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Impartial life advice :-)


Oct 25, 2003
Afternoon all!

Been a while since I last posted (but I'm a regular "lurker").

I'm after some impartial advice...

Basically, I live in Rochford with our two young children. One is in pre-school, the other in year one at primary. Although we like where we live, we've often considered relocating to Somerset. We rent our current property and with prices as they are, we're unlikely to buy the same size of property we currently rent...anyway...

An opportunity has come up for us to move to a small village in Somerset and there are spaces available within a small school (our eldest is currently in a large school). Rental prices are nearly 40% cheaper and we'd have a much better opportunity of buying a property there within the next few years than we would here.

However...my Mum is terminally ill and the prognosis isn't great (she's been told a couple of years maximum). I feel like I'd be a bit of an arse if we move now, as she'd be 4 hours away and wouldn't get to see her grandkids as often as she does. But at the same time, if we were going to relocate, now is the time (before kids get to an age where they're settled and start making long-term friendships at school, etc).

One minute, we're all for moving, the next I'm against it. I've asked a couple of mates, and had a 50/50 reaction from them.

So, should we stay, or should we take the plunge and move?