That feeling when you’re on top of everything...until the next 💩storm, that is...🤪 The days are getting longer now... snowdrops are pushing their smug little heads out of the earth... I broke down and bought some damn tulips... Spring is on its way 💐 Spring is bittersweet for us because Will and I spend all summer looking forward to 🙌🏻the Winter🙌🏻. Will works UNBELIEVABLE hours through late Spring, Summer and early Autumn, and I spend a lot of time alone, filling the days with work. We always tell ourselves to not worry, that we’ll see all of our friends and tick off everything on our bucket list in the winter. Then Spring races around the corner and we realise that winter has escaped us once again. However, this year we have a secret. 🤞🏻 Hopefully....if everything goes to plan...this summer on the farm will be a lot more bearable... as will the one after that, and the one after that, and the one after that. ....more to be revealed soon 🥰 Hoping for a better work-life balance, one small change at a time. Photographer: @lensandhound 📸 Outfit Details: Skirt: @harrisraecollection (gifted ) Fleece: @schoffelcountry Shirt: @alanpaine1907 #countryliving #countrystyle #countryfashion
Wait just one minute...I’ve just seen a load of tulips and Easter eggs in the shops...I’m not finished with winter yet 😭❄️ I’m not ready to start wearing pastels again 😭 I don’t want to have to change my home fragrance from ‘winter spice’ to ‘spring flora’ 😭 These are the real first world problems!! This winter has been really wet and mild, much like the curry I attempted to make last week. I’m still holding out for snow, winter sun and frosty mornings 🤞🏻 Away with your tulips and chocolate eggs!!!! 🐣 Photographer: @lensandhound 📸 Skirt: @harrisraecollection (gifted ) Shirt: @alanpaine1907 Fleece: @schoffelcountry #countryliving #countrystyle #countryfashion #schoffel
🏰 👸🏼Queen(ish ) of the Castle 👸🏼🏰 I’m back after a long rest with my family. It was so nice to spend some time in nature and try and recover from this ridiculous cold that has plagued me for far too long now. I can’t wait to use my normal voice again and not cough every 5 seconds. Feeling sorry for @willsimo3 😬 How nice is this coat from @welligogs .ltd? 🧥 A really nice feminine take on the wax jacket. Not gifted, just appreciated (I will always tell you if something has been given to me or if I’m posting sponsored content - I’m not trying to ‘show off’ when I say something is #gifted , it’s transparency as per the ASA’s guidelines ) I’ve got lots planned for you in 2020 and I am very excited to get started - lots and lots of English videos, some exciting secret projects, lots of country fashion, maybe the odd wedding related post 🤪. I’m going to really focus on my personal ‘Licy Bella Earl’ channel again - time escaped me last year and something had to give! ❤️ Wishing you all a great 2020. I hope it’s got off to a good start. The news is looking pretty bleak and I am sending my love to those who need it. Photography: @lensandhound 📸 Turtleneck: @pink_avocet (gifted ) Boots: @welligogs .ltd Coat: @welligogs .ltd Socks: @houseofcheviot #countryliving #countryfashion #countrystyle
2019 has been great, but I’m sure that for a lot of people it really hasn’t. I’m not doing a #topnine this year. I’ve spoken enough about my highs this year already - more than enough for one year! You don’t need to hear any more about it 🤪 🥂 Wishing you a brilliant new decade with great mental and physical health, happy families, wonderful pets, good friendships, new goals and fewer bad habits 🙌🏻 I do have a new year’s resolution - to be better at being on time. My standards have slipped recently. Do you have one? Let me know below 😊 Sending all of my love and see you in the new decade! Xoxo Photographer: @lensandhound 📸 Coat: @schoffelcountry Hat: @alanpaine1907 #countryliving #countrygirl #countrystyle #countryfashion
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Everyone ❤️ We had a lovely day. It was the first xmas since we lost my grandad so we were really focussed on keeping my grandmother smiling and happy. We spoke about him a lot and remembered the good times. Sending my love to anyone who is missing a loved one right now. We are now on our way to Scotland to spend some time with friends. Hope you all have had a lovely December, no matter what you celebrate and believe ❤️ Photographer: @lensandhound 📸 Boots: @fairfaxandfavor (gifted ) Belt: @mackenzieandgeorge (gifted, but loved it so much I bought one for Will for Christmas 😍🥰 ) Socks: @schoffelcountry Skirt: @vantageatelier (Both bought from @lodgewaycountrywear ) Jumper: @marksandspencerfashionpr Love from Lucy xoxo #countryliving #countrystyle #countryfashion #countrygirl
