MEET THE TEAM
Eleanor has always dreamed of creating her own magazine and wholehearted community, and Creative Countryside is the product of many years of striving to achieve this. She is also writing a book about the year she lived in a bell tent, and when she gets chance helps other creatives write their own online stories. Find out more about Eleanor and how Creative Countryside started by clicking here.
City girl up until 2010. Moving forward, in search of a better quality of living, Chelsea moved to North East Wales and created the Loving Life in Wellies Blog. Documenting her new found country bumpkin ways, with a focus on outdoor adventure. She is also aiming to walk 1,000 miles in 2017. Find her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Callum is a nature writer, poet and photographer who lives in the Peak District, when not back home in Sussex tramping his beloved South Downs. His day job as a strategic planner in a marketing agency fuels the passion for the simplicity of life outdoors with his young family at the weekend. Callum’s work explores the connections between the landscape of the earth, as well as of the soul. Find him writing at A Seasoned Soul, or on Twitter and Instagram.
Melissa loves writing and literature, and is passionate about words and the power of language. She also loves all things a bit quirky or eccentric, and has a bit of a penchant for all things that have fallen out of fashion (quills, ink pots, leather journals, compasses!). Melissa also hosts online blog Mel and Jona and creates YouTube vlogs with her husband. Find her on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
Rhiannon is an award-winning poet from the wilds of the Welsh marches. She has performed across the country, and been featured in the Guardian and Magma among others. Her first book, The Other City, was shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year. As well as finding inspiration for her work while out walking the dog, she teaches creative writing and acts as a creative mentor. Find out more at her website here, or on Instagram.
A freelance writer, Rebecca blogs about her journey from self-confessed townie to country bumpkin. Moving from a chocolate box cottage in the village to a derelict farmhouse with four acres, she can usually be found knee-deep in mud or chasing errant ducks. Discover how it's going over at Margot Tries the Good Life, or follow her on Instagram.