Since my Mum died in October, I have been spending more time living at my Dads than going home to Crewe. This works for me mainly because I work in London anyway.
I had my house in Crewe up for sale for most of last year, in fact I put it on the market in March and up until I took it off the market in November I had ONE viewing. I have now made the decision to empty the house and rent it out unfurnished rather than keep paying the bills and not get there very often. So I am off next week to pack up my home and get it ready for renting.
Despite the fact that for the last 5 and a half years I have only really spent the weekends there and the odd week here and there on annual leave, I have loved living there. It is so different from London where I spend most of my time.1 minute across the road is the park (In fact in that photo you can SEE my house). 5 minutes and I am in the country. 10 Minutes and I can find a nice canal to stroll along. There are farm shops and ice cream farms, pubs to get nice cheap lunches and I am going to miss being able to just go there and chill.
Luckily I have my best friend Sharon literally around the corner from my house so I can still go up to Crewe and stay there with her, but it is going to be weird not being able to just put my key in the door.
So think of me next week, packing up boxes (in fact my whole life!) probably sobbing into my porridge.....