Home is Where the Heart Is

I was tagged by the lovely Claire over at Six Degrees of Harmony to share where I call home and why, in Home is Where the Heart is.  So don’t worry, this isn’t some dodgy nineties television drama reference.

Although my side of the family are originally from the North-East, I have grown up and chosen to continue to live in the Lake District, Cumbria.  I actually can’t imagine living anywhere else.  My close family and many friends live here, but I just love the countryside.  When I was growing up, I never thought I’d ever say that as I really disliked living in the middle of nowhere with unreliable public transport and no “decent” shops.

Derwent Water

Now, I can truly appreciate the opportunities that living in this beautiful part of the world creates.  There’s the forests, lakes and fells, which provide awesome views from my bedroom windows!  And the shops are decent, local businesses, with a few chain stores thrown in for good measure.


I frequently commented during my time in London for Britmums Live 2015 how incredibly busy it is in city.  The hustle and bustle is ok for a break away from home, but I couldn’t live my daily life rushing with a million other people.  I love my quiet drive to work in the morning, listening to Ed Sheeran playing on the stereo and being able to belt out the tune alongside his rather dulcet tones.  This is just something I couldn’t do on an underground tube journey!  Haha!  Can you imagine?!

Whinlatter Forest

I do love living here and would recommend anyone visit the area as it really is just breathtakingly beautiful, as Donna found out!  Happy to provide tips to those visiting the area 🙂

I tag What the Redhead Said, Newcastle Family Life, Mumma Scribbles and Rachel in Real Life to take part!

2 thoughts on “Home is Where the Heart Is

    1. Thanks Donna! I do love it here. The surroundings are out of this world – I just don’t look at them hard enough as we’re so used to it x

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