{The Ordinary Moments} #9 - Beer Fest A Year On

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Every year our group of friends goes to the Cambridge Beer Fest. We have it down like clockwork - we always go on the Tuesday because it is the first 'full' day so they have the biggest selection. We arrive at 12 and start drinking our way through the hundreds of beers and ciders on offer. We head home at 3 when it closes and share some pizza, and then head back for 5 when it opens again. We continue drinking our way through the evening stopping briefly for a pie, and ending the night with a glass of Christmas mead. 

This year was our first since we've had Zach. It's an event we go to every year, and we decided that we still wanted to go. Whilst we could have taken Zach during the day we decided that realistically it wouldn't be a good idea so we decided to leave him at home. We hired in his loving grandmothers who both had a shift each while we spent the day in Cambridge. It was the first time we've left him for so long, and the first night he's gone to bed without us. I found leaving him a little harder than I thought I would, but once I was with our friends I really enjoyed the sense of freedom it gave me. And I'm sure that in the future leaving him with his grandparents for a day or even a sleep over will be our ordinary.

But the Beer Fest signified more to me than leaving Zach for the first time. You see, this time last year I was actually pregnant but I didn't know it. I had just finished my final exams at university and handed in my dissertation. I had just moved home to finally live with Jono properly for the first time - squished into one room in a shared house. I was so happy, but I didn't know how much happier I was about to become. This photo is from Beer Fest last year, and although neither of us look our best I love it so much. It reminds me of the time before Zach, the way our two lives became one, and the love we have for each other. The way our ordinary was about to change forever!



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  1. Oh how lovely to go back and retrace your steps as it were! And it sounds like it went well for everyone - yippee. Also the Christmas mead sounds yummy!

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    1. Christmas mead is the most delicious thing!! If you ever see it definitely give it a try! xx

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  2. Oh how lovely! What special memories :) And it sounds so much fun!! xx

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    1. It was so much fun!! Although it did hail like crazy! xx

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  3. What a lovely post and I bet it was so nostalgic to go back there now you are a Mummy. I love to take a walk down memory lane every now and again. And well done to you both for leaving him, it's such a hard step the first few times. x

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    1. It was lovely to reminisce! I'm sure leaving him will get so much easier! xx

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  4. Aww very sweet, must've been difficult but it does get easier. So nice to go and relive great memories #ordinarymoments

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    1. I'm sure with time I'll feel a lot more comfortable leaving him :) xx

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