When Josh and I left school at 16 we were already practically living together at his parents house. But our first proper home together was a little cottage attached to his grandparents house which we both absolutely adored. I have so many happy memories in that little cottage. I remember spending hours sat at the dining room table overlooking the garden planning our wedding, we enjoyed lots of evenings with our friends there, but it was also the place my bridesmaids and I got ready on the morning of our wedding, the place that we made that all important decision to start a family and of course it was the place we brought our baby girl home to when she was just a few hours old. That little cottage will always have a very special place in my heart.
Two years ago the time came to say goodbye to our first home when Josh’s grandparents decided to sell up and relocate to Norfolk. I cried A LOT. Not only because I would miss the house itself, but because we would miss them too. They were the best neighbours, we were forever having chats through the kitchen window and if I’d been baking I’d always pop some cake over to them too.
Since they moved away we try to visit them at least once or twice a year and we always have such a lovely time catching up and we’ve made some really lovely memories up in Norfolk already. A couple of weeks back we spent a long weekend up there and were blessed with glorious sunshine for our entire stay which was wonderful. We spent most of the weekend just exploring the local area, seeing all the spots we hadn’t visited on our previous stays with a couple of trips to the beach thrown in for good measure. Josh even took a trip up to the top of Happisburgh lighthouse and saw some incredible views. I was more than happy to stay firmly on the ground with Bella and play in the cornfields instead 😉
Bella absolutely adored spending time with her great grandparents and it was so lovely to watch them together. I think they were equally besotted with each other! I lost count of the amount of times Bella made Granny do puzzles with her, but Granny of course was always happy to oblige. How lucky is she to have two sets of grandparents AND two sets of great grandparents?
Whenever we visit Norfolk I always enjoy the slower pace of life and I love coming home feeling refreshed after a care free few days enjoying the simple things without the usual stresses of work, housework etc.
I didn’t take many photos of our trip but I thought I’d share the few that I did take. We had a lovely time as always and no doubt we’ll be heading back soon. Until next time, Norfolk! <3