Big news..

For a couple of weeks now I have been hinting that change is on the horizon for my little family and I am now able to shout our news from the rooftops (or virtually announce it into the blogosphere) ..


My brilliant, talented, amazing husband has been offered a job in a little town near Southampton. Oli will be starting his new job as a care home manager at the end of September. We are both very excited.

Celebrating Oli’s new job!

Swansea has been our home for the last 6 years but I am looking forward to starting a new chapter. I will miss so much about our lives here: friends we have made, my Nan, places we love, the memory box that is our little house and the familiarity of the place.

Although there is so much I will miss, there is so much I am looking forward to. Oli will be working a much more rewarding and challenging job and there are lots of job opportunities for me in Southampton too. I am looking forward to exploring and finding new and exciting things for me and Leo to do, Peppa Pig World is ridiculously close – we will definitely be buying a season ticket! London is only 50 minutes away on the train, I can’t wait for lots of family days off exploring the capital. My sister is only an hour away and I have lots of cousins close by so I am keen to spend lots of time with them too. Most of all I am excited for the future. If everything goes to plan, this time next year we could be home owners, I could have myself a nice little job and maybe another baby could be on the way. Obviously nothing is certain but I really feel like this move is a fresh start for us. We will be leaving behind our Welsh roots but hopefully we will find an exciting adventure waiting for us.

So over the coming weeks I am going to be super busy packing up the house and sorting out everything for moving, this I am not looking forward to! It is a scary, exciting time for us here and we are now counting down the weeks until we say a fond farewell to Swansea and a big hello to Southampton!

Have you recently embarked on an adventure somewhere new? I would love any advice on meeting new people and settling in to a completely new place. Oh and if any of you lovely bloggers live down that way let me know :).

The Twinkle Diaries

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  1. Sara HandyHerbs
    August 25, 2015 / 9:01 am

    An exciting chapter in your life! I can imagine it must be difficult leaving Wales and important people. But those special people will still be part of your lives. I am sure there will be lots of new adventures and opportunities for you all in your new home. My only suggestion for meeting new people is fairly obvious I'm afraid! I always find it helpful to join in a group of some sort – be it something like yoga class or NCT group or whatever. I hope your move goes well and you start to settle in quickly. Very good luck! #TwinklyTuesday

  2. August 25, 2015 / 12:59 pm

    Best of luck with the move that's quite a move too! You have a lot to look forward to as you say. X

  3. August 25, 2015 / 7:54 pm

    Congratulations! I hope you will be really happy in your new home and that you all settle in well in your new chapter together!!

  4. August 25, 2015 / 8:15 pm

    Congratulations! Moving can be scary, but most of the time a new beginning is fantastic. 😀 Best of luck!!


  5. August 29, 2015 / 10:38 pm

    Good luck on your new adventure. My advice would be to print cards with your contact information so that you can hand those out any time you meet someone you hit it off with. Thanks for linking with #TwinklyTuesday!

  6. September 22, 2015 / 11:47 am

    Thank you!yes I was thinking of joining some kind of exercise class and will hopefully meet some other mums at a local play group.xx

  7. September 22, 2015 / 11:50 am

    Thanks for the good luck Hannah! We go on Thursday. .ahh!xx

  8. September 22, 2015 / 11:50 am

    Thanks lovely 🙂 xx

  9. September 22, 2015 / 11:51 am

    Thank you. Yea I'm really scared but really excited at the same time!I'm sure once we are there everything will be fine xx

  10. September 22, 2015 / 11:52 am

    Oh that's a good idea, I never thought of that. X thanks for hosting