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I keep you abreast of rural affairs and explore people's lives in the countryside by getting out and about and writing about who and what I see along the way. Come with me and meet some truly inspirational country folk.

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Natural Inspiration: The Relationship Between Art, Nature and Wellbeing

Janet Hill | Feb 15th, 19 | Leisure

I read a fascinating article published in The Guardian a few years ago which reported that artists were heading for the countryside in droves. In the 80s and 90s, being considered a serious artist meant living in a city, specifically London; and if we’re talking even more specifically, somewhere quirky and ...

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A Valentines Love Letter to The Countryside

Our beautiful countryside, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways…

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United We Stand: Collaboration is The Way Forward

Janet Hill | Feb 8th, 19 | Business

If you are like me, the Hills members and so many other entrepreneurial types - business owners, freelancers, sole traders, side hustlers; whichever label you prefer - it’s common to choose a more ‘pioneering’ work/life style because we simply love doing our own thing.

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Weekends Away in the UK - Why Go Anywhere Else?

I remember when the humble staycation was the option for holidaymakers too adventure-adverse to go abroad - or it was seen as a cheap and cheerful way for families to get some time out without blowing the budget.

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Lamb Tales

Our frosted hills and fields, for so long hushed in a quiet stillness of waiting, will soon be alive with the joyous sight and sound of new-born lambs, and the low chunnerings of their attentive mums. Snowdrops will give way to daffodils, and our hearts will be gladdened by the promise ...

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Vegan Food from The Hills: Mushroom Scallops, Black Pudding & Pea Puree

Yes you read that right - vegan black pudding! Our Veganuary guest blogger The Vegan Olive recommends The Real Lancashire Black Pudding Company V Pud and suggests this recipe as a fabulous dinner party starter.

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Loving our Hills Community

A couple of weeks ago, we published an article commending the countryside for being a prime place to live. Amongst our top 5 reasons? The wonderful community spirit in such gorgeous rural locations.

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What’s in our diary in The Hills - Spring 2019

Janet Hill | Jan 25th, 19 |

As we are deep into January, there’s snow on the ground here in north Wales, and it’s a month since Christmas; which means it's time to get that new diary out and book in our very best spring events!

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