OUR FRIENDLY FOX BERTIE HAD A CATCH UP THIS WEEK WITH OUR FRIEND AND BRAND REP, MICHELLE, KNOWN ON INSTAGRAM AS @STOCKMANS.WIFE.
MICHELLE LIVES ON A FARM IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE WITH HER HUSBAND AND THREE #LITTLECUBS. FREYA, HER LITTLEST CUB, IS ONE OF OUR BRAND REPS!
READ ON TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS LOVELY LADY, AND FOLLOW MICHELLE OVER ON INSTAGRAM FOR BEAUTIFUL FARMING, FAMILY AND COUNTRY PICS.
1) Introduce yourself
Hi everyone, I’m Michelle! I’m 33 and married to a Farmer. Originally a town girl I’m now a very well adapted country girl and love every minute of it.
2) How many little cubs do you have?
I’ve got 3 little cubs; Poppy aged 8, Finley aged 4 and Freya who turned 1 in May.
3) Where abouts do you live?
I live in a small village in Buckinghamshire. We live on the Farm where my husband works.
4) Town or country?
Country 100%. I love the space, the quiet and the darkness at night time!
5) Early mornings or night owl?
I’ve never been a night owl, growing up I was always the first asleep when I went to sleepovers with friends. I could fall asleep anywhere and anytime! I’m certainly an early bird, always will be!
6) Coffee or Tea?
Neither. I don’t drink hot drinks. I can be tempted sometimes with a festive hot mulled wine though at Christmas.
7) Any pets?
We’ve got 2 dogs; a Sprocker called Bella and a working Border Collie called Max. We’ve also got a varying ages of chickens. We’ve been hatching eggs this year which has been brilliant. It’s been a really great experience for the children, a bit of extra home schooling.
8) Favourite tipple
Gin all the time. I love a G&T with some lime.
9) Favourite season
Winter. An ideal day would be a crisp, dry, frosty one.
10) Facebook or Insta?
Instagram. I feel that Instagram is more personal and I’ve met some really lovely people on Instagram.
11) What are you currently watching on Netflix?
I’m currently not watching anything but I’ve recently finished watching Suits. Very late the party I know but loved it.
12) Secret crush
Cillian Murphy (Thomas Shelby, Peaky Blinders) or Dominic Purcell (Lincoln Burrows, Prison Break) – not really a secret though!
I’m currently a stay at home parent, home maker, farmer’s wife and generally holding the fort! However, I have recently started doing some freelance work with social media and photography which I’m really enjoying.
14) Any hobbies?
This year I’ve started to train at the gym with a personal trainer. I’ve found that this has been great for my mental health and general overall well being. It also allowed me to have some time to myself with is very precious when you’re a parent! Unfortunately it stopped due to lockdown but I’m heading back this week for the first time and cannot wait.
15) Favourite food
One word. Chocolate.
16) Favourite place to go on hols
This has to be Cornwall. I go every year and love exploring new places. I’m sad to have missed going this year due to a number of reasons but I’ve been going there since I was a child and have some of my fondest memories from the South West.
17) What did you miss most during lockdown?
During lockdown I think I missed routine the most. I spent the majority of the time just winging everyday. We developed our own way of coping and getting by and thoroughly enjoyed the extra time together. Actually, I did really miss cuddles with all of my family. We’re very family orientated and I missed seeing my mum regularly.
18) What did you like most about lockdown?
I liked the extra time with my children, the dogs and chickens. We really tried to make the most of a testing situation. For us we were able to slow down a little bit. Sometimes life can be very overwhelming with pressure to be everywhere and it allowed us to relax.
19) What should you be doing right now?
I should be doing the last minute tidy up after the children have gone to bed! But I’m sitting here with a glass of orange squash typing to you all.
20) Best bit about being a Cotswold Baby Co. Brand Rep
It’s been really important to me to support small businesses, especially during this time. I love Cotswold Baby Co, I love the clothes, the ethos, their insta page and the little cub community is really lovely to be part of. Freya and I are really enjoying being a brand rep and hope you enjoy our take over Tuesday!