A Trouble Shared

My son has long wanted to be a professional footballer when he grows up. Football is in the family to an extent which perhaps allows him to feel slightly closer to that dream profession than others of a similar age. For a couple of years he has lived and breathed football and any discussion, however … More A Trouble Shared

The Child, the Parent and the Perils of Private Rented Housing

  I rent. I have never had a mortgage. I earn a salary which I am relieved to say, goes a fair way towards covering my outgoings. I pay more in rent than many people pay for their mortgages, certainly more than my contemporaries do. Undoubtedly though, in terms of how others view me, I … More The Child, the Parent and the Perils of Private Rented Housing