This month’s Siblings photos are a ‘Morning in the Life of…’ I had great plans to visit a rapeseed field, but sadly this month has ended up being a bit all over the place! Anyway, I thought you might enjoy seeing a snippet of our weekly adventure into the village to support the local businesses.
(I love how very #VillageLife our life has become here in Yorkshire.)
When we first relocated up here from Sussex I struggled to adjust; I didn’t really know anyone, I was 8 months pregnant with H-Bear, and, if my huge baby bump didn’t make me stand out, my accent certainly did. But gradually (very gradually) I’ve come to enjoy our life up here – as have the children.
Our walk is about a mile long, and involves crossing the train tracks. If we’re not in a hurry, we stop to wait for the next train so we can wave. The train drivers always honk their horns and wave back – and it makes me feel like we live in a modern day version of The Railway Children. It probably sounds excessively twee, but it appeals to my Enid Blyton-esque vision of bringing up the children – and they absolutely love it!
When we reach the centre of the village we stop off at the florist, because they usually have bunches of yellow roses for £2! Then we go to the greengrocers, and the children choose a piece of fruit each, which they eat on a bench on the village green. I discovered this ‘choosing fruit = a treat’ thing entirely by accident about 3 months ago, and so far neither has cottoned on to the newsagent next door that sells pick-a-mix…! Parenting win!
I didn’t realise what the bench said until I was editing these photos – but how apt?!
After our fruit ‘treat’, we visit the Coop for bread, the deli for cupcakes or pork pies, and then head home in time for H-Bear to nap – with a stop to wave at the trains, of course!