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So while Mr L has been enjoying himself at the National Space Centre on a ‘conference’ I’ve been here in the lovely sunshine with the sheep oh and builders. Yes builders came to start rebuilding the old barn attached to our house for our renovation but after half a day doing stuff they went home, the footings aren’t wide enough but there’s a plan and doesn’t take much to fix. And I’m being so bloomin patient about it,that patient I went to have a chat with the sheep. #onedayatatime #onedayitwillhappen #patience #rurallife #ruralphotography #countryliving #sheep #ruralviews #ourhome #ourhomeinthevalley #nearlygotawallup #baa #ruralpictures #beingneighbourly #chattingwiththeneighbours
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What a day weather wise and if Mr L says to me “drowned rats come to mind” one more time (he’s said it everytime I’ve come back inside today) well I’d be rich, rich I tell ya. Anyway hope all my fellow welshies are safe? #stormcallum #batteredWales #rain #wind #storm #pumpkins #rarefindhere #pinkroses #home #ourhomeinthevalley #countryliving #countrylife #homeiswheretheheartis #liveupamountain #lovehearts #saturday #saturdaynight #pheasants #autumn
Whoo it’s a windy rainy day here in Mid Wales. This lovely garden sign from @pottingsheddesigns came just in time gawd knows where the fairies 🧚‍♀️ 🧚‍♂️ have been blown too. #fairies #fairiesinourwood #wales #pottingsheddesigns #loveit #windyday #rain #stormcallum #ourhome l#ourhomeinthevalley #countryliving #rurallife
We have some amazing sunsets sadly I don’t get to see them often but tonight I did and the sky was on fire. #sunset #welshsunset #home #homesweethome #countryliving #countrylife #ruralphotography #skiesonfire #amazing #ourhomeinthevalley #viewfromthegarden #lucky
Frosty autumnal morning in the Welsh Countryside. The leaves are so colourful but dropping off the trees really quickly now. I’ve dropped the breakfast baskets off to the glampers, usually a job for Mr L at the Weekend but he’s in Stafford at the bird show selling birds, he did mention about bringing some new ones back, I asked if “he could bring some pink ones back”His answer 🙄#frostymorning #country #countryliving #rurallife #sunday #autumnleaves #ourhome #ourgarden #2acres #loveourhome #happy #ourhomeinthevalley #canyouseethesnail #canyouseethesheep
A guest just said “ wow you e got a long lane, it’s amazing” I said “ I know” then she said “ wow you’ve got a lovely house” I said “ I know” She didn’t however say “ wow you’ve got a pumpkin” shocking isn’t it 🙄😂😂 #ourhomeinthevalley #ourhome #countryliving #countrylife #rurallife #oneoftwofrontdoors #lovehearts #pumpkin #candle #farrowandball #farrowandballlichen #welshstone #
Gawd Monday night out meant that I only got my shit together today, can I say shit on insta. Which is all good because we have glamping guests today more concrete came for the footings of our barn renovation/extension so it was so long moat. Living a rural life is pretty awesome until you need stuff done then you learn that “ it’ll get done when it’s done” quickly. Pic is of the top of our garden where the smaller of our woods are, this old rusty wheelbarrow was just yelling at me to plant up in the summer so I did. Enjoy your evening I’m off to see which chicken walked on the new concrete 🙄 #home #smallpartofourgarden #ourhomeinthevalley #oldwheelbarrow #planting #wood #countryliving #countrylife #rurallife #rural_love #ruralwales #loveourhome #loveourgarden #happylife #busylife #
We just fall in love with this place more every day. I know I’ve said that before but it’s really true. Someone asked us yesterday if we’d ever move simultaneously we both replied “no” were actually converting the barn attached to the house into a shower room, toilet, office and our new bedroom so in our later years even if we can’t get up the stairs it really won’t matter. Last year we were on holiday in America so missed some of autumns colour, this year we’re in awe, it’s so pretty. You may see lots more autumnal pics, I make no apologies. Enjoy your Monday we’re off on a day/night out in the city.#countryliving #rurallife #countrygocity #daydate #nightdate #autumncolour #ourhomeinthevalley #loveourhome ##windowthroughthehedge
Just sitting waiting for tonight’s Glamping guests, it’s been a busy old day but again glorious weather. Mr L is cooking my dinner, he knows how to woo me haha😉. But he’s getting them outside windows cleaned tomorrow 🙈Enjoy you’re evening #sunnydays #gloriousweather #busyday #glampingguests #sunnybedroom #moderncountry #fourposterbed #rockingchair #sheepskinrug #bestbedever #buddah #calm #hygge #cosyroom #bedroom #needspainting #anotherroomtopaint #countryfarmhouse #doublewindowroom #autumndays #lateseptembersun #myhome #myhomevibe #ourhomeinthevalley #ourhomeinthevalley
Faffing about with cushions today, Mr L commented that he watched me for about 10 mins the other day faffing and rearranging photos on the little table. I can’t help it if it doesn’t sit right with me I have to faff. So for now the cat cushion is gonna live on this chair because Georgie loves this chair, no other reason but the cat loves this chair 🤪. #catcushion #cats #rockingchair #jomalone #candles #whiteroses #homedecor #moderncountry #farmhouse #farmhousestyle #firesidedecor #fireside #simple #cosy #cosyinterior #hygge #hyggehome #lovemyhome #countryfarmhouse #postwhatyoulove #freeupmyinsta #ourhomeinthevalley #catlover #livingroomdecor #colourmyhome #firesidechair #faffthegaff #faffforthecat #faffingabout #toomatchthecat
