Date: Thursday 10 January 2019
Retired head teacher David Meek, 64, and his wife Sheena, 66, a former Principal Teacher of Modern Languages, have recently completed their move to a new home at our Victoria Grange development in Monifieth, East Scotland, to begin the second phase of their retirement.
The couple previously lived in Dundee for nine years, and they are delighted to make their return to Tayside following three years in Glasgow. During 40 years of marriage, the couple have lived in nine different houses yet their new home at Victoria Grange is their favourite. David explains: “During our time together, Sheena and I have lived in most types of property. From bungalows and semi-detached to detached Victorian villas and most recently a Victorian conversion in Glasgow, but our home here at Victoria Grange is definitely our favourite.
Sheena adds: “The design and flow of our house is so practical. There was a lovely range of homes to choose from, but in the end the layout of the Stewart four bedroom detached suited us best. The house is large enough to accommodate everyone when our two sons and their families come to visit, and David is very fond of baking so having a kitchen with separate utility was important to him.
The couple wanted this property to feel like a real home from day one as Sheena continues: “We didn’t want to live in a glitzy show home, and we wanted our home to be comfortable. With this in mind, we are constantly surprised at how this property has absorbed all of our furniture from our old properties and how good it looks. In fact, we both think our furniture has never looked better, and day after day we remark to one another how well our things work in this house.”
Victoria Grange in Monifieth is situated close to one of Scotland’s most picturesque coastlines and the town centre is just around a mile away offering commuters easy transport links to Dundee and beyond. Its location and transport links were key factors in the couple’s decision to move, as Sheena adds: “Being close to local amenities and transport links are important for us – we enjoy being able to walk into the centre of Monifieth, and the local bus services to Dundee and Ninewells Hospital make life easy for us.”