5 things you know are true if you live in the 'real' countryside

Sunday 13 May 2018

Do you think you live in the countryside?

Since leaving where I live in the country and moving too, what I consider 'the city' or at the very least, closer to London. I have seen a lot of people who don't really know what the actual countryside is.  So, I compiled a little list of what the top five things you will know is true is if you honestly live in the country.

1. You have neutral coloured wellies with real mud on them
Do you know how many places I go too where people are walking around Waitrose with Hunters welly on?  Pristine and brightly coloured wellies. When you live in the country, your welly boots are your life and they have to go with every outfit. Plus, you are going to be walking through muddy fields after muddy fields, so there is no point in buying anything other than dark green, brown or black welly boots. Any welly boots you buy from H&M or New Look are NOT really wellington boots.

2. You don't ANY access to 4G and the internet you do have doesn't always work

When I moved to uni which was closer to London, I realised that 4G was just something people just had. It was super common. Where I am from (the middle of Dorset) 4G does not exist and if for some miraculous reason you do have it, it won't long or work very well.  Also, that really expensive broadband you pay for, that's not that great either.

3. Your local Starbucks is over an hour away.
I am a coffee lover and I have been for a while. I started drinking coffee when I started working at my Dad's shop because it was early mornings and to be honest, I kept seeing my dad drink it so I thought it was a good idea. There were plenty of coffee shops too chose from when it came to finding good coffee to drink. However, I found that I really enjoyed the drinks from Starbucks. Luckily, where I go to at university, there is a Starbucks right outside my classes, however, when I come home the nearest one is about 45 or more away.

4. The 'where are you from?' conversation
There is nothing more painful than explaining where you are from when you are from the middle of nowhere. People will be like 'where are you from originally?', to which you will answer, 'in the middle of nowhere'. But they will ask again, more of a precise location and they assure you that 'they might know it'. But you know they definitely won't have a clue where your little countryside town is.
THEN once you say it, they don't know it and you have to begin listing off all the cities or towns that you consider close to your home. It is a hard conversation and eventually, you just say 'Dorset' just because it's easier.

5. All of your best friends and enemies all live in the same small town
First off, you know everyone in your town and everyone knows you.  Everyone know's everyone's business. For every person you really don't want to see when walking downtown just to buy a bottle of milk, there is someone you have grown up and miss seeing every day that you will run into when you in your local Asda. You never want to go home but at the same time, you always want to go home.


Join the conversation!

  1. I relate to this post so much, Devon is the same! An interesting read x

  2. Same for Wales! Everyone knows everyone - it’s terrible!
    Good post! Xxx

  3. I like it great post ❤️๐Ÿค—

  4. Ahhhhh i know what you mean! about the small town being secluded at least. I think i have more enemies than friends here ��. though it lacks good internet, your town seems really cute!

  5. I love this post.

  6. Haha! I can relate to this so much! I used to live in (and my family still in) Duckhill, MS. So I usually just tell them the closest city around it which is Grenada and I still don't think that has a Starbucks ������!

    1. Oh my god really? That is pretty much the same for me!!๐Ÿ˜‚ x


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