I’ve forgotten what I was actually looking for on my computer now, but I ended up finding photographs from 2001 on my computer. There aren’t many as its from my pre-digital age and so all my photographs are in packets under my bed. But there are some of my moving in to my house on 25 May 2001, and in particular the garden. The change is just astounding; particularly the front garden where it just looks empty – you really don’t notice how things grow as its happening as when you look back on it and realise that bush really did only used to extend aobut a foot up the wall.

I love my house. Whilst I want to move on, and in with Em, and make a new home, I’m always going to miss my first house I think.