After living in London all our lives, we have finally made the move to “the country”!!!
We initially planned to go out to live at Le Gaillon, but we realised that this was not really viable due to work and school committments. So we’ve done the next best thing – instead of moving to Forges-les-Eaux, we’ve bought a house in its twin town in the UK!!!
Heathfield is in East Sussex, in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and we love it. The high street is unspoiled but has all the shops we need, the schools are good, and the countryside is beautiful!
It’s quite nice when we drive into town and see the sign saying “Twinned with Forges-les-Eaux”, and likewise when we go out to Le Gaillon we are reminded of home by the sign “Jumele avec Heathfield”. And one day, when the children are a little older, we should be able to cycle from one house to the other, via the Cuckoo Trail cycleway to Newhaven, Ferry on to Dieppe, then Avenue Verte cycleway to Forges.

Heathfield sign in Forges-les-Eaux