Friday, 22 December 2006

A New Year = A New Life!

Well it seems that what I thought was hectic was actually a short-lived blustery period compared to the forthcoming gales.

You see we've pondered about moving to Cornwall for the last couple of years or so, and now - all of a sudden - the opportunity has appeared out of nowhere! I found (quite by chance during a Googling session) a vacancy at Cornwall County Council which is identical to my current post.

After much deliberation about hours (I work 3 days per week but the advert was for full-time) I applied (online, 1 hour before the deadline), and was subsequently invited to interview. So a couple of weeks ago DH and I sorted out MIL to stay home with our girls whilst we headed off down south. Less than 3 hours after the interview, I was contacted with the job offer based on 4 days per week!

I've accepted it, so now - during the Christmas period - we're finishing off the work to our house, gathering information about schools, getting our house up for sale in January, then heading down to Cornwall around mid-February. We'll be renting for the first 6 months, so I have no idea whether we'll have much in the way of internet/email access, then buying there once our house here is sold.

So the New Year for us is definately starting a whole new life, relocating across the 250 miles from Wolverhampton in the West Midlands to Truro in Cornwall! I still don't really believe it...

8 comments:

blueadt said...

Well done - you'll have a fantastic time & a really beautiful place to live!

Celeste said...

Congratulations!
Fantastic news, I'm so jealous, I visited Cornwall for the first time this year and fell in love. If it wasn't for the 8-9 hour journey I'd have to do to visit my family I'd be job hunting down there too.
Good luck with the house and move and everything.

PURLPOWER said...

Congratulations! I'm sure Truro will be a lovely place to live especially with kids.

Anonymous said...

Hoorah! Well done. And Happy Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow i cannot believe you're actually moving! I wish you all the best with your new life and new job but I will be so sorry not to see you on the odd occasion I make it to knit chat! I really hope everything works out well,
lots of love from fi, dan and baby seth xxxxx

Julie said...

Congratulations! I've heard Cornwall is extraordinarily beautiful. Can't wait to hear about your new home! Good luck, and Happy Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Truro is lovely and there's even a yarn shop, you know, at Lemon Quary.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Anonymous said...

Hi Steph, just popping back in to tell you I've tagged you - as if you don't have enough to worry about at the moment!