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hairyears From: hairyears Date: January 15th, 2008 12:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Staying out of the housing market right now is a good idea. I am dismayed when I hear of friends throwing every penny they have, and more of their income than they can afford, into a depreciating asset with a rising cost of finance.

Running... When I lived in Grandpont, I used to do this invigorating jog through this beatiful little wooded valley for the longer weekend run, going out through Hinksey, over the bypass, up into the woods (the path actually runs down in the valley by the stream, a very pleasant picnic spot), right at Chilswell Farm, past Hurst Hill (I never did get to the top), and back over the peak of Cumnor Hill and down the far side of Westminster College, crossing the bypass at North Hinksey with a useful breather, waiting for a gap in the traffic, then to the Thames at Osney and home to Marlborough Road.

A nice 10k circuit, and you have a good insertion point on Ferry Hinksey Road.

Edited at 2008-01-15 12:30 am (UTC)
j4 From: j4 Date: January 15th, 2008 11:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Sounds lovely! Though I am definitely not yet at the 10k stage. Getting there by May is possible, I reckon.

Do I need a running icon, I wonder.
j4 From: j4 Date: January 15th, 2008 11:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh and re housing -- part of the attraction of owning a house is being able to do things like fix shelves to the walls or even put double glazing in or have cats. A house may not be a good investment but I don't see a house as (primarily) an investment -- I mean for me it'd actually be the place where I lived, not just stocks & shares that I could buy & sell without thinking about it (as if I even knew what stocks & shares were, I mean they're things that grownups have, no idea).
jiggery_pokery From: jiggery_pokery Date: January 15th, 2008 06:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Despite what the RPSCA might say, you don't need to own a house to have cats! :-) (Though, yes, it does cut down on the choice of rental accommodation available, and tends to point you towards the direction of old houses rather than new flats.)
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