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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.


  • Erica Price

    10th January 2016 at 5:58 PM

    I know this has been a tough decision, but it’s the right one for you and the family. Hope you get back to some sort of normal soon. x

    1. Candace

      10th January 2016 at 7:51 PM

      Thanks Erica, it has been a difficult decision but I know deep down its for the best.

  • Elaine Livingstone

    10th January 2016 at 10:34 PM

    Good luck with the move, I think from reading this it may well be the sensible decision. Shame it had come to this but who knows maybe one day you will get back again.

    1. Candace

      11th January 2016 at 3:21 AM

      Thank you. As upset as I am, I think I know deep down its for the best.

  • Sarah MumofThree World

    13th January 2016 at 3:10 PM

    So sorry to read this, but it sounds like absolutely the right decision for you all. Good luck with the move. I’m sure it will be a relief to be somewhere where you feel safer and closer to a hospital. X

  • Lisa

    14th January 2016 at 11:34 AM

    Oh good luck I hope it everything works out for you and the children, I’ve enjoyed your blog especially pictures has lived in tywyn for three years in my teens and still see friends from there when I can . Your doing the right thing , the children need a healthy mummy.
    Lisa xx

  • Swazi

    22nd January 2016 at 4:23 PM

    I’m so sorry to hear you have to move and hope your health improves. At least being near family will be some relief while you’re being treated. I wish you well and hope we meet up in person again soon xx

  • Helen @actuallymummy

    3rd February 2016 at 6:59 PM

    I’m so sorry this is happening to you. It’s scary being a parent sometimes, and never more so than when your own health is compromised. This must have been such a tough decision, but it’s absolutely the right one, to give you peace of mind and support while you’re dealing with whatever needs to be done for you. I really hope everything goes as well as possible, and that you’re on the road to recovery soon x

  • Verily Victoria Vocalises

    15th February 2016 at 3:54 PM

    You have been through so much and have coped so well. It must have been hard for you to decide to do this but it sounds to me like you have thought it through and taken the sensible option – which can only be good for you and the kids. Thinking of you. You are such a strong lady xx

  • Angela

    18th August 2016 at 6:15 PM

    SOmetimes I wonder if my blog name will be relevant? I like it and others do but i wish it was something less niche sounding. We do gorw and change and im enjoying this new blog.
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