What’s new? What isn’t!

Oh lawdy, where to begin.

We went for a long weekend in Cornwall (photos to come) and it was amazing. We stayed in a little village called St Agnes and were a few minutes walk from the sea. The pace of life is a little more relaxed, the people are very friendly, and the scenery cannot be beat. Cornwall is calling to us as a very possible step between now and a home in Spain. We’d be able to save a considerable amount of money by moving there, as we’re still so near London that our cost of living in Berkshire is rather inflated. For what we spend here, we could rent a detached four bedroom home with a garage, big gardens and views in Cornwall. In Maidenhead we have a quirky but nice flat with a small, rough (but improved!) garden and a parking space. Seems a no-brainer to move to a house by the sea for substantially cheaper. Quality of life has definitely become a priority this year and Cornwall ticks a lot of boxes.

Also newsworthy: I quit my part-time job. I’m still there, but not for much longer. I have done what I needed to do there and have been feeling the pull back to online work for months. I also didn’t want to do another Christmas in retail, but until a few weeks ago, I had decided to perhaps stick it out until my three year anniversary at the shop… but…
Then life threw me an opportunity that I cannot pass up. I’m going back into web work but as an online shop owner. I can’t say much now, but I was asked to meet someone a couple of weeks ago and the proposal blew me away. I was considering leaving the part-time job before, but after the meeting– well, I’m not one to let a great opportunity pass me by. Neil is also going to be involved, but the business will be my baby. I’ll be able to say more soon, but trust me when I say it’s exciting!

Hell, everything is exciting! A probable move and a significant career change. This is shaping up to be a pretty remarkable month.

4 thoughts on “What’s new? What isn’t!”

  1. I’m really pleased that things are working out well for you, and I definitely understand not wanting to do another Christmas in retail, it’s part of the reason I’m leaving too (as you know).

    I’m excited for you!

  2. All sounds most interesting. Best of luck with everything.

    Do make sure wherever you go has decent net access. Online business + dial-up is not a viable option (a lesson friends of mine still haven’t learnt!).

    And remember, extra rooms means people wanting to come and stay! When can we book? 🙂

    – Neil.

  3. Thank you all!
    Karen and Jodi: We need to catch up! Karen, let’s do lunch soon. Jodi, I’ll email you to let you know when I’m around for a phone call. I think it’s probably my turn to call you.

    Neil: Web access will be seriously important, as will a guest room! 😀

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