When the only time your “make do for now kitchen” is clean is when there’s only you in 😊#rejoice #cleankitchen #makedokitchen #countryfarmhouse #countrydecor #cantwaittohaveanewone #looksbetterthanitwas #countrylife #farmhouse #ourhome #ourhomeinthevalley
Love this time of the evening when all the cats have been fed and now asleep, the chickens are all in their house and Jons fed his birds. We’ve just had a walk up our lane listening to the evening song of the birds and planning always planning, just about our renovation project we’re doing at the min, nothing new, but give it time. #ourgate #ourlane #country #countryliving #countryfolk #feelingblessed #happy #planning #renovationproject #rural #ruralpictures #inthesticks #middleofnowhere #autumnevening #fall #viewseverywhere #ourview #bestviews #home #ourhomeinthevalley #loveithere ❤️#evening #eveningsong #countrylife #countrygirl #countryroadstakemehome #
Bore Da very crisp morning today but so sunny. Love it. This lone sheep looking for its flock. Sometimes we all need our own space even sheep. Have a fabulous Tuesday what ever you’re doing. Mine consists of house cleaning but with lots of coffee breaks to sit and awe at the views. #lucky #viewseverywhere #ourhomeinthevalley #ourhome #countryliving #lonesheep #rurallife #sunnymornings #freshair #lovely #thankfull #autumn #autumn 🍁#midwales #countrylife
In a few months time we will of been in our home for 2 years, where did that time go. I know it went on starting a new life, recovering from a brain haemorrhage and building up a couple of businesses, they say time flies when you’re having fun. But seriously I really can’t believe we’ve been here almost 2 years and I still haven’t got round to painting this room, I’ve got the paint and I brought a new cushion to match the cat but not painted. Oh well the time will come. In the meantime it’s Sunday and tonight it’s the last of the Bodyguard, it’s so good I really don’t want it to end. #ourhome #livingroom #livingroomdecor #catcushion #crazycatlady #autumn #roses #yellow #candles #shelfie #art #ourhomeinthevalley #countryliving #rurallife #2years #farmhouse #renovating #needsnewlights #needspainting #itwillbedone #asmallcorner #hygge #cosy #theothersideoftheroom #busylife #happylife #woukdntchangeathing
Rainy Saturdays are for cosy indoors. Rainy Saturdays are also for glamping and we’re full this weekend our guests don’t mind the rain “ it was so nice sitting in the hot tub hearing the rain on the sale shade above us” is what they tell us and even though they all “have plans” they’re all staying put and why not when they’re so cosy and warm. Oh and if you’ve seen my stories Saturdays are for continuing with renovations on this old farmhouse of ours. It really doesn’t matter if it rains or shines as long as you do what you want to do. Have a lovely Saturday whatever you’re doing. #saturday #home #farmhousedecor #ourhomeinthevalley #ourhome #fireplacedecor #realfire #woodburningstove #candles #love #relax #chill #dowhatyoulove #yellowroses #jomalonecandle #countryliving #glampingnotcamping #glampinghosts #rainydaysinside #rainydays #hygge #cosy #cosyhome
Autumn is definitely here isn’t it? We’ve got glorious sunshine now in mid Wales but when you live on the side of a mountain the wind is blowing like billio.Ive also seen 3 rainbows today, no pot of gold just the rainbows and a dead phone battery why does that always happen when you have something decent to photograph 🤷🏻‍♀️#acers #autumncolours #changeofseasons #countryliving #countrylife #rurallife #smallcornerofourgarden #ourgarden #wallgarden #ourhomeinthevalley #ourhomeinthecountry #nopotofgold
The bridge over the stream that runs through our back garden. It’s gonna a little make over in winter, nothing drastic because we love it’s rusticness, that’s probably not a word but hey who cares? I like it, anyway it’s so lovely to finally hear the stream flowing it’s been so quiet for far to long. Just gonna watch the new drama about witches 🧙🏻‍♀️on sky1 last night some of its filmed in Wales & Oxford which we’re visiting soon. Hope it’s good #bridge #stonewall #stream #ourstream #ourhomeinthevalley #countryliving #countrylife #rurallife #wales #loveourgarden #loveourhome #rustic #natural
Love this time of year even with the rain today. The leaves on the trees are turning their autumnal colour and it’s so pretty. We missed a lot of autumn changes last year because we were on holiday so this year we’re taking in every lovely bit of it. Enjoy your Friday evening. #countryliving #countrylife #rural #autumn 🍁#autumncolour #staghook #rustic #hangingflowers #pinksandoranges #ourhomeinthevalley #podlife #glamping #hosts #friday #sunshineaftertherain
