We both grew up by the sea, in a small fishing village on Cornwall’s south coast. But as life often does for young people in Cornwall, job opportunities took us away from our home, to the bright lights of the city.
For many years, London life was exciting, and we grabbed every opportunity it had to offer. But the call of the sea was always strong and we knew that when we started our own family, it would be back in Cornwall. Every chance we had to come home, we took. Stealing weekends away to throw ourselves in to the Cornish surf, and eventually, to start the search for our home by the sea.
Like so many people who set out to make a big change in their lives, our story was not without challenge. In both our professional and personal lives we came up against barrier after barrier that made our dream of moving back to Cornwall seem impossible at times.