Madonna has fallen in love with English country life and there is no going back.
“Who would have thunk it?”? she told the August edition of American Vogue.
“The last thing I thought I would do is marry some laddish, shooting, pub going nature lover – and the last thing he thought he was going to do was marry some cheeky girl from the Midwest who doesn’t take no for an answer.
“But now I love England and want to be here and not in America. I see England as my home.”
The Material Girl has mellowed. She wears sensible shoes around her country estate, caters to a beloved flock of chickens, has learned to ride horses, shoot and fish.
Her preferred mode of transport is bicycle, and she insists she “could be a connoisseur of ales if I wanted to.”
The 46-year-old singer admits she is very different from the sexed-up star of the early 1990s.
“I was a very selfish person,” she said. “You go through periods of your life where the world does revolve around you, but you can’t live your whole life that way.”?
Her children, Lourdes, 8, and Rocco, 4, do not watch television, the family does not even read newspapers or magazines.
The singer said she and her husband, director Guy Ritchie, immediately fell in love with Ashcombe, their 1,000-acre estate on the Wiltshire/Dorset border.
When she is in residence she plays guitar, goes for long walks and rides her bike.
“To me, Ashcombe is a reflection of me and my husband in many ways, because it reflects our willingness to make a commitment,” she said.
“Not necessarily to each other but to the idea of having a home somewhere, instead of living like gypsies.”
source : IrishExaminer.com