Evening everyone, well I’m sure you can tell from my stories I’m a little obsessed over her with our little rescue kitten George. He’s such a delight and happy little boy it’s so hard to believe only a few weeks ago he was found on the streets starved and poorly. Well in other news this week we’ve given ourselves time off from hosting, it’s been such a busy summer that we’ve not had time to recharge our batteries so this week and next we’re doing that taking days out. It doesn’t mean we’re doing nothing, I mean that just wouldn’t be us we have that little renovation project keeping us busy. It’s all very exciting and will be a slow process but that’s ok. Behind this green door I’ve already started looking on Pinterest for new bedroom and study and shower room ideas. #oneofmyfrontdoors #lichen #farrowandball #lovehearts #welshstone #holly #home #ourhomeinthevalley #countryliving #countrylife #rurallife #loveourhome #homesweethome #candles #renovation #farmhouse #over200yearsold
Hey Monday you were fun. Had a lovely play date with Georgie our new rescue kitten, he’s getting really brave and spent less time under the tv cabinet. These little gems are from the garden. Well actually some are from the plants we sell. Well you’ve gotta keep on deadheading to bring those flowers up. Yes they’re not dead but you know, same thing. #flowers #oneofmyguiltypleasure #gardenflowers #autumn #pretties #notjustforthegarden #notjustforthegram #home #garden #ourhomeinthevalley #countryliving #autumnflowers
Last night we adopted this little munchkin,George. George is a rescue cat found wandering the streets a few weeks ago at 7 weeks old starving and with maggots on his skin. But we fell in love with him and even though he will never replace our little Lucy we’re missing having a young cat in the home causing havoc and full of mischief and we have such a fabulous home and so much love to give we thought why not. And with all the toys he now has he chooses to play with Lucy’s little toy mouse her favourite, so I think that’s a good sign. So welcome home Georgie following an awful start in life you will now have an amazing one. #gingercat #kitten #rescuecat #catsofinstagram #inlove #likestohide #home #love #ourhome #ourhomeinthevalley #pussinboots
Not sure if I’ve ever posted a picture of our guest bedroom, guest bedroom or spare room?? Erm well whatever you call it also doubles up to my dressing room. So here it is only a corner of it and I had to sit on the floor for this shot. Doesn’t look very exciting really but oh my it’s the most calmest of rooms and the view across the field is lovely to wake up to. And the best bit of this room is that I’m able to put white linen on the bed because Mr L hardly comes in here. #getoutmyroom #guestbedroom #spareroom #whatdoyoucallit #whitelinen #throw #love #cushion #dream #dreambig #poohquotes #buddah #roomwithaview #myhome #ourhomeinthevalley
Who needs a cockadoodledo when you have a husband who gets you up at 6am but with a sunrise like this it’s really not so bad, and I get coffee in bed too.#winningnotwinning #earlymornings #sunrise #stunning #wales #home #getup #ourhomeinthevalley #countryliving #
It’s been such a lovely day here which I’ve spent tidying up the garden. Which is laughable really considering the second picture. Yes we’ve torn down the old barn next to the house ready for the renovation. Wasn’t gonna post this pic but it’s reality and the stones are in neat piles and I have a fancy blue chair so yay that’s still Instagram worthy right? Oh and no the Dr Who hasn’t landed his Tardis in the garden that’s our new heating light tube thing with its cover on, matches the sofa though so we’re winning over here in the valley. #ourgarden #ourhomeinthevalley #renovation #renovationproject #oldstone #tidymess #hatemess #countryliving #countrylife #rural #gardenfurniture #allthegreens #alltheblues #chairs #candles #everythingbutthekitchensink
A day which had Monday blues written all over it so ive cleaned the house, slammed a few cupboards, shouted “get out” 10 million times at the chickens stealing the cats food, lit the candles, turned on the fairy lights and eaten a large box of maltesers. Monday you’re done. #mondayblues #miserableday #naughtychickens #ourhome #ourhomeinthevalley #fireplace #fairylights #candles #jomalone #fireplacedecor #countrylife #countryliving #rurallife #inglenookfireplace #sunflowers 🌻
Our chickens roam around our grounds which is great when your called Little Cilla. You see Little Cilla has a love/ hate relationship with Kenny and her sisters I really should of called her Greta Garbo who said the infamous line “I want to be alone” because that’s what she likes to be on her own, until she remembers she’s got sisters and then all hell breaks loose and we run from wherever we are to make sure she’s not been taken by a fox but no, “ it’s just Little Cilla, she likes a Lorra lorra laughs” 🙄 #chickensofinstagram #cilla #funnygirl #ourlittlehen #freerange #happyhens #loveourgirls #kennysgirls #ourhomeinthevalley #ourhome #countryliving #rurallife #vineyards #vines #bridgeoverthestream #candles #ourgarden #welsummerchicken #
Woo and before we’ve blinked it’s Friday, Friyay or frywhatever it’s the end of the week which really doesn’t mean much to us at the min because we don’t get a night off until Sunday then Mr L is going to have a bonfire apparently,he’s very excited, simple things for simple people hey. The pic is the view that greets people at our gate. Awesome isn’t it? #countryliving #countrylife #rurallife #wales #ourhome #ourlife #busylife #busyhome #lovelife #happylife #happyguests #lucky #views #myviewisbetterthanyours #weekendvibes #friday #friyay #ourhomeinthevalley
