This funny, entertaining and brutally honest memoir charters the first years' trials and tribulations of a married same-sex retired couple who up sticks and move to west Wales to grow vegetables, garden, photograph and just be. From the stresses of moving, meeting the neighbours, coming to terms with the Welsh weather, the worries and escapades of being the owner of dogs (and later, pasta-loving chickens ) and embracing a completely new - slower-paced but nonetheless with its own brand of chaos - life, the anecdotes come thick and fast. The couple had to face huge obstacles during the early days of their new rural Welsh life, and combined with Rheumatoid Arthritis, the horrific five years' previous which sparked unsurmountable tragedy and grief, they could easily have crumbled. However, this book is testament to their great spirit and is a heart-warming example of just how different life can be if you can focus on the silver linings at every (well, perhaps, most) junctures. Anyone (and particularly retirees) who has relocated and had to settle into a new home, town or county will find much to glean from this rich offering.
Author: Elizabeth Larkswood Publisher: Independently Published Published: 03/29/2019 Pages: 226 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.68lbs Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.48d ISBN: 9781092114882