When we were in Scotland we were living in my parents house. It was my mum and dad, me, my husband and our 2 kids. And the dogs :)
Now we (my husband, me and the kids) live in Macedonia on the top floor in my husbands gran's house which we've renovated. She lives on the ground floor.
It's grate this way. We get a whole 'flat' to ourselves and we've got a baby sitter on stand by downstairs haha :) She insists on doing all our washing, saying she's got nothing else to do and she want to help me as im busy with the kids. And our eldest, Katya, goes downstairs with baba who actually used to be a teacher and she's teaching her stuff in Macedonian, drawing pictures, singing songs and learning the letters ( Cyrillic alphabet ) ect. And i can leave the baby with her and pop out to the shops for 30 min if i have to, or go pick up Katya from nursery if the weather is too bad to take the baby with me. It's grate :)
Tim Minchin - The Good Bookhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr1I3mBojc0
'If you just close your eyes and block your ears, to the acumulated knowlage of the last 2000 years,
then morally guess what your off the hook, and thank Christ you only have to read one book'