I realise I'm replying to a thread that's shedloads older than my membership on this site (but that's work procrastination for you...)Me and my missus constantly play this game. We nearly moved to Bristol off the back of it a couple of years ago, and ended up moving to Stroud Green instead. Sort of the same. Except not.
Without reading the article first: Australia. I have a few friends over there and it's warm. ;-)An and you got me running after you. hahaha.Did you see the prompt on the writers thread? Stop playing on the forum and get cracking with writing. I'm doing exactly that now.
@Stella I did and I will. Got to get this tender out first though...
I heard that Sydney is more expensive than London these days? My vote goes to Lisbon - its close, sunny, its easy to communicate in english, and they have amazing seafood :D
Your right Oz is incrediably expensive to live in, Melbourne property is more expensive than London, when I was at the boxing day test couple of years ago it was around £7 a pint for very bad beer in the pubs. Great place though, go and get a dump truck drivers job in WA http://www.getajobinthemines.com/dump-truck-jobs-mines.html
I'd quite like to live on Orkney or somewhere like that, but only if it could be sunny and warm 365 days of the year and they build a high speed rail link to get me to London in less than an hour. Similar feelings about North Yorkshire, maybe somewhere just outside of Harrogate or York. Bits of Sussex are nice, maybe Lewes. Haywards Heath is a bit of a dump, but I suppose you have the train. Lindfield is better, but ridiculously expensive in comparison. In terms of abroad, maybe Hong Kong or Paris, but not permanently.
San Francisco Bay Area, preferably Sausalito. Or Paris please.
My brother lives in Sausalito and loves it - good choice!
Barcelona. You've got the beach, the mountains, urban nightlife and lovely food. Also close enough for friends to visit.
@Misscara - I reckon Brighton beats Lewes hands down. You can still get a lovely pint of Harveys there, but without all the snobs. Although their Bonfire Night is pretty epic...
My unrealistic ambitions involve being rich and living in Paris. Although I do have a strange affection for Cardiff for some reason.
Cambridge or Tynemouth.
I would be boring: Brooklyn.
@unattached - yep Brighton is nice and it was sort of my second home for a few years, but bits of it are grim and the bits I'd want to live in are as expensive as London. If I were going to move that way I'd live outside of the city in one of the villages at the bottom of The Downs, maybe Steyning or Ditchling.@Idoru - a second/holiday home in Tynemouth would be nice but to live there full-time would be a bit depressing. I mean the beaches and coastline are gorgeous but what about work? And in winter when it's damp and grey all the time you'd just be held prisoner in your house by the sea fret. Maybe an option to consider when you've retired or found that rich husband, and just go there in summer.
Sea frets happen in the summer too! Agree it is a lovely place,we lived in Newcastle and loved visiting especially the market on Sundays. We even looked at a few houses there too but ended up sticking to Newcastle.
When I win the lottery I'm going to buy a second home in Tynemouth. There's one with massive windows overlooking King Edward's Bay that I've got my eye on. Either that or one on Percy Gardens.
I like the old terraced ones on the main street near the station opposite the private school. I think there is a pink one and a yellow one. There is also one with a crescent moon on the garden gate which may have a connection with the Turks Head further down the road?
It would be a toss up between moving back to Los Angeles or Malham in North Yorkshire its stunning. http://www.malhamdale.com/
@misscara I grew up in Steyning. It is a great village. Fully stocked high street because it is just about far enough away from larger towns like Brighton. I share your views about Brighton's more scummy parts. Ditchling is beautiful, but very very small.
I still dream of having a flat near the centre of Buenos Aires. Sun in the summer...sun in the summer.
I have always had a dream of moving to Ulan Bator.
Was talking to Miss Annie about it last night its a place I have always wanted to go to.
Nuuk, Greenland, the north-east side of town, for me. But only with a good internet connection. That or Bournemouth.
I'm retiring to Wales. What a surprise! But I may spend some time with Mrs.TB and family in Santa Cruz and San Francisco. Travel is great.
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