Today’s been a good day,not only did the sun shine, we brought Lucy home, but the old barn is now knocked down, splattered all in the garden. The chickens are having a field day exploring and giving Jon and Darren the look 👀, I mean to them there was nothing wrong with their old house but you had to be evicted girls I want a new bedroom. The pic is of one of our hedge windows, I love hedge windows they’re fabulous at drawing your eye to a view. They always get a wow and a smile. Have a fab evening it’s the last one of Keeping Faith. #excited #renovations #ourtimenow #countryliving #countrylife #hedgewindow #views #surroundedbyviews #lucky #ourhomeinthevalley #workhard #rewards
Today we,the royal we obviously, well I did hold a ladder and I was very good at it too. Started demolishing the old barn attached to the house. This barn in the photo isn’t the one we’re demolishing, yet. So yes phase 1 of our new extension commenced, roofs gone and the gable end is a big hole (see stories). And even with no roof and no side the blooming cat still comes through his catflap attached to the window in a now demolished room 🙄. #demolitiontime #oldbarns #ladder #upcycledladder #farrowandballpaint #lichen #flowerpots #plants #ourprivateroad #ourhomeinthevalley #countryliving #outsidefaff #stonebuildings #welshslate #prettybarn #prettyviews #ourhome #phase1 #itsgonnatakeawhile #excitedtimesaheafuntimes
I think this sums up today. It’s been raining all day, it’s very much needed here and we’ve finally can hear our stream which has been dry since May. Kenny and some of his girls absolutely hate it and just stay under the porch. I think I’m gonna suggest they’re the new meet & greet for the glampers. I’m not sure what response I’ll get I mean let’s face it they’re already the garden brigade wether I won’t the garden done or not. 🙄. #rainydays #chickensofinstagram #cockerelsofinstagram #kennythecock #hisgirls #theirhome #freerangechickens #countryliving #countrylife #rurallife #rural #loveourhens #funnylot #personalities #naughtyhens #sorryaboutthebin #inthemomemt #picturethemoment #freeupmyinsta #ourhomeinthevalley
A month today it’s officially the first day of Autumn. The time of year again for thick tights and dresses and not needing to shave your legs every day, oh happy days#autumniscoming #logburners #realfires #lateautumnsun #crispwalks #cosynightsbythefire #candles #goodtv #darkernights #countryliving #farmhouse #inglenookfireplace #fireplacedecor #sunflowers #lovehearts #ourhomeinthevalley #ourhome #rurallife
A few pics (I posted a lot in my stories yesterday and now highlights) and thankyous from my 50th birthday party at the weekend. I love country & western and when we moved to our home I knew it was the perfect place to hold it but OMG this party was so much more than I could of imagined it to be. Music, laughter and love. Thankyou to everyone who came I know we live in the middle of nowhere so it was amazing so many came. Thankyou all for dressing in the theme of country and western. Thankyou to Tennessee Waltz for the music.Thankyou to our local butchers Pandy Butcher for the gorgeous hog roast, we were quoted £1,000s from bigger companies to come and do a hog roast our local butcher was a 3rd of the price and it was delicious, so definitely shop local and thankyou to @thecakerycodsall for my amazing western cake and cup cakes. @partyramauk for the balloons and the saloon photo cut out for the mug shots, they went down a treat. Amazing day. Swipe across 👉 at the end you’ll see me and ma cowboy 🤠 #western #countryandwestern #hoedown #50thbirthday #cakes #balloons #fun #livemusic #countrymusic #countryliving #countrylife #perfect l#love &laughter#dosydos #mugshots #photo #funtimes #ourhomeinthevalley #strawbales #settingthescene #sunflowers #stetson #westernclothing #hogroast #thebestpartyever #themedparty #alittlebitofcountry #calamitylaine
Our Kenny the cockerel standing tall, loved by his girls but if he sleeps in my flower bed one more time......#lovehimreally #cockerel #cockerellove #chickensofinstagram #ourhome #ourplace #oldbarn #wehaveplansforthat #countryliving #rurallife #cockadoodledoo #ourhomeinthevalley #cockerelsofinstagram #kenny
I’ve had the most loveliest weekend celebrating a new decade. Today is my 50th birthday and it didn’t disappoint, well apart from Mr L forgetting a cake, I mean who forgets birthday cake, well he made up for it with surprising me with balloons and flowers and everything else. So goodbye 40s you were a blast but well hello 50s you’re gonna be epic. Thanks for all the lovely messages I’ve had not only for my birthday but for my blog post. You’re all lovely. #50isthenew40 #birthdaygirl #leo #balloons #flowers #banners #luckygirl #feelingloved #ourhome #ourhomeinthevalley #fabulousday #lovebirthdays #especiallymine #farmhouse #countryliving #countrylife #homeiswheretheheartis #bestplacetobe #lovemylife #happygirl #withmyfavoritepeople #bornwithacrown 👑
Building our last pod meant neglecting everything else like cutting the grass, so I thought I’d see if these three fancied the job. #countryliving #countrylife #toomuchgrass #mowingthelawn #sheep #wales #happy #home #ourhomeinthevalley #rurallife
