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Do you hate where you live?

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moumoute Tue 26-Mar-19 09:28:16


carear Tue 26-Mar-19 12:00:50

moumoute linoleumblownapart wow, really didn't know that or even think that it would even be like that. How strange. I could understand why you'd feel fed up after awhile. I guess there's good and bad in every place you live.

Parker231 Tue 26-Mar-19 11:15:35

@moumoute - we will probably still leave although we talked about it so much, I’m no longer certain what is and isn’t a good idea. I have an EU passport although I’ve lived in the UK since I was five. DH is French Canadian and came to the UK as a student. As so glad now that we didn’t get UK passports. DT’s were born here and are in UK Uni’s although neither plan on getting jobs here. I work for an international company and can work anywhere but DH is a doctor so some limitations on where he is qualified to work.

moumoute Tue 26-Mar-19 11:08:01

@Parker231 what if Brexit doesn't happen? Is there any solution to stay? You will miss London wherever you go especially if you are happy there!

moumoute Tue 26-Mar-19 11:05:45

@carear you got a good explanation from @linoleumblownapart. It's known to be a safe place with free schools and all. But I will never feel home because of the locals. I am also very tired of live revolving around the cold weather.

LaurieFairyCake Tue 26-Mar-19 11:03:40

No, it's amazing

Beautiful green spaces, loads to do, fantastic transport, lovely people

FookMeFookYou Tue 26-Mar-19 10:42:50

@PlainSpeakingStraightTalking do you live in Kent by any chance... sounds like you are describing the town I moved to nearly two years ago. I'm a South Londoner 😁

SwimmingJustKeepSwimming Tue 26-Mar-19 10:42:28

Oh Cabbage - money!! Not being able to afford a nicer area.... obvious really!

megletthesecond Tue 26-Mar-19 10:35:01

Although I was ok with it until my last local family member passed away. Now I feel rootless despite living here all my life confused.
Secondaries aren't great and some of my neighbours are a nightmare.

CabbageHippy Tue 26-Mar-19 10:34:55

no - why would you live somewhere you hate - why not move?

Lyricallie Tue 26-Mar-19 10:33:07

I do and I don’t.

It is very cheap cost of living/renting. We both have very good specialist jobs that would be hard to find anywhere else but it’s very very rural. It’s a 6 hour drive south to the major city I grew up in and I also moved up here after living a couple of years in London. So going from that to this. I miss restaurants that sell more than pub food. I miss my family and friends (although I have friends here).

I think plan is another 4/5 years then head to the central belt. I just feel so ungrateful as everyone is so nice here and help me feel included and I’m just counting down until I can leave.

I do enjoy all the outdoor activities I do that I wouldn’t have as easy as access anywhere else.

Parker231 Tue 26-Mar-19 10:30:52

No - we live in central London and love everything about our house and neighbourhood but due to Brexit we’re now planning on leaving but can’t work out (agree) on where to move to.

Gin96 Tue 26-Mar-19 10:30:16

Love where I live in the uk, lots of work, good schools, great amenities, lots to do for my teenage daughter, the best of both worlds, great country side but also live very close to the city with theatre, cinema, shopping and many other activities available all on my doorstep and if you want something different London is 30 mins on the train

LinoleumBlownapart Tue 26-Mar-19 10:29:34

carear Sweden is not a warm and friendly. Swedish people can be very cold to outsiders. My grandmother was Swedish and she was always very arrogant about Sweden.
Materialisticaly and aesthetically it's great, but sometimes that doesn't cut the mustard.

chaoscategorised Tue 26-Mar-19 10:29:25

I live in a Manchester suburb. I love it - nice town centre. But it's expensive and you only have to go half a mile in another direction and it's a very different story.

PlainSpeakingStraightTalking Tue 26-Mar-19 10:28:04

Not much these days.

What was once a nice little town has unfortunately got a touch of the South Londons creeping in. Too many charity shops, too many fast food outlets, too many pound stores, , the drugs are creeping in in, more blatently available and the place is full of the stereotype Uber drivers. Actually it's becoming a ghettoised shitsville.

LinoleumBlownapart Tue 26-Mar-19 10:25:50

I wouldn't say I hate it. It's a hard life though, none of the state schools are well funded, everything decent costs a fortune, so there's a massive gap between the rich and the poor. People build without proper planning or following regulations. People cut corners, rip people off and try to get away with it. Everyone moans about what's wrong with it, but given the chance they do the same shit as everyone else.
I live in Brazil

carear Tue 26-Mar-19 10:24:14

Oh and I absolutely detest where I live. The area is a dump, drugs, anti social behaviour, fly tipping, parking issues, littering, you name it- it's here. I hate my house too. Only good thing is everything is walking distance.

carear Tue 26-Mar-19 10:22:39

I thought Sweden would be an awesome place to live! I haven't been there or know anything about it though!

Were you originally from the UK and have moved over there? Why don't you like it?

AdvancedAvoider Tue 26-Mar-19 10:21:27

I used to hate where we lived, I thought I'd love it but the reality was very different so we moved.

I now love where we live. Good transport links, small town with a community feel, great neighbours, fairly good access to entertainment for teens, rural surrounding areas, excellent schools, low crime rates.

Home77 Tue 26-Mar-19 10:18:12

I didn't like living in Scotland either (grew up there). Found it unfriendly in some ways and weather not good either. Much prefer it in the south west to be honest.

Mari50 Tue 26-Mar-19 10:12:05

Ok, if we’re being very general I live in Scotland and I don’t like it. There are many lovely areas to live in Scotland but none of them would work for my situation unfortunately so I’m kinda stuck.....

araiwa Tue 26-Mar-19 10:08:22


If i did, i would move

moumoute Tue 26-Mar-19 10:06:40

I live in Sweden and I don't like it.

SweetSummerchild Tue 26-Mar-19 09:51:36

It has good and bad points.

Nice house, good public transport, good neighbours, quiet and low crime, good outdoor spaces

Poor secondary schools (Pay or pray to get a good one), character-less town, expensive

Overall, can’t complain too much. I’ve lived in worse towns/houses.

PosterPostingPosterishly Tue 26-Mar-19 09:47:12

*enquiring (you know what I meant wink)

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