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Friends Reunited….. it’s been a busy week! – Part 2

Friends Reunited….. it’s been a busy week! – Part 2

With the summer sun following our journey eastwards, we headed for the place that we called home for 10 years – East Anglia. Yet this time it was in our trusty motorhome and with a long list of friends to catch up with… First stop was the Suffolk/Essex border, near the  area made famous by John Constable’s ‘Hay Wain’ countryside painting. Full of pretty villages like Kersey, Lavenham and Hadleigh.

Both girls have been desperate all year to catch up with their godmother and her growing brood of kids… not to mention the chance to play with their favourite childhood toys which had been ‘passed’ down to these amazing people.. so whilst the girls enjoyed the summer sun in either paddling pools, playgrounds or repainted their young friends nails… it gave us all chance to remember the old times when we shared our early teaching memories whilst in our first jobs in Hampshire

Heading further east we headed for Woodbridge in Suffolk and a chance to catch up with so many great friends made during our a decade in this wonderful part of the country… No return visit would be the same without a chance to reconnect with our South African friends over a typical ‘braai‘ before a chance to spend a wonderful day in Aldeburgh. With both girls loving a chance to body board, play cricket and grab a picnic in this fun, seaside town.

There really is nothing that beats spending time with people you’re truly comfortable with, and this was a special series of days.. rolling back the years and remembering just how special a true friendship really is… even better if the kids get on too!!!! 🙂 Leaving the Suffolk Coastline, we headed into the historic riverside town of Woodbridge to enjoy a brilliant evening with some old and new friends…

Allowing the chance to talk long into the night with some wonderful people who’ve shared our girls early years (both the tears & the laughter) Our girls had gown up together, shared classes and played in the playgrounds with these friends.. yet we’ve been away for nearly 4 years and haven’t seen them… yet the way in which they fell back into that easy friendship that only kids have was almost as if we’d never been away… It just reminded us all of just how happy we were in East Anglia, but more importantly how important true friendships really are…

This family adventure that we are all on, just keeps teaching us new lessons each week!!! Lesson learnt about the value of true friendships, we’ll be back sooner rather than later to see them all again.. But North Yorkshire now beckons and a refuelling few days before we head back into Europe to start ‘Year 2’ of this amazing family experience that we’re just so lucky to be able to have…

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Ever wanted to pack your bags, just jump in a motorhome and go off and explore Europe as a family? Well, that’s exactly what my family has done since September 2015. Visiting 35 European countries, travelling over 54,000 miles and grabbing over 450 family experiences on the way… enjoying Bobsleigh in Norway, Climbing into Mt Etna in Sicily or Kayaking the River Dordogne.

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