So I have been suuuuper lazy lately and have not been motivated to write a new post. I’d like to say that I don’t have the time but, let’s be honest, I don’t have a job or uni work to do so I think it’s fair to say that I have too much time on my hands.
It’s not like we’ve been having a boring time either. We have been for walks along the sea front, watched fireworks for bonfire night, celebrated Xav’s 11th birthday, visited Leeds Castle and to top it off, we’ve just been up to Ilkley in Yorkshire for 10 days to see where Mum grew up and to visit some of her school friends. Now, obviously that’s a lot of stuff to write about. Too much I’d say… Instead, I’ll put lots of pictures up and by the time you’ve looked through them all, you would’ve seen tens of thousands worth of words given that “a picture tells a thousand words.”
We started in Leigh-on-Sea at Kakek’s house where we luckily didn’t get affected by those wild 90mph winds I mentioned in the last post. The reason we were there was because Mum flew to Miami to go to a yoga conference for a few days – it’s a hard life, trust me. We all got into the swing of things pretty quickly and Xav and I helped out with some gardening. Kir and Xav got really stuck into school which was much needed. It’s amazing how well they do school under the watchful eye of anyone but Mum…
Mum then arrived back in England the day after Xav’s birthday so we had a little family get together and had some cake. That night also happened to be bonfire night so we had fireworks going off all over Brighton and we had a great view from one of the bedroom windows upstairs.
We stayed in Brighton for a while and went for walks along the seafront which was nice. We managed to witness the aftermath of a little crash which livened the day up a little.
Then we headed to Ilkley in Yorkshire for a tour of where Mum grew up. It was a massive 6 hour drive and we were so thankful when we pulled into Philippa’s (Mum’s friend) house and were greeted with hugs and spaghetti bolognese. This is where we’d be calling home for the next 7 days (we loved it so much that we stayed an extra 3!) We went into tourist mode and visited all sorts of sightseeing spots.
As you know, nothing ever goes that smoothly for us so keeping with tradition, we were in Ilkley and everyone was hoping for snow and when we saw the frost, our hopes were high. Sure enough, we came to the end of our time in Ilkley and hadn’t seen snow. We headed back to Brighton on our 6 hour drive and sure enough, as we walk in the door we get a call from Philippa telling us it’s just snowed!
I’ll try and write more frequently now I promise!