Hi All, DH and I have ummed and ahhed about relocating for ages and we have made the decision to move from our current area (Portsmouth) to maybe Worcester or surrounding area. We have 9 year old ds and 3 year old dd. Portsmouth is all the kids have ever known and I am very worried about uprooting them but dh and I are very unhappy here. We both have good jobs. I am with DWP and can transfer as far as i am aware but he needs to get new job. There are plenty of engineering jobs it would seem so I think that will be ok. We plan to sell our house and rent in new area, saving the equity from this house ready for new one. We've had debt probs so it also gives chance for our credit file to repair and solves our problem of too small house that we live in now as it is only 2 bed and we are well aware that kids can't share from Jan next year as ds will be 10. We want to move nearer our families so that on a Saturday ds can go to my Mums for the afternoon or evening rather than the 3 hour journey it is now. I think family is so important and I think the kids would really benefit from being closer. Its all so scary though, literally packing up and starting a new life somewhere else and the order in which to do things is mindblowing!!!! Any thoughts/advice??
Oooh just had a phone call for dh re job in new area! He has spoken to them at length and we have said he would move to new area and rent then we follow as need to sell house sort schools etc if need be. It's all mindblowing really but I so have a slip on my step about it all thanks again for all your input