Both of us are compromised healthwise and we wanted to work and model to our children that no matter what life deals you as a card you can do something.We are unable to work in a conventional way but this way of life suited us and we bought the shop in 2007. We love living in this community and although our previous occupations were people focussed it has been a good fit so far.
Over the last 4 years health has again been an issue and we have felt very supported by the people around us. Roger very much loves the human interaction in the shop and acts as a 5th emergency service keeping an eye out and working with people to live as independently as they can.
Each day is different and we invest time and effort to support life in the community. Currently we act as box office for the Stogumber Festival http://www.stogumberfestival.com and it is a way we can support the village.
Blogposts will be published weekly to give you a flavour of life in this village or have an article that illustrates life in Stogumber for those who want to visit the village.