So after much umming and urring, changing of minds and a lot of effort, we are leaving Portugal.
For those of you who regularly read my blog you will know that we have been through difficult times whilst living here, mostly brought on my the Global Financial Crisis. We have been here 4 and a half years and tried to make it work, probably we didnt always make the best decisions which led us to the wrong place but that's life right! You cannot see what is ahead so you make decisions with the information you have at the time, things havent turned out the way expected and led us down some hard roads.
So now we have the opportunity thanks to some very supportive people to make the move and a fresh start. Although sad to be leaving and disappointed at how things have turned out. In truth it has taken me a while to get my head around leaving and the hope that we could find a way to stay, but now I see there is no way forward for us. The situation in portugal is grave and will take several more years to improve.
So now instead of looking back, I can move on firmly looking forward, something I feel essential to creating a new and better life for ourselves. It is a fresh start in a new part of the country with new opportunities to seize. I know things wont be easy, but they cannot be as difficult as they have been!
This move has been on our minds for several months, while waiting for opportunities to come and most importantly a passport, without which we could not go anywhere, something so simple can be the key to a big decision.
So with a tinge of sadness but a heart full of hope, we say goodbye next weekend.