Large gar­den scored a win with dad

Space big enough for foot­ball dreams

Evening Express (City Final) - Home Life - - FAMILY LIVING - By Donna Ewen

IT WILL be a sad day for the Urquhart fam­ily when they close the door of their Aberdeen home for the fi­nal time. And it will be par­tic­u­larly hard for mum Julie, 41, who has lived in the same North­field street since the late 1970s. Dad Clayton, 39, a me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer, said his wife knew all the neigh­bours when they first moved into their lovely home in 1999. But Clayton ad­mit­ted, back then, it was the ex­tremely

“Re­fur­bished in­side and out”

large rear gar­den, which could eas­ily dou­ble up as a foot­ball pitch, that he thought was its best fea­ture. “I was hop­ing our son Lewis would fol­low in De­nis Law’s foot­steps, but it wasn’t to be,” he joked. Over the years Clayton and Julie, a theatre as­sis­tant at Aberdeen Royal In­fir­mary, have com­pletely re­fur­bished their lovely home both in­side and out­side. “Most peo­ple

start at the bot­tom be­fore work­ing up, but the up­stairs was sorely in need of the most at­ten­tion, so that’s where we started,” said Clayton. The ac­com­mo­da­tion on of­fer at the home in­cludes a lounge, din­ing room, kitchen, three bed­rooms, and fam­ily bath­room. With son Lewis, 20, work­ing as an ap­pren­tice sign maker and daugh­ter Han­nah, 16, study­ing to be­come a beauty ther­a­pist at Aberdeen Col­lege, the fam­ily is hop­ing to move to the out­skirts of the city. “It’s go­ing to be an emo­tional up­heaval, but we are ex­cited about find­ing our next home,” Clayton said.

GOOD­BYE: Clayton and Julie Urquhart with their daugh­ter Han­nah.

WEL­COM­ING: The home at 14 Waulk­mill Road.

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