So enough of the sad bit, the good bit is having wonderful memories to keep forever of times family come to visit. I am over the moon for my daughter as her life has taken a wonderful step in a loving direction, its been a long hard road, but life is just beginning for her, her little family are amazing & soooo very happy, it made my heart sing!!!!!
Hope's dad, Tom, is a wonderful daddy, I have not seen such a lovely relationship between father & daughter, its something I missed out on unfortunately & he is fantastic at the way he corrects her in such a loving way. Wonderful to watch, I love my kids so much & my grandchildren are my heart, to see them so happy is truly magical :))))) We had a lovely time as a family & though my heart is not broken, it will for a while be very lonely!
The time here in Bulgaria is notorious for dissapearing very quickly, it's not just me ;-) & so their time here was like a click of the fingers :(((((
Thankfully my daughter loved the house & property. Claire had been here with us before we moved in. We came for three weeks with a three year old Hopey & it was like staying in a squat. Hope loved it & we had a great time but Claire was not comfortable & it was very dingy. We have turned it into a comfortable home with a great outside living space in the summer & she loved it, Phewwww :))))))
They spent the first two days on the coast nr Varna, in a pool complex with the beach, so they were nice & relaxed by the time we met them all in Veliko Tarnovo McDonalds LOL.
|I love that Hope is very adventurous in her eating, very unusual in a 6yr oldI |
The first evening in the village we all went for a "stroll" around the village. It was a lovely evening, Sophie joined us on the walk & we stopped off to see friends. We then made our way to the Mehana for a sundowner. Claire made friends with a little puppy who was telling Sophie off as I think she wanted us as her family :-) It was a real joy for me seeing my little Hopey enjoying the countryside again & bumping into the wildlife. We saw Galia walking her dogs, Plamins horse grazing on the meadow & Baba Ivanka's donkey having a wander. We picked plums off tree's to eat, as we walked home, lovely!
To say Hope loves swimming is an understatement & she had so much fun playing in the pool with everyone & on her own, while Mummy & Daddy relaxed by it. She made dens out of towels & comforters & not once in 7 days did she play with her Nintendo. I love that, love that she loves it here & can have a great time without DVD's & games etc. She did some drawing & made up games. She loved the dogs & enjoyed playing with them & talking to them. I just wish she had the opportunity to do this more often, that we could have this kind of life & summer closer to her home, oh what a childhood memories she would have for the rest of her life. At the moment memories from this age are fragile & only few are kept, most forgotten. She has already forgotten all the lovely memories I have of our holiday here with her when she was 3, which is sad, thank goodness for photo's :)))))
Who knew a plunge pool could be so much fun for a child, I love it as it cools me down & I can float on my lilo in peace & quiet but I was so pleased to see it get so much use & provide so much fun! They all enjoyed time sunbathing & relaxing by our pool area.