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Saturday, 23 March 2019

Pros and cons...

of living by the sea.
We have both lived by the sea,
me miles from anywhere on the north west coast of Scotland.  Himself in Budleigh Salterton in Devon.  You really would have thought we might have given it more consideration before we plunged in, as it were?  We didn’t factor in the loss of privacy, how  not having much of a garden would impact on our daily lives.  Arriving at the beginning of December 2017, our stretch of the coast was quiet, not a soul in sight.  That all changed with the advent of last year’s long hot summer.  Coming from a village our cottage was close to the centre  tucked off the road... nobody knew we were there, just how we liked it.  I didn’t chose the header to this blog for nothing!  The summer gave rise to an influx of visitors, all looking in at us, just as we did on our visits to the coast, envying us our magnificent outlook!  All the while we looked
 back at them thinking what have we done?  The noise of children showing their enjoyment by 
screaming and having fun, ditto dogs barking, car doors banging, day and night.  Motorcycles 
revving up as they do 0-60 in 
nanoseconds along the straight that is our road. 
Not one of these things did we consider before we moved here...
What a pair of clots!?!
In just over three weeks we move on.  Happy in the knowledge that we tried it and hands up it didn’t work.  No shame there.

Simon always used to say
‘A wise man changes his mind, a 
fool never does!’


Looking on the bright side we will never pay a premium in a hotel for a sea view!

8 comments:

  1. Hahaha, I hear you! We retreared to landlocked Cheshire recently, after 12 years on a rock in the North Sea. I don’t care if I never set eyes on the sea or foot on a ferry ever again! :-)

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    1. We are off to Ludlow in just a couple of weeks, I can’t wait.

      LX

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    2. We will have to meet for tea as we pass on one of our North South journeys to visit family! We bought a beautiful old rose in the market..I don't recall if it was the Reine du Violette or Comte de Chambord...both beauties..and we were spoilt for choice at that stall and the whole market was a pleasure between good food, books and artisan work... enjoy your move!

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    3. Funny old world... so glad someone understands. I will look out for you in the market buying roses!?! And maybe cheese?

      LX

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    1. As Ted says at least we gave it a go, no shame there. Life is too short for regrets.

      LX

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  3. You can only do what you think is right at the time. That's what I tell myself anyway. Hope the packing is going well.

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    1. We are well ahead of the packing, just being patience now, which I am afraid isn’t one of my strong points!

      LX

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