Friday, 29 May 2009

The first step is to admit your addiction...

My name is Nikki and I'm addicted to moving house.

Last night, while trying to get to sleep after a particularly feverish search through the credit crunch bargains on findaProperty, I totted up the number of times I have moved in my 43 years.

Now, I have no idea what the average might be. But if, for example, someone lived in their childhood home until they went to college, then perhaps inhabited three different student digs, followed by a starter flat, before settling in a house of their own they would have totalled only five moves. And for people who don't go away to college the number may be even less.

So, here's my total: It's an exhausting, stamp duty raising, 20 times. That's a move every 2.15 years.

There are gypsies and kids with ASBOs that move around less than me.