As the months have turned into weeks and the date of our move looms ever closer, I realise that I have been very focussed on the negative scary things – the stress of packing boxes, sorting possessions, saying goodbye, leaving familiarity. I can’t deny the existence of all these things but at the same time, I can’t let them overpower my excitement. And boy am I excited! There are so many wonderful and new things I am looking forward to, but do you want to know what brings a smile to my face when I wake up in the morning? The fact that I will soon be no more than a short walk/train ride away from the one thing that never fails to centre and sooth me. The ocean.