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Cornwall 1

A typical view of our new surroundings!
A typical view of our new surroundings!

Hi, it’s us again! Several people have asked ‘what happened next?’ So now seems a good time to bring you all up to date with developments in the two-and-a-half months since we got back to the UK.

First stop was my mother’s house in Dorset, we spent 10 days there and really enjoyed catching up with family.

Next stop was Cornwall to start house hunting, Plan A was to rent somewhere for a few months while we looked for a house to buy. Some of you will already know that our friend Yvette is moving to Cornwall with us, in our absence she had taken it upon herself to rent somewhere as Cornwall Base Camp. Yvette has two Labradors and none of us had anticipated how difficult it would be to rent a house which permitted dogs. Despite two trips to Cornwall in January, and seeing homelessness looming on the horizon Yvette was unable to find anywhere to rent, so, Plan B, rent a short-term holiday let to give us somewhere to live while we sorted ourselves out.  Continue reading Cornwall 1

A step back in time

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Some of you might be aware that my family spent a year in Vancouver in 1970, I had my 8th Birthday in Canada. We moved here from here Isle of Wight, as a child I just took that in my stride but looking back now I can see what a huge step that was for the family. Now, being back in Vancouver 46 years later I was keen to find our old house and the school that Carl and I attended.

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New Base Camp

Well we have taken another large step toward our trip. On Good Friday we moved from our home of 23 years and established a new basecamp in sunny Dorset.

Our Old Home
Our Old Home

It was with mixed emotions that we left our beautiful home, where we have been so happy. However we take lots of wonderful memories with us and the friendships we have made will survive a change of geography. Lots of our Cambridgeshire friends are threatening to come to Cornwall when we are settled.

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