The more people you reach and the more people you meet, the more people there will be that simply don’t like you. 💡 I was brought up to be a people-pleaser, and whilst I wholeheartedly appreciate the values that my upbringing instilled within me, I am finally managing to get my head round the fact that I cannot please everyone and I cannot make everyone like me. It would actually be incredibly arrogant of me to even dare to think that I could be universally liked. I feel a huge sense of relief now I am able to just accept that I’m not someone’s cup of tea, instead of ‘tailoring’ myself to what I think they would approve of. All in all, this has reduced the size of my group of friends, but deepened my important friendships. I wonder if anyone else who is naturally inclined to ‘make people like them’ will relate to this? It isn’t about suddenly developing a sassy attitude and cutting out anyone who doesn’t put up with my crap - it’s about realising that I can’t force what’s not there. Sorry about the deep and meaningful post. The end of a decade does bring reflection, after all. 💕 Photographer: @lensandhound 📸 Outfit Details: Skirt: @harrisraecollection (gifted ) Shirt: @alanpaine1907 Gilet: @schoffelcountry (bought from my favourite place @lodgewaycountrywear ) #countryliving #countrystyle #countrygirl #countryfashion
3’000’000 subscribers 😭🙌🏻 we only hit 2M 6 months ago so I am completely blown away! Thank you so much to everyone who has made the decision to click that little ‘subscribe’ button and follow my lessons on YouTube. I LOVE making videos for you. A massive thanks also to my ridiculously supportive man @willsimo3 who is my rock & biggest cheerleader (and a very good critic when I need one!! ) Another thank you has to go to my wonderful family who gave me the freedom and confidence to start this little project way back in 2016! Many of you know that my dad gave me a £500 ‘business loan’ (which I paid back with correct interest 😂 ) to get started with a second hand camera and tripod. When I initially asked him, he told me to come back with a business plan! They also let me live at home for 6 months after university to get started, although I did pay a bit of rent and I had to make them lunch every day 😂 a true business deal!!! Having the support & belief from my family really made this all happen. Another thank you has to go to all the people around me that make this channel move smoothly...my wonderful editor @connor .hinde, my fab management team @freefocusmgmt plus many others who know who they are. And of course, once again I have to thank you....because you’re the reason I do this ❤️ #thankyou Photographer - @lensandhound 📸 Outfit info: Gilet - @lechameau1927 (gifted ) Belt - @mackenzieandgeorge (gifted ) Shirt - @schoffelcountry Skirt - @vantageatelier (both bought from @lodgewaycountrywear ) Socks - @houseofcheviot #countryliving #countrygirl #countrystyle
I once went quite a while without smiling or laughing. Mid-2016 was my lowest point. I was lost and lonely in a city I didn’t want to be in, working silly hours just to scrape by whilst studying, and recovering from a sad old breakup. My mum phoned me every day and told me good things were to come and, like she often is, she was right. I should listen to her more often! Now I have many things to be happy about, and if I feel low I think about the small things. What are 5 small, seemingly ‘silly’ things that make you happy? Let me know in the comments👇🏻 Mine are: 1. Dog walks in the countryside which are so good that Diego gets so excited he ends up with saliva wrapped around his face (I don’t know what makes a walk saliva-wrap-worthy but I try every time ) 2. Cuddles from Will that are slightly uncomfortable because they are too tight, but I put up with them because...cuddles 3. Heating up underneath my duvet with a hairdryer before going to sleep to make a cosy tent of warmth (try it!!!! ) 4. Biting straight into an entire block of cheese after a night out (and probably being told off the next day - try at your own risk ) 5. Having someone else peel a prawn for you 🦐 (this is the ultimate symbol of love - if they peel your prawns for you, then they love you, and you should peel theirs for them in return, making the entire transaction completely pointless but appreciated all the same ) Can’t wait to hear yours ❤️ Coat - @schoffelcountry (bought from @lodgewaycountrywear ) Hat - @alanpaine1907 Photographer 📸- @lensandhound #countrystyle #countryfashion #countrygirl
Is anyone else starting to feel a bit Christmassy? The highlight of my year is happening this Sunday...🎉wreath-making class🎉 I do it every year with my mum (except for that one year when she was ill and @willsimo3 stepped in because he is my hero ). This year I am bringing my mother-in-law-to-be too as it would be criminal to have her miss out on all that foliage fun & fabulousness. These little red fruits are called ‘rosehips’...I think they would look stunning in a wreath. Do you have any December traditions? Love Lucy x Belt - @mackenzieandgeorge (gifted ) Photographer - @lensandhound 📸 Skirt - @vantageatelier (bought from @lodgewaycountrywear ) Jumper - @poloralphlauren
