Kirsty Gunn: what’s the issue with living in two places at once?
I live in two places and am at home in both – and that seems to trouble a fair number of people. Why? I wonder. Here I am in Scotland where I teach and have a house and where my sister and extended family live, and in ten days’ time I will be in London, where I also live and write and have a house and where my husband works. We live in both places and we love both. Yes, when David retires we’ll be more “up here” than “down there”, probably quite a lot more “up” than “down”, but my publishers are in London and a lot of our friends are, many of whom are a bit “two-places” themselves, actually, with family north of the Border, and jobs in the capital, making the most a lot of opportunities there, in the way a world city has those kinds of opportunities . . . What’s the big deal?