Wellingborough, aka “Well Rough”

Living in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Some towns get articles on this site because of mass unemployment and petty (and not so petty) crime, others because they’re too small and underdeveloped to support any decent nightlife or culture. Wellingborough manages to do both at once. Once upon a time the town had a major railway depot, in addition to various factories […]

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A Depressing Lifetime in Ashington, Northumberland

Living in Ashington, Northumberland

Ashington used to be a very depressing place. At one time the narrow footpaths between the back to back mining rows were full of dog cr@p and litter, not to mention the permanent smell of urine from drunks who staggered home from the many working men’s clubs that plagued the town. Plucking Banjos When the […]

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Kings Langley: A Hertfordshire village of very little

Living in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire

A lot of locals still cling to the idea that Kings Langley is still a village. Well if it is, it’s a damned big village. Nestled between the quaint old fashioned villages of Watford and Hemel Hempstead, Kings Langley to many people that don’t live here, is the traffic jam between the M25 and the […]

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Gosport – godsport my a*rse

Where to start? Gosport has two faces, the rather pleasant areas of lee-on-solent and Alverstoke. Then you have the areas surrounding the two ch@v and single mother factories of Brune Park and Bridgemary. They produce generation after generation of scratters, the same people who proudly declare “I love gosport” whilst punching a minority, swigging some […]

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Stoneleigh: residents ought to be stoned!

Living in Stoneleigh, Epsom, Surrey

When buying our property in Stoneleigh, the estate agent bragged that “it’s such a nice place to live because there are no council flats here.” That pretty much sums up the attitude of the residents; working class folk who somehow think that they’ve “made it” and are holier than thou because they’re living in Stoneleigh. […]

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Royton, Oldham: A Chubby Chaser’s pay dirt!

Living in Royton, Oldham, Greater Manchester

It has been said that the distant thud of a solitary Royton woman approaching could loosen one’s fillings from over five miles away. Raised on a diet of piping-hot Greggs steak bakes and deep-fried crunchy coated poultry, your typical Royton lass is a sight to be held. Morbidly obese, tattoo-covered, and with teeth like a […]

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Dyserth – Where my Mum is also my Sister

Living in Dyserth, Wales

Legend has it the little village of Dyserth was built on Moel Hiraddug, not because of the quarry that is situated at the top of the tiny mountain, but because they could slope the pavements enough so that the limping from generations of genepool-shallowing would not show. This village runs the gauntlet for the most […]

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Maidstone – Home of the angry white man

Living in Maidstone, Kent with Angry White Men

When people read about Maidstone online, it’s like any other Kent town – full of ch@vs loitering around McDonald’s and “full time mummys” swanning around with their oversized prams looking to steal more baby clothes for their little Tegan-Louise or Harvey-John. But, the thing is, these are things that you’ll come across in pretty much […]

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Get knotted in Knott-End

Living in Knott End, Lancashire

Knott End & Preesall: where the spirits die of boredom. Believe it or not there are places upon this earth that could only come from the warped imagination of some evil genius James Bond villain type. A dark figure sat in a lounge chair, cackling with glee whilst stroking a cat, conjuring up their latest […]

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Neath: The Place That God Forgot

Living in Neath, Wales

If you travel semi-regularly to Neath via train, the station will tell you pretty much what to expect in both sight and smell as you disembark. In sight, you will see a decrepit, crumbling station that’s had a coat of paint to try and disguise the fact that no-one’s really looked after it since the […]

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Karens tour of North Devon

Living in North Devon, Woolacombe, Lee, Ilfracombe

If you are thinking of moving here to live by the sea in Devon while working in a job under £30’000 a year?? Then don’t! What you’ll get is either a victorian slum that’s overpriced, or a nice apartment in a block full of holiday homes. And believe me, Karen’s will constantly belittle you for […]

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Maidstone – The biggest moving mistake of my life

Living in Maidstone, Kent, England

I have lived in Maidstone for exactly 14 months. I moved here with my wife and young son in 2019. The idea behind it was simple, we lived in Greater London and wanted to have a 2 bedroom house. We have no close family so a move this way wasn’t something we assumed would be […]

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