My name is Viv and if you want to contact me - particularly about Calstock - I would love to hear from you. THe last bit of the email address is sheviockbarton.co.uk and the first part is viv - sorry there's no link but the spammers are very persistent and they love sending out bote to collect them!
I grew up on a farm just outside of Calstock. It was a beautiful place, with rolling hills and green fields as far as the eye could see. I was always surrounded by animals, and I loved it. I knew every inch of that farm like the back of my hand.
I worked hard on the farm, but I was happy. I loved the simple life.
But the truth was, I was bored of the same routine everyday, and I felt like I was stuck in a rut. I wanted something more out of life.
But then I met my now husband John, an IT contractor, and he convinced me to move to London with him. I was hesitant at first, but he was so persuasive, and I was young and in love.
John told me that he would help me study psychology, and that I could help people with depression -something that one of my neighbours, a good friend, had suffered from for decades.
I thought about it for a moment, and then I made my decision. I told John that I would go with him to London. It was the best decision I ever made, and I haven't looked back since.
So I left the farm and moved to London. John and I married and we raised two lovely children, both still little more than toddlers. It was a big change, but I adjusted. I studied psychology and got a job helping young people with depression, in betweem my maternal duties. I love my work, and I'm good at it. However I never did help my friend - like me, she met the right man, and he helped her to pull out of it!
Sometimes though, I can't help but miss the farm. I miss the simplicity of it, the peace and quiet. I go back to visit sometimes, and it's always so beautiful. But it's not the same as it was. I've changed, and the farm has changed. Time marches on, and nothing stays the same. But I'm grateful for the memories. The farm will always have a special place in my heart.
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