Friday, 2 May 2014

Nostalgic

Hello lovelies! How have you all been? I’m very well thanks! In fact, I’m great! I’m feeling well rested and extremely well fed thanks to a week spent with my Mum and Dad in England.

I decided to go home to England for the week as I had some holiday left to take from work. It’s really been a while since I was back in my home country and to go back felt amazing!
It was such a nice week! Full of lots of family time, catching up with my Mum and Dad, seeing my Brother and Sister and getting to go and visit my Grandma and Nan (who I really haven’t seen in a long time!)

Even though I moved away from home over ten years ago and now have my home with Dennis, there is something very special about going back to the house I grew up in.

The familiar cosiness of my parents home is always so welcoming. 


Mum alway has fresh flowers brightening up the home.


and there is always a freshly baked treat waiting to be nibbled upon arrival! YUMMY!


I love living in Germany, but to go back home to England makes me realise how much I miss living there. 
I miss the familiar sights of the town I grew up in, but above all I miss the familiar English food. So it was rather lovely that during my visit, I got to go to my Nan's house for a home cooked Sunday Roast. I must say... there really is nothing better than my Nan's Sunday Roast!!!

I haven't had one of her roast dinners in over 5 years, so it was long overdue. 
It was also rather special that my brother and sister also came to Nan's to join us for dinner. It was the first time in many years that Mum, Dad, my brother, sister and myself all joined Nan for dinner. It was rather lovely. 


There she is....my very lovely Nan, after slaving away all morning in the kitchen.



Along with visiting my Nan in Bristol we also made a trip to Bath.
Bath really is one of my favourite cities. I find it so vibrant, but so traditional. I dream of living there someday.

Dad and I actually cycled to Bath. It was about a ten mile ride along a canal, a perfect chance for some fresh air.
We cycled along the canal passing the ducks


and taking in the glorious picturesque views.



Once in Bath, Dad and I enjoyed walking around the city.
We stopped off for a traditional cream tea



and watched the street artists perform in the City centre.


A lovely day out! I also spotted a little bit of yarn bombing throughout the city. ( I thought you guys would appreciate that)



A week of home, family and food! It was perfect! It's true what they say....
"Home is where the heart is" ..... mine is definitely still in England.

17 comments:

  1. Glad you had a restful holiday! Your Nan is so cute =) That biscuit and jam pic made my mouth water.

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  2. Hermosas fotos!! es una bella vision del amor que une a la familia,
    felicidades por eso un abrazo.

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  3. What is that lovely cake? And the picture with the bridge and waterfall in it is amazing. Delightful Nan! I would never leave if I lived there!

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  4. Thank you for the post, Matt. Even I felt nostalgic for England after reading it, and I've never been there. Mind you, Cape Town is pretty awesome. Still. Loved the yarn-bombed foliage, btw. Whenever anyone speaks of Bath I'm instantly reminded of the film "The Duchess". Have a lovely weekend. :-)

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  5. Ah, your post reminds me of my childhood in England (my family is from The Cotswolds) and even though I would never trade my life in The Netherlands for it, it's just so nice going back every now and then.
    PS. I dream of living in Cornwall one day and having a crochet café ;-)

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  6. I love Bath!
    I've only been there once, when I made my UK-trip with my niece, and this was one of my favourites! I'm Belgian/Flemish, btw.
    I've been trying to convince my parents to visit Bath. They only ever been to London, when they crossed the channel and loved it. I'm convinced they'll adore Bath and it's only a short train trip from London.

    I love how England is still so green and feels so "country-like" even in the cities. Flanders is often to grey/dreary. Not enough parks, trees and green in my opinion.

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Charlotte

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  7. Do see your grandmothers when you still have them. Mine still miss me so much... There's nothing like a grandma hug.

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  8. Oh wow Matt your visit looks wonderful. I dream of going to England one day. Bath looks magical. I love all the green photos and those old buildings and bridges. Swoon! You really have an eye for catching that special moment. Glad you had fun this week and snapping a few pictures of yarn bombing is always a must hehe

    Birgitta xx

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  9. I loved this post!And your Nan!So sweet!AriadnefromGreece!

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  10. We are planning to move to the Bath area this summer after many years in London. I will miss certain aspects of London life but am really looking forward to the countryside. Plus there is that lovely Wool shop in Bath!

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  11. Sounds like you had a great time at home and all the family enjoyed your company - what a lovely photo of your nan! A lovely, warm post - thanks for sharing.
    Caz xx

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  12. Matt, is the bridge in the picture the one next to the George Inn at Bathampton? Looks very similar! Family time is very precious and it is nice that you have had a such a lovely time, complete with you Nan's roast dinner. There is nothing to beat it! :)
    B xx

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  13. Lovely post I could eat your nan's yummy roast right now - looks lush.
    TracySC
    Somerset

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  14. I REALLY want to visit Bath, if we can manage to make another England trip that is NOT over Christmas (my husband is from London so we tend to go around Christmas/New Years to visit his family).

    Also, I'd punch someone for some Yorkshire puddings right now. I really need to get a proper pan and just make them myself since I don't have a mum or grandma doing Sunday roast here!

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  15. Your Nan is absolutely beautiful - and your Sunday Roast made me suddenly very hungry! I'm happy you got to go home and recharge. Nothing beats being home to full you with love while you're away.

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  16. Looks like you had a fab break! I'm chuffed you had some time in beautiful Bath - my current home town! There have been lots of gorgeous crochet roses popping up around the city lately :) x

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  17. beautiful post! and you are right! Home is where the heart is.. and mine is in México.
    Love!
    Sandra

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