MY MUCKY PUPS (country kids)

I grew up surrounded by the natural wonders of New Zealand – from lush forests, and snow-capped mountains, to sapphire blue lakes, and geothermal reserves.

Did I appreciate it? Did I heck.  

I longed for busy cities, and wine bars, and nightclubs. The first chance I got, I ditched paradise for the bright lights of Sydney, then the gritty streets of London. 

Now we’ve found ourselves a nice little compromise… we live just minutes from some stunning forests and natural reserves. Unlike my younger years, I’ve now learned to appreciate Mother Nature and I LOVE the fact the girls are happiest with a pair of Hunter boots, and a pile of muddy puddles.  

Yet we’re just a 30-minute train ride from central London, for when Mama needs her little city fix. Perfect!! 
Anyway, enough about me; here are the girls getting all ‘one with nature’ for Coombe Mill’s fab COUNTRY KIDS linky. 

 Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall 


  1. Victoria - WTTP - September 5, 2013

    Gorgeous post.. ive always love living in Yorkshire..Couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else..but it wasn’t until I had Rio that I really fell in love with the great outdoors and the beauty of it!

  2. LauraCYMFT - September 5, 2013

    We love being outdoors exploring. Love their Hunter wellies. Miss C has the pink ones too.

  3. Nichola Fabfortymum - September 6, 2013

    Gorgeous pictures, I’m definitely a country girl and I would go to New Zealand at the drop of a hat. My sister has been living out there for almost 10 years now and I envy her lifestyle. Hunter wellies are just fab 🙂

  4. Coombe Mill (Fiona) - September 7, 2013

    It’s great to have the best of both worlds, it’s also very true that most of us don’t realise what we have we are younger – here’s hoping our children do here at Coombe. Gorgeous pictures of your girls off exploring and at one with nature, thanks for sharing on Country Kids.

  5. Sara (@mumturnedmom) - September 7, 2013

    Lovely pictures – loving the wellies! It’s great to be close to wonderful countryside and the city – perfect 🙂 #CountryKids

  6. Cheryl - September 7, 2013

    I know I didn’t fully appreciate the wonderful places that we lived when I was a child. Doesn’t everyone live like this?!!!! Ah well. So much fun to be out in the countryside. Love the wellies! #CountryKids

  7. sabrina montagnoli - September 9, 2013

    The balance is good I agree. Since having my wee man it’s amazing how much more I appreciate certain activities and love getting out into nature but like you there are certain things i can’t leave behind. I was in NZ for 10 months and LOVED it!

  8. Emily Foran - September 9, 2013

    Beautiful pictures, looks like the girls are having lots of fun exploring outdoors – love the wellies!! x

  9. Mummyconstant - September 13, 2013

    Looks like fun. Love “different” perspective photos x

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