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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?
You can read my last word of the week post here.
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