This week me and my son have gone to stay with my mum and stepdad up in Norfolk where the beaches are scenic, the people are friendly and the pubs are perfect (That’s the important one surely?)
I live in Hertfordshire, apparently one of the most expensive places to live in the UK and where there is naff all to do. Even when there IS something to do it’s usually over priced. No offense to anybody who may adore Hertfordshire, I’m just not that kinda girl and I never have been. I’m more of a country /coastal person and I’d love to bring my children up somewhere like here.
When I think of my future I don’t see the local park, the nearby areas and the same old attractions (the occasional funfair and annual farmers market yo) but I do picture myself living somewhere more tranquil and picturesque. Perhaps that’s a vanity thing or maybe I’m just day dreaming but people relocate all the time with a lot of work, time, effort and patience so it’s doable. Watch this space – one day I WILL be blogging about walking multiple dogs on the beach, our local beach and of course, our pub adventures.
That’s the thing isn’t it. We all have a certain goal that we want to achieve or a dream we want to come true. What annoys me is when someone will say “one day I want to live abroad” and then ten years later they’ll say the same thing but having no desire to actually go out and achieve it. I can’t imagine having a couple of kids turn into teenagers, building a career, buying a house or retiring in the town I live in purely because it’s not “me”. I completely understand that other people may think it’s the best place in the world but me and my husband share the same vision and I’m looking forward to sharing our life together as proper coastal folk – and pub fanatics.
So this was just a quick one to drop in and share my thoughts with everyone about my love of the UK coast. We may not have the best weather but we do have the most perfectly quaint places in this country. Gonna hope to win the lottery and take my pick of the locations and houses (and there was me banging on about time, patience, dedication bla bla friggin’ bla).
I’ll end this with one of my fave quotes that pretty much sums up what I have been trying to say – “Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone.”
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and thanks for reading this on my spanking new website!