Our Country Life
Just before bath time we went out for a mile tour from our front door.
We live on a small estate of about 100 houses which looks like it should never have been allowed to be built. An island of brick and stone in a sea of green.
We want to boys to appreciate how lucky they are to have sheep and horses as their neighbours so went to meet them over the fence!
In the field behind our house live 2 horses, a white lady and Penfold, a magnificent black beauty. Our rickety fence is 4 feet high so they can peek over for strokes. But yesterday about 30 sheep arrived! They make the dogs go wild but are a lovely sight in the morning. (Our bedroom is the tall window in the middle.)
The farm behind has 5 little business units (I dream of taking one over as my home from home office one day) within it's grounds and we let the boys walk in the driveway but only in the turning area even though they were desperate to see the tractors up close.
We drove up a road called Canada Coombe to the top of the hill and met 2 very friendly horses, a few chickens, pigs and some loud donkeys! It felt like a treat to be out as the sun was getting low in the sky and they got to splash in some puddles.
Sometimes, there is no where better than the British countryside.