We downsized to spend 12 months in a sweet little house with the most stunning views of the sea.
We were treated to an amazing holiday in Canada, thanks to our kind and beautiful friend Richard...
It was fantastic to spend time with Richard and his fabulous family...
We adore them all very much and will always be grateful to him for his incredible generosity!
We had lots of new work opportunities come our way, which have kept us extremely busy and have enabled us to continue living here - The price for a bit of luxury!
We now work in more stunning properties and we also spent the summer season at the youth hostel with a lovely team...
All the kidlets are happy living their alternative lives...
2 of them own a caravan, 2 of them live in that caravan, 2 of them gave up their flat to do a long term house sit and all of them have exciting plans ahead.
We have come to realise that for us, our sea view isn't worth the hard work and what we both …
I love the summer. It's my favourite
time of year. This year has been particularly bountiful with regards to long
periods of uninterrupted sunshine and I have needed no encouragement whatsoever
to step outside and sensibly and gradually expose my body to the rays. Over a
period of many weeks I have gradually bronzed in a way that has been beyond my
grasp for many years due to the whims and vagaries of the British summer.
Finally, after careful immersion I have achieved a level of poise and
confidence not unlike say mild smugness. Now don't get me wrong, it is by no
means a deep tan, a swarthy layer of earthen masculinity but it is most
definitely noticeable to those who may have whispered the words
"pasty" or "wan git", It has been not just a surprise but a
crushing blow then to discover that my new found glow has not only been
completely ignored, but my lovely wife (who too possesses a not unenviable tan
herself has been the centre of attention because of …