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Old 12-05-2009, 09:31
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I prefer the city

So much more to do .. I can't imagine living in the country.. it must get so boring. Nature is OK.. but it is not interesting seeing the same thing every day.
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:33
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country for me! and no its not the same thing every day at all. changes all the time.
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:33
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rural.

ETA: and what STD (@ abbreviation) said.
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:34
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City. The countryside is beautiful, but I'd be bored sick within ten minutes.
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:40
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Im slab dab in the city more or less, and would love to live in the country.. off to Ireland again in August to live amongst the Sperrins, fantastic scenery.
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:59
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I live next to the sea, miles of golden sand, fresh air, half decent chip shops , plenty of ice cream , minature railway & plenty of parks & gardens / slides/swings to keep my daughter entertained. Always a nice sight to see the font when i get off the train after work.

Town centre is a museum & so are most of the attractions , but the tourists provide plenty of laughs, just had the annual invasion by the Young Farmers Convention

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Old 12-05-2009, 10:09
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I've lived in both, and the countryside wins. There is a tourist town not too far away, where there is a magnificent castle, museums, theatre, decent cafes, restaurants and shops plus lots of things going on all year round. I've got beaches within a mile. I've got the hills which I can see from where I live with rolling countryside in between. And if I need the city then it's half hour away on the train.
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:23
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I live next to the sea, miles of golden sand, fresh air, half decent chip shops , plenty of ice cream , minature railway & plenty of parks & gardens / slides/swings to keep my daughter entertained. Always a nice sight to see the font when i get off the train after work.

Town centre is a museum & so are most of the attractions , but the tourists provide plenty of laughs, just had the annual invasion by the Young Farmers Convention

Don't worry, they're in Torquay next year I think!
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:26
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I have best of both worlds, live right by the sea in a little fishing village but am only a hop skip and a jump away from Dublin city centre.

I think it depends what stage you're in in life, when I lived here before I would've hated to be anywhere but the city centre but now I'm married and we're thinking of having kids there is no way I'd want to live in the centre.
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:26
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country for me! and no its not the same thing every day at all. changes all the time.
But once you have seen a few fields, and sheep.. aren't they all the same?

In the city there is something new happening every day.. isn't a little boring if the only event to look forward to is the village carnival once a year?
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:27
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City all the way. As pretty as the countryside is, it bores me to tears.

Maybe I'll think differently when I'm a little older.....
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:29
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I have best of both worlds, live right by the sea in a little fishing village but am only a hop skip and a jump away from Dublin city centre.

I think it depends what stage you're in in life, when I lived here before I would've hated to be anywhere but the city centre but now I'm married and we're thinking of having kids there is no way I'd want to live in the centre.
With young children.. I can understand... but for teenagers or young adults.. I think the countryside is very dull.

Also whether you have a car or not. I don't drive. In the city that is no problem. Public transport is very good but in countryside I would be trapped.
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:34
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With young children.. I can understand... but for teenagers or young adults.. I think the countryside is very dull.

Also whether you have a car or not. I don't drive. In the city that is no problem. Public transport is very good but in countryside I would be trapped.
it`s not that bad!!!!!
i grew up rural, we weren`t bored and we could get into town and back ok (we had hourly buses).
i could never live in a city, i`d hate it, i live on an estate in a village now and that`s citified enough for this yokel.

horses for courses and all.
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:35
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With young children.. I can understand... but for teenagers or young adults.. I think the countryside is very dull.

Also whether you have a car or not. I don't drive. In the city that is no problem. Public transport is very good but in countryside I would be trapped.
I think it depends on what kind of countryside and what kind of city too, we moved from London a year ago after 4 years and I can honestly say I will never never be moving back - for me it's the worst place to live ever. I've also lived in other cities which are great, eg. Dublin, Milan etc but to me they feel more like towns due to their size.

We don't have kids yet but I still like getting home to the sea air each evening - as I said though we're only 25 mins by train into the city centre where we work each day so....
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:49
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Having lived in both, definitely city for me.
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:51
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Country.
Cities are like ant farms, well ants that spend all their time shopping, getting drunk, and riding like hell.
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:52
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Have lived in both and both have their merits. Ideally would have a flat in the city and a house in the country.

Currently live by the sea and love it.
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:55
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Country.
Cities are like ant farms, well ants that spend all their time shopping, getting drunk, and riding like hell.
Isn't that a bit like saying the countryside is full of slack-jawed yokels, chewing straw between their 4 teeth and carrying a pig under each arm?
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:00
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it`s not that bad!!!!!
i grew up rural, we weren`t bored and we could get into town and back ok (we had hourly buses).
i could never live in a city, i`d hate it, i live on an estate in a village now and that`s citified enough for this yokel.

horses for courses and all.
Hourly buses are not too bad. but aren't there places that only have daily buses or worse

Of course living in a city I'm spoilt.. I think it is bad when I have to wait 10 minutes for a bus
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:04
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I love living where I am.

I like going away and visitng cities for a day, but I love coming home to the countryside
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:05
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Hourly buses are not too bad. but aren't there places that only have daily buses or worse

Of course living in a city I'm spoilt.. I think it is bad when I have to wait 10 minutes for a bus
yeah there are, my sister in law lived in a place where there was two buses a week (one there, one back, once a week), that wasn`t so convenient. i`d still have lived there, it was lovely.

we`re supposed to have 10 minute buses in this village but they are bloody unreliable, we`ve got the train though, which is much more efficient and cheaper, but only every hour except at commuter time.
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:05
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Isn't that a bit like saying the countryside is full of slack-jawed yokels, chewing straw between their 4 teeth and carrying a pig under each arm?
ha ha the countryside is that league of gentlemen comedy.. they have local shops for local people

The countryside is great if you get on with your neighbours and are from that area but if you are a stranger you can be made to feel unwelcome.
I prefer the city because they don't care where you come from and if you hae falling out there is always more people .. you don't need to worry about been frozen out.
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:07
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But once you have seen a few fields, and sheep.. aren't they all the same?

In the city there is something new happening every day.. isn't a little boring if the only event to look forward to is the village carnival once a year?
If that's all you think there is in the country, no much wonder you prefer a city...

Right now the fields and hedgerows where I live are packed with colour, there are lambs leaping about, the rabbits are out in force, the deer are standing staring at the cars, pheasants are swooping all over the place, thousands of tiny birds are darting in and out of hedges, everything is growing and changing. You can look at the same view every single day and something will have changed, and this change happens every single day, year after year. It's not huge change as in a new road or a new building being put up or a club opening or whatever, but it IS change and if you look for it, you find it.

A preference for city or country living is definitely going to depend on your age, where you grew up and your interests etc, but it's wrong to just dismiss the country as being about the same old fields and the same old sheep, it's so much more than that
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:07
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yeah there are, my sister in law lived in a place where there was two buses a week (one there, one back, once a week), that wasn`t so convenient. i`d still have lived there, it was lovely.

we`re supposed to have 10 minute buses in this village but they are bloody unreliable, we`ve got the train though, which is much more efficient and cheaper, but only every hour except at commuter time.
I think the countryside is for car drivers.. otherwise it is very difficult to travel and find work..

Does your sister in law have a car?
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:09
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Don't worry, they're in Torquay next year I think!
Yes they are descending en masse in Torbay next year after the fiasco over the Winter Gardens bars/under age boozing/raucous revellry. Another 2m of business down the swanny.

Brace yourselves for job lot of people who only ever clap eyes on a kebab shops & bars once a year.

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