- My mum. We are best friends and I wish she lived close by so we could stop by each others house for a chat, or if I was sick she could take the kiddos (who adore her), or if either of us needed something from the shops we could just pick it up for eachother, or go to the gym together etc. The little things. (obviously my siblings and family we miss bunches too...but i'd be here all day going through family members..)
- My dad. His sense of humour and seeing him with his "grandlings" as he calls them. He also teaches them art when he is with them, and I love how they ooh and ahh when they see his drawings. (He's an artist, if you didn't guess.), and to watch him introduce him to the music he brought us up with. We were exposed to everyone genre, our home was never without music.
- My friends. Lili....my bestie since school days. We were inseperable despite being at different schools...yes, she used to visit me at school...BOARDING school. My mum would sneak her in to see me. Haha!
- The food. Ohhhh the food. I don't care what the rumours are, we do food well in England. Home cooked food is the best but even the takeaways are good. Indian food, Kebab shops and fish and chips! Yes.
- Pubs. There is nothing like a good local pub for a ploughman's lunch and drink.
- Walks in the woods with the family in coats and wellies.
- I love the feeling of our villages, not seeing billboards and signs everywhere, it just seems a little quieter and peaceful. We definitely don't have superstores everywhere either, and I like that. I understand not everyone likes the country life, but I do, and I miss it. Convenience is overrated.
- Chocolate. Trust me on this. It's SO good.
- Traditions that I am familiar with. I have worked hard to understand the holidays and traditions here so that our children get the true American experience, but I'll always miss the way we did things back in England and I try to incorporate those in our life here. Including how I dress the children. I try to keep a little Britishness up here and there, even when I get some odd looks from people. It's my culture and i'm proud of it!
- The television and radio. I do try to catch up with my favourites on You Tube!
- London and the glory of it all. It's such a special city. If you haven't visited, you must. Seriously. There is so much history, culture, GOOD FOOD!!
Sorry for the nostalgia, but maybe it's helped you understand a little more of who I am and where I'm from. It was fun having a little blast from the past moment and to allow myself to think about home. A little homesickness and I vomit mushy words about England! Hahaha! Sorry!!!
Ok, this sap is signing off. Going to diffuse some JOY and get dinner ready!
Mum gets here Tuesday! Eeeeeeeeep!
Stay well ~xoxo