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A tale of two houses

25 May 2007

It is difficult to say what I am going to say without sounding like an old man, so let us imagine that in his younger days Victor Meldrew was a solicitor and is now sharing his reflections. On then with the cloth cap.

There is a certain excitement in the air today. Not, perhaps, the same excitement as there was back in the 70s when the world was new and the future was bright; when I was just starting out on my legal career full of ideals and hopes to change the world.

But excitement nonetheless. For today is completion day. We are buying a house. It is only my third house purchase. True this latest acquisition is not exactly like the palatial dwelling that is inhabited by our former Prime Minister John Major just a few miles down the road. It is better described as the “humble abode” unctuously termed by Mr Collins in Pride and Prejudice. But it will do for us when old age and senility prevent me from doing much more than sitting and drooling all day.

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