house-hunting

Our East Sussex house-hunting nightmare

18 September 2021 9:00 am

The two-acre smallholding lived up to its name in being very, very small indeed. We had to squeeze around the…

The cottage of my dreams was proving a nightmare to buy

23 April 2016 9:00 am

The cottage of my dreams (or possibly worst nightmares) proved rather difficult to purchase, not least because the agent selling…

How New York vulgarians live

7 November 2015 9:00 am

I have finally moved into my new flat, a jewel of a place in a pre-first world war Park Avenue…

Balham is about as close as you get, in 2015, to the 1950s

26 September 2015 8:00 am

After pulling out of my flat sale and U-turning on the idea of moving to the Cotswolds, it took me…

House-hunting in Cobham has driven me to the verge of insanity

4 July 2015 9:00 am

This much I know, I never want to live in an ‘executive home’, and neither do I want to live…

I tried to escape the confines of Balham in Oxshott

18 October 2014 9:00 am

My London flat now has so little space in it I’ve begun storing stuff at the dry cleaners. Back in…