Ever since I first set off for Laos straight out of university I have seen life as an adventure. Or perhaps more correctly as a set of adventures all strung together. Each had its own characteristics and each was quite different. Each brought a new challenge – and a hint of the unexplored. Each continent was different and each country – four in all –  different again.

Even each time we have moved house has signalled the beginning of a new adventure.

It is now over 4 years since we left Cornwall after eight good years there. In some ways it felt like a foreign country even within England. It was quite a marked difference from Dorset where we lived before. On the plus side we have enjoyed having a bigger house at less cost. It has also been cheaper to live here. The countryside has been magnificent – especially when the waves of flowers bloom every spring – daffodils, snowdrops, primroses, rhododendrons, magnolia, camelias…etc… Breathtaking views, and the wonderful vivid colours of the sea have been remarkable. There has also been a real sense of community with life lived at a slower pace. People know each other and their neighbours and look out for them. On the downside it has been quite wet and windy, and too far away from family when it comes to visiting or dropping in to see our grandchildren.

So we moved – again. Not just a new location but a different lifestyle, especially as we faced retirement and the changes it brings – new neighbourhood, new people whom we have never met before. A new church – or churches. New things to be discovered…

It was time to move on and let another adventure begin…!

Now looking back it has been quite positive – will tell you more in due course…