This post has taken a bit of time to write, and I’m sorry for that. Things the last few weeks have been incredibly unsettled, and I know that a lot of people were confused when the name changes went live with little to no notice.
I’m back ‘home’. Home being Yorkshire, in a little town nestled outside of Bradford. Yorkshire has always had my heart, and as a family we planned on returning here – I’ve just come back, with Ted. Alone. Things are amicable and it was a mutual decision, so I won’t be posting any dirt on here if that’s why you’ve stumbled onto my new home – the occasional post about managing as a single mum will be all you get I’m afraid. Both of us want what is best for our son, and that.. Well, that was me returning to my parents home and looking for a home with Ted.
It isn’t all bad, however.
Being back means long walks along the Leeds/Liverpool Canal – Ted even has a new stroller (the Cosatto Supa Go Cuddle Monster edition) which makes things so much easier than our faithful tank of a pram, the Hauck travel system that he still had from when he was born. We can actually turn around without needing a car park as a turning circle!
Ted has developed a taste for gingerbread too, so we’ve been testing all the bakeries around our new area to find the best ones. So far I’m afraid its Greggs that has his heart (and appetite), and at 2 for £1 I’m not going to complain too much. The move hasn’t really bothered Ted, from what I can see – he’s sleeping a little better as we have family constantly around us and every day is a new adventure, but honestly? He seems pretty unbothered. I think a lot of that is because he only really interacted with me around the home – his Dad has a very intense job and I’m forever grateful for him providing for us while we lived in the North West, but it kept him away a lot.
Ted has taken a fancy to my parents cats, which is a little disconcerting as I seem to have developed a rather strong allergy to them. I don’t understand how it has happened, as I’ve grown up with cats around my entire life but now I have to take medication each day to share a home with the furry little houseguests!
I’ll be posting here again soon, with a few more constructive things than this – I just wanted to explain the changes you’ve seen, and elaborate on a few things before speculation runs wild. ~Natalie