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Hmm, listening to the radio earlier, someone said somethng that got me thinking about homes.
I haven't lived with my parents in over a year and a half, and although they've moved in the meantime, I still think of their house and town as home. I still can't really get my head around the fact that I have my own home with Evie in a different town, and that is my home.
I think in a way, I will always think of Arundel as my home town, because that's where I spent most of my childhood, even though I wasn't born there.
So where is your home town? Is it the town you grew up in, the town you were born in, or the town you live in now?
Where i am now definately, we've been here 4 years now and tbh its only since we actually bought this house from the landlord back in January that this house feels like home now, before it always just felt like we were borrowing it iyswim.
This isn't the town i grew up in but its very close to where Dh was born and raised, and its not THAT far away, we're actually still in more or less the same place its just a HELL OF A LOT nicer than where i grew up because tbh it was vile where we lived and i HATE going back there.
I'm much more comfortable here now and never want to leave this particular area, well i wold move just down the road to next village/town but no further really.
Neither my Mum/Dad live where we grew up now, my Dad has changed county's altogether and my Mum lives not that far away from it. My Sister lives the closest to where we used to live and she hates it too and is just praying that the Council will move her somewhere nicer eventually.
Well I am still in the same town so technically am still home.
I did used to refer to my mums house as home for quite a while after I moved out but it has been 121/2 years now so my house is definetly home:nod:
Theres a place over the back of Portsdown hill called Pigeon house lane, thats where I call home. :smile:
Where I grew up - NE Fife. I am very homesick at the moment. It's just so beautiful and easy - no traffic, gorgeous scenery, nice people, but still near enough to cities and towns that it's got nice pubs, restaurants etc (e.g. St Andrews is fantastic now).
Edinburgh is fine but it is so not where I want to be past about another 5 years tops.
Where I am now:grin: I have lived in the same city all my life, have moved to a couple of different towns but this is my home.
Where my parents live I have never lived with them (they moved two weeks after we moved in here) so I dont consider that home at all
Well I'm back living in the place where I grew up from the age of 12. My mum still lives here and now most of my siblings are living here too, us all having done the 'moving away from the family' bit. I think it will always be 'home' although I'm not intending on staying here long-term.
Where I am now. It's where I grew up, went to school.....now my kids go to the same wee village school that I did. :smile: I love where I live. Family are nearby, friends are too, and I am within an hour from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, Dundee and Stirling! There are certain places I can walk the dog, look over the countryside and know that I am *home*. A very reassuring feeling indeed.
Where I am now. This is the longest I've ever been in the same house for (I had a "unconvential" childhood and once moved house four times in a year:sigh: ) so I most definately see this house as my home.
I am most jealous Calfee. There is no place like home.
Goodness thats a subject thats close to my heart!
Although I live in London (have done for nearly 8 years) my family are in Scotland (outside Edinburgh).
I am quite settled in London (or as settled as you can be in this large grubby city) but every time I go back to Scotland to visit it breaks my heart to leave them all behind and I have a massive guilt trip for days!
If it wern't for work I'd be up that motorway in a shot!
Sorry I didn't answer the question cos I can't :cry:
I was born in Portsmouth, moved to Maidstone when I was 6, then moved to Hampshire 4 years ago.
Most of my family are in/around Maidstone so to me that will always be home :nod:
bognor is home i have lived here all my life, my kids go to the same school i went too and couldnt move out of bognor now. but i still say i am popping home to see mum and dad and i havent lived in that house now for 12 years, and i have had 3 of my own homes. funny how a place where you dont live still classed as home.
Sad person that I am I often cry walking along the seafront as it feels so right
Its where i live now and have done for 4 years in this area.
When i go back to where i came from i always think it hasnt changed & never feels like i have left, but i dont call it home anymore
Where I live now. I love it here.
I still think of my parents house as home even though I haven't lived there for 11 years. I live in a different town to them with my DH and that is my home now but I still think of my parents house as home and that is the town where I grew up.
We are moving to Austalia soon but I expect even then my mum and dad's house will still be home.
I don't know tbh :oops: I say I'm going home when I go back to Dublin and I really want to move back and be near my family. Having said that though, when I think about going back, I feel sad at leaving Glasgow!
Poppy, my nan & grandad live in Arundel.
I was brought up in Warlingham and when we first moved to Maidstone I classed Warlingham as my home maybe for the first year or so, but now I clas Maidstone as my home.
It was strange because when we first moved we would be driving to Warlingham and I would think that we were driving home and couldn't wait, but now it is totally the opposite and I can't wait to get back here.
Things most probably change in time Poppy xx
Stacy, what are the chances they know my parents?!
