Sunday, April 09, 2006

relocation relocation relocation!

okay. my time in leeds is through. i'm moving out of my current abode in the next few months. my home and my uni course (see comments) were the two things really keeping me here.

i'm tired of having a morally and ethically bankrupt social circle; tired of having scary people know where i live, work and socialise; tired of having constant reminders of my fuckups; tired of reminders and associations with unfortunate events; tired of my job (which, having had my hours reduced from 13 to 5, isn't really worth keeping any more anyway); tired of feeling alone. i'd rather feel alone in a different city with a clean slate than here. that said, i know at least one good person in every one of the options...

so. yes. time to spread my wings and find a new horizon to look out onto.

but where?
Free polls from

readers, suggestions are welcomed! there might be a couple of red herrings in the options though :)


Blogger *shattered star said...

Well, I voted for Brighton, cuz it's by the coast and is s'posed to be nice :) But the virtues of Sweden have long been extolled! Depends how far you realistically wanna move, whether you can find the work you want etc...dunno.

2:14 pm  
Blogger zoe said...

uni originally told me i'd be able to transfer from english/history to english when i accepted my place. i applied for english, but the course was full and the only way i could get a foot in this year was to do this course. they have since told me that i'd need to re-start the course from scratch if i did transfer.
so i'm figuring i may as well do the city move as well, and see if i can get accepted on a good lit/language course in a few of the above places. and if i can't, i guess it doesn't make a difference, as i'd be quitting uni to work full time instead of continuing with a degree i don't really enjoy.
agencies are plentiful, callcentres abound for temporary pitstops while something else comes along.

i don't really see my family often, and hve a tendancy to see my friends who have moved away more often than when they were still in leeds, so distance isn't really a thing. there are a couple of people i obviously still want to keep in touch with and see, but ways and means, i guess.
i like to be beside the seaside, but i also like manc's music scene, sheff's sheffieldness, and glasgow's damn goodness. know some good ppl in most of the places too.

wheeee! it's gonna be the biggest and most exciting hurtle i've done in a *long* time :)

2:26 pm  
Blogger drphunk said...

you know I'm biased

3:31 pm  
Blogger *shattered star said...

well then I guess there's no one overriding reason to go to any the world is your oyster! that's pretty exciting, but scary, too :) I'd find myself paralysed by choice. so much to see, so much to do...where to begin?!

7:03 pm  
Blogger zoe said...

uni responses may well swing it too.

and step-parents for cats are sorted in case of not being able to find places that will take them.

2:05 pm  
Blogger radical supergirly said...

hey lady, sad you are leaving leeds just as I am plannig to move there, was hoping to hang out with you.

2:07 pm  
Blogger zoe said...

i really have had enough of being here, rs. sorry. my timing is always atrocious.

i have just found this.

* A superbly presented newly refurbished stone built terrace.
* Two bedrooms.
* One large reception room with stunning views to the rear and modern fitted kitchen.
* Quiet location yet a short walk to a very popular village pub.
* Unfurnished but including cooker, carpets and curtains.

with hills and valleys all round, but about one fifty into manchester. i used to do a leeds/bradford commute on a crazy bus route, and the journey time's about the same, so do-able.

i know someone else wanting to move to that exact area shortly too.

so, a definite start in getting things (and me) shifted...

2:38 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

come to Reading!

or at least within 3 hours drive. Brighton is calling, can't you hear it? ;)


3:27 pm  
Anonymous c'lam said...


i'm disappointed that you're not even considering Ed!

(we are a much less judgemental social circle here)

3:50 pm  
Blogger zoe said...

right! i'm off to shuffle the html around...

4:15 pm  
Anonymous The Royton Massive said...

Well......I think you can guess what I think ;o)

11:58 pm  
Blogger zoe said...

talk about the gods smiling...

i have found a very good home for bob (should he need it) - i haven't been able to find anyone i know willing to take on all 3 of the kids, and he's more of a 'fuck off out of my space NOW' at the other two than 'attached', i guess...

i have also found a very good home for me, 2 minutes from their house, 40 minutes on the train from manc, and my mate's girlfriend wants to move to the area and needs a housemate. she's a clutterbug and tack fiend too, and loves cats.

a local house for local people.
i think i have decided.

11:58 pm  
Blogger zoe said...

would that be massive bustle?

12:00 am  
Anonymous The Royston Massive said...


12:02 am  
Blogger radical supergirly said...

well good luck to you lady

5:01 pm  
Blogger zoe said...

thank you!
i'm looking round a lovely sounding house on thursday, sorted out work for summer and part time for if a course works out (there's at least three different uni's - i *must* have a chance)... and everything's falling really well into place.

the local takeaway does pizza and champagne.
guess what i'm doing on my first night there?

5:55 pm  
Blogger zoe said...

my mum gave me my 'housewarming' present tonight.
it's a game of twister.
can things get any better?

12:01 am  

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