Moving BACK to the North East

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I think he already has mate.



Are you sure you're not just a bit envious of them that they've had the bottle to get work down there rather than being shit scared to leave their comfort zone?
I was waiting for some tail to say this .Done it mate in my early 20's ,no fun what so ever and I'd say the money is better up here now.
I did a job in Brighton last year and I found tradesman where easier to come by down there than they are up here .

I'm here because I need to be here mate. I can assure you if I could live and work elsewhere I would. Not that London is a bad place, it's really not. My 2y old loves the park and heath and museums. I really don't mind here apart from the cost and I'm half an hour from work.

I don't want to settle here though even if I've been here since 03.

I've volunteered for a move to Paris or frankfurt
Good luck mate as I think your a decent fella.my point was the lads who are back up in the northeast and bore the shite out of us about London .
 
I was waiting for some tail to say this .Done it mate in my early 20's ,no fun what so ever and I'd say the money is better up here now.
I did a job in Brighton last year and I found tradesman where easier to come by down there than they are up here .
Fair enough mate. I know plenty who've moved back after being away years. My lass (no and Italian) loves Sunderland and would move there tomorra. I'd prefer to live in Italy though.
 
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Can deffo empathise with this, I was away nearly 20 years and came back. I'm happy enough here but preferred it elsewhere. Enjoying being at the match for the first time in a while though :lol::lol::lol:
I think I jinxed us, we were ok until I came back......the exact time we appointed Moyes :oops::lol:
 

monkeytassle

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Sounds like you've already sold your soul mate. You've been down there since 2003, I imagine you're longing to get out of such a soul sucking game (and locale) but have family commitments that see you maintain your status quo. If you said to the missus, we're packing up and heading north for a simpler life on a modest wage, how would she react?
Not at all. I really enjoy my job. It just has certain constraints out of my control. My wife would hate it. As would I. The only thing I'd consider is buying rental property in the south of France. I'd still trade though

I was waiting for some tail to say this .Done it mate in my early 20's ,no fun what so ever and I'd say the money is better up here now.
I did a job in Brighton last year and I found tradesman where easier to come by down there than they are up here .


Good luck mate as I think your a decent fella.my point was the lads who are back up in the northeast and bore the shite out of us about London .
It has that effect. Working a 6 month job doesn't mean London life. Can spend your coin in mahiki or whatever but that's not London life.

Its unique and I like it. I've now outgrown it.
 
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Not at all. I really enjoy my job. It just has certain constraints out of my control. My wife would hate it. As would I. The only thing I'd consider is buying rental property in the south of France. I'd still trade though
Well I'm not going to attempt to psychoanalyse you. There is a theory of two prevailing types of people in the modern workplace, the some-wheres and the any-wheres. The concept is that a certain strata of people who believe they can work anywhere and have no affiliation with any location, they're usually progressives and more hedonistic. Somewhere's tend to be more socially conservative and less materialistic.

I imagine your missus is a cockney who detests the North and has slowly turned you against your home, this is just conjecture though, you might have always disliked the NE.
 

squashjoe

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Well I'm not going to attempt to psychoanalyse you. There is a theory of two prevailing types of people in the modern workplace, the some-wheres and the any-wheres. The concept is that a certain strata of people who believe they can work anywhere and have no affiliation with any location, they're usually progressives and more hedonistic. Somewhere's tend to be more socially conservative and less materialistic.

I imagine your missus is a cockney who detests the North and has slowly turned you against your home, this is just conjecture though, you might have always disliked the NE.
France might give you a clue.
 

richyrich

Full Back
I'm in my thirties now, if I was to move back it probably wouldn't be in the town anyway, I prefer a bit of greenery around me and really miss the idea of home and belonging somewhere. Not too worried about "fuckall to do" as traveling to Newcastle, Edinburgh and Leeds etc all done in 2 hours if there's something I want to see.
I moved back 4 years ago in my early 30's after spending 20 years away. Loved it for the 1st 2 years then quickly got bored of it. It's like being in 1980's Emmerdale Farm.. with Facebook, and a beach (with dog shit all over it)!

It'll always be home to me, and there are some lovely little quiet areas of Sunderland that I wouldn't mind retiring to, but I'm too young to be hiding away in a sleepy Northern village on facebook for the rest of my days. I wanna see the world man!
 
I moved back 4 years ago in my early 30's after spending 20 years away. Loved it for the 1st 2 years then quickly got bored of it. It's like being in 1980's Emmerdale Farm.. with Facebook, and a beach (with dog shit all over it)!

It'll always be home to me, and there are some lovely little quiet areas of Sunderland that I wouldn't mind retiring to, but I'm too young to be hiding away in a sleepy Northern village on facebook for the rest of my days. I wanna see the world man!
The fact you say it'll always be home and you want to come back here - even though you haven't even gone yet! Is good enough for me, you're attached and have a home. If you're young, get yersel away man, and come back in a few years. I would always encourage people from Sunderland to move away, you get great perspective and experience, even better if you move a couple of times or outside of the UK.
 

monkeytassle

Striker
Well I'm not going to attempt to psychoanalyse you. There is a theory of two prevailing types of people in the modern workplace, the some-wheres and the any-wheres. The concept is that a certain strata of people who believe they can work anywhere and have no affiliation with any location, they're usually progressives and more hedonistic. Somewhere's tend to be more socially conservative and less materialistic.

I imagine your missus is a cockney who detests the North and has slowly turned you against your home, this is just conjecture though, you might have always disliked the NE.
Can probably have another guess
 
I came back a few years ago after over 15 years away, with a wife and young kinds in tow.

Pros: - Having family and close friends nearby, affordability and therefore quality of life does improve.

Cons: - There will be an element of nostalgia in any move back, and the North East you left behind will have gone, mates moved on, scenes changed etc. Also, jobs, its a very small economy we have, and opportunities in general present themselves less and are harder to obtain. I've caught myself looking at jobs in London a few times of late!!

In summary, the pros outweigh the cons for me, but you have to make sure your doing for the right reasons. If you just fancy the life you had before you moved away, my advice would be don't come back, as you will be disappointed
 

Teed

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Lived away for nearly 40 years then moved back. Biggest positives are family/friends/footy. Biggest shock to me was that there was an imbalance between my memory (maybe rosy nostalgia - nee pics of her) of salt of the earth hard working people to lazy twats happy to spend their time sitting on their steps 'all day' in their dressing gowns.
Pretty similar for me, (18 years) though not so much the step sitters, more, mobility scooter riders and manky horrible twats, they seemed to have multiplied ten fold and of course the wage and job structure seemed like it had barely changed from the 80's.
 

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