Nostalgic 02.05.2014

This post has been dusted off and taken straight out of the "According to Matt Archives". I originally posted this content on my old blog "Crochet & Crafts According To Matt". I thought that it was a shame for creativity and inspiration to lay dormant, so I'm recycling the content from my old blog, keeping it available for you all to read, reference and use as you please.


Hello lovelies! How have you all been? I’m very well thanks! In fact, I’m great! I’m feeling well rested and extremely well fed thanks to a week spent with my Mum and Dad in England.
I decided to go home to England for the week as I had some holiday left to take from work. It’s really been a while since I was back in my home country and to go back felt amazing!
It was such a nice week! Full of lots of family time, catching up with my Mum and Dad, seeing my Brother and Sister and getting to go and visit my Grandma and Nan (who I really haven’t seen in a long time!)
Even though I moved away from home over ten years ago and now have my home with Dennis, there is something very special about going back to the house I grew up in.
The familiar cosiness of my parents home is always so welcoming.

Mum alway has fresh flowers brightening up the home.

and there is always a freshly baked treat waiting to be nibbled upon arrival! YUMMY!

I love living in Germany, but to go back home to England makes me realise how much I miss living there.
I miss the familiar sights of the town I grew up in, but above all I miss the familiar English food. So it was rather lovely that during my visit, I got to go to my Nan's house for a home cooked Sunday Roast. I must say... there really is nothing better than my Nan's Sunday Roast!!!
I haven't had one of her roast dinners in over 5 years, so it was long overdue. It was also rather special that my brother and sister also came to Nan's to join us for dinner. It was the first time in many years that Mum, Dad, my brother, sister and myself all joined Nan for dinner. It was rather lovely.

There she very lovely Nan, after slaving away all morning in the kitchen.

Along with visiting my Nan in Bristol we also made a trip to Bath. Bath really is one of my favourite cities. I find it so vibrant, but so traditional. I dream of living there someday.
Dad and I actually cycled to Bath. It was about a ten mile ride along a canal, a perfect chance for some fresh air.
We cycled along the canal passing the ducks

and taking in the glorious picturesque views.

Once in Bath, Dad and I enjoyed walking around the city. We stopped off for a traditional cream tea

and watched the street artists perform in the City centre.

A lovely day out! I also spotted a little bit of yarn bombing throughout the city. ( I thought you guys would appreciate that)

A week of home, family and food! It was perfect! It's true what they say.... "Home is where the heart is" ..... mine is definitely still in England.

This post was originally posted on 2nd May 2014.
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