What happened you may ask......?
Due to some unfortunate events that I don't want to blog about we decided to cancel any plans to return to Australia for the immediate future, but we decided to keep hold of our property over there as the prices in Sydney are still on the rise. If we sold it we would never ever be able to return to OZ. For the same reason we also had to cancel any plans to live in Spain on a permanent basis.
We were left with 4 choices.....
1. Buy a house in the UK.
2. Carry on renting a house in Bollington.
3. Buy a narrowboat and carry on cruising.
4. Buy a motorhome.
1 and 2 were ruled out for a few reasons ... as much as we love the UK, we don't love the UK winter, We also still have a huge urge to keep travelling in some sort of way. Plus options 1and 2 are quite expensive.
We seriously considered buying another boat, thinking we could cruise during the summer and run off to Spain for a few months over winter. It was very tempting and it was the way we were heading.
Then ... a couple of weeks ago we were laying on the grass at Lands End contemplating our future, the sun was out and the view of the crashing waves and surf was sublime ...
As we lay there whispering sweet nothings into each others ears, Elaine said the happiest she had been since we had left Oz was when we were in the motorhome cruising through Europe and enjoying the stunning scenery, the glorious beaches and most importantly for us ... lovely weather!
Such as ...
The seed was sewn and two weeks later we bought our new motorhome!
So there you have it ... our decision making process and the result!