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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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Drawing a line in the sand

By November 18, 2015 Love, Surf more, Thoughts

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Tommorow is the big day.

The day I have dreamed about for so long and it’s now just a few hours away.

The past few weeks have been surreal, sad, exciting and scary. I’ve had so much on my mind that things like my blog, which was once my little sanctuary and way of staying connected to the sea and surfing has taken a back seat.

It was my intention to chart the journey from being landlocked to coastal dweller at every moment but as time slipped by and priorities have changed, I wonder if I will even continue the blog. I feel like a fraud…I shouted from the rooftops about how you can be a landlocked surfer and still make it work. To have the best of both worlds and be totally content…

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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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Live like Sally

By February 1, 2015 Love


I love finding out about the pro surfers, especially the females – how they got into surfing, what keeps them motivated and with my increased interest in surf fitness, how they keep themselves in top form.

When I found out about Sally Fitzgibbons’ new book, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it! It’s not available yet in the UK so I had it shipped from Australia, signed by the lady herself!

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