Excited about a property

Our plan for early retirement has remained the same for the past decade or so. To move to the Kent coast and live out the rest of our days by the sea. To go for morning runs along the cliffs, to have everything on our doorstep and not need a car. To experience the overcrowded summers and the quiet winters. To become part of a real community and make new friends.

This first came about watching an episode of Location, Location, Location nearly a decade ago. It featured a London based family hoping to find their perfect property in the beautiful seaside town of Broadstairs. I knew nothing about the area at the time, but on that day a seed was sown. One that would lead to us becoming very familiar with this town (and the surrounding area), and wanting to move there ourselves one day.

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December 2018 status update

Time for the last status update of the year..

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This post is a little later than usual because I’ve been away on holiday. And what a holiday it was! We went to Riviera Maya (near Cancun) in Mexico, for a thoroughly indulgent 14-day all-inclusive break covering both Christmas and New Year. It was wonderful! Lazy days spent eating, drinking and sunbathing (with an average daily temperature in the high 20’s). And very little else. Bliss!

But I’m back home now – along with a healthy tan, my first attempt at a beard and an additional 3.6kg in weight 🙂 So the first thing I’ve done is revise my weight goal – I want to get back to my pre-holiday weight (78kg) by the end of March.

I didn’t manage a single run in December, which isn’t very good. But I did manage another perfect month of closing my Activity rings on my Apple Watch though – making a perfect year! Yay!

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November 2018 status update

Time for November’s status update, which I warn you now, is a little bit negative

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I’m feeling a bit down with stuff at the moment. So I’m going to open my heart a little and have a good whinge!

This blog is not currently doing it for me. All I’ve managed in recent months is this monthly update – which is not good enough. I need to have a serious think about what I can do to improve things. I think the answer is to be less clinical and more spontaneous/casual in my writing style. Say what’s on my mind more often. Get more enjoyment from it. If you have any ideas that might help me I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below!

My 75kg weight goal just isn’t happening either, so I’ve given up on that for now. It’s just over 2 weeks to our all-inclusive holiday to Mexico, and I see little point in worrying about health goals until we return.

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September 2018 status update

Time for September’s status update..

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Despite for a slight mishap weekend when we visited the seaside a few weeks ago for a long weekend, my drinking has improved. So much so that Mrs FmC and I are taking part in Go Sober for October. Go us!

My weight is still on the increase, which wasn’t the plan, but the long weekend away didn’t help. Since stopping drinking I’m finding myself snacking more – something I need to watch.

Another perfect month of closing all my Activity rings – the 9th consecutive month!

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