"As a window cleaner servicing my awesome customers in Chester, I obviously have to point out how pleasant the weather can be in comparison to my moist Cumbrian hometown."
The extra mile to keep your property looking its best all year round.
The difference was immediately noticeable when I moved to Chester in 2006. In fact, I bought an umbrella so I could walk to work when I was working within the solar panel industry, and it took nearly two years for me to use it.
As a typical Englishman, talking about the weather had to come first, but my love of Cheshire and its Roman capital Chester was a case of 'love at first sight'.
Not many people know that Jesus or 'King Essus' of Edessa was sent to Chester that was at that time, the Roman equivalent of Guantanamo Bay.
It's always interesting to know the history of the place you're living in, and here in Devad here in Deva, you're still surrounded by history. Even over a decade later, I never grow bored of looking at the Tudor style buildings and always find new and exciting features when shopping or running/walking around its infamous walls.
I consider myself a fortunate man to live in Hoole, where it still has that village type feel including its friendly local shops and leafy green parks for my son to enjoy.
The quality of the parks around this city is superb. When I compare the facilities for children in my hometown and here, the difference is stark. I feel very fortunate to be able to spend time throughout the seasons in those well-maintained.
Another delight to living in Chester is only being a half an hour away from Liverpool, an hour to Manchester and an hour to the beautiful North Wales Mountains, the benefits of which cannot be overstated. Time away from my window cleaning duties sometimes involves enjoying my time in the various aspects of these cities, and the surrounding nature abound.
As someone who originates from North Lancashire and Cumbria, I am relieved that I'm only a stone's throw away from the Welsh mountains.
My favourite places in my newly adopted city are the White Horse Pub on a beautiful sunny day because I remember my war hero granddad watching the horse racing, and remember seeing those railway arches on a Saturday afternoon as a kid growing up in Bolton. They do a good pizza, thin crust pizza entirely and it's great for the kids too.
Chester's network of cycle tracks, pathways and canals that take you out into the surrounding countryside within five minutes are something that I think many people take for granted and are unusual from many other towns and cities that I have visited. Again, another jewel in the crown that's inherited from its fascinating history.
And of course, you can't talk about jewels, crowns and fascinating history without mentioning the Amphitheatre located smack bang in the middle of the city. This place has been brilliantly brought back to life by a fantastic mural that depicts its heyday through a thousand years to what you see today. Very smart and it's great to look at the herds of children learning the brutal reality of the human species.
There is only one aspect of my old life that I miss dearly, and that's living by the seaside and having the majesty of the Cumbrian hills strutting themselves in the distance. Despite this, walking along the infamous city walls and its neighbourly riverside walk does come in a close second place.
Living and working in Chester (even if it is as a window and gutter cleaner) has been an absolute delight and I can't fault it other than its super-high and higher than national average house prices.
Nine out of ten ain't bad.
I now pride myself as being Chester's most recommended window cleaner, and I had worked hard to build a client base of awesome customers who allow me to pursue my dream of a solar-powered world still when I initially moved here from there.
100% satisfaction guaranteed.
A job worth doing is a job worth doing right. If you are unhappy for any reason, then call me back and I will re-clean for free. Nobody has ever asked me, because I do the job right the first time, every time.