The Wells, Epsom (bottom of hill)
The Wells, Epsom (top of hill)
So my entire childhood was spent living on The Wells a housing estate near Epsom surrounded by open countryside. Very nice.
Three years in Norfolk while I was at UEA. Norwich is a wonderful place to live and the middle year out in the sticks was unique – our front door had no lock and my bedroom window looked onto Mannington Hall.
Willesden Green, London
Swiss Cottage, London
My flat rent years, moving on every 6 months. Some of those places were dull, dull dull! Swiss Cottage was good, though.
I lived in two houses in MK, a city I love and enjoyed living in so watch what you say! While owning my first home there I also lived overseas for a couple of years as follows.
Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok
Lardphrao was 13km away from my office, which took 1-3 hours by car! Bagkok is my second home and I love the place.
Nice big house. Moved there for work and then changed job!
The Wells, Epsom
Back with my parents post divorce. Its a long story . . .
Station Approach, Epsom
Brand new shared ownership flat. Nice, but noisy and no parking.
Commonwealth Drive, Crawley
Unusually I rented my (brand new) house for 6 months and then bought it at a knock down price. I’m very happy here, so hope to stay a long time.
Summary: I’m a a suburban person at heart. I don’t see that as a negative. I love London and big cities, but I need to get out into the countryside regularly. Another feature is that three of my homes have been brand new and one was only five years old. I’m not a DIY enthusiast. I think you should be able to move into a house and live in it – not spend all your life doing it up and then moving on!
Regrets: apart from Norwich I have never lived within walking distance of a decent pub!