A COUPLE have given up their life in the country to pursue their dream of earning enormous salaries and living in a tiny property in London.
Tom Logan and Donna Sheridan, who grew up and lived in Dorset, decided they had had enough of the stresses of running a small chicken farm in a close-knit country community.
As a result they sold their four-bedroom country cottage to a middle-class family with a ludicrously romantic view of the countryside and bought a one-bedroom flat in Hackney.
Logan said: “I think we both felt oppressed by the pace of country life, the sub-Heartbeat existence in which the highlight of your life is the fortnightly pub quiz.
“We both decided we wanted the excitement of a 13-hour working day making stupid money in hedge funds. We both felt we were ready for a faster pace of life, with bullshit power lunches and not having time to go to the toilet.
“It’s so much better being a big swinging dick in the City. And the fumes! I feel as if I’m living the words of Samuel Johnson: he who tires of air pollution is tired of life.”
Sheridan said: “I just love the buzz of long Tube journeys and having so many armpits to smell. I don’t think I’ve taken the time to step back and really appreciate a grimy tunnel before.
“Best of all we’re making money we’ll never get time to spend and we’ve got a strong chance of total burn-out at 40. This is the life.”