Saturday, 5 May 2012

Moving on

Firstly belated Beltane blessings for one and all. We have had some sad news today. We woke to find one of T's pet rats had died in the night, a very sad and upset little boy. Death is never an easy lesson to learn when you are 6.5. Beloved has also been told today that his Uncle has died, he was elderly, but in good health. There are lots of tears and cuddles in this house this weekend. On more positive news, we have been talking and number crunching and finally decided to put the house on the market. We intend to move within MK, probably to Bletchley. You can get a lot more house for your money. We had talked at length about moving to Cornwall, but at the moment, there are a number of reasons that we will not do it, furthermore, we are both cautious about this and not quite ready to just go and see what happens.

Although our jobs can give us a headache and stress at times, we both agree that we still like our jobs and are not ready to leave them. I know that it would be very difficult for me to join the Probation Service elsewhere in the country due to the current situation with the Service and what the government are planning to do to it, I've also just started a new project at work and this has meant a sideways move - its exciting and I've been able to set it up from scratch. There are other reasons as well. We havent given up on Cornwall, just not at the moment. I know it may sound crazy to move with having debt, but we have reached the point that we need to do it. So, plenty of changes afoot, watch this space.
Bright Blessings x


  1. A very brave decision - I wish you the very best of luck.
    Keep posting your progress.

  2. Sending your little one lots of warm hugs-pets are SUCH a Blessing-I hope he gets over it without too much upset..
    And sending you all 'peace love and light' with the changes that come your way...
    Warm Wishes,
    Callie x

  3. Sad to hear about T`s pet. But, unfortunately these things happen. My eldest son had hamsters and had to get through this sort of thing twice as a kid. We made it a bit special for him when we let him bury the pets in a corner of our garden. He has learned that death is part of life and had no lasting ill effects from this experience. I`m sure T will get through this with your help. My heartfelt condolences to your hubby for the loss of his uncle.
    Best of luck to you all with the plans of moving. I hope you can find a lovely home. Don`t give up your dreams of Cornwall. Dreams often keep us going, no matter what.

  4. Yes, I send your little one lots of hugs, and your husband also, on the passing of his uncle, which must have been a shock, if he was in good health. I think you've made the right decision. I think I might have said before, that , quite often, making the decision is the hardest part. Now you can really go for it. Let's hope that your house sells fairly quickly and I hope that you find something that you really like.

  5. Sorry to hear about your son's rat & husband's uncle.

    Good luck with your house sale & hope you find your perfect home - it sounds like you've had some tough decisions to make.

    Hope this weekend brings you some sunshine!

    Kay :)

  6. How exciting! change is scary and has marvellous possibilities, I'm sure you'll do well.
    Let's hope this moves helps you in the direction you want to go- South-West!

  7. Hello,
    Sorry to hear your sad news.
    I found your blog from some of the ones we have in common, we have the same dreams and similar jobs, I'm a police officer who dreams of Cornwall, but can't afford it either!
    Enjoy your Bank Holiday weekend x

  8. Sounds like you have made the right decision for you right now. We used to live in MK - Conniburrow for 5 years and then Blue Bridge for 5 years - loved it and had many good friends there. xx

  9. oh sorry to hear such sad news.

    lets hope the new move is a step closer to getting to cornwall!

  10. Sorry for the sad news hope your little one soon gets over it. At least your husband's uncle was living a good healthy life before he died, rather than suffering for years. The best way for him to go but a terrible shock to those left behind.

    So, your decision is made, then good luck with it.

    I used to work for the Probation Service in ..... well, I'm not saying but it's a hell of a long time ago!

  11. {{Big Hugs}} to you and yours for your sad losses. :o(

    No, it doesn't sound crazy moving as the moment! It sounds brilliant news! A fresh move will add vim and vigour to you. A change is as good as a rest! It's true!
    If you always do the same, the same will always happen!
    All these little sayings are true. I'm so pleased that you have made the decision to do something more positive towards your Cornwall dream. I know it's not Cornwall, but it will make you feel much better.

    Good luck my lovely, and I shall keep everything crossed thatyou get a good price on your house.

    Have agreat bank holiday and take care Becky.
    Love Donna xx

  12. Really sorry about your losses, both of them. Being the coresidents with two dogs, and both of us over 64, we have gone through our share of pet losses and grieving times. And those little guys don't live a whole lot of years either, so it makes it extra hard on their people.

    We live in the US but love England/Scotland a lot, having been there 8 times on holidays. Never been to Cornwall but are watching Carline Quentin doing a travelogue of Cornwall on DVD, and it's splendid. A WOW place. Would love to visit there, too. Yorkshire is our main love. Near the sea, in Whitby.

    Good luck on keeping your dream of Cornwall alive...