5 PLACES IN THE UK WITH MEMORIES OF HOME
Home is a place that feels comfortable, somewhere you can be yourself, a place usually filled with fond memories or somewhere you intend to make them, a place where you can feel at ease and spend time in a causal and relaxed environment.
For me, home will always be split over a number of different places in the UK due to the location of family, childhood memories and the adoption of new members and traditions into my family.
Leicester will always be my birth city and where my immediate family live. It is where I grew up, went to school, learnt many new things and returned to after studying and working away for six years. It is now also my home where I live, where I got married, and I talk about on my blog and social channels whenever I get the opportunity!
The Ultimate Weekend Guide to Leicester by a Local (Click Pin)
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A Locals Guide to Historic Leicester (Click Pin)
Plymouth (Holiday Home)
My grandparents live in this coastal Devon city where we spent much of our summer holiday as children. Nothing beats that sea air, trips to watch the Naval boats, numerous coves and rock pools, cream teas and being pampered by your grandma. It’s also very dear and special to me as my Nani (maternal grandma) taught me to cook in her small kitchen and instilled the value of sustainability. Something that will stay with me forever and shapes much of my lifestyle choices today.
Sustainability Inspiration from Nani (Click Pin)
Sheffield (Uni Home)
I spent six years studying and working in Sheffield before returning home in the early millennium years. It will always be the place I actually transitioned into adulthood and learnt many life lessons! The sounds of the Saturday markets, The Leadmill club, the ex-steel works where I lived, Yorkshire tea and weekend trips into the Yorkshire Dales and Peak district are memories that have stayed with me to this day. Oh and how can I forget bunking off lectures to catch a glimpse of Ronnie O’ Sullivan arriving at The Crucible for the Snooker Tournaments!
Around 15 years ago Suffolk was added to my home list as Dr C and I started dating. My now Mother-in-Law owned a beautiful, typical of the area, pink exterior farmhouse in the village of Offton. Trips were always cosy, gathering around the kitchen table, an open fire in the winter and games post dinner. Oh and not to mention some of the most lethal Gin & Tonics I’ve ever tasted!! Weather permitting, we spent days, walking miles in the Suffolk hills, having fish and chips at Aldeburgh, Mr Whippy’s galore at Southwold Pier and visiting National Trust properties in the vicinity.
National Trust Properties (Click Pin)
At the same time as I adopted Suffolk as a home, I was introduced to Dorset, which is where Dr C’s dad had an organic farm in a small village called Donhead St Mary. This was the area where Dr C was born and is a beautiful part of the country with stunning estates, cottage industries and beyond idyllic landscapes. It is also a few minutes from Shaftesbury and the famous Gold Hill, where the Hovis advert was filmed.
A stay at Shaftesbury’s Oldest Inn (Click Pin)
Home truly is somewhere that you can talk about forever and fills you with complete joy!
Let me know in the comments below, what home means to you and where and what you call home?