Today we drove over to Morden where Kevin’s mum and until a couple of months ago, his Nan lived.
His Nan’s house has been a constant in his life, and his Mum has lived across the road for over 20 years.
Nan moved to a lovely home and Val and her husband move out on Wednesday.
Driving over, it hit me that we will not visit there again.
I have so many memories from the first time I met Kevin’s grandparents in 1981, how welcome I felt even though the weekend was a leap into the unknown!
Kevin has so many childhood memories, of the garden, the house and the people that lived there.
We went over today to help clear the garage of Val’s house and to get the unwanted items disposed of.
Four trips to the ‘dump’ and other salvageable in our car we returned home.
It’s strange some of the things we keep, quite often, squirrelled away for months/years and when we come across them again we just can’t relinquish them.
I resolve to declutter as Easter approaches and to be bold. I don’t need things to remind me of happy times, sad times, places, and life changing moments-I just need those I love near me. Perhaps I’ll blog about it and how successful or not I’ve been!