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October 2010, Here We Go Again

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LentilAsAnything Tue 01-Jan-13 22:39:13

Hello, October Mamas!
Make yourself comfortable!

LentilAsAnything Sun 31-Mar-13 21:36:55

Yes and no. I do feel 'at home' wherever I am, as long as I am with DH and DS, and I believe home is where the heart is <trite but true>, but it is quite hard to feel 100% comfortable here with not knowing the language. Simple things like struggling to be understood in shops, and not understanding local TV. But in most other ways, it isn't that different being here than it would be in a similar sized city in the UK. I miss shops being open on a Sunday, and a few food items, but mostly, things are fine.
Plus with us knowing we are not staying here long-term makes us not put down roots.

TiredFeet Sun 31-Mar-13 21:59:26

Wow a year already lentils! I think it takes a lot longer than that for somewhere to really start to feel like home though. And I completely get what you are saying about not putting down roots as much if you aren't sure how long term your stay will be. But it can be good to stay in different places for a bit and have the adventure, even if they never become home (well I am going to keep telling myself that anyway, as we haven't worked out where we want to settle yet!)

Happy easter everyone smile we are on our way south after a lovely few days playing in the snow. No real pregnancy symptoms yet though which is starting to play on my mind (6 + 4 now, I definitely had morning sickness by this time last pregnancy).

Parents in law gave Ds marshmallows in an easter egg and he went completely hyper, it was all a bit crazy! He won't be having them again for a very long time!

LentilAsAnything Mon 01-Apr-13 11:32:57

tf, I know it's a scary time, but worrying won't help! More likely than not, everything is absolutely fine.

Yeah, we are treating this as an adventure and not looking at it as a home. It can feel a little odd, it's not what most people do these days, but I think it's better to feel we can be at home wherever we end up, and that being a bit nomadic is good for our spirits! Where is home anyway? Where I grew up? I really don't like where I grew up, it never felt right for me. I will never live there again. I did love where I lived before we moved here, I was there for eight years, and it had the right vibe for me.

Oodsigma Mon 01-Apr-13 14:22:43

I hate that bit of pregnancy tired if its any help all mine were different and I got less sickness with each.

LentilAsAnything Tue 02-Apr-13 18:47:42

One year anniversary of being in Germany. Where on earth does the time go?

TiredFeet Wed 03-Apr-13 10:43:04

Thanks ood that is a help, I think in my head I expect this pregnancy to be identical and am worrying about the differences, probably unneccessarily

lentils I hope you enjoyed marking the 1 year anniversary!

TiredFeet Wed 03-Apr-13 10:45:58

Silly phone,was just going to say I have been living in same place for three and a bit years now and am starting to feel quite restless! I think it is because I don't want to move back to where I grew up (even though it is lovely) but I haven't yet found somewhere else that feels like home.

LentilAsAnything Wed 03-Apr-13 21:12:58

Why don't you want to move back to your hometown? Where I was raised is very popular, property is pricey etc, but I just hate it! I think I'm all about the vibe of a place.
For me, I want to be free of feeling like a certain place is home. I want to release my inner nomad, and feel part of the land wherever we are. We are working towards being much freer of possessions too, really paring things down to what we need. I still have some ways to go before I am a proper minimalist, but we are headed in the right direction. I have two pairs of jeans, and one pair are now on their last legs, zip's gone, and I'm like, hurrah, chuck 'em, don't replace, and I am reducing my possessions slowly but surely. Actually, going to have a good chuck out session this weekend, I think.
That said, I am still listing after this amazing reusable Xmas tree I've found, hm, what to do! smile

Oodsigma Wed 03-Apr-13 21:15:45

I alternate between that & hoarding lentil blush

LentilAsAnything Wed 03-Apr-13 21:30:35

I used to have a lot of 'stuff'. But chucking loads of it out when we emigrated really felt freeing, and I do think it's right for me. Still working on it though, I am not as light of things as I would like to be, but the frugal careful me says 'hold on to that, it may come in handy'! So I am a little torn. I hate waste, and I hate wasting money. But I am now of the mindset of not buying anything unless I really need it or desperately want it.

