The Contented Countryman
About This Show
The Contented Countryman podcast is your opportunity to take time out from the stresses of modern life, to stop the wheels for a while, unplug from the daily grind, escape to an idyllic and peaceful place, and enjoy the natural world. Hosted by lifestyle and countryside author Fennel Hudson, the podcast is about nature connection, wildlife, rural living, and outdoor pursuits. It explores how the 'truly great' outdoors, and the quest for freedom and adventure, helps to shape our identity and passions.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 4 - The Fennel's Journal Story
In this episode, lifestyle author Fennel Hudson shares the 21-year story of his Fennel's Journal series of books, explaining how they track his journey to contentment and why many people refer to the series as a 'route map to freedom'. He explains that the 14 books in the Fennel's Journal series are about life in the slow lane, away from the pressures and fast pace of modern living. "It’s about escapism, freedom and adventure in the great outdoors. It’s about the discovery and rediscovery of self, being individual, nurturing one’s self-belief, and realising one’s dreams. It’s about defining and living your life on your terms, and keeping the balance by knowing how to ‘Stop – Unplug – Escape – Enjoy’. Ultimately it’s about having fun. About celebrating the eccentricities of life and maintaining one’s spirits amidst the chaos." That’s why each book begins with an instruction to take time out from the stresses of modern living, to stop the wheels for a while, unplug from the daily grind, escape to a quiet and peaceful place, and enjoy the simple life. And to encourage this, he asks that you read the book in a distraction-free and relaxing place. Somewhere you can savour quality time and, if possible, delight in the beauty of the countryside. Full transcript available at: http://www.fennelspriory.com/contented-countryman-podcast/fennels-view/episode-4-the-fennels-journal-story