About Us

Us…. OK, we are Ellie and James.  Ellie was working as an SEN teacher and James has finished being an asbestos consultant.  We have sold up the house in the city suburbs and have moved to the smallholding we have bought  a couple of hours away.  We have finally finished the house….. which we bought in 2014….

…. just before we got married…..

We have spent the last few years….

Growing our family…..

and building our home…… as well as working on the land and developing businesses to fund all this!

The blog etc chronicles our journey towards what we hope will be self sufficiency and the development of our rural businesses, as well as a few day trips and crafty occurrences!!

We have 2 dogs, 2 cats, assorted chickens and ducks, 2 horses and at last count 10 wayward sheep!! We have a rescue Hedgehog Holly, and two pigs generally for most of the year on the holding!


We have an online shop at Etsy called, you guessed it TyddynBryn…

This is where Ellie sells her crafty wares!

She also has patterns available to buy on Ravelry and Loveknitting!

So…. Welcome to an insight into the past, present and future lives, home, and businesses in our small corner of the world!

Head down to the footer to find our follow information for Social Media etc!

3 thoughts on “About Us”

  1. Hi Ellie,
    I can see why you both fell in love with this place….the woodlands are magical!
    A lot of hard work I’m sure, but will be worth it!
    Good luck with all the renovations. Love Kirsty x x x

  2. Been enjoying the photos and the progress, my husband and I are currently in the process of reclaiming 14 acres and a farm house from 30 years of neglect. So your posts always feel relevant to me.

    1. Thank you! And I am glad we are not the only crazy loons dealing with 30 years of neglect!! I found two more dead gates and a few tyres lodged in another hedgerow section I cleared today!!! Ahh well more fodder for the tyre wall!!

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