I consider where I live now home. It's just outside Dublin and about 50 mins from where I grew up. I still get a pang sometimes when I visit my parents house but I don't consider it my home anymore and niether me or my DH would ever move back to Dublin. Our town we are in is fab:thumb:
i live in the same town i was born and grew up in:grin:
I've always been confused about this one. My mum came from Cirencester and I was born there and lived there until I was three. We then moved to Leamington Spa until I was 7 and then to Oxford where I stayed until I was 21. My dad moved back to Ciren when him and my mum split up and me and my sister would pend every other weekend and half the holidays with him there, that was from when I was 11 till I was about 18. So I always say Cirencester because it's where I feel most "at home" and I still have lots of family living there but I suppose I lived in Oxford the longest but haven't been back there since my mum left in 2002.
Of course now we're in Cyprus so the UK is "home"
As long as my family are around me, then I am at home.:nod:
Through most of the school holidays we were living in a hotel because of problems with our house since the lightning strike. I found myself saying "right, lets go home then" when I was actually standing IN my own house grabbing more clean clothes to take to the hotel!:lol:
I would like to call Cornwall my home though, I love it when we visit my MIL.:lurve: but it's just not practical.
Since the birth of Mathilde 5 months ago, Paris has become home, our home.
Before that I still considered by parent's house in England as home.
TBH anywhere my DH is. I stopped thinking of my dad's house as home (he still lives in the house I grew up in) a long time ago. I went straight from living at home to living with my DH and was only 17 at the time. I felt very secure living with him (in the same way you do as a child with your parents IYSWIM). And that feeling has always stuck. the house we are living in now we have been in for 5 years but I hate living here and it was never meant to be permant, it doesn't necessarily feel like home but because he's here it feels secure and that makes it feel like home, again IYSWIM.
Oh and Liverpool because I've never left. :grin:
I call wherever I live home. However, I also refer to my parents' house as 'home', even though I've never actually lived in that town myself, because it's in the region that I was born and mostly grew up in. I also refer to England generally as home, as in the place I come from, whenever a conversation takes that slant.
Stacy, what are the chances they know my parents?!
Ooh you never know! They might do! :grin:
I don't know TBH :shrug: I often get that "I want to go home" feeling but I don't know where it is anymore. I've lived in three different countries for roughly the same amount of time. I guess home is where I am now.
Home is definitely where I am now, Derbyshire.
Although I only moved here when I was 11. Before that I lived in Warrington and Manchester. But here is where I grew up, put down roots, etc so it will always be home.
I see wherever I am living as home "housewise". I've always lived in the same city, though in MANY flats and wherever I have been has been home.
Richmond, N Yorks is prob where I think of most as home - it is where I grew up. But I am very happy here too and am rapidly starting to think of this as my home as well.
I am most jealous Calfee. There is no place like home.
I was clicking my heels together in my shiny red shoes when I read that.....did you return home?! :higgies:
My parents house, the house I grew up in is where I class as 'home' I have lived away for almost 10 years but I still call it my home. I have moved about alot (ex-hubby was army) and I have my kids in my flat but it just doesnt feel like 'home'. I do call it home but its not my home... my home will always be my parents house. I think that will only change when I buy my first house
I grew up in Camden and we live in Ealing now - I think of Ealing as home because this is where our house is, but my parents' house is still home in a way too (as it's the house we grew up in).
Wel, coming from nomadic parents who are currently considering house move number 40-something :faint:, I don't really have a parental base to consider home!
That being the case, I've adopted my current home of 12 years (Edinburgh) and am extremely happy with that :smile:
My DH has lived here all his life and is still best mates with a guy he met at nursery school aged 4. Now that I'm a bit envious of tbh
I think of Southampton as my home now - but that is only since I had the children. Re houses - as I only rent I see where I live as temporary until I get to buy/rent somewhere permanently.
Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire is where I grew up & spent 20 years of my life. It will always hold a special place in my heart xx
Where we used to live in the States (and where we are going to be moving back to in less than 3 weeks) as a family was and kind of still is our home. But where we live now in South Africa (and where we hope to return to in the near future) also feels like our home.
I just remembered a wall plaque a friend of DH's has hanging in his kitchen which is rather apt, it says
"Home is where the RAF sends you" :lol:
(although only really relevant if your DH/father/mother is in the RAF!)
They say home is where the heart is, well I'll expand on that and say home is where the heart is and where my bed is.:grin: My current house in derbyshire is very much home to me, I love it here, but a place can become home to me very easily. It doesn't matter wether that is my house, a holiday cottage, a tent in a field, my parents house where ever really. As long as I have a space that is my own, my DH and a bed, I can make it my home for that amount of time.
Saying all that I don't know if I would feel the same if I moved around the world several times, but that is possibly just because I would miss people, although I must say I would always like to live somewhere near the countryside
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