Swindon: Britain in microcosm

Living in Swindon, Wiltshire

Swindon is Britain’s most average town. The conclusion we must draw from this is that Britain is broken, and not worth saving. Once it was proud of its huge railway works. That was closed down and some workers found alternative well-paid manufacturing jobs at Honda. That’s gone too, but never fear – a huge Amazon […]

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Is Cirencester, Gloucestershire a nice place to live?

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Crime Statistics for Cirencester, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, 2023

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Cheltenham: As posh as a pot noodle

Living in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Famed for it’s Horse racing, posh schools and culture festivals, it appears on the face of it, to be a great place to live with the town’s wealth attributed to these classy industries. For these reasons it attracts no end of pretentious tw@ts dressed for ‘escaping to the country’ who are utterly predictable from the […]

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Cheltenham: For people who like Waitrose and gushing about their salary

Living in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Before I start piling on the insults, let me just say I actually DO really like Cheltenham. It’s got a lot going for it; beautiful regency architecture, a great restaurant scene, lovely parks etc. It isn’t the town itself that I wish to shame, but the sorry excuses for human beings that live and breed […]

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Wootton Bassett – 99.9% ner’do’wells

Living in Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire

Oh dear, I’ve lived in Wootton Bassett for donkey’s years now. I grew up in a peaceful neighborhood, went to good schools, made lots of friends. But children grow up don’t they? My first day at secondary school was the scariest day of my school years. I was starting the year not knowing what the […]

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