Schools, eh? It’s the buzzword in many an estate agent’s office around these parts, and for Londoners looking to make the move out of the capital, the promise of a free, Ofsted ‘outstanding’ education is often a main draw.
Less than 40 miles north of London, Letchworth Garden City came into being at the turn of the last century following the publication of Ebenezer Howard’s book, To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform.
From residents with on-street parking deciding the piece of road outside their house is for their sole use to the fury and frustration of arriving home to find a stranger parked on your drive, anti-social parking is a major issue in the UK.
One of my favourite summer activities as a child was pond-dipping. I was fortunate enough to grow up in a house with a fairly large pond in the garden and so my pond-dipping activities often extended over days and weren’t as much dipping as a thorough exploration of the life in the pond.