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Martian Law
Posted - 20 April 2017 11:29
No, although not too far from there. Most of my school friends have left the area too so it doesn't hold the same attachments that it once did
Wellington
Posted - 20 April 2017 11:30
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No

pros: £

cons: everything. Newcastle is vastly superior to London imho
I am Cyprian
Posted - 20 April 2017 11:31
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me - no.

Pros: excluding family, never see any of the scrotes i have known since literal (or, indeed, figurative) birth. It's a shyte hole.

Con: I make about 8x what my youngest brother earns, and he's got a house twice the size. Brexit will probably force me to move back there.
stardust
Posted - 20 April 2017 11:41
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Nope.

Pros: I don't have to feel like I'm stuck in my childhood; I am coastal (yay boats and beaches in the summer) and can escape into the countryside super quickly and I prefer a much more rural existence anyway.

Cons: Not very near London which can be a bit annoying when there are exhibitions or shows on that I'd like to see; don't see my family as much but we FaceTime anyway so it doesn't matter, really.
Simply Sausage
Posted - 20 April 2017 11:44
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Is this a Somewheres va Anywheres question?
Simply Sausage
Posted - 20 April 2017 11:58
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interesting new theory that political divide these days is between the somewheres who don't stray far from where they were born and value family ties, geographic or racial or religious cultural identity very highly and the anywheres who tend to live away from where they were born and value international exchange more highly than their own cultural identity and background. You probably don't fit neatly to be honest but the majority of roffers are anywheres.
pancake humper
Posted - 20 April 2017 12:05
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It's also got to do with where you grew up.

Loads of people move to dull suburban towns because they're worried about their children's 'quality of life'. Said kids then grow up bored shitless, move to cities as soon as possible and go back to those suburban towns once a year for Christmas.

Kids that grow up somewhere interesting like Edinburgh probably feel far less need to move away, in the same way that the people I know that grew up in London almost all still live here.
tr.aumatico
Posted - 20 April 2017 12:11
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right now I live where I grew up and have mixed emotions about it

pros: being able to go on street in certain Areas and see People I know, some friends are about, friendly place

cons: starts boring me slightly, everything is a bit small townish and narrow
Saillaw
Posted - 20 April 2017 13:31
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I will be moving back to where I grew up before too long but not planning to stay there forever for various reasons. Will be nice to be back in a rural environment and to catch up with old friends who've moved back there. Will be close enough to London to come up for an evening out but it will mean being further from the sea which is a major downside.
Queenie E
Posted - 20 April 2017 13:35
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Yes, London.

although grew up in SE and now live in SW

there are zero pros to the SE and zero cons to the SW
stardust
Posted - 20 April 2017 13:37
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Yay for the SW, Queen E! \ /
Simply Sausage
Posted - 20 April 2017 13:38
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"I don't think that theory applies to Scotland (esp not Edinburgh) "

I think it does apply to Scotland but I agree probably not people who happened to grow up in cities like London and Edinburgh and stayed
3-ducks
Posted - 20 April 2017 13:40
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"friends I have known since literal birth"

Literal? You mean these guys were just hanging around waiting for you to pop out to give you some bantz?
Queenie E
Posted - 20 April 2017 13:55
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SW LONDON peeps, soz, not SW England

I couldn't live anywhere else, I've been drinking the water for too long


chimp_
Posted - 20 April 2017 13:58
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No
Pros: I don't have to live in a small Yorkshire town any more
Cons: literally none
Phoebe Caulfield
Posted - 20 April 2017 17:00
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No

Pros - jobs that don't involve a call centre or a creamery

Cons - it is really expensive, and I never know anyone

#SELondonMassive
Pinkus
Posted - 20 April 2017 17:02
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No.

Pros -- I haven't yet lost my job to an Eastern European;
Cons -- People are super rude.

#SELondonMassive
blindtom
Posted - 20 April 2017 17:10
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No.

Pros - can actually do my very interesting job that I could not do there and for more money than I would probably earn.
Home town is very small, with not much to do and a great number of people with correspondingly small minds.

Cons - not a lot really. Neither my parents or many of my friends live there any more.
Keef_
Posted - 20 April 2017 17:14
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No.

Pros:
Not living in Guildford

Cons:
*searches bottom of barrel*
Nope. I think that's it.
3-ducks
Posted - 20 April 2017 17:22
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No

Pros: Not many

Cons: Living in Guildford