Sometimes there’s nothing nicer than being back at your parents house and falling back into the routine of being a teenager again, cuddling the dogs all the time, not having to do washing (thank you mum) and overall, feel like I’m staying in a hotel! But I suppose that’s the nostalgia talking, it’s still nice and means so much to me that I’ve got such a close knit family and wonderful pets.
I’ve come to stay at my parents house whilst my dad has an operation done, so my mum has some company during the week other than the dogs!
Hopefully this is the last of the operations for my Dad and this one will set him on the road to recovery properly, meaning he’ll be around to embarrass me and many grandchildren in the future! It will be a long few months for him to get back to normal, but sometimes good things take time.
This year has been somewhat of a roller coaster ride for me, up down, back to front (a little like The Apprentice on the BBC earlier this week some of the time). So I wanted to spend some time talking about this to you all…
This year has made me much more resistant, stronger and ballsy to say the least and I’m much more certain of what I want from life.
At the start of the year I lost my Grandma unexpectedly which broke my heart. Later on in the year (a few weeks ago) I lost one of my best friends unexpectedly again. This was a few weeks after we got back from our Buckingham Palace trip to London, which is an incredible memory I hold and you can read about that here.
So, as you would imagine, it has been difficult at times, but surrounding myself with loved ones has made it much easier and I am pleased to say brought old friendships back together and formed new ones too. What I have taken from this year so far is, you just don’t know what is going to happen in life, ever. Seriously. You just don’t! You think you do, can predict things, but sometimes some unexpected thing just throws itself in your path and goes ‘HEY LOOK CHANGE’. It’s scary sometimes so hold onto the moments that count.
Because of that, I just really needed this week back home, to feel like a teenager again, have responsibility (minus my job of course) taken off my back and spend time sorting through my old room, playing with my dogs and having fun with my mum!
Earlier in the week we went to the cinema to see the new Maleficent: Mistress of Evil movie which was fantastic! I am such a big film fan, and a huge fan of dark and interesting fairy-tales! Alongside this we watched the film Absolutely Anything with Simon Pegg in, which is a great film about an ordinary teacher who gets powers! It’s well worth a watch and made me think about what it would be like to have unlimited power and how you’d use it.
Whilst being at home I got the opportunity to finally go through my childhood bedroom and sort out those lingering boxes that were hidden under the bed and corners of the otherwise unused room. It was quite fun really, opening up boxes and remembering all the fun memories, sad memories and things that had been thanks to the odd little trinkets, old photos and cute things I still had.
Have you been through your childhood boxes or home and had similar feelings? It’s really nostalgic and nice in a way isn’t it? Especially since I’ve now got my own cottage with Jon and lots of places to hide boxes and keep things!
Anyway, over the next few weeks I’m on and off planes exploring new parts of the world with Jon. Visiting friends, family and driving through some of the snowiest places in the world. I can’t wait! It’s so much fun making new memories and having that precious time together to do so. So stay tuned, as there will be blogs galore to come about future trips, what I’m up to and new places you can explore and visit in the UK and rest of the world!
So for now, I’ll bid you goodnight and leave the thoughts, feelings and memories to one side and look forward to seeing you over on my Instagram!