Sitting on the sofa in our new glamping Pod (no3). This Pods taken it’s toll, we’re knackered. Built from scratch we’re not plumbers or carpenters (now when I say we you know I’m using the royal we) but when we have a vision we go at it like a bull in a china shop. It’s done completed and booked already. So welcome to glamping pod 3 everyone. Swipe 👉 for a few pics. #handbuilt #glamping #pods #country #views #hardwork #smallbusiness #bookingup #websiteinbio #hollyhollowsglamping #ourhomeinthevalley #love #chill #relax #havefun #hangout #makememories
They say ‘home is where your heart is” my heart sings every time I open our gate to this view. Can you fall in love with where you live more every day? I do #ourhomeinthevalley #sunsetting #sheep #fields #countryliving #lucky #ourhome #ourviews #countryliving #rurallife #myviewisbetterthanyours #loveourhome #wales #liveinthemoment
Amanda Chicken ( named after my big sister) 9 1/2 years old, henopausal. She had a massive strop at Kenny the Cockerel today. Like most male species he hadn’t got a clue what she was ranting on about but she was screaming at him outside the hen house, you know one of those “ I’ve just fluffed the pillows up and you’ve come in and sat on them” 😫one sided chats. #henopausal #chickensofinstagram #staffordshirebluehen #countryliving #stroppygirl #rurallife #funny #mygirl #pets #cluckcluck #oldhen #butstillawesome #countrylife #home #ourhomeinthevalley
Today the rain dance paid off and it rained, rejoice, didn’t last long and wasn’t heavy but it rained. You really wouldn’t think living in Wales you’d dance for rain but we haven’t had any for months and months. The plants and grass are now doing their little merry dance. Now where’s the sun. #neverhappy #backgarden #home #house #rain #yes #okwantsunnow #ourhomeinthevalley #countryliving #stillstufftodo #privategarden #pergola #lights #seating #onabudget #candles #bbq #tinycornerofourgarden #rainshowers #wales #welshsummer
Hasn’t the Thai cave rescue just filled your heart with hope? I’m also hoping that the meadow seeds I’ve sewn in this part of the garden develop into a lovely flower meadow for Lenny the sheep and for me, what I didn’t figure and maybe should of though is the chicken brigade making there way through it. #🙈 #ourhomeinthevalley #countryliving #countrylife #rurallife #lenny #sheep #hesnotreal #meadow #hopefully #thisyearnextyear #garden #2acres #hugegarden #lovemyhome #countrygirl #busylife #hope #love #miracles
Roses always give me a lovely memory of summer days in grandads garden. I get my love of gardening from him, I remember greenhouses and roses they’re beautiful fragrance and their oh so Englishness, these lovelies are very much Welsh though grown in our walled garden they even nod and say “ Bore da” to me every morning #roses #homegrown #grandadmemories #summer #summergarden #home #love #lovethecolor #fragrant #countrygarden #countryliving #countrylife #fireplace #inglenook #candles #ourhomeinthevalley #ourhome #rosesforever #welshroses
Afternoon it’s another stunning day here in Wales. I love vineyards and wine. We’ve done many a wine tasting at vineyards. So ended up planting our own a few years back, we hardly ever get a grape to tread because the birds and hens beat us to it but I just love them, the older the better, a bit like wine. #sunshine #bluesky #grapevines #lanterns #gardenlove #ourprivatespace #ourhomeinthevalley #ourhome #countryliving #rurallife #grapes #lovingtheweather #itssohot #thatskythough #noclouds #gardeningonabudget #feedthebirds #winemaking #oneday #winelover #wine #
Kenny the cock, such a handsome boy. This time every afternoon he brings his love of the day around for afternoon tea, which consists of stealing the cats food. He sure knows how to show a girl a good time #cockerel #cockadoodledoo #countryliving #rurallife #countrylife #afternoondate #chickensofinstagram #mykenny #mycockerel #orishearooster #ourhomeinthevalley #myhome #mygarden #patiochairs #loveblue 💙#backyardchickens
Guests in pod 2 are here and settled in, they didn’t know they were coming until this morning, their daughter and son brought a night here for them to celebrate Father’s Day and the moms birthday. They’re faces were a picture when they arrived, happy faces. So time for us to chill in our private garden. Today’s been glorious. #home #ourhomeinthevalley #andrelax #ourgarden #makeitpretty #clematis #lanterns #glouriousday #bluesky #happyglampers #ownbusiness #workhard #shattered #chilltime #suprise #countryliving #rurallife #
Renovating houses, gardens or anything around your home is certainly knackering, causes arguments and lots of eye rolling and even sometimes the odd V sign is thrown in. But when you get further down the road you forget all that stuff and actually you even forget how much you’ve done. Today I got a reminder of how far we’ve come here in over a year, from burning down an old caravan that was here to building our first glamping pod. Life’s all about taking risks and making the most of what you have . Have a fabulous evening guys. #ourhomeinthevalley #proud #wevecomealongway #busybees #worthit #stillgoingstrong #shattered #soonbedone #home #fireplace #realfire #woodburner #countryliving #makeitpretty #fairylights #lovemyhome #candles #candlesticks #flowers #myhometrend #relax