1 year ago he asked me to marry him and 1 year from now we will be husband and wife 😭❤️ This period of in-between, where we are neither one nor the other, has been so lovely. I’m trying not to wish my life away, and enjoy the present...although wedding planning is soooo exciting! We are also halfway through our holiday in the Riviera Maya - wow, what a beautiful place! amazing people, food, culture and wildlife. Do you have any recommendations for things to do in the local area? Love Lucy xoxo Dress: Mango ‘fringe’ dress - such a bargain and think it’s still available
My mother and I went wedding dress shopping yesterday! What an amazing and emotional day! We still haven’t found ‘the one’ but have a really good idea of what we want 👰🏼 After a busy day we slipped into our robes and watched the beautiful views of London from our room at @theharilondon - we’re here for another night (gifted ) thanks to the @royalbritishlegion inviting us to watch the #festivalofremembrance in the Royal Albert Hall! Before that we are going to visit the Hyde Park Barracks - I can’t believe we get to meet the Queen’s Cavalry! Outfit: Skirt - @harrisraecollection (gifted ) Boots - @fairfaxandfavor (gifted ) Handbag - @fairfaxandfavor (gifted )
I couldn’t be happier 🥰 just had the most wonderful couple of days in Suffolk surrounded by lovely people and gorgeous (cheeky ) dogs, eating good food, drinking beautiful gin ( @brockmansgin , what else!? ) and spending time in the countryside. I also felt pretty snazzy in my outfit - particularly excited about the boots! So comfy, and I love the two-toned design! Boots - @lechameau1927 (gifted ) Gilet - @lechameau1927 (gifted ) Belt - @mackenzieandgeorge (gifted ) Shirt - @schoffelcountry Coat - @schoffelcountry Socks - @schoffelcountry Skirt - @vantageatelier All of the purchased items came from @lodgewaycountrywear which is in Chicksands, Bedfordshire. If you are ever in the area you HAVE to visit - it’s a little country heaven! #countrystyle #countryfashion #countrygirl #countryliving #countryside
Crisp evenings picking sloe berries on the farm with my fiancé and my very good boy 🍇 We use these bitter berries to make ‘Sloe Gin’ which is a popular countryside liqueur, made from sloes, gin, cane sugar and my very secret ingredient. I make it every year in September and, as it takes 3 months to mature, give it as Christmas gifts to my friends, family, and neighbours in the village. It’s an amazing, warming drink that you have in a tiny glass, preferable in front of a fire, or in a field on a cold day. I absolutely love making it! A lot of love and time goes into it and I find the whole process very relaxing and therapeutic. @diegoandlucy also finds the picking of the sloes to be very interesting and exciting - he even attempts to eat them but quickly realises they are utterly disgusting unprocessed. Still, he has a very short-term memory and tries this every time 🤭These are the berries that we were going to pick when @willsimo3 proposed to me! I always get a lot of questions about sloe gin whenever I mention it - perhaps I should make a video about it? I might even consider revealing my secret ingredient 😏🤔🤫 #gin #sloegin #sloes #sloe
3 years ago I left the city for the country...and I don’t think I’ll ever look back! I live for the windy walks, wonky wooden beams, local fruit & veg, cosy open fires, fresh air, evenings in the pub, knowing everyone in the village by name, buying local meat from our butcher, having local milk delivered to our door in glass bottles, packed lunches on the tractor, picnics overlooking fields, being just 40 mins away from my family & spending every day with my man and my dog ❤️ this country life isn’t for everyone...but it’s definitely for me 🙌🏻😊 #happy
Here’s to a new week and a fresh start 👏🏻🙌🏻 My whole family was ill last week! Will had a stomach bug, I had ulcers on my throat and Diego was explosive 💥....at both ends 🤦🏼♀️ It wasn’t the best week, but luckily I had pre-filmed some videos and my wonderful editor worked hard to make sure that the upload schedule wasn’t affected! I feel like last week I was a swan....I glided along acting like nothing was bothering me but underneath the water my legs were kicking like crazy! This week is going to be intense, I have a lot to prepare but the sun is shining and I have lots of runs, dog walks and exercise classes to look forward to! I also am just about to approve Wednesday’s video which has been highly requested for YEARS! Do you have any video requests? 👇🏻post below 👇🏻 Lucy x
Meet my fiancé : ) after you maxed out my inbox requesting it, @willsimo3 very kindly agreed to film ‘the boyfriend tag’ for my Lucy Bella Earl channel and I’ve just uploaded it! The link is in my bio ❤️ the matching Ralph Lauren wasn’t intentional 😂 we just aren’t very good at shopping and have a lot of the same stuff in different colours. I was soooo excited to do this video! I have dreamed of doing one of these for so long!
