It’s the country life for me…

Have you ever had that deep pining feeling to be in the country, live off the land, raise animals and always have a pie cooling on the window sill Snow White style? Perhaps not… But I think we all have a little bit of country in us, some more than others.

My name is Colleen, I live in suburban Surrey with my 5 year old son Harrison and our tortoiseshell cat called Toast. We live in a little Victorian terrace workers cottage built in the 1890s. It’s adorable and chocolate box and we love it!

It’s not a small holding or a ranch and the garden is not all that huge. But it’s ours and it’s ours to make whatever we want.

I have always wanted to be in the country. As a child I wanted to live on a farm, as I got older the desire to be in the countryside and be self sufficient hasn’t gone away, in fact it only got stronger.



We may not all be able to go the whole hog and go full Laura Ingalls Wilder or get the picture perfect ranch lifestyle like Amy Fleming from Heartland (If you have no idea what I am talking about then watch the series, you will love it!), but we can make our own country dream in our own little corner of the world. I’m going to share my journey with you from recipes to gardening, successes and failures.

If you want to join me here’s what you are going to need:

  • A positive go get ’em attitude
  • A dreamers mentality
  • A pinch of crazy
  • And a notebook… always have a good notebook.

So is it possible to have the country lifestyle feeling in a busy suburb? I guess we are going to find out.