Living in a country village is truly truly wonderful! Just join in! I have never never ever found the local families who go back donkeys years to be anything but welcoming. Just get stuck in - offer what you can to the community. Join the church flower rota, help at local clubs etc. - small villages are fishing in a teeny pool when it comes to finding people to do things and they will hoover you in to be on committees and heaven knows what.
I live in the tiniest of villages in the middle of nowhere and this is what I do........
- run a singing group
- sing with a quartet
- run the village library once a month
- join in with a monthly pub quiz
- go to a women's group
- book group - we meet in the pub
- school governor
- run local arts festival
- poetry group
- craft group when I can find time!
These are just the village activities - I do lots of other things as well.
We have been her nearly 20 years now, have always felt welcomed and it is just a complete joy.
We both have health problems and the offers of help and the kindness we have been shown is beyond description. If you give to the community then they will give back to you 100-fold. All this and the natural beauty around us.
The article sounds as though it is written by a real city dweller who is going in with pre-conceptions.
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