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Year Of Adventure


A bit late, but Happy New Year! :-)

We had a lovely time with all our kidlets over Christmas, which has made quite a change - the first time in years that we have all managed to be under one roof during the holiday period! 

We are so pleased that we could do this, as this was to be our last one at Meadowcroft... 
Yes, not only are we buying our little French house (which will need lots of TLC before we move in), but we have decided to downsize to a small house overlooking the sea while we visit France and just enjoy ourselves!

We only made the decision at the beginning of December, which meant we needed to get busy decluttering...
Taking the opportunity to move from our big place in Boswinger to a small, very lovely, fully furnished one bedroom converted garage near to Mevagissey...

This was the view from our bedroom early this morning.

We were supposed to be managing the property as a holiday let for our friends, but after having a few days break here - we fell in love with it!!!
So here we are...

It was incredibly tough moving out of Meadowcroft, we had lived there for over 11 years.
There were lots of possessions to sort through and of course, a lot of emotional attachment to deal with.
We gave ourselves six weeks to do it all, which was nowhere near long enough to rid ourselves of so much, but amazingly - we did it and arrived here with two very distressed kitties in the early, cold hours of a January morning.
We felt 'jet lagged' and slept most of the following week with our remaining possessions piled up around us, until we started to recover.
Now we are in our third week and it's beginning to feel like home, for all of us...

Lupin spends most of his time looking through the French windows...

While Flea has taken to sleeping mostly on our heads.

Meadowcroft will always remain with us - it has been such a fantastic place to live with all our family, friends, lodgers and B&B guests. 

We have so many happy memories. :-)

We always promised ourselves that when we leave - it had to be to somewhere special...
We wanted a great view, a wood burner, a nice garden, cosy rooms with lots of natural light and guess what?
That's exactly what we have!

We have signed up for a year here, which is wonderful...
We can take life easier, make lots of trips to France, plan to visit lots of lovely friends in Canada and have our French house ready for next year.

Hope everybody is well.
Kay and Sime
xx



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