Extraordinary Ordinary People – Inspirational Hertfordshire Series

Extraordinary Ordinary People - Inspirational Hertfordshire Series

Since moving out of London (2014), I have chosen Hitchin. A place to live and to rise my children, away from the hustle and bustle.

I want to raise my kids in a more greener environment as I have been raised – not in Hitchin but Malvern, Worcestershire. Respectively, I don’t want to be too far away from the lime light – not just yet anyway. London is after all my second home. I love the cosmopolitan lifestyle: there’s the ever growing multi-cultural communities; the Arts – the modernity and its classical serene architectural habitat; the variety tastes of music and food as such, plus practically nearly all of my friends live there!

But something tells me Hitchin is the place where we can have this balance. If I urge for some excitement then I can just hop on the fast train and zap – I would be standing at King Cross within 25 minutes. How’s that for a country-city lifestyle swop?!


Extraordinary Ordinary People

This year, my blog has grown so fast – I have been lucky enough to have some great opportunities knocking on my door. I feel very blessed and so the need to travel to London has become far less than it needed to be – and I want to celebrate that. I want to embrace the place and the people where I was and where I am at now.

I want to find those amazing extraordinary ordinary people that isn’t reserved for the rich, the famous, the powerful, or the privileged. Extraordinary people exist within even the most seemingly ordinary lives.

Those that we can all name extraordinary people who have touched us – a teacher who made us feel seen, a relative who helped us believe in our dreams, a friend who created a circle of acceptance wide enough for all.

They are the ones with the knack for living genuinely and who inspire us to attempt the same.

And this is how my Inspirational Hertfordshire Series is born.


Extraordinary Ordinary People

Inspirational Hertfordshire Series

First of, I want to explore where I am at – and right now it is at Hertfordshire. I will be bringing to you interviews, reviews and features from a whole variety of individuals and business, that are based here.

Other than Hertfordshire being so conveniently near to London Utopia, I want to showcase what Hertfordshire has offer too. The extraordinary ordinary individuals that inspires us here in Hertfordshire. Come – join my discovery journey of Hertfordshire together.


If you are a business or individual that wants to take part in this series, then pop me a message over to enquiries@ethannevelyn.com


What do you think of our new Inspirational Hertfordshire Series? Let us know in the comments below.

Su {Ethan & Evelyn}

Su blogs at Ethan & Evelyn. Ethan (7) & Evelyn (4) are her children. Her blog was originally an online diary but quickly transformed. She blogs about their life adventures of her experiences of motherhood, lifestyle, food, crafts, and travel. Her blog was awarded the Coupon Machine Travel Blog Top100 (#37) in 2016. The #MadBlogAwards 2016 Nominated for Best Craft Blog, Best Family Travel Blog, and Best Preschool Blog. She is a now a Freelance Writer, a Photographer, Co-creator of #ExplorerKids IG community. Host of #FabFridayPost and #ExplorerKids Linkys. And a Kids Yoga Teacher too! Connect with her on Twitter & Instagram @ethannevelyn

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  1. 17/03/2017 / 12:50 pm

    Every country has it’s features, Hertfordshire is a lovely mix of countryside and towns, I’ll be interested to see what you share #FabFridayPost

    • 18/03/2017 / 2:02 am

      I would be nice to get to know a little more about where I live.

  2. Carolina Twin Mom / Mary Peterson
    17/03/2017 / 10:03 pm

    I love getting to “explore” through my UK pals! I’ve never been to the UK but always wanted to. Should I ever scrape together the funds to properly travel (when my kids are in college maybe?), I will enjoy referring back to posts like these for some great ideas. 🙂 #FabFridayPost

  3. 17/03/2017 / 10:23 pm

    This is great! I look forward to learning more about my county. We know bits of it really well, but other bits not so much

  4. 18/03/2017 / 7:26 am

    What a great idea for a series, highlighting the amazing people and places in your area x

  5. 19/03/2017 / 5:05 pm

    I look forward to reading your new series! It sounds great 🙂 We live in Manchester so we are a bit in all the hustle and bustle but we also have the luxury of having countryside on our doorstep too which I am happy to have. #fabfridaypost

    • 19/03/2017 / 6:04 pm

      I am rather excited too! I’ve never been to Manchester – sound like you also have a great balance there. x

  6. 20/03/2017 / 10:31 am

    Great idea Su! I too feel pleased to live close to London but also close to countryside. Sarah #FabFridayPost

  7. 21/03/2017 / 9:53 pm

    This is lovely. I can’t wait to read more. I always see the pics of nature and everything looks so great where you live. I am looking forward to reading all about it. #FabFridayPost

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