Lifestyle: Loving Life in Wales

In North Wales to be exact. I’m over the moon!

Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet on the blogging front recently.  I’ve been house hunting. My time on my friend’s small holding had come to an end and so I had to spread my wings and fly (with a deadline)!

It’s been a stressful few months trying to find a place that matches what we all want and to be honest, the big white cottage on top of a hill which I found (thanks to a local buy & sell group on Facebook) just 3 weeks before our moving out deadline was a welcomed blessing.

I feel like can I breath now.

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A big thank you to everyone who’s supported me through this. You certainly know who your friends are in times like these!

I’ve certainly realised just how important security and stability are to me especially when you run a business from home and have animals! I’ll never take them for granted again.

We’ve all much to do with this 3 bedroom, two living room, 3 gardens,  kind of place! We’ve got plans for a mini wild meadow and  edible garden since it’s my goal to become self sufficient as much as I can.

For now though, we’re starting from scratch and furnishing the house, as the last place  kindly provided it for us since we were staying with people we knew.

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My bedroom’s view

I feel like I’ve moved so much in the past 15 years (and that’s probably because I have)! I’m getting to a stage where I want to put some roots down and so it’ll be nice to do this finally.

We’ve all decided,  to help us save a bit of cash,  to up-cycle, recycle and buy second hand where we can.  I’ve an issue with the amount of wasted house furniture and goods that goes around.

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Not quite finished my new kitchen chairs here….

That said, for people like me, it’s a real winner.  Our new place is full of character with a log burner, open fire, beams and original rustic wall lamps.  We want to mix  old with new, it’s a bit vague at the minute but I’m sure there will be design elements of nature too. I adore the likes of Preloved, FB Buy & Sells and Gumtree – there are so many cool things going for next to nothing!

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Bought on National Second Hand Day from my local Buy & Sell purely by coincidence – it’s fate!

I think the biggest reward tho about this move is finally having access to secure and steady internet – we ditched BT (hurrah) and switched over to satellite.  Which reminds me, the Welsh Assembly are giving out grants to business owners in rural Wales. Some providers have also been given the grant and are therefore offering things such as free installation.

As for the future of my blog, I’ve got lots of adventure still left for it. My new location is even more perfect for everything that I enjoy but I’d also like to show you some of the projects that I’ll be doing too.

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I spent my bank holiday weekend loading 3 van trips of stuff, upcycyling, painting and tidying in time for when we move in officially tomorrow! We did break bread though, spent mornings listening to the abundance of bird song and adventure out with the pup up to a nearby forest. The valley goes on forever, I’m so looking forward to explore…

Loving Life in Wellies, is now Loving Life in Wales  (still wearing  wellies of course) !

P.S. As if I haven’t got enough on already, I’m doing the Wildlife Trusts 30 Days Wild starting from tomorrow. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to do it every day but I’m sure going to try.  What can I say, I’m a sucker for a bit of greenery…

What’s June looking like for you?

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. treksandtors says:

    Wondered where you had gone! Nice to see you back Chelsea and looking forward to seeing your new area! Love the idea of upcycling and as you say there is so much furniture out there. I’m back from Snowdonia, I only did one walk (Tryfan and Glyder Fach from Llyn Ogwen). It nearly killed me, it’ll be on my blog this next week although i had to put my camera away for Bristly Ridge and concentrate on not falling, so there are gaps in the photos!! Still it was an experience I won’t forget and I will be back!

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    1. Hey! Yes well hopefully I can blog a little more regularly nowadays. Yes, it’s so much fun too. You really appreciate the work that goes into furniture also. Yay I’m so looking forward to reading about your adventures. Would you say then, the terrain up here is a lot different to where you are? Good on you for doing that walk, I know of that walk and it’s pretty hard going!

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      1. treksandtors says:

        Snowdonia, I saw as a mix, parts around Bala have that rolling hill we see here in Devon. The areas around Llyn Ogwen, the Glyders, Tryfan, Pen y Pass and Snowden itself is toatlly different. Far more exposed rock, steep climbs both to walk and scramble. Snowdonia is a bit like the Lakes in that way, parts of the Lakes are very rocky and steep (Scafells, Great End, Helvellyn and Red Screes) with other parts more rolling hill (northern fells behind Skiddaw and the Central band above Thirlmere). I loved it!

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      2. I’d like to do some of Devon! I’m so glad you loved it. It’s nice to get away isn’t to different parts.

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