Welcome to my little world, a world of historical places, pretty homes, walks and wildlife.
A little about my blog…
Her Country was born from my love of exploring, visiting new places and finding out more about history and learning.
Growing up, I struggled with learning often being labeled as ‘not very bright’ amongst other things and really pushed myself to do well at school! It wasn’t until my first half of University that I was found out to have not just dyslexia, but irlens syndrome. I had suffered my entire life with simple questions (i.e. maths) as I had come to think everything was difficult, which meant I had been working 100X harder and as such was largely self educated up until University; in many ways I had a different understanding of the world around me. This is probably why I have such a passion for preserving history, wildlife and old books!
I love nothing more than walking in the countryside, exploring new places and being away from the busy life of the city. After finishing University I headed straight for London, but after a few years of working in the city, realised the London life just wasn’t for me and so headed back to the countryside and now reside in a cute little cottage in the middle of Oxfordshire with Jon and our two cats!
Travel and Visiting the UK…
You’ll find the majority of my blog is about the UK, exploring this beautiful little island tucked away at the top of Europe. The UK is one of the richest places in the world when it comes to history, and whilst some of our history is quite dark, other aspects of it are beautiful, unique and need to be explored more!
You will find my blog is unique, as it shows a point of view you won’t get anywhere else; through the eyes of a self confessed eccentric with a strong desire to show and explore all that I love about history and our countryside.
I feel there is a deep and strong connection between the countryside and historical places in England. Take the National Trust for example, or even English Heritage. Two organisations set out to preserve and protect our landscapes, historical buildings and sites. What could be more wonderful?
So with that in mind you will soon find that I like to uncover the forgotten places, history and wildlife in my beautiful country and also enjoy doing the same across other parts of the world!
Head over to my latest blog posts above where you’ll find out more about me & my travels, and keep up-to-date with the latest in countryside travel!