Above is very close to where I live now
Although I have family ties in Gosport, we can keep in touch by phone and through social networking. Billy and I would have no workable support network and would have to build a new one from scratch from people we haven't met yet so have no ongoing support if we moved there.
Here in Eastbourne we have my adopted family made up of Billy's Aunties, Uncles, cousins and there children, Also Billy has 3 daughters and a granddaughter who live close by with one daughter who is coming up for seven years old. Neither Billy nor I are well enough to give the nearly 7 year old the kind of happy life that she has now with the friends she is living with and as we couldn't travel to Eastbourne from Hampshire on a regular basis, I would be concerned that we might all lose touch altogether.
It's a no brainier really. I just wanted to blog this to remind me how I felt about it today
I feel that positive experiences of human contact is so important to physical and mental well being and we get this kind of support on an ongoing basis. Besides, chocolate cake tastes so much nicer when shared.