I take a week or so every year to visit family in England. This year I will be leaving on December 27th so will be celebrating the arrival of 2017 in my home country. I doubt I will stay up to usher it in, I am more likely to be awake for the arrival of the New Year here in Barrington. There is a 6 hour time difference.
I always stay at Mum’s house, she still lives in the home I did my high school years in. We have booked our New Year’s Day lunch at the hotel I had my wedding reception in. Always fun to go back to places that hold special memories. Of course ownership has changed several times but they have a fabulous Sunday lunch, traditional Sunday roasts lunches are always one of my favorites. I have two brothers that live closeby with their families, I have invited them and hope that can all come. The nieces and nephews are growing up into young adults now.
I will be leaving my special puppy Finlay in the hands of Dad. It’s going to be odd not to have him around for the days I am away. I am sure he is going to miss his Momma! His Momma will surely miss him. I just hope not to miss his first ever snowfall. Based on the fun he had with the fall leaves we are predicting he is going to love it!
With Thanksgiving done for another year it’s time to turn to Christmas and I will be celebrating it once here and again with family in England. It’s always difficult to buy gifts for family overseas. They have to be small enough to carry and as much as I can, different. So shopping commences!
Not sure what else I shall do while in England. Going back to our small sleepy village in Hampshire means it’s not a hive of activity. But some local pubs and coffee shops are surely in the mix. I take Mum shopping as she has never driven a car; we visit places she cannot reach by train. And some household chores saved for her only daughter. 🙂
Before I know it, the trip will be over and I’ll be back to real estate in Barrington. Looking forward to helping more relocation buyers in 2017.
It’s turning out to be a busy November/December/January for me. For now I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Be ready for the winter weather, put out your drive markers quick, get your salt and shovels ready and make sure your snow plow service is still in service!