Who would have thought it would be expensive to take kids on a 50-mile round trip to school every day in a BMW X3?
Still no offers, and I wake each morning feeling sick with worry. How can anyone not love this house?
It's so beautiful, with lovely views and has been the perfect family home.
'It's so baffling that other people can't afford to buy a house I can't afford! Surely everyone has £575k kicking around under their mattress?'
The whole article feels like 'look! The economy is so bad that the middle classes are having to deal slightly more with the problems other people face!'. Normal people have to deal with things like trying to buy a house near enough to their kids' school so it doesn't cost them shitloads in petrol, and sometimes have to sell their houses when their relative income goes down. I don't doubt that it's a pain in the arse for her, but ultimately she's finding that, hey, she can't afford to keep a massive house and send her kids to private school on a receptionist's wages, and she's gonna have to move to a slightly less massive house that's still gonna be worth considerably more than what average people live in.