We are 7 weeks short of our 3 year anniversary of moving to Wales. I love it here. I can honestly say I’ve never been so happy in all my life than I have been here living by the sea.
Things are changing. I’ve had a few extra health issues of late. Big issues. Health issues that need to be I’vecome quickly as they have had a profound effect upon my health and life. They are also having effects on the kids as I am worried about what the future holds.
We live such a far distance from hospitals here. The A&E is 45 minutes with blue lights on. Usual travel time is just over the hour. The hospital that deals with the issues I’m having is 3 1/2 hours away. It scares me that we are so far away.
I’ve taken a couple of trips in the vehicle with the blue lights on over the past 6 weeks. It was a nightmare sorting out the kids as I have no family here. I wouldn’t say I have friends that I could leave them with for a few days until family could get here and take over. I really don’t feel close enough to do that. I feel I’ve taken advantage enough.
I’m going to be honest and say there are a couple of occasions when I should have s taken a trip with those blue lights and I didn’t. The issue happened just after 2am. I was scared about what could happen but also what to do with the kids. I had another issue this week around 7pm on Tuesday. I should have made that phone call and I didn’t.
I know I have to make that call.
I can’t go on risking something that will turn my children’s lives upside down.
The Drs think I might need surgery. It will be big surgery.
There are other niggling things going on in our lives too which I’m not happy with and need change and because of all this I am making a big life changing decision.
I don’t want too.
The kids don’t want this either.
There have been many tears this past week.
We are moving.
Back to the Midlands.
Back where there are hospitals close by. Back where the other problems can be tackled.
It’s breaking my heart that I will have to shut the shop but will still be trading online until I’m well enough to run a shop again.
We’re no longer by the sea and therefore our family blog seems a little inappropriate. It’s been lovely to have the blog as part of our lives for the past 3 years. It’s been a big part of our lives.
The last few months I had started to lose my love of blogging but whilst writing this I think it may have started when I began to feel ill. I wrote in a post at the end of last year that I was going back to basics. I tend to do that on this blog.
This blog will now become our family blog as we all love tea and although I drink it by the bucket load, the kids wouldn’t be that far behind me if I let them drink it more often.
We’d love it if you could join us on our journey as we move house, school and move my business over 100 miles away from the sea. The place we have all become to love.