I'm slowing things down in my life and at both my homes at the moment.
After lots of soul searching, long dog walks with the wind in our faces and our minds free to wander. Cosy evenings of long chats over wine and coffee, and lots of discussions, we have both agreed a course of action that will see us both happier in what we have chosen to do.
We don't want to run out of time to be happy we have chosen to be happy now, and with some compromise on both our parts ... like proper grown ups do ... we have found our way forward.
We are continuing to downscale our belongings, selling at the car boot sales and on Facebook Marketplace everything that is surplus to requirements and that can make us some money to add to our little pot of savings.
We will work on our Welsh home over the course of the next year to get it into a perfect state to put on the market ... if all goes to plan in late Spring of next year, and once our current tenant decides to leave our little flat near Llandudno we will claim it back and make it our own. Redecorating, and redesigning what is there to make it our small and simple home and office space.
Of course while all this is going on I will still be living my Smaller life over the border in England. You know the one I mean ... it involves copious amounts of coffee, ridiculously long lie-ins or early morning baking, and lots and lots of little Puggy dog walks along riverbanks and canals.
Alan's office base will be at home in Wales, from where he will supervise the building work that need to be done to the house, and bit by bit bring the chaos that is our little Welsh hillside under control ready for passing it along to the next owner.
And we will meet up at weekends or mid-week, whenever there is the chance to be together when we want to be. To do the things we want to do together ... when we have done the things we want to do independently.
A very grown-up solution.
I knew I would have to grow up a little bit one day!!