Where’s the best place to live and work - city or countryside? It’s a question I’ve contemplated a lot in recent months because later this year I’ll be living in London once again, after spending the last decade of my life based in rural France.
The contrast between Europe’s largest city and the small village where my children have so far grown up couldn’t be more different. High speed Internet and easy access to a choice of airports serving low-cost carriers like Ryanair (Europe’s largest) have allowed me to operate from afar. But the increased opportunities and diversity of London have always been there and the pull is stronger than ever now that my kids are getting older.