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How you can afford to move to Cornwall

By March 6, 2017 Escape, Thoughts
How you can afford to move to Cornwall

2 years ago, if you’d said to me ‘you’ll live in Cornwall, work part-time and still have enough money to pay the bills and have occasional treats’ I wouldn’t have believed you. Because I honestly thought we couldn’t afford it.

It wasn’t until my other half, who is a sucker for a good spreadsheet, worked out exactly what we could afford to live on and how much we needed to earn.  And it was surprisingly a hell of a lot less than we realised.

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Everyday is day one

By June 13, 2016 Escape, Thoughts

Big wave

Starting my own business feels like taking on waves like this!

Since publishing my last post about dealing with stress and anxiety, letting go of my job and moving onto the next chapter of life in Cornwall, I’ve had an overwhelming response.

I’ve had so many messages from well wishers telling me how brave and honest the post was, from people who have been in similar situations, and from others supporting me and telling me I’ve made the right decision. It’s been my most popular blog post to date and I wanted to thank everyone who took the time to read it, comment and contact me. I’m hugely grateful.

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Letting go and moving on: Cornwall, the next chapter

By May 22, 2016 Thoughts


I had planned to do a big update on how life was going in Cornwall after a year, but as so much has happened lately, it seems appropriate to share what’s been going on and explain why I’ve been a bit quiet.

I would love to tell you it’s because I’ve been surfing so much that I haven’t had time to blog, but that’s not the case.

Some of you who know me well and read my blog regularly will know there’s been a lot going on in my life over the past couple of years. I lost 3 family members in a very short space of time, including my Dad 2 years ago. This coupled with relocating to Cornwall, buying a house here 3 weeks ago and recent pressures at work have taken their toll and my stress levels went through the roof.

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I’m moving to Cornwall!

By October 22, 2015 Escape, Thoughts


Today we got the news we have been waiting weeks for. We have exchanged contracts which means it’s now legally binding and fully official….

We’re moving to Cornwall!

Despite being a relatively easy and quick process this time round, with only having to sell a house and not buy as well, it’s still felt really drawn out. I have lacked motivation and felt in limbo over the past few weeks as we haven’t been able to start packing until this point, in case for some reason, the sale didn’t go through. I guess as well, it hasn’t really felt real.

But now we have 4 weeks to pack up our life in the West Midlands, say our goodbyes and make the 240 mile journey to our new home.

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