At present I'm getting reacquainted with the place I grew up, I moved away for University at 18 then only came home for fleeting visits between then and now. In almost ten years not much has changed but it feels different to me in the way childhood homes can when you have lived away for so long. Shopfronts have moved, closed, or been updated and I'm no longer one of the herd of ravenous teenagers who descend upon the town centre each lunchtime. When I lived in Nottingham I frequently felt homesick for Lincolnshire, less so in Ashbourne which was similar in many ways - only hillier! There are plenty of places in my hometown to go treasure seeking - a gang of charity shops, frequent markets, antique shops dotted around but just as importantly many places to stop off for a cup of tea and a chat with old friends. I love Lincolnshire for itself, but the people make the place - the family and friends I have here - it is great to have chance to recharge my 'home' batteries for a little while, though I'm already thinking of adventures down the line . . . . . .
Hope you all had a brilliant bank holiday weekend!