Barnesy: Why buying my first house was such an achievement


The music legend’s garden means he “suffers in silence” for the sake of his relationship.

What do you recall about buying your first home?

My family were very poor. We never owned a house, in fact, we were lucky if we could afford the rent. So when I bought my first home it was a very emotional time for me. I felt a huge sense of achievement. Like I had broken the cycle of poverty. Or at least taken a big step in the right direction. I wanted my children to never feel like they were unsafe. I wanted them to have everything they needed.



Jimmy Barnes Working Class Boy – credit Stephanie Barnes. Photo: Stephanie Barnes

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