Location Location Location
Gerald Gee typed his address into Google IMAGES and got this nice surprise.
So I gave it a go - but I didn't so do well.
First I tried the house where Kev and I enjoyed 8 years of uninterrupted, blissful cohabitation during the eighties.
FIRST picture on the list is shown above ....
...and this was the second.
So then I tried my previous house. I typed in Westbourne Grove Manchester and this was FIRST.
So I typed Manchester, Westbourne Grove - same thing. Why is Google so metropolis centred?
But when I tried ordinary (not images) Google, I discovered that the house (or one very similar) is up for sale for an obscene sum of money. I wasn't too bothered - I refuse to see a home as an investment opportunity. I moved when I moved because I wanted to move. I never regretted it.
Finally, I tried my old house in Cheadle Hulme. The Jazz fan and I moved here by mistake thinking we were on the doorstep of the city. I had moved straight from student flat to an aspirational suburb and hated it.
Here's the FIRST pic. Shabby chic?
But no 1 pic for my childhood home looks rather idyllic and Enid Blyton.
(N.B. That's the lock keeper's cottage - I lived up t'road.)
I actually remember when those barges carried coal. It wasn't until a few years ago that the area had a facelift and became the destination for Sunday trippers and narrowboat holiday makers.
I might make a sentimental journey - but probably not.