Hello and welcome to Chez Shea! Marie here. Ten years ago, I moved to the countryside with my partner and three children. Both of us were burnt out from stressful and demanding jobs. We wanted to find a simpler way of life that was meaningful and low impact. I knew that for me, this was going to involve writing, cooking and crafting. Beyond that, the vision was a bit blurred. I didn’t know that it was going to involve setting up a glamping site in what used to be the orchard. I hadn’t realised that gardening was going to be such a big feature of this new lifestyle, or quite how long, the long winter nights really are! This blog is a story of where the path has taken us.