We have some exciting news we wanted to share with you.
As you know, ten years ago we took a leap of faith and set out together for a new life in a new country with only six suitcases.
Spiderman has just gotten the most amazingly interesting position with the University of Wales as an archivist for the Alister Hardy Religious Research Centre on the Lampeter campus of Trinity St David as well as some reference work (like he did when he worked at the LC Library) on the sister campus in the neighbouring town of Carmarthen . We’ll be moving end of August so he can take up his new post in September! I’ll be looking for work once we get there--just like I did when we moved to Hitchin. I’m confident there will be something inspiring out there for me as well.
Some features of interest:
Carmarthen has a ruined castle.
Merlin the magician of Arthurian legends was supposedly born in a cave outside Carmarthen.
|statue of Merlin in town shopping centre|
The last ten years in England have been wonderful. We could not have asked for a better place to live, but Wales is so lovely and green and full of wildlife. There‘s a Puffin reserve fairly close by!!!!
Do you remember that children’s poem?
.There once was a puffin
Just the shape of a muffin
And he lived on an island in the
Going to Wales will give us a chance for new adventures and experiences and a new language! Yes, we will be learning Welsh! Wales is a bilingual country --everything is labelled in both Welsh and English the same way Quebec is in French and English. Most people speak a mixture of both languages so we‘re trying to learn some basic phrases now and then we‘ll take a class at the University to learn more when we get there.
We have thought about this prayerfully and deeply with some tears, lots of hugs and many late night talks, but this just feels right. Like moving to England felt right. Terrifying, but exhilarating.