Escape to the countryside

Just as planned, I managed to avoid the royal wedding mania that took over London and escape to the countryside for the second long weekend. And it was perfect. It was extremely relaxing and only made me want a cottage in the country (or at least a garden) even more. You see, I may have always been a city girl, but I just adore the english countryside. These are a few of my favourite things about Spring in the countryside…

The sun shining over delicate white flowers sprinkled all over meadows. Walking under the shade of tall trees, their leaves rustling in the wind to sound almost like waves on the sea.

Long strolls through the woods, taking care not to step on the myriads of bluebells. Cycling from village to village with stops at proper country pubs. Walking down leafy country lanes to reach medieval parish churches.


Enjoying the late afternoon sun among the wild flowers by a tiny little lake. The flowers on the hedge enclosing a cottage that looks as if it belongs in a fairytale. The luscious green of the forest after a spring shower.

What do you love most about the countryside? What are your favourite things to do in the Spring?

All pictures taken by me in Suffolk.

5 thoughts on “Escape to the countryside

  1. Lucia says:

    I love your post, those pictures are awesome!! 🙂

    I moved from a city to a country town 10 years ago. Although I often miss living in a city, I really like the countryside, the weather and the air is generally much better, and I live just 15-20 km away. I also enjoy walking and a country town is better than a city for that.

    • bookworm says:

      Exactly, as much as I love walking, I have to rely on public transport to get to places in London. At least we have great parks that offer hints of the countryside. Still, I’m very much looking forward to rambling through fields and woods again sometime soon.

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