Daring to Dream

17 Dec

Moving to Bermuda has seemed a little like a plot from a Hollywood movie – terribly exciting, surreal and like something that doesn’t really happen in “real life”.

After hubby and I returned from our Cypriot spring wedding/extended mini-moon (thanks to Volcano What’shischops) I started to yearn for a stint abroad. Meeting so many ex-pats living seemingly happy and relaxed lives in the sun made me wish aloud for an opportunity to take us somewhere foreign and exotic!

And, like a genie sprouting from a lamp, just a few weeks after I made my wish, hubby received an email asking whether he may be interested in working in Bermuda! The application process was tough and the company was highly selective – so whilst I knew I had a talented hubby, we didn’t dare to dream that this may actually happen. We continued quietly making plans for life as normal; saving for an autumn holiday in the Canaries, planning new decor for the hallway.

In July we flew out for Rich’s final interviews and met Bermuda for the first time – a beautiful island with brilliant blue waters, lush green foliage, brightly painted houses and very friendly people who were clearly proud of their home. Our taxi driver greeted us by saying “welcome to paradise”.  The dream was becoming a little more real, but still we didn’t dare catch it and colour it in in case it fluttered away again.

The day after Rich was offered his job we sat on the beach dumbstruck. We felt like we’d won the lottery.

So, we started the process of packing up our lives…


4 Responses to “Daring to Dream”

  1. Samantha Sparrow 17 December, 2010 at 3:32 pm #

    I love the picture of the beach – is that the one right down the hill from your Condo?!

    So….when are you getting a dog? Can it be a sausage dog?!


  2. suscatty 17 December, 2010 at 4:13 pm #

    Hi Sam

    It is indeed – it’s rather pretty isn’t it! No progress on the dog but if we do get one it will be a scruffy scampish Jack Russell!

  3. Danni 18 December, 2010 at 10:22 am #

    The picture of the beach looks gorgeous Su. I am very jealous especially as I should have been sitting on one soon but as the silly flight is delayed big time cause of the snow I am not. I think we should all emigrate someone hot and exotic. I vote Hawaii. Miss you both lots, D x

    • suscatty 19 December, 2010 at 5:53 pm #

      Fingers crossed you get there soon Dan, so sorry you’re still waiting 😦 x

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