Living on an island is pretty different for us than for those who live in a part of a massive continent. There are so many different goegraphical oddities with forests, lakes, hill and mountains, everything that a good and pleasant land should have, but on a smaller scale. It makes for some wonderful holiday locations – beautiful scenery and fabulous towns with cathedrans and churches by the thousand. However some of the more annoying things about living on an island is the need to import so much stuff. We bring in almost everything we want for everyday life instead of growing or making it. With the need to stay local and not travel, it has brought us all sorts of opportunities for travel inland. We have many crags and hillsides along the northern lakes and the backbone of England. so much to see on a glorious family holiday at home. A proper staycation.