Tuesday, 9 April 2013
H = Home Sweet Home
My home town is Nottingham in the East Midlands, UK where I was born and always lived, up until recently that is when I moved to California.
Where I lived in Nottingham, we were about a 5 minute drive from the town centre and 10 minutes from the beautiful English countryside. Nottingham is a diverse City with lots of shopping, pubs, restaurants and nightclubs. I have lived in Nottingham for so long that I was getting a little fed up with the place and I jumped at the chance to move to a new part of the world. However, it will always be my home town and I have fond memories of growing up there. I still have my little house, good friends and wonderful family to return to one day maybe, who knows.
Here are my three favourite things about Nottingham:
Sherwood Forest is a lovely place to visit for a day out and walk in the woods. It is home to the famous Major Oak, an oak tree that is supposed to be over 1000 years old. We often went for a relaxing weekend break to a holiday village called Center Parcs which is set in Sherwood Forest. In popular culture, Robin Hood and his band of "merry men" are usually portrayed as living in Sherwood Forest. The film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) starred Kevin Costner as Robin Hood.
Nottingham Ice Centre is where I spent much of my childhood, ice skating about 5 days a week and watching ice hockey matches, played by the Nottingham Panthers. The club was founded in 1946 and they are the reigning Elite League champions.
Nottingham Theatre Royal was built in 1865 and is a beautiful Victorian theatre. I used to be part of a dance school, doing ballet, tap, jazz and drama and we had a show each year at the theatre, which went on for hours. I feel for the parents! I used to love all the costumes and dressing up.
Here is my HOME SWEET HOME doodle of the day:
And some lovely HOME SWEET HOME bits available online to buy from one of my favourite shops 'Not on the High Street':
So, whereabouts in the world is your home town and what are your favourite things about it?