Monday 14 October 2002 8.53am
Now that our daughter has become 3 years old (ah, bless!), we're in that usual quandary of choosing schools, and justifying living in SE1 (more specifically, Tower Bridge).
Let me explain myself: Over the last year, many people from our daugther's playgroup have either moved out to suburbia, or are thinking of doing so. The usual reasons given are a) choice of schools, b) space, and c) calmness (!)
We, on the other hand, think SE1 would be a fantastic place to bring up our daughter (ok, if only we could afford a nice big house, rather than our flat). But we are concerned that if we continue living here, will she have many friends in the area of her own age?
For me, the great delight is being able to walk home from work and have time to play with my daughter before she goes to bed, rather than suffering the long commute out to suburbia, arriving home just in time to say "night night".
I'd be interested in hearing anybody else's experiences of bringing up children in SE1.