A YOUNG couple have given their frightened relatives a tour of the deprived but ‘up and coming’ area where they have bought a flat.
Julian and Sarah Cook spent the weekend showing Julian’s parents, who live in a large house near Windsor, around the supposedly vibrant area on the outskirts of London where they have purchased a two bedroom flat for £445,000.
Julian’s mother Sue tightly clutched her husband Tony’s arm as they toured a nearby street with several obvious crackheads gathered on a stairwell and the charred remains of a car that somebody had set on fire.
Acting as guide, Julian Cook said: “There’s a new tapas bar opening just around the corner, and a thriving local arts scene. The primary school has a very good OFSTED report although we might go private if I get that promotion.
“It’s handy for the overland train, and there’s a market on Tuesdays where they sell massive watermelons.”
Sue and Tony Cook nodded approvingly during the visit, only sharing their concerns once they had gotten into their brand new Volkswagen Passat and safely locked the doors.
Tony then said: “I’m sure that man outside the corner shop was smoking wacky backy. Seems like a bloody funny place to me.”
Sue said: “As long as they’re happy, I suppose. Are the doors definitely locked?”