Thursday 25 July 2013

Visiting the Grandparents

At the weekend, we went to visit my parents in leafy Hampshire. I moved away almost 11 years ago to go to university in Birmingham and I've stayed ever since, having met my husband during my second year. 

I'd lived in Fleet most of my life and really enjoy going back. When I was a teenager, I couldn't wait to leave as I'd been there so long and it's the kind of place where everyone knows you so if you don't get on, tough. Also, it's not exactly known for it's buzzing nightlife, although the nightclub Jaxx is rather infamous. 

But it is known for being voted as the best place to live in the UK according to the Halifax who look into crime rates, life expectancy, health etc.

Both my parents still live in the area and we were excited for them to see Ethan as they've only seen him on two other occasions. It's difficult with us living apart but this blog, our daily Facebook updates and Skype phone calls all help to keep then up to date with how Ethan is doing.

Last weekend we went to a big craft fair, a classic car show and had a takeaway whilst sitting in my mum's beautiful garden. 

Ethan was a little unsettled at times but it was really nice to spend quality time with Nanna and Gramps who very much dote on him.

One day it would be lovely to move closer but to move anywhere we'd need to have a sizeable deposit as houses aren't exactly cheap. It just means we make the most of our time when we are together which is nice - we don't take each other for granted.



  1. The one of ethan and your mum is too adorable!

    1. I know! Cute little button nose, love the way he's looking at her :)


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