Born in Yorkshire. Raised in London. Coming back to my roots and learning to love them.

It’s exactly a year since I moved back north, leaving the bright lights of London behind me. Two children and ‘no room to swing a cat’ in a small flat in leafy North London. My husband and I working every hour God sent to ship the kids off to an overpriced North London nursery for eight hours a day/five days a week eventually took its toll on our sanity and … on our bank balance.

So we decided to do it. Sell up, take the money and run back up the M1 after 17 years in the Smoke. So many pros: closer to family, babysitters on tap, a bigger house, lots of sheep, cheap beer… READ MORE