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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

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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

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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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10 great things about my first week in Cornwall

By November 30, 2015 Love, Thoughts
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Hello from the other side…

I have been a Cornish resident for a week now and already I feel at home, like I was always meant to be here. No pangs of homesickness or yearning for my former life.

I took the week off work to focus on unpacking, settling in, getting aquainted with the village where we’re living and get all the boring admin stuff out of the way that goes along with a house move.

It was also a perfect excuse to take some time out and relax after what has been a pretty stressful time.

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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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