Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Round My Hometown


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!


13 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great place to be for a while. Always nice to catchup on homey things for a bit!!! x

    Lovely photos!

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  2. I don't think your 'home' ever really leaves you. M x

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  3. "There's no place like home, there's no place like home...." Dorothy knew this and it sounds like you do too, though you're probably feeling a little out of the loop as one does when things have changed, "home" is always the place we need to be, to re focus ready for new times ahead! :) xx

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  4. It really is an odd feeling isn't it! I'm living in the same area of London I grew up in so I've noticed all the changes since back then too. Lincolnshire seems a lot more picturesque than my grotty bit of London though!xx

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  5. My sister moved into our child hood home and it's very strange visiting her there xxx

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  6. I love the sign! I need to spend more time in my own town and take some photos as it's such a pretty place but I take it for granted :(

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  7. Your hometown looks absolutely beautiful <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  8. It's always fascinating exploring old haunts - and falling in love with a place you used to call home. It's sad to see things change, but with it comes lots of fresh and exciting opportunities (I think we both know this, more than many) xxx

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  9. You always take the best blog photographs Jem! Beautiful composition and of course who can say no to a dainty cup of tea! Xx

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  10. Your photography is so lovely! I'm so happy I found your blog :)
    I feel the same about home. I've been at university for 2 years now and I recently have had to return for a few months as I broke my ankle. It is nice to come back and get re-acquainted with somewhere.

    Jess xx

    www.mismatchedknitwear.com

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  11. You've really got a great talent! I love your wonderful pictures. They are so thought provoking and the quality is kept very well. Hope to see more.
    xo,
    Matilda

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  12. All the pics are so lovely! Your blog is very creative. Love it

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