Tuesday 10 October 2023

What's this blog going to be about

So, welcome to this space where we embark on a journey of making a new home and a new life in Scotland. Here, we will document our experiences, challenges, and triumphs as we navigate through the process of settling down in a foreign land.

One of the main focuses of this blog will be discussing our business plans. We'll delve into the intricacies of starting a new venture, sharing insights into the steps we take to establish ourselves in the local market. From brainstorming ideas to executing strategies, we hope to inspire fellow entrepreneurs while also seeking valuable feedback from our readers.

Photography enthusiasts will find solace here as well. We'll explore various photography ideas and techniques that we have learned along the way. Through captivating visuals, we aim to capture the essence of Scotland's breathtaking landscapes and share tips on how to bring out the best in your own photography.

Beyond business and photography, this weblog will also serve as a platform for personal updates on life in general. From milestones achieved to lessons learned, expect heartfelt reflections that offer glimpses into our daily lives as we adapt to this new chapter.

Lastly, one topic that's close to our hearts at the moment is exploring the possibilities of buying a small van. We'll discuss its practicality, benefits, and potential adventures that lie ahead with such an investment. Join us as we weigh up pros and cons while dreaming about hitting the road with newfound freedom.

This little weblog is more than just an online diary; it is an invitation for you to join us on this exciting journey. Together, let's chart our path towards building not just a new home but also creating memories that last a lifetime in beautiful Scotland.

The road ahead......

 Embarking on a new chapter in life can be both exciting and daunting. I've recently married for the second time, and with this fresh start, I find myself yearning for a change. The monotonous routine of the nine-to-five grind has left me feeling fed up and longing for something more.

The desire to break free from the constraints of working for others is a sentiment many can relate to. I dream of releasing the metaphorical ball and chain that comes with traditional employment, seeking liberation from the daily grind. Instead, I picture my wife and I basking in the open air, exploring uncharted territories, and embracing the freedom to roam the Highlands of Scotland.

I imagine us standing under cascading waterfalls, feeling their refreshing mist against our skin as we immerse ourselves in nature's wonders. This vision represents a yearning for adventure and a departure from conventional expectations.

As we embark on this new journey, it is important to embrace our passions and aspirations fully. Whether it's pursuing an entrepreneurial venture or seeking alternative forms of income that allow us to live life on our terms, there are countless possibilities waiting to be explored.

We remind ourselves that this road ahead is ours to shape. With determination and creativity, I believe that we can forge a path that aligns with our deepest desires while finding fulfillment outside of traditional work structures. So we're now going forth fearlessly into this new chapter of our lives – one where freedom reigns supreme, adventures await at every turn, and where standing under waterfalls becomes part of our everyday reality.

The plan is to move to Scotland with my new wife, setting up a new home in a new country is undoubtedly an adventure filled with endless possibilities.

Becoming self-employed, particularly in the field of photography, will allow us to pursue our passion while also creating a source of income. With Scotland's picturesque landscapes and rich history, it provides an ideal backdrop for capturing captivating moments through our lenses.

It's remarkable that despite venturing into photography, I still intend to continue working as an embalmer,a demonstration of my dedication and ability to balance multiple passions simultaneously.

Furthermore, remaining a recording musician and releasing my own music adds another layer of artistic expression to my already diverse pursuits. The idyllic location we will ultimately have chosen will undoubtedly inspire creativity and provide the perfect setting for composing meaningful melodies.

While this plan may require careful planning and adaptation to a new environment, it holds the promise of personal growth, professional fulfillment, and the opportunity to create a fulfilling life in Scotland.

Undertaking a new journey often requires taking some bold and unconventional first steps. It's taken a lot of courage to leave behind the comfort of a familiar environment (like my cozy two-bedroom flat in a very pleasant area of our home town of Norwich!!!) and embrace a more adventurous lifestyle. In our case, my wife and I have chosen to reside in a summerhouse nestled within the in-laws' garden - a decision that undoubtedly brings both excitement and challenges.

To make this transition smoother and give us a little more space (both physical space and head space), I've just made the practical decision to pack up my music hardware and put it into storage so as to allow me the necessary level of focus I need at this time, such is my commitment to simplifying my life and prioritising the essentials during this period of exploration.

Our plans for reconnaissance trips to Scotland demonstrate a strategic approach towards finding a new place to call home. Scotland's breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture offer endless possibilities for creating new memories and discovering hidden gems. By conducting these trips, we are ensuring that we find the perfect location that resonates with both our aspirations and aligns with our lifestyle choices.

Additionally, planning photography trips to Scotland showcases our passion for capturing the beauty of nature through the lens of our cameras. This combination of adventure-seeking and artistic expression will undoubtedly enrich our experiences as we explore this scenic country.

By taking these initial steps towards change, we are not only embracing uncertainty but also opening doors to new opportunities for personal growth, creativity, and self-discovery. Our willingness to step out of our comfort zone is setting the stage for an exciting chapter in our life filled with fresh perspectives and unforgettable adventures.

What's this blog going to be about

So, welcome to this space where we embark on a journey of making a new home and a new life in Scotland. Here, we will document our experienc...