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Always an optimistic outlook

With a #BigTrip always comes a big choice, for the second time in just over a month we are in the official aire at Le Boulou in France, (N42.527220 E2.837220).

That’s right, we are no longer heading south, in fact fate has dealt us a rather good hand in our little game of poker and we need to back in good old Blighty by February…..

So a ferry from Roscoff over towards our home county of Devon is on the cards…

I’m probably an incurable optimist. It helps me focus on the future when things might not be going my way and try and find a way around any problem.

But it can be tough to stay positive if you feel a bit stuck in life.

A great bit of advice was to step back and do something that excites you, then try and take that feeling back to whatever you’re doing and question how you could be doing it better.

Positive people don’t just have a good day, they make it a good day !

So feeling very stuck and unable to muster my normal leave of enthusiasm, in April as we boarded the Ferry from Dover we had no real plan of action apart from rekindling that spark, neither had dared to mention what we will do when we go back ?

But as we enjoyed our Winter camping in Spain, the opportunity to take up a post which will allow for 3 month motorhome touring each year arose, after a knowing glance at each other we accepted and sadly have cut short our year on the road, but we don’t see it as the end of Our Leap of Faith into the unknown just a fork in the road, after all it will leave us in a financial position to enjoy touring each year …..

So for anyone out there My tips for a positive outlook are:

  • look for the good in the world.
  • be proactive in the face of problems.
  • say yes rather than no.

And just remember, “It will be alright in the end,if it’s not alright it’s not the end”


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7 thoughts on “Always an optimistic outlook

  • Hey Guys, good news about going home .
    Also our link on your fellow bloggers page is broken too. It’s Think you might have too many R’s in it. Happy travels.

    • Shellthecobbler

      Ah – glad you tried it! – I’ve fixed it now ….
      Stay safe

  • Wow, big changes but a positive one too. After a year away we are actually loving being back in the UK and have suddenly missed home which has surprised me. It feels good to be catching up with friends and family and although only here short term this time. I think we are both ready for some roots once we return. For a while at least. Have a safe journey back and keep us updated.

    Andi & Paul

    • Shellthecobbler

      Have a great Xmas and an amazing time in Asia …..
      take care
      P&M x.

  • Sally R

    Wow unexpected news but happy for you!! I shall miss your updates – they have helped tick off the days to our own departure in April 2018. Safe travels and keep us updated with your news. Sallyx

    • Shellthecobbler

      We not back in the uk yet, so keep tuned, even then The updates will still come, as I’ve got a few van mods in my mind and then a few local uk trips etc and anyway we be off again in November

      Best of luck with your trip, we had a blast !

  • Chris and Peter

    Success! You need to do what you think best! Hope the posts will keep coming!


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