A different world…

It may only be 150 miles up the road, but I can now categorically confirm that London is a world apart from the rest of the British Isles (and Wales in particular).  Having picked up a copy of the London Evening Standard and settled down in my rather grubby train seat, (actually I had to stand all the way back), I started to peruse the Wednesday night property section – without using my glasses.  My initial reaction was that £575 per month for a 1-bedroom flat in London wasn’t actually too bad;  prices in Varteg aren’t too different.  It was only when I put my glasses on that I realised that it was £575 per week.  I was stunned that anyone could afford this, until I further read that the current redevelopment of Battersea Power Station has led to 35% of the units being sold off-plan, all to foreign buyers. History will recount that eventually, every trend migrates down the M4 and manifests itself in a lesser form in all parts of Wales.  On this occasion though, I think that I may have left this earth (to take up my new position as management consultant positioned to the right hand side of the Lord), before any Russian oligarch or Arabian Sheikh is buying a bijou maisonette in Ringland.