Yes ..... all things are relative. Here, in Devon, I think it's supply and demand. Dartmoor National Park takes up a large area and there just isn't much more land available. A property near Dartmouth was sold recently for £4,000,000. The man who had owned it previously is a neighbour. He was very philosophical when he said "Oh well.... when he paid me 2 and a half million for it I was satisfied." Apparently that was about 7 years ago. If you look at property prices in my town you'll see there are lots in the region of half a million. I can't imagine anyone paying such prices but they do. And in this area - it beats me what they do for a living. There is no industry and every other shop seems to be an antique shop.
"All things being relative" reminds me of that sketch in The Two Ronnies! :D
Those prices seem so unreal to me now ... but one always has to bear in mind the size of the UK compared to the US, plus population density. It's all relative I guess .... I also blame a lot of urban social problems on overcrowding/lack of space.
There seems to be no land available in my area but this link isn't too far away and describes an area one third of an acre in size. The first paragraph says outline planning permission has been granted for one detached house, the second paragraph says 2 houses. Whichever is correct .... it's going to be an expensive home.
Outside of the cities, land is pretty cheap in many parts of the NW. Our 11 acre parcel cost $80K ... although that was before the house was built on it.
This cam doesn't do the place justice ..... it's absolutely beautiful ..... I can't believe how cheap some of the land costs.
Mira ... whatever they're building - it's going to have a fantastic view. Has it really been a year????? It seems no time since you were telling us about your daughter going to San Francisco. This coming Tuesday it's 20 weeks since I was in the Oviso bar. That's gone by so quickly.
I love that new jigsaw. I actually choose street views ..... quite challenging but so enjoyable.
Indeed MD. :)
I can't believe it's been a year since my daughter's trip to San Francisco ... http://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=30f3c2578c39
I'd love to know exactly what they're building on this ridge.
Mira .... I see someone else enjoyed that whimsical jigsaw puzzle.
Phew ..... I've got swirls before my eyes! :D
OMG!!!!!! That's going to be fun!!!
Something whimsical ... http://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=128701d01e4f
Very nice ...... makes me think she's dreaming of Captain Jack Sparrow. LOL
Something a little more contemporary ... http://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=080e2b17ed3a
Done ..... very intricate puzzle but looks simple. Good fun.
I've done 78% of the puzzle. It's down to just offering up pieces to a gap and taking absolutely no notice of what seems to be on the piece. Little by little ....... LOL!
Beautiful poem MD ... I remember it well as I used to be fascinated by all things Arthurian (I suppose I still am actually.)
OMG Mira!!!!!!!!! That took me back. I studied English literature and that poem was one of many that we had to learn. I loved it. I'll do that lovely jigsaw tomorrow as it's gone 12.30am and if I get started ......... LOL
Well done! Here's one of my favourites ... http://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=22039e065123
You're right ... I've just noticed on the tv guide that the programme is repeated at 1.05am.
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