We had an amazing day at the races yesterday! It was amazing to see everyone all dressed up in their hats, and the horses were absolutely beautiful! I want to do it all again!
Have a great day, whatever the weather! Lots of exciting news and updates for you: firstly, @willsimo3 ’s parents have picked up their black lab puppy called ‘Inka’!!! I am going to visit her today! We are going to wait until she’s more settled before we introduce her to Hurricane Diego. Secondly, the final episode of my business English course was posted yesterday! You can find the full 10-part course in the playlist section of my channel! Thirdly, work has begun on my BIGGEST PROJECT EVER! It’s a secret for now....but I am overwhelmed with excitement and anticipation. I will be able to share more with you later this year. Today I am also very excited because tomorrow @willsimo3 & I are going to Royal Ascot! I am so excited! If you want to catch a sneak peek of my dress and hat, I featured them in my June favourites video on my ‘Lucy Bella Earl’ channel. Right...I’m off to walk Diego and then try out my first ever barre Pilates class - have you ever done it before? I’ve heard it’s a killer! love Lucy x
I tried on my mother’s wedding dress that she wore 30 years ago❤️🤗 it’s very special because she designed it and my very talented grandmother made her dreams a reality! In the next picture you can see my mother wearing it too! She looks just as beautiful in it now as she did back then! 👰🏼 I won’t wear this for my wedding but it was amazing to try it on! Thank you so much to everyone that sent me a birthday message yesterday - I wish I could reply to all of you! I had a lovely birthday! I spent time with my family and Diego and came back to lots of surprises from Will including the annual watermelon 🍉 Many of you will know that April and May were not very good months for me and my family. There was a lot of illness & death in those months. I am really glad to be in June now. Health-wise I am feeling a lot better. I can fully use my hand again (I burnt it badly taking a soup out of the microwave ) AND my mother bought me a special microwave plate for my birthday to avoid future disasters 😂 My knee is mending well, I still can’t run but I can walk comfortably and might try gentle runs soon! My grandfather’s funeral was beautiful and was a huge celebration of his life. It was sad occasion filled with lots of happiness and laughter too. My parents are coping well with the loss of our dachshund Maud but it will never be the same without her. Hope all of you are well and having a lovely week so far xxx Lucy
As it’s my #birthday #weekend (I turn 25 on the 10th June ) @willsimo3 took me out and bought me a present yesterday. 😭😱 IT’S A #BLUEBERRY BUSH 😱😭 I have genuinely wanted one of these for YEARS!!!! If you know me you know I am addicted to #fruit and loooove collecting fruit trees. I couldn’t be more excited it’s such a fabulous #gift ! Also yesterday we hit 2 MILLION #SUBSCRIBERS !! Another incredible birthday surprise! Thank you to all of you for your support ❤️ Today I am going to visit my parents and #celebrate reaching various milestones with them 😊 Lots of love from a #happy Lucy xoxo
Well! You guys called it! I ran too much and I hurt my knee 🤪 silly Lucy!! Because of my burnt hand I couldn’t do my normal weight and circuits classes, so I ran more. Now I can’t do either 😂 isn’t life HILARIOUS. My knee didn’t stop me from hobbling over to the local pub to watch my dad play in his band - he was awesome! I’m just about to upload the 3rd Lesson in the English with Lucy Business English Course! This lesson is about using language to sell and market yourself. You’ll learn a lot of vocabulary!!
Wooo! The end of a crazy week! This week I launched my free Business English Course on Youtube and I am so happy with your feedback! I uploaded lesson 2 last night - the link is in my bio. This weekend I am working again to make sure you have great lessons for next week too. I’ve just filmed a really fun video for Wednesday about British culture that is a great listening activity! I’m editing ‘50 weird and interesting facts about British Culture’ now ❤️ have a great weekend! Lucy x
THE SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT IS HERE!!!! Click on the link in my bio for the full announcement video and all the necessary information!