Oodsigma Wed 03-Apr-13 21:36:18

I do the 'it might come in handy ' too. Current one is dh fault but we are accumulating wood for the burner ( when its fitted)

LentilAsAnything Wed 03-Apr-13 21:51:22

And sometimes it does come in handy. And I do like an efficient, well-stocked home. But I also like a clear, tidy, clutter-free home!

LentilAsAnything Wed 03-Apr-13 21:54:04

Changing the subject, just wanted to share a cute-ism! DS speaks really well, he mostly has no problem pronouncing whatever I say, even long words, though L words are still mostly pronounced with a W sound, e.g. I wuv you. But my favourite mispronunciation is when I say 'okey dokey' he repeats 'onky donkey'! It brings tears to my eyes, it's so funny. Bless him!

Oodsigma Wed 03-Apr-13 22:05:04

Aww I love mispronunciations!

LentilAsAnything Wed 03-Apr-13 22:23:35

Me too! What ya got?

TiredFeet Wed 03-Apr-13 23:19:30

Onkey donkey is brilliant grin

I think I just don't want to move home because it would feel like that was 'it' , forever. The thought makes me feel a bit trapped. Its a beautiful affluent and well connected valley but I think there is something about living in a valley, that valley, that makes me feel a bit hemmed in somehow. I think I need a few more adventures before I can consider it!

TiredFeet Wed 03-Apr-13 23:30:27

Can't think of any really funny mispronunciations, but ds did come out with the funniest sentence the other day "mummy I was a baby in your tummy and then I went POP out of your tummy and then we had a cuddle and then I had LUNCH!". No idea where he got it from either, I don't think we have ever discussed his birth!

LentilAsAnything Wed 03-Apr-13 23:31:25

I'm going to say onky donkey from now on! grin

I see what you are saying.

A valley does sound nice! Not sure where we will end up. I ideally would like a nice big detached property with land all around, with a beach a walk away (close enough to be able to carry a surfboard and SCUBA gear easily. Yes, I want a sea that's good for surfing AND SCUBA-diving!), and mountains the other side of the house, and woodland! smile Close to plentiful and wonderful amenities, but secluded enough to get lots of fresh air, and be able to see loads of stars.
I daydream on rightmove sometimes! Though we may well not even settle down in the UK. Think we have at least ten years of moving around though, at the minimum, all being well, and finances working.

LentilAsAnything Wed 03-Apr-13 23:32:24

Hahaha @ 'and then I had lunch'! They are so darned cute!

Oodsigma Thu 04-Apr-13 07:49:24

Not ambitious then lentil grin

LentilAsAnything Thu 04-Apr-13 12:39:27

smile I doubt such a place exists!

TiredFeet Thu 04-Apr-13 19:43:05

can I move there too please lentils??

LentilAsAnything Thu 04-Apr-13 22:54:32

Of course! smile

WaitingForPancakeDay Mon 08-Apr-13 10:56:18

Roselisle on the Moray Coast Lentil. There's a wood, white sandy beach, seals and dolphins and whales, the cairngorms right behind you. Aberdeen and Inverness not too far a rise away for a touch of civilisation (although Aberdeen is 1000 times more cosmopolitan than Inverness).

DD called cardigans camels. She's been doing it for ages now and its kind of stuck, because I now call them camels too smile. She cannot pronounce her S very well which means that snacks are nacks and thats been adopted too also calls tortillas nakes which also what snakes are. I can't quite see the correlation. She can accurately pick out a camel in a line up too!

TF, your DS's speech sounds fantastic! Such long sentences. My nephew was like that too. Fully lucid at this age. DD is like Lentil's DS and copes words really well. She's also recently started reading and singing along to familar stuff very well. There's the odd thing I have no idea about. This morning, she pointed to nothing in particular in her room and said what sounded like 'Catherine's there. I like Catherine' confused <wonders if we have a ghost...a seemingly friendly one>.

WaitingForPancakeDay Mon 08-Apr-13 10:56:38

rise?! drive!

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