You never truly love something, until you appreciate it.

I was born in Scarborough but raised in Driffield. Driffield is the Capital of the Wolds in East Yorkshire. The Wolds are full of peaceful scenery, rolling hills and lots of wildlife.

Growing up in Driffield was boring. During my teenage years I would do anything to get on the train or bus and go to the city. The nearest cities are Hull and York. They’re around 30-40 miles away from Driff and I would only go there for one purpose, SHOPPING. In Driffield, the shops consist of charity shops, shit loads of barbers and more charity shops. There was nothing interesting here as a teenager and I frankly could not wait to leave. I hated living here.

However, now is a different story. Linking with the title, once you’ve got true appreciation for your surroundings – you will learn to love where you are.

Take this Sunday morning for example.

Jack set his alarm for 3:30am to watch the Joshua fight. This woke me up and I could not get back to sleep for the life of me. I was mardy, sleepy and annoyed. But, what I didn’t know was that I would later be thanking Jack for keeping me awake.
It was 4:45am. I knew sunrise would be lingering so I put on my walking gear and the dogs harnesses on too. I grabbed my camera and headed towards the fields.

I cannot believe how beautiful the Wolds are. The scenery is divine. The morning fog had come in and I could see it disappearing infront of me.

The endless hills with multicoloured fields. The birds singing their morning song. The hares running in the fields just made my morning so perfect. Not to mention Bella and Sydney having a great time on their walk through the fields.

The wildlife is incredible in the Wolds. This morning was the first time that I have ever been able to capture an owl! I have always wished for a wise owl to be posing for me to take a picture. Today, my luck was in hand. I could not believe it! Here is what is known as a Little Owl.

There were also around 10 hares in the fields, either chasing eachother or laid down trying to stay hidden (not successfully with their big ears)😂. I have never seen so many hares at once. They’re such handsome animals.

Bella and Sydney thoroughly enjoyed this morning’s 5 mile walk, as well as me! I really don’t know how Sydney gets so wet yet Bella looks dry!! He’s an absolute fruit loop.

I could not imagine living anywhere else, other than in the countryside. I really miss the country when I am living in York for uni. I always try to go for a walk either along the river or in the museum gardens to try and feel better!

I really appreciate living in Driffield, for it’s pure beauty of the countryside and many walks available in the surrounding villages!

Thank you for reading!

Keep walking, Emily. X

Published by Emily

I'm a 3rd year Primary Ed student @ York St John, with a love of photography. Follow my website to see blogs about my latest walks out in the beautiful country of the UK. I am accompanied by my beautiful spaniels Bella and Sydney, and my partner Jack.

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