In the years since we joined the Common Market, I have increasingly felt European as opposed to British. Indeed, there have been many aspects of British life over the decades that have made me feel ashamed to call myself British, and I feel strongly that the better aspects of life in the UK have come about due, in part, to the influences of our European neighbours.
But this is no place for political debate. Has the decision affected our move to Andalucia? To be honest, it has made us even more determined to see out our dream of a year in Spain and then see what happens thereafter. No one can guess what the ultimate outcome of the UK's leaving the EU will have, particularly when it comes to British expats living abroad, and other Europeans who have made their homes in the UK.
Here we are in the final few weeks before we leave London for a new life in Granada, and we cannot wait. The reasons for moving have become even more defined, and I feel we now need time away from the UK while the dust settles and the UK forges its own new path. Some might say that this is like deserting a sinking ship, but our plans were forged many months before the EU Referendum was even called.
I can safely say that, since we started out on our plans to move to Spain, we have not had any doubts whatsover in regards to what we may be leaving behind. We have no doubt that there will be many challenges, but what would life be without the occasional challenge?