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1. Posted by Tay Bay (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

I'm new to this...So I hope this turns out alright. [haha]

So I'v been thinking about moving to England. Everyone says I won't, but I'd really like to. I'v read a lot of other forums that others have posted, and got some ideas. But I'm wondering if I can get some other inputs.

I'd like to move where the people are nice and friendly, and fun! People who would take me in and show me around. Where there's things to do [as I live in Nebraska in the US and there is nothing to do, it's sooo boring!]. Where the weather isn't ALWAYS cold. And is safe.

I don't want to be too picky. Just wanna make sure if I pack up and move all the way over there, that I'll be happy! ;)

If you need to ask any questions to be of more help, feel free!
Thanks in advance!

2. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 7y

It is hard to make a suggestion based on a few lines.

If you really want to move to another country I would suggest to first go there and look around before jumping into the deep end. There seem to be some contradictions in you wish list. If you want to be in a place that is alive, you are likely to look for a bigger city, but don't expect that people take you in there, and show you around.

The closest I can come to a suggestion would be to take a closer look at Brighton. it's on the southcoast, so a little bit warmer than in the north, big enough for some action, and close enough to London if you want to have even more choice in entertainment. I have some friends that lived there (but than agian, they were part of a whole group of young people from Spain living there, so they had there own little community, so they took eachother in.)

3. Posted by Oscarr (Budding Member 9 posts) 7y

Hi, I'm from England, like Herr Bert says it's hard to help much based on those few lines, but I can make a few valid points.

There is not much difference weather wise throughout |England, except the southern coast perhaps, but from London to the north the climate varies very little, with only 1/2 degrees' difference in temperature, and a drop or 2 of rain more in the north. I'm from the north, (Leeds) in Yorkshire, England's biggest county, which I think could be what your'e looking for if you don't mind a bit of wind and rain now and again. The people are generally very welcoming, as we don't have the hustle and bustle of London life, you have the Yorkshire dales for long walks and countryside picnics, but you also have England's 4th biggest city in Leeds, which is developing very quickly into a fashionable and cosmopolitan city, so there is a big music scene and many many bars, restaurants, cinemas, clubs, pubs, shopping centers and the like. This is also applies to Manchester,Liverpool and Newcastle in the North, and Birmingham in the midlands. York is also an option if your'e into England's history and enjoy shopping. London is an amazing city, the biggest and best of everything, but that also means horrible traffic congestion,inflated prices and people in a rush! however you cannot think of living in England without looking into London, it literally has everything.

Herr Bert made a good suggestion with Brighton, as it too is a fast-growing area, and the weather IS better down there, But I would follow the previous advice of coming to see for yourself, as I think England is very much down to individual taste, rather than popular choice.

hope that helps somewhat. :)

4. Posted by Tay Bay (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

Thank you!
I know I didn't include very much, which probably made it hard to give an input. But thanks for doing it anyways. I wasn't sure what all I should say, so I just threw out what came to mind.

I will definitely visit before just moving out there. And I should have worded it differently...I don't actually mean for people to take me in, that was a bit of an exaggeration (although it would also be cool!), what I actually meant it just for people that are friendly, and if I stop and ask for directions (or anything really) that they would be nice. Where I live, there are a lot of mean people, and they get very rude, which I am trying to get away from.

As far as weather goes, I'm fine with rain. I actually love rain and storms! As long as it's not ALL the time, I like the sun too! I'm just trying to stay in weather that isn't cold all the time.

All those places sound very nice! You guys shold get into advertisement or something. ;) You got me hooked in!