I had thought the kids might find the move hard, they were leaving a good school and lots of friends. Where we lived was an estate with lots of their friends and their dad living nearby. But they have settled so well, their school has abought 250 less kids in it! The atmosphere at school is great, everyone knows everyone else and the whole school is really friendly. The girls have made new friends, and although they all live quite far away, in comparison, they often go for tea or have friends over.
The house is a farm workers cottage set in the grounds of a private estate, we have one set of neighbours who are fantastic and have helped me out heaps when my husband has been working away. The village is about two miles away, which takes a bit of getting used to and school is about 4 miles! We are surrounded by hills and fields and it really is nice to wake up to the sound of the birds, including woodpeckers which come to feed on the peanuts, and of course sheep!
The local area is stunning, and we are very close to the river Severn or Hafren.