After a month in our temporary home of hilly Yorkshire I’m happy to be able to report that we are starting to feel quite settled up here. There are plenty of places to visit with a toddler so Sam and I are kept amused every day. We’ve registered at two of the local Children’s centres and have been along to a number of different toddler groups in the area. I’m starting to get the hang of the bus routes (though I miss the Croydon tram) and can now leave the house without a map most days!
There are also a few other things that I’m enjoying while here, I’ve discovered a nice new wool shop that I may well visit a few times during my stay. I’ve also signed up for a 5 week basic sewing course which could be fun as well as perhaps a good way for me to get to know some of the other local mums.
Sam is absolutely loving staying with his grandparents. He rushes about the house each evening and bosses everyone around. He is being kept well supplied with books from the local library and is growing a whole new collection of toys here too. Sam is also enjoying having a new bed – one whole single bed just for him! He has only fallen out twice and seems to be very excited that he can get in and out of it by himself.
Though we are all really enjoying our time here in Yorkshire we are also looking forward to our more permanent move to Manchester soon. We have finally decided on a house we like there and are part way through the process of buying it. Hopefully it all goes through quickly and we can start to set up home in Tea Towers 3. The house is a really lovely 3 bedroom semi-detached with larger garden than we had before as well as a garage for the car we hope to own in the next couple of years.
So living up here in Northland seems to be going really well and we are all feeling happy and at home. Something needs to be done about all the hills round here though…