|So far, 100 Aker Wood looks like being the winner.|
I wonder if Piglet would take a lodger?
It may be true that you can always escape into a good book ... but supposing you really could, quite literally get away from it all and go live in the fantasy land of your choice?
I was thinking about this the other day ... Narnia was the first to spring to mind. I like animals, and the idea of being able to chat to them definitely had appeal. Until I remembered that the Talking Animals tend to come across as an elite minority who refer rather snootily to the 'Dumb Beasts' .... some rather unpleasant echoes there put me off that particular destination.
OK, so how about Middle Earth instead then? More particularly the Shire ... like hobbits I enjoy eating, and the idea of all those meals and of listening to Bilbo telling tall tales definitely added to the attraction. But knowing my luck, I'd probably end up with a hole which was constructed below the water table and so was not only nasty, dirty and damp all year round but subject to regular flooding too. And with Lobelia Sackville-Baggins for a neighbour. Hmmmm. Not so good.
So then I thought of Valdemar - except supposing I wasn't Chosen: no point in living there if you don't get a Companion. Although of course, if I was, that would mean that I'd be a herald and I might have really boring Gifts: and worse still that I might end up a target in someone's crosshairs
Somewhere agrarian then, with good solid fare, respect for animals and a bit of excitement - but not too much. Ah! The very place! Pern! Except there is always a catch isn't there? What if I didn't make the grade and become a dragonrider or fire dragon keeper? I might end up being a kitchen drudge ...
So where would you relocate to, if you had the choice?