Relocation: MummyMamaMum Is Moving

It’s official, we’re moving! Worry not, the blog isn’t going anywhere. What I’m actually talking about is (arguably) a little bit bigger than that. We – as in the family and I – are moving home. Not only are we moving to a new home, we are moving to a new town, a new city, a new part of the country!

Wiltshire is not entirely new to me, I spent a fair chunk of my childhood living in the West country with my grandparents. But that was a very very long time ago, and things are bound to have changed. One thing, however, that has not changed is the huge amount of family that live in the area. If anything, the number has grown!

I’m looking forward to being closer to my family; my Nan, my sister, the hundreds of aunts, uncles and cousins. Most of all, though, I’m looking forward to Amelia and Wills getting the chance to experience the life I enjoyed as a kid. I’m under no illusions that things will have definitely changed, but the change in pace of life and green space is going to be almost entirely new to them.

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My sister and her wonderful partner live on and run a farm, and that in itself is going to provide a world of fun and learning! Amelia always loves it when we visit, and Chris is always so excited to get her out on the tractor. We’ve just missed the hatching of some chicks which is a shame, but I know that there will be plenty more to come, and the thought of the kids being able to experience that journey of life first-hand excites me beyond measure!

We’ve also been thinking a lot about schools for Amelia, and knowing that we are moving has almost entirely taken away the panic I was starting to feel about getting a school place. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have unrealistic visions of my own primary school experience from eons ago (so few kids that year 5 & 6 shared a classroom) but I also don’t think there’ll be the harrowing waiting process of wondering if we’ll even get a place at all!

I have mixed feelings about leaving London. Despite spending a huge chunk of my childhood in the West, I identify very much as a Londoner. I love the culture, how easy it is (most of the time) to get around, and the breadth of opportunity. On the flip side, however, moving to the West offers its own unique culture and its own opportunities.

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Honestly? I think the kids are going to benefit hugely from the open space and relative freedom. We will have a garden for the first time in our family life, which I actually believe will change our lives dramatically. And I will definitely be able to swan about in Wellies popping into the local farm shop for organic gooseberries or some shit. Or not!

19 thoughts on “Relocation: MummyMamaMum Is Moving

  1. Oh what a beautiful part of the country for your littles to grow up in! I’m a Yorkshire girl and have always lived close to the towns and cities, but my fondest memories as a child were always playing in rivers and making dens in the woods. There are some serious adventures to be had in the country. I hope that you will be very happy in your new home! (Sending gooseberries, for in a pie or whatever you do with gooseberries?) 😉 Thanks for linking with #DreamTeam x

    1. Yes to gooseberry pie!! I agree totally, I love thinking back to all the times I slipped into the river after being told to “try no to fall in the river today” haha!!x

  2. Yes! Love Wiltshire, not far from me and I grew up in Bath, and at one stage worked in a tiny village in Wiltshire. Loved it, except for the MOD training practices that would take place nearby with lots of bangs! I’m sure your family will adjust to country life. #DreamTeam

  3. Hahaha love that meme! Brilliant! I live in a city, but my family all live in the middle of the countryside, and this pretty much sums them up! Haha!

    I hope you settle in quickly and that the transition goes smoothly.

    Also, congratulations because someone added this post to the #blogcrush linky. Feel free to collect your “featured” blog badge if you’d like it. #blogcrush

    1. Haha thank you! I’m sure we will, and we’ll soon be chewing on straw haha!!!

      Oh really?! I hadn’t seen, I’ll pop over and have a look now! Thanks for your lovely comment xx

  4. Loved this! Obviously. I’m in Wiltshire and it rocks! I would mention that the realities of living in the country may not live up to your expectations but I see you have visited. I have posted about the realities of living here:

    Welcome though and how exciting! I have lived here all my life and teach here…..if you need any help with schools I may be able to help as I know lots. I’m in North Wilts. Good luck. Your children will benefit I’m sure.x#blogcrush

    1. Yeah I spent a chunk of my childhood in Wiltshire, so I remember the teenage view which was mostly “eurgh this is so boring” haha!! We’re looking at the outskirts of Trowbridge mainly, as that’s where my nan lives xx

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