It’s OK to have mud under your nails, for days in a row
- Cost of living is so much cheaper!
- Countryside is anything BUT boring
- There’s always something to discover just around the corner
- Do not drive over the dead birds
- Neighbours make you cookies
- You spend less or no money when you go for a walk
- Make sure you get everything on your shopping list otherwise you need to drive again to a shop
- There’s actually stars on the sky
- You won’t really miss anything. But you might find yourself.
- London isn’t that far
- Home can be many places and people.
- It was the best decision ever
We only get one life to live, we better live it happy and doing good. Moving from the capital to a tiny village was not a bad idea, after all.
Images taken by Kalura Photography.