A GRAN was found dead in her hot tub after moving to Wales to start her dream life closer to her family.
Shopkeeper Mandy Pugh, 57, had enjoyed spending time in the garden tub with her husband Lee.
But on the night of September 11, he went inside to watch TV.
He returned to discover his wife face-down in the water, an inquest heard today.
A coroner heard hardworking Mandy had recently moved to the seaside town of Porthcawl, South Wales, to be closer to family.
The couple had shut up the grocery shop they ran together in Penmaenmawr, North Wales, to make the 200-mile move.
Mandy was pronounced dead at the scene after the tragedy.
Husband Lee said: “At the start of the year we moved. We closed our shop we had kept as we wanted to be closed to family.
“She was the life and soul of the party.
“She knew loads of people and everyone that knew her loved her. She was always happy.
“Her granddaughter was the apple of her eye.”
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No provisional cause of death was given in the post-mortem carried out by pathologist Jason Shannon.
Assistant coroner David Regan adjourned the inquest in Pontypridd, South Wales, until October next year.