Although I was a bit reluctant to go and see Lambeth Walk and our old haunts in London it was good because it made us realise how we could have stayed in London and re-housed by the council into a pokey flat with an enormous rent. Now we have our feet on the bottom muddy rung of the property ladder and we moved at exactly the right time because the house prices have quadrupled and we couldnt possibly have afforded a leaky shed, let alone a house now!
It wasn't the places but people we missed.
How nice it is to be "home" and to know this. I thought I was missing something but even my favourite place, Brick Lane market, has declined rather so they say and the South bank is more crowded than ever. The traffic noise! I'd forgotten just how polluting it could be! Cheshire does indeed seem a tranquil haven far from the madding crowd.