When my girls are asked "where do your Granny and Grandad live?", they are quite likely to reply " in a shed at the bottom of the garden". Now before you start phoning social services, the photo shows that it is a mighty fine shed.
A log cabin to be precise. Inside you will find a small living area with kitchenette, a tiny office come craft room and a bedroom with en suite facilities. Mum and Dad also have a two bed-roomed apartment in Spain - 10 minutes from Alicante airport. They divide their time between here and Spain. They moved to be with us in 2007. It was my other halfs idea as they either seemed to be in Spain or with us, so their seemed little sense in keeping a property here that they hardly used. I can't say it is always easy but in the advantages far outweigh the dis-advantages. My girls absolutely love it and they help out with the holidays when I'm working. One of the nicest things is that in the evening we all eat together, sharing our stories from the day. Slowly overtime they have built up a life here, making new friends and its hard to imagine a time when they were not with us. It is also good to know that as they get older, they are near and hopefully will be able to stay independant for as long as they want.
This story was bought to you as part of Sians story telling Sunday. Do pop over to her blog to read her story and read the other stories being told today. A great way to spend a chilly and snowy Sunday.