List all the places that you have lived
To date, I have lived in Stirling, Scotland; Glasgow, Scotland; Bristol, England; London, England; and Bielefeld, Germany.
I have loved living in all these places for very different reasons.
Stirling is such a lovely place to grow up, with Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument. I was lucky enough to be able to see both from my childhood home.
Glasgow is a brilliant place to go to University. I had so much fun and I met many of my long-term friends there. So many great memories. Those were the days when I didn’t get hangovers, or I just drank through them. I am not sure which.
Bristol is an amazing place to live. The weather is a lot milder than Scotland, so it felt like we were living abroad when we first moved there. It is such an interesting city, with lots to do, great nightlife and very pretty. It has great access to other parts of the UK; for example, Cornwall, Devon, Wales and the stunning Cheddar Gorge.
London. Well, what can I say about London. Out of everywhere I have lived this is my favourite. Talk about having access to everything. We had so much fun living there. While we are currently in Germany, we still own a home in London, and I am starting to get very excited about the prospect of moving back there sometime soon.
Bielefeld is a great place to live. We were lucky enough to move here just after the boys were born. It is quiet and great for life with a small family. Based in the heart of Europe, with easy access to so much, I have truly loved living on mainland Europe. It has been such a treat.
So, where next? Who knows? Possibly moving ‘home’ to London, or maybe another opportunity will come up somewhere else. I guess time will tell.
We spoke to the boys yesterday about this, explaining that home wasn’t the physical location, rather: “home is where mummy, daddy and the monkeys are”. Thankfully, they were quite happy to accept that.