Well, after 14 years in Canada, we might be moving back home to the UK!
It's a really long story which, I'm probably going to post in the Personal Growth forum but in the meantime, DH and I are trying to think about where we could happily live.
Right now, this is what we are looking for ideally:
Old-fashioned type of village in countryside with farmers markets, organic food/raw milk etc
Rural but commutable via train to a major city for culture and to increase chances of finding jobs for DH.
Crunchy, hippy, artistic, liberal-minded community.
Small community (well, not crowded).
Low cost of housing/living
Other places are easily accessible for trips out in car ( especially Lancashire and Lincolnshire where we have family)
People who are into Waldorfy types of living and natural family living.
Families who are into earth-based spirituality and spending time gardening/rambling/walking outside with dogs.
A place that has animals and animal lovers, lots of things to do for kids and families :)
It's been so long since I have been home ( my last visit was 7 years ago) I have no idea whether a place like this exists and if indeed we will be happy and find our tribe there. We will be visiting in June/July and are planning to narrow down a list of places to check out.
Any advice or suggestions really appreciated. Thanks so much!