A photo from... an urban farm in Warnsveld

We watched these two with their long ears go to their mother to suckle a while. Then they returned to their spot in the sun and as naturally as the wind or the rain they sat down and folded into one another. We stopped at not one but two small community farms in the middle of a residential area in Warnsveld, Gelderland. We fed grass to black sheep, I called three beautiful deer Bambi and we laughed at the chickens with the feathered legs. This small town is where one of our neighbours grew up and as we cycled around the town and the neighbouring countryside and woods, I realised why some people prefer the country to the city. Am I one of them? I'm really not sure anymore... Which do you prefer?

Frances M. Thompson

Londoner turned wanderer, Frankie is an author, freelance writer and blogger. Currently based in Amsterdam, Frankie was nomadic for two years before putting down some roots with her Australian partner and having a baby boy in July 2015. In 2017, she launched WriteNOW Cards, affirmation cards for writers that help build a productive and positive writing practice. When not writing contemporary fiction, Frankie shops for vintage clothes, dances to 70s disco music and chases her son around Amsterdam.
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