Beautiful colours of the Essex countryside.

I’ve been living happily in sunny Essex for most of my life. I attended infant, junior and senior school here. I married, and bought my two daughters up here, and here is where my deepest roots are.

The county of Essex is full of diversity – and I don’t just mean the dance group – and I like to think I’m fairly qualified to write about the features and benefits of living here, as well as other lifestyle elements of this well-documented county. Let’s face it how many other places have had a whole, award-winning TV series devoted to it.

But thankfully, there is more to Essex than you might have been led to believe and hopefully, I can let you in on some of its secrets.