We’ve recently returned from a mini break to Wiltshire, UK and it had me falling in love with the countryside lifestyle even more. We stayed in a beautiful little barn in the middle of nowhere (in Shrewton). I plan to write a few posts about our stay soon but for now I want to talk about English countryside and the beauty we find in the little things. Our little cottage was adorable. I’d pop on some warmer clothes and in the morning we’d head out to see the pigs – ironically after eating our bacon sandwiches (sorry – not sorry). I said to Andrew that we need to work harder and earn more money so that we can live out our dream. Apart from traveling, we’d love to have our own little cottage in the middle of the countryside.
We’d have a huge back garden… chickens, pigs, sheep. We’d pop out in the morning with our wellies and our raincoats whilst collecting eggs from the chickens for our breakfast – One can totally dream right?! We got to semi-live out our countryside fantasy for a few days anyways. It was the perfect opportunity to put my new rain coat to the test. Even though it didn’t rain much (just a light shower one lunch time) it was fun to be able to pop it on before heading out for a stroll into the village.
About the coat
I hate English summer. Hence why at any given opportunity I attempt to flee the country. One reason I hate it is because I never know what to wear. I don’t know what to wear at the best of times, let alone when you never know if it’s going to rain, be cold, scorching sunshine or possibly even snow. Who knows – this is England after all. The wonderful people from Lighthouse were kind enough to let me pick a coat from their gorgeous collection. I picked this bright yellow Wren waterproof rain jacket. I have well and truly fallen in love with it. It’s absolutely typical that we haven’t had much rain for the past few months, but as soon as it started I’d get out the jacket and hope the rain would stay.
It’s the little details of this jacket that I love – the ‘lets sail away’ slogan and how it’s lined beautifully with pale blue polkadots. I love how it has a secret pocket inside the coat – handy for when I only take my bank card out with me. I also really love how bright it is – I’m not one for wearing things that may draw attention to myself – yet I love how bright this is without being too ‘in your face’. I think I’ll be wearing this a lot through the autumn and winter seasons. It’s warm and practical (typical English weather). I love how they have a little quote on their website: “Whatever Mother Nature may throw at you, feed your wanderlust, enjoy the simple moments in life and discover the beauty in your surroundings.”