They've amassed quite a lot of belongings over forty years, and as the apartment is much smaller than the house, they've had to get rid of lots of things. A charity shop is now well stocked, that's all I can say, but there's some things which have found there way in to my house.
We've taken some practical things like the freezer which will be great for storing the gluts from the allotment, and we've taken gardening tools too. The apartment has beautiful shared grounds with a summer house, but they're looked after so my dad won't have a garden to tend any more. Some sentimental items have come my way too. This is a dressing table set which was given to my grandma by her parents in 1928 on her 21st birthday.
I went to my mum and dad's last night to say goodbye to the house. I lived there between the ages of two and twenty and it holds lots of memories. In January, I will have lived in my own house just as long. I'm sure this house will hold lots of memories for my own children.