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You. Are. Enough ❤
I recieved an email today from a really wonderful family who I worked with recently with a reference for my files. I was heartbroken to read just how undermined and lost she had felt in her parenting prior to our time together. Unfortunatly, it's something I hear over and over again.
You are always enough. You were always enough and you will always be enough. Even if everything else feels a little bit shit, you are a tiny someone's entire universe. If that's not enough to believe in yourself then I'll do it for you until you see it too- I'm your biggest cheerleader. ❤
Walked under this neat little #railway#bridge this afternoon between Winterbourne and Hambrook near #Bristol . The area is awash with features of road and rail. The M4, M32 and Bristol Parkway are all nearby. Winterbourne Church, which is next to the village's Medieval Barn can be seen through the arch. 🌉
Covering the Cotswolds.
I have been fortunate to land a career which I love and fits and works with my lifestyle. It’s not a 9-5 ‘job’ and you cannot have your own schedule. 90% of the time is working to someone else’s schedule and ensuring availability to liaise with clients 24/7.
I fell in love with houses whilst commuting to school!Passing through the villages i was captivated at how different and characterful they all are. The beauty of chocolate box houses and thatched cottages to enormous stunning manor houses. The architecture and history of each one intrigued me.
I was curious, watching the progression of various renovations and how, for example, a dowdy bungalow can be transformed into a stunning five bedroom double storey cotswold stone house!
My experience with solicitors and property development ( I have renovated 3 cotswold properties) has taught me valuable knowledge and I am happy to share my expertise and contacts with tradesmen, builders, planners, local authorities and solicitors.
With the vision (and budget), reliable common sense builders and tradesman your dream home can be achieved.
I have lived in Gloucestershire most of my life and currently live in Cheltenham with my daughter and two spaniels. Living both in the country and town has given me best of both worlds. However, each has their own advantages/disadvantages.
It’s not easy finding your perfect home. But I will work tirelessly to achieve this. #property#cotswolds#propertyforsale#propertyinvestment#propertyfinder#periodproperty#restoration#renovation#cheltenham#gloucestershire#houses#housesales#househunting
Made this Masala Chai Carrot Cake today with @rebeccadodds1 patiently sitting watching, waiting for the bowl to sweep clean with her wee little finger. She's a top baking pal. Highly recommend this recipe from @bakedbybenji in her new book The New Way to Cake - deeeeelicious and easy to throw together. Also, the cake-to-icing ratio is on point 👌🏼
Can you spot the little cast iron table and chairs in front of this house on Bourton-on-the-Water? Wouldn’t that just be the loveliest place to relax with a morning coffee? ☕
Sadly, that’s not on my agenda today. I’m on a mission to finish my spring clean - we still have a box of Christmas presents for the kids that need to find a cupboard to live in. Also, sometimes laundry with small children seems never-ending?! I know it will be such a good feeling once it’s all finished though and the weekend is in sight… wish me luck! 💛
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Doesn’t this scene just sum up Cotswold life? 🌳
Whenever we’re out exploring the area, we always end up chatting to local Cotswolders, as walkers here will often say a cheery hello as you walk past. We met this gentleman whilst taking photos of Arlington Row in Bibury and enjoyed the usual English small talk about our dogs and the weather that day. After saying our goodbyes, he continued his walk straight down into the river before wading out of sight, his little dog’s head just managing to stay out of the water! 💛
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Would you rather live in a city or a village? 🌆🏡 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In lots of ways, we loved city life - the museums, galleries, shops, restaurants were all hard to leave behind when we left London two years ago. But now that we live in a rural village, we can’t imagine losing the space, the greenery and the feeling of community that we have here. What would you choose? 💛
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Yesterday you told us your favourite months, and the beautiful, floral months of May and June were the clear favourites 🌺 So in honour of that, we’re posting a photo of Snowshill on a chilly, frosty morning devoid of any colour... ❄️ ⛄️ 😂
Ok so it’s not the most fitting picture for the occasion, but does seeing a frosty scene like this change any one’s minds about winter? I do love the sound of frost crunching underfoot and I think it’s very pretty in its own way, especially when you’re in a place as gorgeous as Snowshill 💛
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What’s your favourite month of the year? 🍂❄☀
I’m not completely sure which mine is (maybe May for spring flowers, or October for its autumnal colours?) but it’s definitely NOT January. Without Christmas to look forward to, I seem to suddenly notice the cold and winter starts to feel never-ending.
That said, I do love the late afternoon light that you get at this time of year. As we were leaving Bibury, the sun started to go down and the whole sky just popped with colour 🌅 These houses here are in Ablington, a sweet little village just a stone’s throw from Bibury. Unlike Bibury with its crowds of visitors, Ablington is a sleepy spot and its pretty houses have some wonderful views over the Coln valley. We only had time to hop out the car and take a few pictures as the sun was setting, but we’ll definitely be heading back to explore more and walk to Bibury along the River Coln.
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FRIDAY! Feeling very happy it’s the weekend tomorrow - I’m betting we’re not the only ones who found that week far too long?! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Even more excitingly, it’s Amelia’s first ballet lesson in the morning! 🩰 Ok, so she’s not even two and can barely walk without falling over, BUT it’s going to be adorable. She has to take a teddy to dance with her - I’m not sure I’m going to be able to handle the cuteness overload 😂
Then we’re off to pretty Chipping Campden for lunch and a wander. Any recommendations? ❤️
Kettle is boiling... Tea or coffee this Tuesday morning? ☕️ I adore that glowing yellow light in the cottages above.. and that inviting bench with a view! Wonder if they would mind me moving in? I don't take much room. Just need a cupboard with a packet of hob knobs. Love this by @joedanielprice
Now although this does look quintessentially English.. you may be surprised with a recent survey of the people that live in The Cotswolds! Recent DNA tests revealed they were collectively less than 50 per cent British, despite the majority of them believing they had no foreign blood.
A project that tested the DNA of nearly 120 residents in Bledington, Gloucestershire, found that despite the majority of residents – 56 per cent – thinking they wouldn’t see any results other than Great British, the village had genetic heritage spanning 18 separate global locations.
The test, which marks the first and largest project of its kind to test the DNA of a community of people in one concentrated area, found just 43 per cent of the DNA was Anglo Saxon, with not one participant’s DNA being 100 per cent British..
Do you know your DNA heritage? I have Irish, Italian, Welsh, and of course Viking bits... all sorts mixed in there.. so perhaps that's what being British means... a big collection of everyone from across the globe living in sponge cake happiness.
Great shot by @joedanielprice 🇬🇧 To be featured, follow and tag us. ‘Ta! 🇬🇧
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Dreamy winter scenes at Lower Slaughter 💛 Sometimes the sky seems even brighter and a more vibrant blue at this time of year! This iconic building is called the Old Mill and its origins date back to the Domesday Book (making it a whopping 1000 years old! 😮). It now houses a museum, cafe and craft shop, and makes the perfect little stopping spot before embarking on the gorgeous 25 minute cross-country stroll to Upper Slaughter.
Have a wonderful Saturday, lovelies. Amelia and I are off to Baby Ballet soon - exciting! 😍
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