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Living the Cream….a new beginning (sort of)

I haven’t posted a blog for a while as I have found it quite difficult to pen to paper….well fingers to keys but you know what I mean. Writers block and all that…

After I losing my father to cancer nearly 2 years ago my wife and I agreed that we should relocate the business to the East Midlands so that we could be nearer to her elderly parents. It made sense as I no longer had any real connection to Somerset any more. I was born and bred in Somerset however my parents moved to Lincolnshire when I was 8 years old. My father was a long distance lorry driver, he’d lost his license after a bad road accident where someone lost their life. They wanted to make new start so became publicans and ran a pub in Billingborough, The George and Dragon.

My father had been a lorry driver all of his life…it was in his blood. He loved to travel and visit new places, we’d also never be short of produce that used to “fall off the back of the lorry”. I used to spend all my school holidays accompanying him on a lot of his journeys, a bit of it rubbed off on me too. He returned to the haulage industry once he’d got his license back leaving my mother to run the pub by herself…unfortunately the stress of running the pub by herself and the fact he’d gone back to driving ended up in them getting a divorce when I was just 12. He returned to Somerset and I remained with my mother in Lincolnshire.

In 2001, after I’d split from my girlfriend at the time, I decided to make a new start and return to my roots in Somerset and also to be nearer to my father. We’d always been close but had sort of lost touch in my teenage years and 20’s. I’d always had great memories of Somerset, it’s where I remember my parents “being together”. Samantha, the girlfriend from Lincolnshire who’d I’d parted company from, decided that she could no longer live without me and also relocated to Somerton, Somerset to make a fresh start. We married 2 years ago, 2 weeks before my father my passed away.

So as you can see I’ve bounced backwards and forwards between Somerset and Lincolnshire all my life, I’ll admit I wasn’t looking forward to returning. I’d always blamed the move to Lincolnshire as the reason why my parents divorced……