Blogwatch: Simple Village Girl

Blog: Simple Village Girl

Girl Behind the Blog: Siubhan Tait

Occupation: Book editor and proofreader

Where are you from and where do you currently reside?
I’m originally from the Isle of Islay in the Scottish Inner Hebrides, but nowadays I live in Bristol, England.

What can people expect to find when they visit your blog?
There’s a famous Camille Pissarro quotation that I found written on a wall in an art gallery last year: ‘Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places’. It’s a phrase that I always have at the back of my mind when I blog, and visitors can expect to find posts about small things that have unexpected connections, books, fashion, the countryside, and the things I see around me.


Clevedon Pier

What are your 3 favorite blog posts that you have written?
1. Clevedon
2. Seascape
3. Book Guilt

What influences and inspires you in your blogging?
I’m constantly inspired by reading great writing, whether on other blogs, in newspapers, or in fiction – it always motivates me to try and improve. Aside from that, I find I’m very influenced by the beautiful scenery we have in Britain – I’ve visited so many fascinating places I would never have seen if it hadn’t been for the blog.

a collage of some of Siubhan’s favorite photos


What kind of camera do you use?
I generally use a Canon 400D, but when I’m not desperate for the pictures right away I use a Pentax MZ-50 film camera.

What are your favorite things to do in your free time?
I grew up by the sea, so whenever I have proper free time, I tend to gravitate towards the nearest coastline. I especially love the sea in the winter. Otherwise, I read as much as possible and spend the rest of the time trying to put myself in situations where eating amazing food is on the cards!

all images via Simple Village Girl

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