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    Quote Originally Posted by fiisch View Post
    thinking of moving to Lincolnshire near Grantham,
    Grantham is a dump, as you know. I live not far away. You have to remember the train commute is longer but your train clips along at 110-125 mph and stops maybe once only. Also if you get a cheap 1st ticket from Grantham, they give you a Full English Breakfast! It's not that bad on the tube from Kings Cross to the City, or to Canary Wharf. The great thing is your kids don't get beaten up going to and from school. A mate of mine gets up at 4 am and drives to the London suburbs just so his kids live in a safe environment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fiisch View Post
    What the **** is it to you you nosy bugger?

    Currently live in Crawley and commute to London Bridge (35 mins). Crawley is brilliant because it is near a lot, and it’s relatively cheap given it’s on the London-Brighton line, but it’s not a great place to raise a family (weekly stabbing; very average schools etc.)

    Very seriously (may put in an offer next week) thinking of moving to Lincolnshire near Grantham, but my job (BA) and industry (insurance) still very heavily London based. 70 minutes into Kings X, plus faf at either end.

    It’s doable, but would work better if some home-based days and 2-3 days in the office. New contract doesn’t “like” home working, although may be scope for negotiation down the line. Do clients like their contractors to be visible, or have any of you wangled more flexible arrangements?
    Why not consider moving a bit further south, along the Brighton mainline? Plenty of small towns but still close to the coast, London, Gatwick, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiisch View Post
    What the **** is it to you you nosy bugger?

    Currently live in Crawley and commute to London Bridge (35 mins). Crawley is brilliant because it is near a lot, and it’s relatively cheap given it’s on the London-Brighton line, but it’s not a great place to raise a family (weekly stabbing; very average schools etc.)

    Very seriously (may put in an offer next week) thinking of moving to Lincolnshire near Grantham, but my job (BA) and industry (insurance) still very heavily London based. 70 minutes into Kings X, plus faf at either end.

    It’s doable, but would work better if some home-based days and 2-3 days in the office. New contract doesn’t “like” home working, although may be scope for negotiation down the line. Do clients like their contractors to be visible, or have any of you wangled more flexible arrangements?
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