Hello guys today’s post is a little different to usual, I took part in the Ltbloggers chat and it was based a lot around The North vs The South.So I thought what a better time than to post a little list of things that are different up North compared to the big smoke and why I like/dislike these things so here we go:
First lets get the negatives out of the way…
1: The awful roller coaster trains in Yorkshire that feel like they may break down at any given point. You know the ones, they don’t have individual seats it’s more like a bench, and when you sit down on them they creak and you’re now pretty sure you’re the main character in some horror film that’s about to start.
2. When every one thinks you think you’re now ‘posh’ because of your slightly southern accent. Or even worse people say they don’t understand what you are saying because you’re speaking clearly. Gahhh.
3. Now this one is specifically to do with travel, but the sheer lack of places to wait for a train. The last time I went home at I was surprised to not find even a ticket booth, I mean there was a shed like shelter, however I didn’t want to smell like cat piss when I arrived in London so I opt to stand in the feezing cold. Then accept the glare the ticket man gives me as I have to purchase my ticket by card on the train. OH THE SHAME!
4. Why does the whole world shut at 5?!!! I’m not sure if it’s because I’m living near Westfields now, which never sleeps! But shops closing at 5 completely baffled me. How do you make any money if you close when people finish work?
5. The speed people walk at up north is considerably slower and also these slow people block both sides of the escalator. This is my biggest peeve. I think London definitely moves at a faster pace, I got tired of saying ‘excuse me’ whilst being home, and people don’t have a clue that by them innocently standing on both sides of the escalator as they discuss how awful that girls Facebook picture is, now means I’m late.
1. TEA TEA TEA TEA TEA. It’s just better. It’s known that tea can solve everything up north and that’s put to good use.
2. Everything is cheaper. Everything. I literally bought coasters whilst I was home. Why you ask? Because they were cheap! (And because I could fit them into my case) I also remember my friend Alex came up to Yorkshire for New Years once and we went out, of course we ordered cocktails and at £8.50 we thought it sounded about right. You should have seen the joy on her face when the bar man told us that was a 3 not an 8! I had to stop her from buying 16. £3.50 come on now guys!
(Here we were, very happy with our cocktails)
3. Being able to find space. Now this is not possible in London, what I mean by space is, if I wanted to go for a quiet walk in London is first have to travel to get to a quiet place! Ultimately failing my original task because more than likely I’d be going a park which I would use the tube to get to! Whereas in Yorkshire there are literally fields pretty much everywhere you can clear your head and walk and jog and enjoy the lovely countryside.
4. Everyone knows everyone! It’s such a warm feeling especially coming from a little village popping down the street usually means, I need bread but also be prepared to see every aunt, uncle, cousin, dog, school teacher and old friend you ever had!
5. Family. My favourite thing about Yorkshire is my family, it’s where I grew up, it’s where I made most of my treasured memories. It’s got a special little place in my heart.
Ok so, I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know if you have anymore to add to this list or which stand out in particular to you!
Thanks for reading