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Thursday, 27 October 2016 / Peterborough, Stamford PE9 3JY, UK

Home Was Calling


Shots of Tom at Burghley House.

This weekend, Tom and I got up at 6.30am (a time I am annoyingly used to now) to get an early train back home to see my family for my mum's birthday. I love going home because I actually appreciate being there now I live away. I really like just doing normal things like watching TV together, walking into town and visiting my gran. 

After learning how to use a camera properly I was so excited to practise and thought this weekend would be perfect! Here's a shot of the view from our flat in the morning: 

Nottingham skyline from our flat window.
Nottingham skyline from our flat window. 
We always get the best sunrises/sunsets and my iPhone camera can never capture how beautiful it looks so Tom and I enjoyed having a go on the Canon camera.

We had a smooth journey there and had leftover cheesecake for breakfast on the train (Tom tempted me to a few bites) and my dad picked us up from the station. I couldn't wait to get home and see my mum. I'm one of these weird people that enjoy giving presents to people more than receiving them.

I bought my mum the Rosie Huntingdon-Whitely perfume from Marks and Spencer, The Girl on the Train book, a mug I'd been eyeing up in Asda for weeks and some Thornton's chocolates!

Tom went to get his haircut at the Turkish Barbers in town (they do the best haircut) and then Tom, mum and I went to visit my gran and grandad. I think this is the longest time I'd gone without seeing my gran and I couldn't wait to get over there! My grandad enjoyed having his picture taken (nothing has changed there) and we caught up on everything I'd been doing in Nottingham.

My house is absolutely freezing the second it starts to get colder so after hours of me whinging my dad put the fire on (having a real fire was the best decision he's ever made)!

Our fireplace.
Our fireplace.
Our fireplace.
Our fireplace.
The next day, after Tom and dad had run 5k, we all got ready to go on a day out for mum's birthday. I was the longest to get ready as always, so when I'd finished we got in the car and drove about an hour up to Stamford in Lincolnshire.

We went to Isaac Newton's house which I had no clue was anywhere near us! It was really interesting and we actually saw the tree that dropped the apple on his head!

Isaac Newton's house.
Isaac Newton's house.
Isaac Newton's apple tree!
Isaac Newton's apple tree!
Practising my photography skills.
Practising my photography skills.
 After that, we went into Stamford to have a wander around the town and the shops. We also stopped and had a cream tea which was delicious! Tom and I really liked Stamford. It is a really nice little town and the buildings are all lovely.

We had about another hour to kill before we wanted to eat out so we went to Burghley House to just have a wander around the grounds.

Burghley House.
Burghley House.



Shots of Tom at Burghley House.
Shots of Tom at Burghley House.
We were so lucky to see lots of deer wandering around at the back of the grounds and I managed to get some lovely shots of them. They seemed to stay all together and we couldn't get too close as they ran away.

Little Bambi look-a-like.
Little Bambi look-a-like.
Deer ready to cross the path.
Deer ready to cross the path.
My beautiful mum had a lovely birthday. We finished the day with a meal out and went to visit family for the rest of the weekend. I really love going home and spending time with my family. I guess the next time will be Christmas which, I'm sure, will be here before we know it!

My beautiful mum enjoying her Birthday weekend.
My beautiful mum enjoying her Birthday weekend.





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