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post Feb 10 2006, 07:10 PM
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I'm getting a bit sick of Devon, its beautiful but work is hard to come by and because of the number of rich retirees and second home owners I haven't got a chance of getting my own place.

So what are things like in the North? I know the cost of living is less up there but what is it like to live in, and where would be good places for a girlyboi from the westcountry to end up?


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post Feb 10 2006, 07:46 PM
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Leeds is a good place. I am planning on making it up there to live eventually myself.
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post Feb 10 2006, 08:25 PM
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Don't stop half way. Boo to the Midlands!


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post Feb 10 2006, 08:56 PM
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Ok, so speaking as a born and bred Lancastrian I'm pretty biased, but Lancaster is a great place. I've never really had any hassle over being trans, probably because there's quite an alternative vibe to the place.


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post Feb 11 2006, 06:43 PM
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Ooh.. Lancaster eh?

Do you ever go to the Water Witch?

I'll second what clatterpop said about Lancaster. The surrounding area is just as attractive as Devon, if not more so. It's full of students though, so the dominant culture here is very heavy on the cheese, but there are alternative scenes and the university brings more overt sexual diversity to the city than there would be otherwise.

There are a few pubs you might want to steer clear of dressed in PVC and high heels, but that's nothing you wouldn't expect anywhere else in the country. The narrow minded types have to go somewhere


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post Feb 14 2006, 02:21 PM
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Funnily enough, although I'm not much of a social animal, I spent a rather pleasant lunchtime in the Water Witch the other day. It really is a great pub. smile.gif

One of the major problems with Lancaster these days, is that the letting agencies seem to be exerting a bit of a stranglehold on the rental market. I'm lucky in that I found a private landlord who doesn't charge the earth and he's an alright kinda guy.


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post Feb 14 2006, 10:51 PM
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I can recommend Manchester. If you like London, it's very similar but smaller and less "rude" laugh.gif I lived in Sheffield for years and it's beautiful. I really miss it. It has everything you can want and an excellent vibe. All but one of my friends there were originally from elsewhere in the country. They came for Uni and stayed. It's be good for the countryside too if you're from Devon. The peaks are beautiful. I also love Birmingham but wouldn't recommend it.

Basically, do some touring, have a look round, see what grabs ya' smile.gif


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