Monday, 1 April 2013
A = Adventure
I am starting the A-Z blog challenge with the word ADVENTURE because that is what I am on right now!
On 15th January 2013, I left Nottingham in the UK and moved to Irvine, California with my husband, Richard and cat Minnie. I left behind my family, friends and my job of 15 years to start a new life in the sunshine. I call it ‘Our California Adventure’ and have lots of photographs to show what we have been up to since we arrived.
We moved to SoCal due to my husband’s work and we are planning on staying for a few years. Its strange moving to a new country and starting a new life but we knew if we didn’t do it, we would always be thinking ‘What if?’ and life is way too short.
After a couple of months I think we have just about settled in. We have explored Orange County, visited lots of beautiful beaches, driven down Pacific Coast Highway, been whale watching from Dana Point and eaten at lots of nice (and expensive) restaurants. I’ve got used to driving an automatic car on the wrong side of the road and we have found a nice house to live in on a lovely complex in Oak Creek. I think Minnie (the cat) has found it more difficult than us as he is no longer allowed to go out and has become a house cat.
I am currently looking for a job so that I can work too and have some sort of routine (and more money)....other than sitting by the pool and enjoying the beautiful weather! That’s definitely one thing I don’t miss about the UK where it has been bitterly cold and snowing since we left. I’ve managed to keep in touch with family and friends using Skype, email and Facebook.
At the moment, we are enjoying our adventure and I hope it continues.....watch this space x