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Monday, 20 June 2016

Best Laid Plans....

Don't worry about what could go wrong, instead start thinking about what could go right!



If you've been reading the blog for a while you may remember our 5 Year Plan, for me to quit my job and move to a simpler life, living off the land away from the rat race.


Well, we got the house valued to see where we stood and to start planning things out for the next 5 years. It turns out that we have had a stroke of luck, we bought our house for a reasonable price, have totally renovated it over the last year and the market has gone up so it has left us with a lot more equity in the house than what we had previously thought. We thought "Awesome! we'll definitely be able to make our dreams a reality by the end of the 5 years!"

Then it dawned on us, why wait? if we have more equity now than what we thought we would in 5 years then why not sell up now and give ourselves a 5 year head start? So that is exactly what we're doing, we are putting the house up for sale, going to view land in Spain and beginning what promises to be an epic adventure, we hope you stick around for the exciting times ahead!
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  1. Brilliant :) All best wishes and luck from me, look forward to seeing how you progress :)

    Sarah
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    1. Thank you Sarah, It will certainly be exciting times ahead :)

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  2. Good luck follow your dreams when you are young, give your children the best time you can.

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    1. Thanks Marlene, you are so right! Definitely going to be a better quality of life out there than what the UK can offer

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  3. Very exciting times ahead for you all. Now I've discovered your blog I'm looking forward to reading all about it. X

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    1. Hi Jules! great to see you on the blog, I've added your blog to our reading list so looking forward to keeping up with you on there. how did you find our blog out of interest?

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  4. Brilliant news, I wish you all the luck in the world x

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  5. Excellent news, fingers crossed and all that. Looking forward to reading all about your future successes.

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    1. thanks Pam :) yes fingers crossed for a quick sale

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  6. Exiting! Looking forward to read about your new adventure.

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    1. Thanks Christina! It certainly will be an adventure :)

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  7. That's brilliant! and so exciting for you all :D i'm quite short, i'm sure i'd be able to fit in your suitcase ;)

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    1. you and the bearded wonder will be welcome to come visit any time, we'll have yurts etc for guests to come stay with us :)

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  8. Yeahhhhhh you know my thoughts :-)

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    1. very exciting times, definitely want to swing by your place before we leave even if its just for a day we'll sort something out :)

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  9. Amazing! fair play guys. Hope this all goes to plan.

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    1. We have he support of some amazing friends so we cannot fail :)

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  10. So glad you stopped by my blog---what a great site you have, and I'm looking forward to following your adventures.
    Sounds like exciting times ahead. Best of luck

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    1. Mr Alviti shared your post on facebook and we were very impressed with your setup, looking forward to following you

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  11. Wow how exciting! I will be following your progress and cheering you on! We are just about to move back out into the country with a bit of land to grow our own and live a simpler life. I wish you all the best with your new life.

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    1. thanks for the support! we'll be cheering you on too, so many people walking to freedom at the moment to live simpler better lives :)

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  12. Watch out for invading Moors. Otherwise, good luck and God bless!

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    1. Haha with the world politics at the moment the re-enactments might get a bit more lively!

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  13. I read several blogs where Brits have moved to Spain, Portugal, France and Bulgaria for the same reasons you are moving. They all seem to be doing really well and really enjoying the simple life. I wish you all the good luck and look forward to follow your journey.

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    1. I hope we share similar success! thanks for your support, i'd love to know the other blogs you follow of brit expats if you could share the links with me that would be really interesting for us to share ideas :)

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  14. Wow what a great bit of news! Good luck with the house selling and hunting for land. Glad your dream is closer to becoming a reality.

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  15. Will your plans change if you are affected by Brexit? Good idea to jump if you can.

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