Moving BACK to the North East

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  1. There’s a guy on here who is/was living down London who told that story. I remember it distinctly cos I alsmost choked on my coffee at the time.
     
  2. chr1s1973

    chr1s1973 Striker

    It's a hard one,I'd love to go back too in many ways,but no way I'd be able to get a job. I'm not minted and I'm not a tradesman,or a solicitor/ doctor. So it's all well and good that windup merchant guy saying "modest wage",but it's not a modest wage I'd get up there,I'd get fuck all and I'm not willing to live in poverty.

    I actually made the huge error of leaving London to go home and it was terrible,mostly due to jobs. Maybe one day I'll be able to work remotely and I could maybe go back,but for now I'll have to stick it out in New York.

    I hear the City is a depressing place to be with the Brexit thing too,even if I went there,I probably couldn't afford to pay to live in actual London,so it would be shitty long commutes. So that's not going to happen.

    Maybe one day I'll make it back to the UK at least,but can't see me going home for a long time.
     
  3. IrishMackem88

    IrishMackem88 Winger

    What's it like to live in New Jersey mate?

    I have an interview in January for a job in New Jersey (might be New York either mind)
     
  4. chr1s1973

    chr1s1973 Striker

    Where in Jersey? It's nice,but to me there are like 3 Jerseys . Commuter belt of NYC,outer NYC and South Jersey.
     
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  5. matt228

    matt228 Midfield

    I grew up in Shildon and moved away for uni at 18. I was away for 4.5 years (total of 3 in Edinburgh, 1/2 each in Spain, France and York). Moved back when it all went tits up in York and I had no money left for rent. Plan was to come back for a few months (I'd told my mam to move into a smaller house as I was so sure I wouldn't be coming back, so it was a bit poky when I did end up coming back!) but I ended up staying over 4 years before I left again, such is the pull of the region for me. I somehow managed to find a decent job, bought a house... I'm in Canada right now and plan to do more travelling once this visa expires next year (New Zealand particularly) but long-term, home is home. Absolutely loved living in Edinburgh, though; I can well see myself spending a big chunk of my adult life there if opportunity allows.
     
  6. George Kaplan

    George Kaplan Winger

    I moved away about 13 years ago and I always thought I’d move back. Now I know I won’t.

    I’ve never missed the NE and after the Aged Mater shuffles off I can’t see any reason I’d even need to visit.

    I have moved. But not back
     
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  7. I moved away in 1984 and apart from six months in 1988 recuperating at the parents house after a broken leg, other than to visit relatives, the last time being two weeks or so ago, I’ve never been back. Where I live now, I have a good lifestyle, a nice house, a decent wage so life is good.
    I can never say never and being an only child there will come a time where I have to have another extended stay in Blighty, but if I’m honest, as much as I identify as coming from Sunderland, the chances of me moving back to live will be fairly close to zero.
     
  8. Jasper

    Jasper Striker

    Considering moving AWAY from it for the first time in a long while.
     
  9. Aituk7

    Aituk7 Winger

    Good luck sir!

    I'm looking forward to returning for christmas, always gives me good memories as I approach up the a19
     
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  10. i lived away for 10 years, same happened to me, moved back 7 years ago, never looked back :)
     
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  11. MackneyHackem

    MackneyHackem Central Defender

    Been away 9 years. I find three days at Christmas each year and coming up for the odd wedding is more than enough.

    Won't ever move back unless for some reason I'm forced to.

    That was me, that. Haven't been with her for about four years.

    Her parents were tighter than a gnat's chuff.
     
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  12. Bob Fleming

    Bob Fleming Striker

    Almost 2 years back for me now and it has worked out great. I've got to know extended family a lot more. Kids have settled. Parents get to see their grandkids and my kids get to have grandparents rather than just someone they spoke to on Skype. Live in a nice house in a nice part of Sunderland and landed on my feet with a job.
    Love this part of the world tbh. There s problems but nothing that isnt outweighed by the good.
     
  13. wash

    wash Midfield

    Made me feel hungry reading that, miss ham and Pease pudding almost as much as I miss seeing the lads play regularly. Been away 39 years and I wouldn't move back as my life is down south


    Not too far from you in Norfolk
     
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  14. IrishMackem88

    IrishMackem88 Winger

    Does Hunderdon County ring a bell?

    Now that's where the company is based, whether I'm going to be working there (if I get the job) I'm not sure.

    It's football coaching so it could be anywhere in NJ or even in NY as far as I know.
     
  15. MackneyHackem

    MackneyHackem Central Defender

    Really though? I miss getting a mince and gravy pie on a Saturday morning from Cockburn's in Silky and then going back home with me da' to scran them while watching Football Focus and then going to the match.

    It's nostalgic, aye, but it's because I liked being a kid and eating pies and watching the footy with me da' – it's not a yearning for a mince pie.

    Ham and pease pudding is fucking shite.
     
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  16. chr1s1973

    chr1s1973 Striker

    Oh right. So south New Jersey.

    I'm sure it's very nice. Not as urban as other places but lots of nice little towns and places to live. It's not that far from NYC or Philadelphia,sounds like it would be a good experience,there are loads of football academies in NJ and NY. Certainly a very different life to Europe.
     
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  17. MackneyHackem

    MackneyHackem Central Defender

    How so?
     
  18. TNT73

    TNT73 Central Defender Contributor

    I picked up the house keys in Consett yesterday afternoon and guess what? There was only a Greggs right next door.
     
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  19. chr1s1973

    chr1s1973 Striker

    I suppose it depends on what you are used to, but less being able to walk,more malls and similar. Bigger houses in estate type settings rather than the type of houses you get at home. More chain shops and restaurants,more outdoors things to do.Thay kind of thing.
     
  20. Back in time for Wycombe, hope you enjoy!
     

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