Wales, My Forever Home*

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I've lived in the same small town in South Wales all my life. When Spencer and I moved in together we didn't move far away from either set of parents. People often ask me if I'm going to stay here forever or if we will move one day, but why would I move? Wales is my forever home.

blog header photo - folly tower in pontypool, south wales - wales my forever home

As I write this I can hear wind and rain howling at my windows. It is August and we've had wind and rain for the past few days. Sometimes I think maybe, just maybe we should pack up and move to sunnier climes, somewhere like Australia. Just sell up and go, there are plenty of lovely houses for sale in Sydney, maybe we could go there?

Despite this miserable weather and the temptation to just up and go, I couldn't do it. I love Wales, I love being Welsh and I love living in Wales. Wales is beautiful. There is so much to see and do around here, and on the rare occasion that the sun shines everything looks stunning. Even when the sun isn't shining most things look beautiful. 

I have breathtaking scenery on my doorstep, I have friends and family living close by, I live in a nice community where the neighbours all know each other and everyone is super friendly. Do I really want to exchange all of that for sunshine? Of course I don't! 

The Welsh weather may not be the best but Wales, I still love you.

I'm passionate about Wales and, like so many of my fellow country people, am full of pride, especially when it comes to the Six Nations Rugby!

I have everything that I need here, and more. Just a short walk from my house and I pass by a canal, a park, lakes, ponds, forests and wildlife. Just a short drive from my house and we are in a town, which while small caters for most and boasts free parking. Forty minutes in the car and we're away from a peaceful town and soaking up the busy city vibe in Cardiff.

I may moan about the fact that there aren't many decent pubs around here and that I can never get a taxi when I need one (see Snapchat on a weekend for that!). I know that there are plenty of bad areas around here, but I also know where the good areas are.

I loved growing up climbing the trees, exploring the farms and the mountains and I really hope that Aria follows in my footsteps. Wales is my forever home and I hope that it is my daughter's too.

Do you love where you live?  Could you emigrate? 


  1. I adore Wales. I'm a Brummie but am oping to move to North Wales in a few weeks time. Wales definitely has a big place in my heart, hoping it is our forever home soon as well!

  2. I could definitely emigrate... Ooh wait hang on 😉 It's not for everyone but we love it!

  3. Ahh I have to say I love England, but I'd really rather be in the South than the North... I'd probably move to the states but Oz and NZ have never held any allure for me. Emigrating is maybe not for me but moving to the opposite side of this tiny island totally is!

  4. I loved the time I spent living in Wales and in a way I guess I will always call it my "second home", and am looking forward to coming back for a visit in a couple of months time. London will always be my first home though and moving back was the right decision (for now anyways haha).

  5. I love living in Wales. I'm English by birth, and will always consider myself a Mancunian, but Wales has been home since I was 3 years old.

    I love that for the most part, everyone is so friendly. I love that on a sunny day, the views rival half of the stuff you might see in a travel magazine.

    And I really, really love that this is the only place in the world that I can find red curry sauce from the Chinese!


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