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) ..
WE ARE MOVING!
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 :).