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Word of the Week – Nostalgic

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Each Friday, I would like to share a word of the week with you. Something that summarises what I’ve been up to, how I’ve felt and how life is generally going. I’d love if you’d share one in the comments. It can be so therapeutic to reflect on what’s been happening, good or bad!

This week I have chosen the word Nostalgic

There have been a lot of throwbacks to my childhood this week and it has left me feeling very nostalgic.

Mum and Dad came to visit at the weekend and brought with them some ceramic Halloween pumpkins that they’ve had since I was young. They were painted by a family friend and always sat in the hall with candles in them through the years. Now that my brother and I have grown up and moved out Mum and Dad don’t really decorate anymore and wanted me to have them. After my post two weeks ago about being more sustainable around Halloween, this made me really happy. They should last us for years to come and it is so nice to see small things like this last through the generations!

Nostalgia has been catching me on the television too. I’ve been at a bit of a loss with what to watch whilst working this week. I like to have something on in the background, but none of the normal Netflix shows were pulling me in. Then I saw an article about Wallace and Gromit and I was set! I can remember a lot of Shaun the sheep memorabilia coming out in the mid 90s when I was still small and the stories just never get old for me. Watching A Close Shave on Monday morning brought back so many memories!

My husband and I have also spent a lot of time chatting about our childhoods and the joy we both had playing out in our gardens. We were both very lucky to grow up with big gardens, filled with lots of grass, sand pits, trees and mud patches…apparently an essential for your Action Man I’ve been told. I was more of a den builder myself. As we look towards the future we’re really considering what we’d like to have for our own family and a garden full of opportunities to play is right at the top!

As much as I am trying to be more present in the moment, I do love to reminisce over the past and dream about the future. Don’t you?

Emma x

 

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10 thoughts on “Word of the Week – Nostalgic”

  1. Love the idea of ceramic pumpkins. I hope you enjoy them for many years to come. I can definitely second (or is it third?) that a big garden to explore, and call your own, is wonderful for any childhood. I have a soft spot for Wallace and Gromit, especially as we are Bristol based and have a connection with them. Must write about it one day. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. #wotw

    1. For me it’s the brilliant modelling that the creators do mixed with the humour. There are so many adult jokes in there that I obviously never spotted as a child, so it just never gets old! You too Cheryl 🙂 #wotw

  2. What a lovely word, I love getting all nostalgic, the pumpkin lights sounds lovely. I had a big garden growing up and so did my bigger kids. We moved house when the little ones were quite young and swapped a bigger garden for a bigger house. But the kids still have room for a trampoline and swing set so they are happy.

    1. You make such a good point here Anne. I don’t think kids really bother about space do they, as long as they can use their imaginations! We used to build dens using the swing frame and old sheets and it was the best thing ever at that age! Especially when you had a bag of Woolies pick’n’mix to enjoy in the den. Ah the memories!

  3. How lovely to have something like the ceramic pumpkins handed down to you – it is lovely when you can keep things like this that you remember from your own childhood and carry on those traditions. I love Wallace and Gromit too and it’s nice to indulge in some nostalgic TV. How lovely to grow up with a big garden. Ours isn’t very big but my in-laws have a huge garden which is wonderful for the children to explore. #WotW

    1. It’s the same as old Christmas decs isn’t it, something that comes out every twelve months and brings back so many memories from years gone by! Anne’s comment has reminded me that it’s our imagination and attitude to play, and not the space we have, that matters 🙂 #wotw

  4. Ahh! I love a bit of Nostalgia!
    The Halloween pumpkins sound fab. It is great when things are passed down from our parents.
    I love Wallace and Gromit! I read somewhere this week that it’s 30 years since the first one was first shown! That makes me feel ancient! x

    1. I don’t even have the kids to enjoy them yet Karen! Don’t worry, I love them just as much as they will I’m sure 🙂 #wotw

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