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watching relocation does anyone really do the " crash pad in london" bit

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cod Wed 13-Apr-05 20:22:04

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hoxtonchick Wed 13-Apr-05 20:23:18

that flat they're selling is gorgeous

cod Wed 13-Apr-05 20:24:49

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cod Wed 13-Apr-05 20:24:57

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hoxtonchick Wed 13-Apr-05 20:26:14

bet they don't choose anything, too fussy

cod Wed 13-Apr-05 20:27:00

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Beetroot Wed 13-Apr-05 20:28:22

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cod Wed 13-Apr-05 20:29:02

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Beetroot Wed 13-Apr-05 20:31:49

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mummytosteven Wed 13-Apr-05 20:32:40

my old boss had one. he went to London every few weeks for work. and also had a cottage in Wales as well (law firm equity partner!)

snafu Wed 13-Apr-05 20:33:13

they're really winding me up. and sounds like he's got the best of the deal - swanning around in his london pad while she works fulltime and looks after the kid during the week.

lunavix Wed 13-Apr-05 20:40:29

I'm rather peed off personally.

We can't even afford to buy one house, and they're wiffling over two! A mere £500,000 budget!

TwoIfBySea Wed 13-Apr-05 21:43:34

With you on that one Lunavix!

We can't afford even the cheapest house in the area we want to live.

At least they can afford to give their child a good home if not homelife (him away all week.)

Hulababy Wed 13-Apr-05 21:45:49

They did one of these relocation relocations near me. Couple were buying a house in Newcastle, and an apartment in Sheffield. I can see the apartment from mine They did put it up for sale a year back, bit appear to still be there and it isn't on the market anymore.

cod Wed 13-Apr-05 21:46:33

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expatinscotland Wed 13-Apr-05 21:47:20

i read that they had a £700,000 'budget' and didn't even bother watching. that's just so far from reality for most folks. for most, that's not a 'budget', that's a f*ing miracle!

cod Wed 13-Apr-05 21:47:58

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Hulababy Wed 13-Apr-05 21:48:15

They wanted a house on Newcastle so they had somewhere for him to go with his son (who lived in Newcastle with his mum), so who knows???

i do know that they watched themselves on Relocation

cod Wed 13-Apr-05 21:48:38

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aloha Wed 13-Apr-05 21:48:58

I didn't like the house either. Too bleak and impersonal. Too big and too many bloomin' stairs. What did they do for a living.
Dh and I were saying we thought it was a horrible idea to not see each other during the week. I'd HATE to sit alone in the evenings night after night. We'd miss each other.
I suspect half these blokes are having affairs anyway. Grim, IMO.

snafu Wed 13-Apr-05 21:49:11

THey didn't buy a london flat in the end, did they? He stayed with his mum and dad in Hampstead [rolls eyes]

expatinscotland Wed 13-Apr-05 21:49:47

house? we can't even afford an ex-council flat in this town! haahaa.

it'd be nice if they did more realistic couples. they did one up here that was awesome. the bloke was an architect and the woman had some other, ordinary job and they had a £150,000 'budget'. the couple was really flexible and willing to take on a fixer-upper. It was really nice to see them get a home.

aloha Wed 13-Apr-05 21:50:21

Cod, saw hilarious cartoon once of middle-aged bloke in cropped trews with the caption, "Trevor had been visited by the bad trouser fairy" - dh and I often say 'Look, bad trouser fairy!"

aloha Wed 13-Apr-05 21:51:00

Did you SEE the Hampstead house??? Millions and millions.

MrsBIG4x4 Thu 14-Apr-05 07:44:53

I really cannot understand it, if they wanted a better standard of life down on the kent coast, they could have got it for alot LESS money and he wouldnt have to keep working in London. They were just looking for a bit of STATUS IMO

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