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stevienicks Tue 26-Jul-11 08:11:43

Has anyone ever made a major move lock stock and barrel, how did it go, did you stay or come back, could be anywhere in this country or abroad????

Iteotwawki Tue 26-Jul-11 08:43:49

Moved 12000 miles away to a dream job in paradise (more or less). Beach on doorstep, ski fields 90 mins drive away, weather almost perfect, stayed 2y so far!

Doyouthinktheysaurus Tue 26-Jul-11 08:59:46

I moved near the sea when I went to Uni, my main reason for my choice being the opportunity to be by the sea!

I left the course but have stayed near the sea, been here 19 years now, I really can't see myself ever moving inland.

I am glad I did it when I was young, I think it's probably harder when you have others to think of iyswim.

Indaba Thu 28-Jul-11 00:55:51

Lived all over, now in South Africa, we'll come back to England soonish....hopefully near the sea.

My thoughts are...never try, never know.

Give it a shot. Whats the worst that can happen?

cantspel Thu 28-Jul-11 01:09:28

I moved to the coast (sussex) about 15 years ago when i had a toddler and was pregnant with my second.
I love where i live and have no plans to move anyway but even though the beach is only 10 minutes walk away i must admit i never bother to go and the nearest i get to seeing the sea is when i drive down the coast road each day.

iscream Thu 28-Jul-11 05:00:59

I have moved to various places in Canada, from the west coat to Ontario. I like adventure and new places. I feel I have to live somewhere to really "soak it up".

We plan to move to the west coast or way up north in a couple of years. We are staying put atm because we have dc in college still, and dh can't retire yet. But after that, we are free as a bird!

I say life is short, act on your dreams if you are able to.

iscream Thu 28-Jul-11 05:03:44

Argh! West "coast:, not coat.
Living by the sea would be great, btw, I drool over "House Hunters International" & "Fantasy Homes By The Sea."

Islandlady Thu 28-Jul-11 05:45:41

Moved to the Isle of Wight last year walking distance to the sea and I love it


if you do move expect to be inundated by rellies in the holidays

I have one Sister staying with me as I speak, one came last week and the other is due next monday

danebury Thu 28-Jul-11 06:45:36

We upped and moved from a very well to do town in Hampshire to Bideford, North Devon, in 2002. I have never regretted a single minute. Seeing running water every day is like therapy for me. We have about 5 beautiful beaches within ten to twenty minutes drive, and I cross the estuary every day on my 8 minute commute to work smile

khaliwali Thu 28-Jul-11 07:32:36

Left for Africa then Middle East years ago. Beach is 5 minutes away, life is very good.

CamperFan Thu 28-Jul-11 08:06:32

Best thing we ever did. I appreciate it every day.

NoobytheWaspSlayer Thu 28-Jul-11 08:17:10

Moved from London to the Highlands 5 years ago. Love it, love it, love it. There are very few things I miss, and life for LOs is much better than it would have been down south. We have been poorer in money, but richer in lifestyle. Simple pleasures now eh? A big bag of salty chips in the car on the harbour on a stormy day, watching the waves and looking for dolphins.

TalcAndTurnips Thu 28-Jul-11 08:20:11

For me, living next to the sea improves quality of life in so many ways.

When returning home from being inland, I can feel and smell the sea and it's like taking a lungful of oxygen. In summer, when it is stifling inland, sea breezes keep the air fresh. In winter, the sea warms the coast and there are fewer frosts.

I think one of the best things, though, is that the sea and sky look different every single day; colours, clouds, mists, sea state, bird life, marine traffic and so on - an ever-changing landscape.

Unless you're planning on moving next to the Port Talbot Steelworks, or Dungeness Nuclear Power Station, I'd say go for it!

escapeartist Thu 28-Jul-11 08:22:54

As Indaba says: Never try, never know!

We moved three years ago, live on a mountain, by the sea (in Greece). Things have been tough at times, but on the whole we are a lot happier than when we were in London smile Can afford a nicer house, have a great view to wake up to, cam go for a dip/hike/run/kayak outing anytime and... why not?

burnsie Thu 28-Jul-11 08:38:54

Moved from Berkshire to The North Devon coast in 2000
One of the best decisions we ever made.

stevienicks Wed 03-Aug-11 17:00:44

Thanks everyone that replied. Glad it has all worked out, can't wait to go.

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