This is Little Cilla, she’s been following me around all afternoon, chatting away in chicken language, she’s a sweet girl who loves to be on her own until she suddenly realises she has sisters from other midgets then she screeches at the top of her little lungs and then runs around like a loone, which is exactly what we’ve been doing “ running around like lines”. #chickensofinstagram #cilla #littlehen #welsummerchicken #welsummer #funnygirl #cluckcluck #busybees #busylife #countrylife #rurallife #ourhomeinthevalley
Our old barn with all its history, behind this door tells a tale or two. I’m watching Poldark does anyone else say Poldaaark with a Cornish accent? Sunday nights just got better. ( love island on record) #oldbarn #ladder #plants #hollyhollows #poldarknight #poldark #sundaynight #ourhomeinthevalley #countryliving #rural #plantpots #makeitpretty
Our little private garden at the back of our house has had a little makeover because we’ve concentrated so much in glamping Pods and making all guest areas lovely and pretty we didn’t have time to to our own and I’m a little obsessed with the result of it, if you swipe across 👉 you’ll see the inbetween and the last pic you’ll see how it looked when we moved in 18months ago. It’s amazing how little changes can make a house smile again and it didn’t cost a fortune. Still got something to add but for now I’m in love. And I secretly can’t wait for the nights to get a little bit darker early so I can enjoy the lights. #lovemygarden #gardenmakeover #ourhomeinthevalley #ourspace #happyhome #smileyhouse #happyhouse #countryliving #farmhouse #countrylife #rurallife #gardenfurniture #lights #plants
Love the light nights but doesn’t it make you busier? Haven’t stopped all day. Said goodbye to our glamping pod guests we’ve been so busy this bank holiday weekend we’ve had people staying with us who’ve climbed Snowdonia, been on the zip wire, a lovely family who were competing at the Eisteddfod and people celebrating birthdays and just want to chill out in the hot tub with wine. I mean what more could you want. #nighttime #busyday #glampers #smallbusiness #independent #fireplace #home #fireside #farmhouse #ourhome #ourhomeinthevalley #fairylights #candles #
Well less than 24hours back from holiday and it’s like we’ve never been away, washing, cooking, getting Glamping Pods ready for tonight’s guests who have all settled in nicely. Love seeing their faces when they see their pod for the first time. And Mr L has only gonna and started putting my long awaited pergola up, well the posts anyway 🙄, he’s promised me it’ll be finished by Monday. So fingers xd. My heads been absolutely awful since yesterday afternoon it’s the travelling, everytime, it’s now a full on migraine for days on end but I know it’ll go so it’s ok distraction therapy and pills work and it gets Mr L working on things I want to get down so silver linings and all. #geum #floweringbushes #lanterns #glampingpod #ourday #busyday #happyglampers #wales #ourhomeinthevalley #backtowork
Today we headed off on a tour of Ibiza and final destination of the day the famous Hippy Market in Punta Arabi. Jon always calls me a hippy and at times I’m very much a free spirit and drawn to boho. We walked in this market today full of colourful stalls, music playing and the smell of incense and it took me back to coming home from school and smelling incense sticks burning because my mom had been to the hippy shop in Wolverhampton. I was in my element. Jon grew up as a rocker and we laughed at the thought of a rocker and a hippy getting together, well they do say opposites attract. #behappybehippy #ibiza #holidays #memories #blueskies #hippymarketibiza #ibiza2018 #love &peace#love #rockerlovesahippy #ourhomeinthevalley #vacationmode #chillin #nearlyhometime #cantwait #wereadyforhome
I always put little ornaments around the garden to fit in the space. So Lenny the sheep is in the big open spaced garden making visitors smile and in our private walled garden I have a Buddha. You can just see her popping her head through the bleeding heart bush. It goes with the space, calm, serene and the trickling of the stream. We also have a little vineyard which would be great if the birds didn’t eat the grapes before I could even contemplate squashing them with my bare feet to make wine. It’s a place I love to sit for hours, chilling. #mygarden #mywallgarden #floweringbushes #bleedingheart #buddah #serenity #home #lovemyhome #peace #quiet #tranquility #love #myspace #chilledoutday #ourhomeinthevalley #countryliving #countrylife #farmhouse #oldfarmhouse
It’s been such a glorious day and the last day of @allison_sadler_ #freeupmyinsta challenge. I love this challenge, I’ve done it every time. It’s just so uplifting and makes me dig deep and probably write more rubbish but that’s #liberating and #liberation (today’s prompt). I really can’t wait to meet this lovely lady who just uplifts you from a square or a story. Allison you really deserve every credit and love you receive, I can’t wait to come back to my beloved Birmingham where I spent my 20s to meet you as long as one day you come to my home in the valley for some r&r? #freeupmyinsta #liberation #love #instafriendship #challenge #littlesquaresofinspo #littlesquaresoflove #littlesquaresofhappiness #bluesky #ourhomeinthevalley
