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Scene from our Terrace

Into the distance.. a view that makes it all worthwhile! Welcome to Wales!

Jann Seal’s first passport was put to good use when she drove around the world in a green, Long Wheel-Base Land Rover.  Extra pages were added before she returned home after driving to 36 countries in one year.  Jann continues to travel and move, and after relocating from South Florida to South Wales, she’s writing about the dreams that do become reality.  Join her as she explores her Change of Lifestyle.  Welcome to Wales!

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  1. jo Z permalink
    April 4, 2010 8:10 pm

    What a grand idea. I will come visit. I want to live in Fra
    nce for a year. South of course.
    You two can come visit me. Happy day Jo

    You write well too Ms Jann!

  2. April 5, 2010 6:02 pm


    How fun and daring of you two. One of my great friends from PEOPLE Mag moved 5 years ago to Switzerland…and they love it…biggest adjustment was having to go to the market every other day for fresh food…she has never been healthier or saner!

    Love to you and yours,


  3. May 7, 2010 10:40 am

    Someday, I want to follow in your footsteps. Ian’s just not ready, but I love Wales and look forward to someday (in the future) making it my home, too. At least now, we’ll have someone besides family to visit!!!

  4. June 24, 2010 2:55 pm

    Awesome! I love your stories. Your write great Jan.
    You are so terrific, what great adventures. Life becomes so rich when we get our of the ordinary. Great adventures.

    Be well and looking forward to seeing you!


  5. Louise permalink
    July 10, 2010 9:55 pm

    I found this blog while deciding, after 7 yrs, that it’s time to return home from New Zealand. The more I look, the more I see that it’s not just me who has a need to stand where my ancestors did, it’s in our souls.
    Looking forward to hearing more, and returning myself!

  6. January 17, 2011 2:31 pm

    Hi Jann,

    My name is Melissa and I run a blog called Smitten by Britain. I am looking for guest bloggers and regular columnists from Wales. If you are interested, please contact me by visiting my blog.



  7. Annette Griffiths permalink
    February 27, 2011 11:46 am

    Hello Jann, I live in US Minnesota and I loved your last blog! We have lived in Florida – Clearwater for about 2yrs before coming back to Minnesota in 2007. Now looking at England as our future home very soon but not soon enough for me. While you were discribing your experiences I felt like I was there with you. You made me laught so hard and I loved it!!! I can not wait to feel what you are feeling. I just know that it will be great! I am doing all of my research now and just trying to get my knowledge of the place down. It is like my mind is there and my body is still here in the US. It is sometimes very difficult for me because I know we have to prepare ourselves first. This makes it seems to be a long time coming. I am and have always been a big fan of British comedy, shows and alot of my favorite musician are Brits. It has been like this from my childhood. So this future move is like going to the place I have always dreamed of. I can almost taste the English air and feel it circulating through my lungs. As a soon to be newby do you have any suggestions and tips to offer. We will be in London to start and then possibly make a change as we see fit. This will be my first visit to the UK. We plan a trip the end of this year to get a feel for the place kinda like a tourist you know. Looking forward to any tips.

    Thanks a bunch 🙂

  8. March 8, 2011 5:51 pm

    Hi Jann,
    I love your writing and can relate to so much of what you write about because I’ve spent a lot of time in England. My boyfriend is British and lives in Northumberland so I’ve stayed with him several times. Unlike you and maybe some other’s here who want to move to England, I’d be doing it alone. That is I have to sell my house and tie up what ever needs to be tied up over here by myself. BUT we talk of the future together and are trying to start a tour business in England. Friends think I’m kind of crazy or very adventurous to want to just GO, but what can I say? Life is short! And I too believe in living your dreams, so I hope I get to live mine and move permanently to England someday soon. I hate being apart from my sweetie for 6 months at a time!!
    I’m looking forward to reading more of your adventures, I can relate so far to what you’ve written (I’m terrified already thinking of re-learning to drive!!)
    ps. I have lots of posts on my blog about my walking and sketching in Northumberland and the Lake District if you want to take a look, just click on category on right, England

  9. Joyce permalink
    December 2, 2014 3:21 pm

    Dear Jann,

    My name is Joyce and I work for is a free one stop website for people preparing to move or working and living overseas. We provide a myriad of services for expatriates and we have over 2,000 articles to help and support the people moving around the world and we are now creating an interview section to help the expats with real life experiences!
    We quite enjoy your blog about living in South Wales, it is very interesting and informative. Would it be possible to interview you to further share some of your tips and feature some of your first hand experience as an Expat and your interview will be published on our Expat Interview section as a guide for our expat readers. The questions are mainly about the day to day lifestyle of an expat. If it would be possible, could you also send some photographs that we can use?
    Of course, if you accept, we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.
    The questions are enclosed, feel free to respond freely. You can return the doc with your answers if you accept this invitation.
    Thanks in advance and do let me know if you prefer other means to conduct this interview and we would be happy to accommodate your terms.

    Best regards,

  10. Joyce permalink
    December 13, 2016 12:46 am


    My name is Joyce, I am a marketing executive at which is a leading expat information and services website.

    I saw on your blog that you are and expat. I wish to interview you to further share some of your tips. The questions are mainly about the housing, the daily life etc.

    It just takes 5 minutes (or more depending if you have lots to say 🙂

    Of course, if you accept we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.

    If you are interested to participate at this project, please send me an email at

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