Tuesday, 26 July 2011
At Home with my Mum and Dad
We had an absolutely wonderful time at my Mum and Dad's this weekend and loved seeing Ruby and Lucas spending time with their grand parents. It was the first time I'd heard Ruby address my Mum and Dad as 'Granny' and 'Grandpa' and it felt very special. It's still an unusual feeling being at my childhood home with my own children. Even playing badminton in the garden, as we did every summer growing up, with my Mum and Dad and now with Ruby, Lucas and Ibolya, joining in, felt quite profound.
We were determined not to pack too much into this trip so we could maximize being with Mum and Dad but did squeeze in a quick nip to the Watersports Centre and the car boot sale at Nottingham Racecourse on Sunday morning. It's also really good to see how my old neighborhood of Lady Bay has become so prosperous and is absolutely thriving. It's become even more an incredibly attractive and fortuitous place to live.