Today’s prompt for today’s #freeupmyinsta challenge is ‘for love not for likes’. When we moved to our home in the valley 18 months ago it was love at first site our little bit of heaven, a hidden gem. Whatever you call it it’s got almost everything I not only love but also like. Today was just lovely. Have a great evening. #freeupmyinsta #freeupmyinsta #countryliving #ourhomeinthevalley #fabulousday #blueskies #spring #home #ourview #surroundedbyviews #happyplace
Day 6 already of #freeupmyinsta and todays prompt is #selfcare . A few years back I use to be good at this, getting my hair done, having me time, painting my nails etc etc. But since we moved to the country I don’t, or shall I say I haven’t bothered well let’s face it there’s only the chickens, cats, birds and sheep, Mr L oh and me who sees me most days. Then last week it dawned on me that that’s just an excuse and time out for me wherever I am is good and I do need to look after myself more, even if I just get a couple of more oohs from the chucks. Mentally and physically self care is important because if you don’t love yourself then how can anyone else love you. This pic was taken by my darling husband the other morning there’s no filter it’s just the lovely sunrise over one of our glamping pods. #selfcare #freeupmyinsta #day6 #sunday #glampingpods #hollyhollowsglamping #hollyhollows #ourhomeinthevalley #myhome #justtake5 #lookafteryourself #loveyourself #behappyalways #love #views #lucky #bekindtoyourself #sunrise #beautifulsky #morninghasbroken
Monday you started off full of anxiousness (I’m always a complete stresshead about everything, even though I’m not suppose to stress at all) but you ended up lovely. I love this vase, if you look closely you’ll see her face and doesn’t she look lovely with that head of Gerbera for hair. I should take notes from her and be a flower head and not a stress head. Have a lovely evening everyone. #vase #vaseofflowers #gerbera #hair #candles #home #ourhome #ourhomedecor #ourhomevibe #farmhouse #ourhomeinthevalley #myhomevibe #myhome #countryliving #simple #beautifullysimple #countrylife #loveflowers #makemehappy #flowerlover #freshflowers #freshflowersmakemehappy #rockingchair #apopofpink #cushions #stresshead #flowers
Well what a beautiful day it’s hard to believe that only a few days ago we woke up to snow, this view is of the fields next to our house they go on forever. Today a few of the baby lambs were playing by our gate they literally are too cute for words. Well we’ve had a productive day in the polytunnel moving plants outside onto the benches, i love working outside and the warmer sunnier weather helps greatly. But before I know it it’s dinner time and Thursday is nearly over. Have a great night all. #fieldsofgreen #lovenature #naturesbeauty #rollinghills #sheep #ewe #lambs #momsandbabies #blueskies #sunshine #spring #warmerdays #makesmesmile #worklonger #brighterevenings #lighterdays #longerdays #ourhomeinthevalley #countryliving #countrylife #rural #outdoors #home #outside #trees #birds #happydays #lucky
Happy Saturday evening, wow today went faster than I could say “c’mon girls & Kenny” that’s what I say to my lovely chickens when it’s bed time and like the pied piper they follow me, Mr L says it’s because I’ve got a big gob. Anyways, if you’ve seen my stories we’ve spent today in the polytunnel, looking after plants is so therapeutic I’d highly recommend it but the time just goes so fast. Anyway time to snuggle with our Lulu she’s in the photo sitting on my dressing room table, love this space it’s got all my favourite things on it and Lucy well every morning she helps me apply my makeup and runs off with the brushes, it’s a battle of the wills I tell ya. #lucy #catsofinstagram #myfurbaby #speciallittlegirl #dressingroom #mirrormirror #weddingphotos #flowers #stool #jewellrybox #perfumes #candles #prints #love #loveheart #minniemouseears #minimouseheadband #disneylove #disney #trinkets #black &whitecat#purrfect #beauty #simple #ourhomeinthevalley
Gosh what a busy week we’ve had, you know when you think you’re prepared but you’re still getting stuff ready at the last minute well that was us this week and today. We’ve been making some slight changes to the Pods, internally and outside too, they look amazing and today we have our first glamping guests of the season, we don’t officially open until next week but she messaged me for a birthday treat for her husband so we thought why not. Anyway they are here and love it, the chickens were in full naughtiness as was the birds and the sheep and lambs came up to the pod to say hello so couldn’t ask for a better start. We are now having a glass of fizz to welcome our new season. Most of Easter and April is booked up but If you fancy some luxury glamping then bookings are taken via Airbnb or our website, link in bio. #glamping #glampinglife #glamping2018 #countryretreat #countrylife #countryliving #busy #businessowner #happyguests #hottubs #bbq #daffodils #sunshinewouldbenice #ourhomeinthevalley #handbuilt
