Life here in Cumbria has proved to be even better than I had dreamed possible. All the clichés are true. The countryside is breathtakingly beautiful with rolling hills and valleys, superb local food. The rich history of this region is ever-present, the air is incredibly clean and nature surrounds you at every step.
I was lucky enough to be able to move here ten years ago. I adore the great outdoors and when I am not working - you will find me on an idyllic fell-top tarn taking in the most iconic views in the Lake District.
Enjoy life. Make the most of any opportunities you're given. Think positively, with a healthy dose of realism and 'don't take yourself too seriously'.