Goodbye Big Smoke
The house is being packed around me. It feels more than a bit surreal.
For the last four years we have been living as far on the edge of London as is possible whilst still (technically) being within its greater boundaries. After over a decade as Londoners we are now officially moving out. Although we’ve had this period on the fringe, straddling city and country, it still feels like A Thing. We will be entering into the folds of Kent proper. I feel apprehensive (hell, who isn’t when they move right?) and excited (bring on the change!).
Things I am going to miss:
- Being within a 10 minute walk (8 minutes to be precise!) of a station with direct trains into London town
- Being able to walk to buy groceries
- Having every and any type of food outlet within spitting distance
- Our lovely neighbours, who are kind and nice and have a soft Welsh lilt, take enough of an interest but also keep to themselves
- Our warm and sunny, south-west facing, suntrap of a patio
- Sunset views from our upstairs windows
- Our first garden
Things to look forward to:
- More space
- Long country walks
- Many Sunday lunches in country pubs
- Being surrounded by more trees and greenery and nature
- Discovering a new area. We will be living in an AONB!
- Frequenting local farmers markets
- Maybe getting a dog (!). Watch this space…
- Having a bigger garden to play with – wahooo!