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This time last week we were southbound as we traveled around Derbyshire, Leicestershire, and Staffordshire. We had the most glorious weather, with temperatures rising over thirty degrees in places, it got a little hot around the collar at times but we managed.
Although I love living in the Lake District as I believe it is one of the most scenic spots in the UK, I have to say that I fell hook line and sinker for Derbyshire. It was such a beautiful area which lies central to all sorts of cities including Nottingham, Leicester, Stafford, Manchester and so on. I could quite happily move down that way if it wasn’t for family, school, work and all the life ties which we have up here.
Whilst I’m happy to be home, the weather is pretty dismal this way and having heard that our family and friends are still enjoying warm summer days, it does make me wonder whether we’d be better off down south.
Our nearest shopping town is currently a fifty-minute drive away, the motorway is at least an hour if the A590 isn’t blocked and things just feel so far away. I guess that’s the beauty of living in the sticks, the reality is a serious lack of opportunity, long journeys but stunning views… maybe the grass is greener towards the Midlands?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m well aware that the grass usually looks greener elsewhere and it’s never truly the case. However, there does seem to be far more down south in terms of opportunities, especially for the kids when they are that bit older and considering their careers. It’s certainly something which we may have to consider in time, I for one would be up for moving.