Like Laurie Lee, I was the baby in a big family, living on the land in a rural village. It was an idyllic upbringing and I have much to be thankful for. I was the youngest of five, brought up on dairy farm down a country lane edged with campions and gypsy lace, on the edge of a golden-stoned village in Somerset.
I've been writing about family life over on The Lady Shed website. I'd love to hear your stories.
That's about it.
Love Maddie x