Urban Fix

For the longest time, I’ve always seen myself as a country girl at heart.  I’m not really sure why I was under that illusion, especially since I’ve always lived and worked in the city.  But now that I’m living in the country, there are days when I absolutely long and yearn for the chaotic life and mess of the the metropolis.  However, I’m going to contradict myself now by saying, I cannot imagine living anywhere else but here, especially with a three-year-old daughter.  I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, the country is the best place to bring up children.  Already little T has made such lovely memories here like going down the harbour when the tide is out, and leaving a little patch of beach for her and her best-friend to play-in.

I still miss the city though, before little T my husband and I used to go to London to watch plays, musicals, go to museums or browse through books at Foyles, my favourite London bookshop.  Nowadays though, to get my must-have urban-fix we usually go to Exeter or when we’re up visiting my lovely in-laws at Woburn Sands, we usually hop on a train to visit the capital.  For any city person contemplating life in the country, a monthly urban fix is a must (this will save you from going nuts and weepy-longing for the city, it works for me!)

As you can see from above photo, even little T enjoys having her urban-fix too.  She loves shoes, she’s a girl after all 🙂

I’m actually counting the days till early February, since we are scheduled to visit the family and that means another lovely trip to London! I already have a particular place in mind to visit designer outlet UK in Wembley.  I’m hoping to be able to bag a sale, or am I too late for that?  If not, so looking forward to dining out in the many restaurants there and perhaps, little T can have even have a sip of her favourite babycino.  What about you?  Are you a country or city person?

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I'm a part-time writer, full-time mother and dog-walker living in a small English village by the sea with my husband, daughter and a dog named Doc.


  1. Great photos as always, Dean! Your photos & stories about country life do make it seem idyllic & an excellent place to raise kiddos.

      • Lol!!! Seriously! If only teleporting (or apparating like in Harry Potter) was real, so we could easily go back & forth between the city & country! 😀

        • I agree! Believe it or not, we are still actually trying to figure out a good compromise (apart from the urban-fix thing). If you have any ideas, do holler them out to me 🙂

  2. The Coffee Table Years

    Definitely a city girl. Have lived in London for about 17 years, minus a year spent in California. But with two kids and extortionate house prices, I’m starting to wonder if maybe I could live in a smaller city. Sometimes I found London just a tad too big.

    • Every time I mention a move to the city, my husband would always say “It’s always greener on the other side”. Like I mentioned though, at the moment, I can’t imagine living anywhere. But you’ll never know we might just do it, though not London. If ever we were to move, I’d choose Exeter or Bristol, still sort-of-in the country, but not really 🙂

  3. Kate @ Did That Just Happen?

    Okay, I’m in the middle, I’m very happy being a suburb girl! Outside the city, but still close enough!
    Love the shot of little T shopping! So super cute!

    • I did consider for awhile about moving to the suburbs, but my husband isn’t so keen. Oh well.

  4. Country for me for living – but with a good railway line to London, perhaps that’s as near as we can get to teleporting!

    • That’s a good one, “near a good railway line to London”! Our nearest is probably Bodmin – then Exeter, Truro or Plymouth!

  5. Victoria Welton (@VicWelton)

    Sounds like we are very similar in this approach 🙂 We moved to Somerset last year and up to that point I had always lived in Surrey and Berkshire. I do prefer it here but, like you, still need to get my fix of the city! Thanks for linking to PoCoLo x

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