Discussion in 'Moopy Moop' started by Chlammy, Mar 29, 2020.
Manchester, deffos. Liverpool is full of scousers.
@Chlammy Edinburgh is so pretty BUT I found it really difficult to make friends at first. Glasgow has a much better night life, better music scene too; and also a a better gay scene.
what are you after?
Most of those bellends come up from LONDON.
Objectively I'd like
Somewhere where making friends is easy
Somewhere LGBTIQ+ friendly (and active)
Somewhere not hyper big and bustling but not dead quiet
Somewhere with easy access to nature
Somewhere where running is easy (and ideally cycling)
Somewhere with a big arts scene (writing, theatre, storytelling etc)
I think all of these have a lot of this in their own way. I just think Manchester is quite sprawled and ugly in parts, but I've heard it's great to live in.
Of course this is all supposing I pull out of Palma, which is looking more and more likely
Fair. But surely the Home Counties as well.
Somewhere where making friends is easy - Glasgow
Somewhere LGBTIQ+ friendly (and active) -Glasgow
Somewhere not hyper big and bustling but not dead quiet - Edinburgh is a bit smaller, but still big enough to not feel claustrophobic
Somewhere with easy access to nature - Edinburgh
Somewhere where running is easy (and ideally cycling) - Either, Edinburgh has a great cycle path network, Glasgow not as much but lots of cycle paths on roads, both have plenty of places to go running
Somewhere with a big arts scene (writing, theatre, storytelling etc) - Glasgow
Also did I say I might be moving back to Glasgow?
Glasgow is probably a good choice because I have friends there and it's cheaper so would be easier to get started in. It's just also the only one I've never actually been in!
Of course I'm saying all this and need to actually find a job, but I'm thinking I have enough money saved that I could probably teach supply in somewhere like Glasgow for a while.
Manchester is a great city - the only place it might fall down for you is the access to nature.
I used to live in Didsbury, South Manchester, and that and Chorlton have nice big, wooded parks with the Mersey running through them. They're really nice places. Naturally they're a bit more expensive than other suburbs, but they are very nice.
If a single blade of grass threatens to break through in the city centre they throw a skyscraper on it though.
Nature is a pretty big thing for me too, but I do love Chorlton and Didsbury and would live there if I could.
Altrincham and Prestwich look nice too though. And much easier finding jobs in Manchester than the other three!
Manchester! Join us!
I live near Didsbury, it's beautiful... And hello, the peak district is on your doorstep.
Glasgow has some good parks, and then loch lomond is not that far away on the train, and there are a lot of other great options by train as well.
The city centre is being entirely redeveloped and theres so much springing up, not to mention the amazing music arts and theatre stuff going on. Yeah some of the outskirts are a bit rough and ready but trust me I’ve lived in some shitholes (St Annes Nottingham anyone?) and Manchesters ‘rough’ parts still have a lot of charm
I’ve lived in Prestwich and live in Altrincham now, the later is amazing, Cheshire is on the doorstep, with amazing countryside, the coast is an hour away, the Lake District just up the M6. It ticks a lot of boxes for you.
The food in Alti is fucking AMAZING as well by the way, nightlifes just bars and pubs (and a titty bar if you fancy a walk on the wild side) but Manchester's just up the road. Check out http://www.altrinchammarket.co.uk/ (there's a bigger version in Manchester CC too called Mackie Mayor) which is such a nice place to eat and drink. Sugo, Evuna etc all amazing restaurants. Sugo probably in my top 5 ever.
I honestly fucking love it here apart from the weather.
Heaton Park and Prestwich Clough, plenty of greenery
Yes Sugo and Evuna are two of my faves too !
To be fair they also exist in the city too, and Manchester food is equally amazing.
But yeah, move to Manchester, its a great city and only getting better. I think its by far the best place in the UK outside of London, which you can't really compare with anything.
Guys I was totally sold on Manchester until you got yourself locked down again ffs
Go and get stabbed in Toxteth then.
Even in a lockdown it's still better