Those of you that have been following my blog from the beginning will know that our journey began in Hamble. Well it started in Dubai, but by the time I actually started my blog, we were settled in our cosy cottage a stones throw from Hamble river.
Hamble is such an beautiful place, with it’s quaint village square, cobbled streets, character filled boutiques and pubs and of course the beautiful river. Not only that but it holds such beautiful memories to our family. It was the first house that me and Pete got together. It was the first home that we had to bring Rhys to. It was where I spent my pregnancy days, creating Lilypod and Sweetpea, decorating Jaspers woodland themed nursery and dreaming of life as a mum. Most importantly it was where I brought my sweet rabbit home from the hospital, Jaspers first home, and that will always make me feel emotional.
I loved taking him for strolls down the cobbled streets, sitting in the local cafe sipping on hot chocolate and watching the yachts go by. It felt like a Summer home that we extended our stay in for the Winter. No matter the weather though it was always cosy and even nicknamed ‘coma cottage’ because of its snuggly appeal.
Well this weekend we popped back for a walk down memory lane, it’s only about 20 minutes from our village but it’s a pain to get to in rush hour and somewhere I kind of don’t want to go too often as I’d like to keep it our special place and not become the norm.
We parked up by the river so that Jasper could watch the little pink ferry going across to Warsash and wave at some seagulls and boats. We then popped into a couple of our favourite spots, the King and Queen for a quick drink and then the Bugle for dinner. Of course we spent the whole time talking about how much we missed it and looking on Zoopla for properties to rent before realising although it was a beautiful part of our past, we have a beautiful present and it’s time for us to slow down and stay put for a while **5th house in 3 years**.
If you’re in the Hampshire area please do pop to Hamble, it’s so quaint and just has a feeling of calm, boat life that can make you feel like you’re on holiday in an instant!
Do you have a place that holds special memories to your heart?
Thanks for reading,