I’ve become a country lass… and it only took one weekend in the countryside to turn me into one! I’ve been dreaming about wellington boots and water proof parkas ever since… and already have several countryside ‘proof’ items in my ASOS basket…
This past weekend I was kindly invited to my friend Ceri’s family home in Somerset. It was such a thrill to catch a bus to the countryside on a Friday afternoon… and it’s something I’m planning on doing more in the future.
On Saturday, I was taken to visit one of the grand stately homes in the area, called Tyntesfield. This magnificent home had once belonged to the Gibbs family, before it was bought by the National Trust in 2002.
The National Trust has become my new favourite discovery! It works to preserve and protect historic places and spaces. You remember all those grand homes you saw in Pride and Prejudice…? Most are apart of the National Trust! Everything that is preserved by them is open for the public to visit… there are over 350 heritage listed properties… I’ve already bought my membership and cannot wait to check out more places soon!
And if all that doesn’t convince you to get out of London… then let me appeal to your appetite… because roast dinner is just WAY better when eaten out in the countryside.