I always wonder if there’s a story behind photos, especially vintage furniture. When I met Mr L 10 years ago we both had our own bits of furniture but amazingly there wasn’t much of his I didn’t like. This Indian sofa for instance is big and bulky and so heavy it needs half a dozen burly men to move it, its hundreds of years old, I love its carvings and bits of wood missing, it’s also got a little secret lid so I can hide all my thousands of cushions, I blame my mother for that. The pictures were painted by my late mother in law. I do think your choice of furniture changes over the years but with vintage pieces I never seem to get bored. #vintage #vintagestyle #vintagelove #vintagehome #indiansofa #carvings #skill #heavy #beautifulpeice #beautifulfurniture #pictures #artwork #paintedlandscapes #painted #familyheirloom #lovehearts #coatstand #howivintage #roomstilneedspainting #cushions #throw #takeaseat #wickerbasket #old #simpley_perfection #myinterior #myhome #ourhomeinthevalley #countryliving #farmhouse
What a difference a day makes, yesterday I was out gardening very happily until late today the beast from the east made an unwelcome return, hope someone’s had a quiet word with the beast and tell him to do one because Hello its Spring in 3 days (officially). This view is at the back of our house and another amazing view. Have a great evening everyone. #saturdaynight #beastfromtheeast #snowagain#goawaywinter #3daysuntilspring #views #ourhomeinthevalley #fabulousviews #beautifulwales #home #greatoutdoors #simple #sunsets #lucky #ourview #lovely #countryliving #countrylife #rural #rural_love #marchmadness #landscape #landscape_captures #naturephotography #land #fields
Hope it’s been a lovely day weather wise where you are. It’s been glorious here in our part of Wales. I’ve spent the whole day gardening over at the glamping pods, but if you’ve seen my stories firstly I made a swing for the chickens and you can see from the photo (swing on the left) they loved it, not. Oh well I’m sure they’ll learn to love it, let’s say they were very intrigued by it. Our ginger hen actually spent the day jumping on planks of wood over in the yard, maybe I should build a climbing frame. Hands up if you’re one big crazy mother hen 🙋🏻‍♀️. Have a great evening everyone. #chickenswing #ourhomeinthevalley #countryliving #countrylife #lovemyhens #hens #cockerel #onecrazychicken #rustic #rural #garden #mygarden #springday #springweather #home #outdoors #makingitfun #busydays #hensofinstagram #lights #gardenlights #birds #birdfeeders #feedthebirds #springiscomingsoon #countryvibe #motherhen
Afternoon everyone, well life’s still pretty busy here at the minute, to be honest I think this is how life’s going to be from now on, but it’s the life we wanted so it’s good. Just had my daily chat with the sheep. If you think that’s mad the hubbie has just driven past me on his ride on lawnmower with a trailer of 15 watering cans filled with water, well most of the water was in the trailer, it was like something out of “ it’s a knockout”, now that’s showing my age 😂😂Well Enjoy the rest of the day. #myview #sheep #neighbours #countryliving #countrylife #countrygirl #chattingtime #farmgates #greenfield #simplybeautiful #simplyblessed #rural #ruralliving #home #ourgarden #ourhomeinthevalley #mountains #hills #valleys #baa #busylife #funlife #ourlife #lovesheep #nature_perfection #lovewales
I guess you already know this but I’ll say it anyway it’s the weekend yay, not sure why I’m yayying because at the moment the weekend is just like the week for us, but it’s all good. But aren’t the weeks just zooming by? Anyway just wanted to mention that I have the most amazing and clever cats, they brought me this orchid for Mother’s Day, it’s a day early granted but hey I’m not complaining. Have a great day everyone. And yes we still have patches of snow#mothersdaygift #fromthecats #orchid #orchidlove #saturday #plantladyisthenewcatlady #happyhome #busyhome #ourhomeinthevalley #countrylivingmama #stillsomesnow
Currently lying on this sofa with Lucy cat purring in my ear. Sometimes you just have to give in to what needs doing and do nothing. Hope you’re all having a good Friday. #friday #fridaymood #sofa #socomfy #popofpink #shelfie #newvase #cosy #hygge #myhome #myinterior #myhomevibes #stillneedspainting #sheepskinrug #farmhouse #farmhousestyle #countryliving #candles #flowers #books #countryliving #ourhomeinthevalley #pineapple #simplyme #myinterior #mydecor #lanniloves
Evening everyone, hope Tuesday was kind to you all? Yesterday I pulled my back, I think it was bending in the same position potting plants for many hours, why do backs always play up when your busy? So today I had a sort of rest day, I did do some cleaning, ironing, fed the chickens you know that kind of resting. Tomorrow is another day and hopefully my back will hold up, it’s getting there. Have a great rest of Tuesday, I’m looking forward to celebrity bake off, love that show. #myhome #myhomevibes #myinteriors #firesidedecor #fireside #farmhouse #countryliving #countrylife #ourhomeinthevalley #realfire #logburner #acornerofmyhome #daffodils #daffodilseason #springiscoming #winterstillhere #logbaskets #hyggehome #cosy #snug #simple #beautiful #livingroom #livingroomdecor #interiorsonabudget #candles #candleholder #stags #willow
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