"When I was living in Liverpool I never thought I would move out of city.
"I was a stereotypical city girl. Everything moves at 100 miles an hour in the city and you have a lot of expectations. Moving to Cumbria is totally different. Everything is more relaxed, and you have a lot more family, work and life balance. You can walk down the road and it’s not long before you know a lot of people and they know you.
People take an interest in you and make you feel very welcome. If you need something doing someone always knows someone who can help. It’s a very close community.
"We’ve got two boys – William, who's 14 and Matthew, who's 10 – within weeks of us moving up the boys loved it, when we asked them where do you prefer Liverpool or Cumbria, their reply was Cumbria, that when I knew we had made the right choice.
"We live in Beckermet. With just a small village school, a church and a pub. We’re 15 minutes’ walk from Braystones Beach and a 15-minute drive from Ennerdale.
"William is at West Lakes Academy, which is one of the best secondary schools in West Cumbria, and Matthew is at Beckermet primary. The schools are a lot smaller here, Matthew’s school only has 20 children in his class. The schools may be small but they have the highest of standards and both boys are excelling."
"They have really taken to Cumbrian life, even picking up the accent. They really like the work-life balance. Their friends want to get out on their bikes and go out on a bike ride or go and play in the park. They’ve got the ability to do it round here, with the amount of cycle tracks, you’re spoiled for choice."
"William is a goalkeeper with Whitehaven Amateurs and has just got into the county team. Matthew has taken to dance, and does that every Saturday and is currently going through medals and competitions – so they have a very busy social life."