Meet Sam Cookney. If ever there was one man who could look at the bright side of a bad situation, it is Sam. While most of us these days are striving to live as close to work as humanly possible, doing so in London is currently impossible for most people. Sam was making it happen, but his London flat was costing him an arm and a leg, just for the privilege of a reasonably short commute. The cost of living was getting so ludicrous that he jokingly tweeted that he could probably live in Barcelona and commute for less than he was paying. Then he did the math and proved it. Two years ago, his joke made the global news as a poster child for the soaring costs of city living. Now, he’s back in the press because the joke has become reality. When Sam’s lease expired, he put his money where his mouth was and packed his bags for sunny Barcelona.