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would be pretty awesome right?
but wonder if i'm looking at it through rose tinted glasses.
where i live is what you described! lol old people, the beach and fields etc but also loads of chavs.
or marGHETTO if you like. lol
i guess it's ok to visit. the shell grotto is ace. and there are some lovely beaches.
i LOVE the beach! even in autumn and winter - the sky in the early everning is awesome. and in the summer we have BBQs on the beach which is cool fun.
i have a friend i can houseshare with in brighton
if your friend needs a person then could you put me in touch with them?"
ah no he's in a houseshare at the moment (all full) but would leave that to houseshare with me. so THEN there'd be a room where he is now....but this wouldn't happen until the summer. sorry, not a lot of help. i'll ask him to let me know if he hears of any rooms going though.
i'm living for cheap in london though! then again, i am really really lucky, i swear.
brighton sounds a cool place, even though you'd be in the same city as yesiamaduck
i missed it when i lived in...ahem...staines(!). brighton is 'friendlier' than london too. i like the chilled-out-ness (yeah new word) of it.
i believe it's just a myth made up to scare little children from interesting parts of london. see also: hard-fi
i ACTUALLY saw ali g filming 'in da house' on my way home from work. TRUE STORY.
that's impressive commitment to the cause
saw him driving about and the bit where he is chained to the railings outside the townhall
it's not as hip as Brighton, but it's prettier and has a way way way way better beach. Also our surf breaks > Brighton's surf breaks.
Also, you can live rent free with me in my one bedroom flat with one bedroom because there's only one bed and that's in the one bedroom.
I mentioned it was one bedroom, right?
Cool, I'll clear a drawer for your lingerie.
so I'm giving shes_so_high a shot at disappointment instead!
i thought you were moving to bristol anyway?
Maybe at the end of the year, but am undecided...depends what goes down jobwise, we're getting credit crunched at the moment.
like you weren't having a go, putting her off with all that Yesiamaduck talk.
FANX alex! heh heh :)
Find me a job, yeah?
my mate was at uni there so was down a fair bit....i dunno...it has its good points...but then it feels like its entirely made up of the glastonbury ticket allocation...all hipsters, hippies and herberts
i have never been to glastonbury...if anything, i feel this makes my point even stronger....right.
but (see above post) after living in a town full of chavs, beered up middle aged men and old people i'm quite happy to 'hippy it up' a bit! plus i ....erm....i...have a glastonbury ticket! lol
my second choice is medway....but i doubt any of you are familiar with it...it's not much different from margate just closer to london and all my friends live there.
Birthplace of 'The Chav' as a social phenomenon?
I won't allow it, this is no longer a thread...it's an intervention.
ok, intervention successful! :D
Argh. I could always do both, starting in London then moving daaan saaaf. My mum wants me to move to Brighton where "you won't get stabbed". Bless.
we can have DiS meets with yesiamaduck! haha. DiS meets (meats)= reason for moving to a certain place!
BUT i will need to make friends if i move to brighton! ;)
They are all very nice (which is why I'm friends with them). I can arrange visits with them if you'd like!
i really really like it. im looking for a new house closer to the town/coast at the moment. there are too many students though (me being one of them)
see i wouldn't mind if i'm not dead central so long as i could walk into brighton centre in about half an hour.
up near Falmer village. which is quite a long walk into town. an hour at least. if you get a bike theres some good cycle paths to/from town and along the sea front as well which is really nice. i cant wait for summer here. its gonna be really good.
brighton in summer is lovely :D
it is really nice what with the pavilion, victorian buildings and all the nice little shops in the lanes, on the downside the seagulls would drive me insane and most people there are student passing through so in the long run it wouldn't be so fun, still one of the only good places in the south
they scare me a bit tbh.it's like they aim for your head when they swoop about.
but it can't be as bad as it is here. and i guess brighton is big enough to vary where you go so you don't see the same people all the time.
My brother still lives there. It's alright.
or move for a different reason?
Plus job was going nowhere so sidestepped into a different career. There are lovely parts to Brighton but it can be a bit small. I lived in Hove (which is just another part really) and could walk into town in 20 mins and the beach in 3 which is good. I still enjoy going back.
i'd be happy to live there :)
i could afford it
that should say 'couldn't'
resident records and the freebutt are testament to this
(other then brief moments elseware) I love it still, just got such a great atmos (evening especially) in the summer the are parts of brighton which cant be topped, such as street parties spontaniously starting by the mash tun.
i would go for it. it's probably one of my favourite places to visit when i'm over. my aunt & uncle live down there. i love the seaside markets in the summer & whatnot & being able to walk around a large-ish (compared to where i live) area & feel completely at home & comfortable. plus there's this one shop in the lanes that i absolutely love going to that has a lot of really beautiful Indian type tapestry/clothes/crafts & whatnot, but now this is just me babbling...
a few doors up from the Komedia. it was lovely - 1 bed split level place. when they moved out i was half tempted to take it, even though commuting into london for work would've killed me...
it's ok but generally expensive (more so than london, could never find a good cheap boozer), cliquey, and pretentious. And no decent Fried Chicken outlets.
My rent was cheaper up in the big smoke. I agree with CaviarAndCigarets on most points, also its much harder finding film work down here as well (Unless you want to work in computer games and can speak russian). loads of gigs, though they are often poorly attended and lack atmosphere. But hey, its a beautiful day today and the city looks lovely!
buts its a lovely day today so
and I always enjoyed it.
she likes it but she lived in london her whole life before that and she thinks london is better cos it is. brighton is cool though, albeit real small.
she wants to move to hove cos it is nicer. move there.
but the is a lot less to do and convinience can be slashes, however the is 24hr busses to hove as opposed to most areas on the outskirts of Brightonian
- lots of positive replies saying how ace it is to live in brighton :D
There doesn't seem to be an obvious gap between Brighton and Hove. I'm going to be living right on the coast and at some point as I walk towards the pier it becomes Brighton. It's tiny compared to London. Everywhere seems walkable.
I'm more excited about moving there than anywhere else I've ever moved to. It's the seaside for heaven's sake.
also the sea-facing buildings turn from yellow to white as you enter brighton.
so it must be AWESOME.
Actually, it is actually pretty good. Lots of ace pubs, lots of music. lots of good shops, but has the lowest earnings > cost of living ratio in the country so it's a shitty fuckfest to survive financially here. London prices, Oldham wages. or something.
I love living here though.