This week’s word of the week is:
Home these days is the house where hubby and I live with our beautiful girls. But it also is used to refer to the town where I grew up and the house I grew up in, the house that I visited for the last time this week. My sister (who bought the house when mum and dad moved out) is moving house.
It feels odd that I feel so sad at saying goodbye to a house that I haven’t lived in for well over a decade. But as I stood on the landing last night looking down on the stairs, so many memories of the past came flooding back. Sitting at the top of the stairs stroking our dog Sam, finding ‘I love Richard Evans’ written on the wall when our bedroom was redecorated (my twin’s writing aged about 9, not mine, and I can’t quite remember who Richard Evans was!) Sitting on my parents bed on a Saturday night watching a film and eating cheese and crackers, hurrying up the stairs to bed on Christmas Eve and the magic of seeing all the presents downstairs in the morning. Family parties when the house was full, Dad playing the piano, my niece being born in the front room – so many wonderful memories. Goodbye little house and hope the next occupants will build lots of happy memories too.
Here’s a summary of some of the other things we’ve been up to this week:
Out and About:
We spent a couple of days visiting family and the girls enjoyed spending time with Nanny, as well as their aunties and cousins. I also caught up with my friend Lisa and her husband – she was my best friend at school and the cushions I made a couple of weeks ago were for a fundraising Christmas fayre she is organising in memory of her daughter who passed away earlier this year.
Whilst visiting my mum, we took a trip to the local garden centre who have an amazing Christmas grotto. The girls loved seeing all the Christmassy scenes and some of Santa’s reindeer.
Fun at home:
We’ve been having lots of fun playing with the train track that Sophie got for her birthday. The girls also enjoyed dressing up so that I could take some photos for this year’s Christmas card.
Time for me:
I had an evening doing some beading and making some necklaces for my friend’s Christmas fayre.
My happiest moment:
Sitting on the floor with Jessica and playing with the train set while Sophie had her nap.
Next week I would like to:
Carry on with de-cluttering the house in preparation for Christmas – felt good to make a start on that this week.