Two years ago today I drove my trusty little Nissan 300 miles up the M1 and relocated to Consett from Surrey.
In all honesty the main reasons behind our move were that we didn’t have a spare £500k to buy a mediocre house in a decent school catchment area and I wasn’t planning to return to my job in the City after my maternity leave so we had to give our finances a complete rethink. Simon was self-employed then and worked all over the place (more Stockport than Stockholm, but still) so for him it didn’t matter where we were based.
Two years on, we are living in a great house with amazing views, the boys are settled and super happy and I’ve set up my own business which is going from strength to strength. I’m so proud of my little family – the gamble has definitely paid off and I couldn’t live anywhere else now!