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.