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 currently studying for a Masters in Creative Writing whilst writing a book about the year she lived in a bell tent. You’ll also find her writing for travel website This is Your Kingdom, and teaching at Chalk House.
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.
Sarah is an artist, printmaker and writer. She runs Frond & Feather, where her inspiration for design work comes from the natural world. Writing about the seasons, nature and simple living, she lives a quiet life where pleasure is found in the little details - those we notice when we slow down and savour what we already have: good times with friends and family, wholesome and tasty things to eat, gentle home comforts. Find her on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
Sarah spent her childhood immersing herself in celtic folklore, fantasy stories, and the great outdoors. Still living in Cornwall, she loves folk dancing, writing stories, rambling in the wild and taking the hats off acorns. When she was four, her life ambition was to become a Selkie. She also runs her own freelance photography business - Salty Sea Photography. Find her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Part-time Physiotherapist, full-time dog Mum, writer and nature photographer, Nicola lives in a Purple House in the north-west countryside of Tasmania, Australia. She blogs about living a quiet life, and her writing and photographs are inspired by the beautiful scenery that surrounds her home. In her spare time you'll find her #alwayswalkingdogs, dreaming up the perfect vegetable garden (even though she doesn't like vegetables) and trying to convince her fiancé they should get chickens. Find her on 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.