Relocation, relocation, relocation. Judging by the property programmes, everyone’s looking to escape the urban sprawl for a new life in the country.

And so I ask myself – are Harry and I any different? Why do I need a blog?

I suppose we do face some particular challenges. We’ve been together a long time, so we rarely notice the age gap between us. With Harry nearing retirement, that’s changing. And I have some significant health problems which mean I cannot drive, a real issue outside a city where public transport can be infrequent and erratic.

This blog is really a space for me to work through the issue relocation might throw up, and a place to keep a bit of a diary. I’m not expecting anyone to read this apart from a few friends and family members, although of course it would be wonderful if other people looking at relocation found this blog and offered their thoughts and experiences!

Anna (January 2017)


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About this blog

I’m Anna, and I’m in my early forties, married to Harry, who turned 60 last year. With Harry’s retirement on the horizon we’re planning to leave London for a fresh start.

So why Pembrokeshire? Why “possibly”?

Countless people must have dreamed of retiring to somewhere they have spent a happy holiday. We started going to Pembrokeshire years ago, youth hosteling with my kids (Harry’s were already far too old to be interested) at YHA Manorbier. The hostel is right on the Pembrokeshire coastal path and just six miles from the seaside town of Tenby with its candy coloured houses and wide sandy beaches and we returned again and again, a family tradition.

When we first contemplated relocation we drew up a list of places to visit with a view to assessing their suitability. We decided to start with a visit to Tenby, worried that we would unfairly compare other areas to what might actually be just a fantasy.

So the starting point was always Pembrokeshire. But is it really for us? Might we find somewhere else that is actually more suitable?

Those are questions we are still working through, and I’m hoping that this blog will help.

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