I've lived in and around North Wales and Cheshire for most of my life, other than a few years spent at university and working in Switzerland. It's home. A corner of the world that I'm always excited to return to. We love to explore the area as a family but as my children are getting older, I'm also enjoying ambling around the villages and towns by myself, or with friends, and discovering stunning shops, cute cafés, and rural rarities. I know not all of the people who stop by The Ordinary Lovely are local to here but I wanted to share some of my favourite finds for those who are ... or for those of you who might be passing at some point in time, and you really should, it's beautiful.