Sunday, March 11, 2007

Walking the mutt around the more urban parts of GY.
..."GY, GY, so good they named it twice"... no, not even Old Blue Eyes could have got away with that line. GY,NEL* doesn't quite have the same resonance!

A familiar view for regular users of the A180 entering Grimsby.

Oddly enough I do like living in the centre of town as a confirmed urbanite but I was looking at accommodation in London for a mate who is considering moving dahn sahf. Bizarrely, he does not know where the job is based or which part of London he may be moving to. Hmmm....We'll see if this move comes off.
But looking at available flats to let and it is utter madness. The cheapest bedsit I found is on White Hart Lane (Holy ground) which I thoroughly recommended to him as he is a gooner** and will just fit in nicely there. But at £170 per week!!!!
I then made the mistake of checking out 2 bedroomed flats for sale in Finchley where I sold my flat ten years ago. One cool flannel for my brow and a stiff whisky later.
I had bought my flat for £40k back in 1994...price today: £280k.
Faahking 'ell as one exclaims dahn sahf.
Mind you, I am glad to have escaped the rat race and prefer this old backwater where the pace of life is much slower, the green bits are more extensive and the sea is not too far away. No.1 whinges because he believes London would be more exciting but he can always discover that for himself when he's an adult. Although I will take him for a day out to see the sites and then to where he lived until he was five years old. He was born in Islington just like his dear old dad. It'll be interesting to hear his impressions of the old Tahn.


* North East Lincolnshire.
** Supporter of arsenal a "cough" football team. White Hart Lane is the home of Spurs and we rejoice in being called 'Yids'.


Blogger Seany said...

And the best thing about Grimsby? It isn't Scunthorpe...

10:24 pm  
Blogger LuvlyLittleSister said...

No, no, no! The best thing about Grimsby, is that it's 260 miles from where I live! That was not done by accident.

9:08 pm  

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