This was to be our dream home but in some
ways it’s turned out to be a complete nightmare. I’d always lived in flats where I could pretty
much see into every room, so I had no idea how edgy I was going to feel in a large house
like this. I have to be careful not to watch horror films on TV because I start to imagine
every creak and groan from the rafters is actually someone lurking in one of the other
rooms. Of course, it’s glorious to have so much space after years of living in poky
flats. I’ve finally been able to take my grandfather’s grand piano and a beautiful old sideboard
out of storage. I would never have got them into my old place.