Moving into a village in the countryside is something we have been dreaming about for the last few years. I grew up in a village, attending the village school, making life long friends and having the close community around us. Everyone knew each other and all the children, so you could play out without too much worry. The Hubby however grew up on the outskirts of a town, attending a much larger school. Although he had a lot of family around when growing up, he didn’t experience that close community feel that I did.
We bought our first house before we had even thought about starting a family, it was in a town. However it didn’t take long for us to decide that we wanted the quiet life. I think that having a family has really made us want that lifestyle even more.
Why we want a village life…..
When we visit family who live out in villages, life just seems more relaxed, more tranquil and more appealing to us. I’m under no illusions that a move will mean no more arguing with the kids about brushing their teeth, tidying their rooms or rushing in the morning to get to school on time. However village life seems more for us.
Raising our family out in a village would give the children that close community feel we don’t have in the town. Getting involved in local events, the children would attend the village school. We would love to have that full village life experience.
We plan to have chickens for their eggs and grow some of our own vegetables. So we can help encourage the children to learn more about what they eat and where it comes from.
Not only do we have our two children to think about, we also have our 4 legged friends as well. Oakley and Tash our crazy Spaniels. It’s important that they get exercised daily, but also that we enjoy this as a family. So in a village surrounded by fields it will mean we are able to get out and explore more of our new home, but also be more active.
We have chosen the village we want to live in, it’s about 20 miles outside of our town. Which doesn’t make it completely rural but far enough out to be surrounded by beautiful fields and woodlands. We can’t wait to be able to enjoy waking up to the sounds of birds singing, instead of a cars speeding past the house. Walk the children to school daily instead of having to drive them. Grow our own vegetables and collect eggs for breakfast.
Although our village dream won’t be happening anytime soon. One day it will happen and we can’t wait to embrace a new lifestyle.