Two months till we all arrive back in London. I’ve been away for 12 years. We’ll spend Christmas with family. But then what: need a home.

William, 8 years old, has a new school starting in Surrey in January. We need to find a place to live near there. Rent first, buy later.

Exploring Surrey, including the school, the houses & the pubs with my parents

Went house hunting this weekend with my parents. Had a pub lunch. Bumped into a family that we know from Dubai in the pub. Small world. They have just relocated to the area too. Great news – what shortcuts can they offer? Things they wish they’d known or are glad the already knew that we might not. Handy.

Fell in love with the area. That’s handy, too.