Miles and I were on our way to the June General Meeting this weekend when our train from Oxford to Birmingham was horribly (in both senses) delayed by a fatality on the line. We missed our connection at New Street, and ended up getting routed via Manchester, eventually arriving two hours late.
Which in the normal scheme of things would have been a bleak experience, but we found ourselves sitting at a table with a lovely woman called Justine, who got chatting with us. We said we were moving to Lancaster, and she said 'but why would you want to move from Oxford to Lancaster?'
So we started telling her about Lancaster Cohousing, and it turned out she had never heard of cohousing, but was really interested in it. She makes programmes for radio and TV, and is currently working on a drama about a couple who have a house full of things that they can't bear to part with. We were laughing about that, as our house is up for sale and we are trying to decide what to keep and what not to keep, and she did a quick impromptu audio interview with us about our struggles with pants and socks and leaves and twigs.
We kept talking, and then she interviewed us again about why we are making this big move. If you're interested in our reasons, what we're excited about and what we're worried about, you can listen to the recording. And thanks to @savvyjustine for asking the questions and turning a long boring journey into something much more fun. If there'd been a trolley service, we'd have bought you a drink!