Monday, 4 August 2008

Visit Derby



I have never been to Derby, but judging from this youtube video, I don't feel particularly deprived.

20 comments:

Josh said...

Part 28??? you mean there are 27 parts that I missed????

CWS said...

It all looks the same to me.

Leslie said...

Its grim up north.

Anonymous said...

Remind me again, where is Derby?

Anonymous said...

As a Midlands born man, I would rather be living in Derby than shacked up in some prison like box studio in London! Did you see the size of those houses on that posh estate!

People live life (with a social life) up north and work their life away down south (without much of a social life).

Mike

Anonymous said...

How much of that video is new-build?

Did I miss the baby boom?

Tommy Smith said...

These are big houses. Looks ok to me, nice and spread out unlike most housing estates. I would love to move there.

T

Anonymous said...

It's all ghastly. Gray clouds, upended traffic signs on half-finished roadworks, a complete disappearance of what made the area distinctive once upon a time. But the London suburbs--any suburbs anywhere, for that matter--look no different. Shaun of the Dead, and no mistake. And we all allowed it to happen.

wildgoose said...

Coming from leafy Sheffield, (the greenest city in Europe and full of trees and parks), which is just up the road from Derby, I can only echo some of the comments above.

Who would want to live in a tiny, hideously over-priced box in a crime-filled hell-hole like London?

Anonymous said...

Boring town, boring use of video.

Glad I fast forwarded after a while!

Looks as if there will be a lot of cheap houses in a few years time - if you like the 45 per hectare variety.

B. in C.

Stephen Davies said...

Alice,

Please stick to what you're good at. The 'I've never been north of Watford' view doesn't suit this very good and very imformative blog.

Thanks :-)

Anonymous said...

The houses do look pretty big. I never realised how big Derby was.
Not so great, but better than London.

Property in Brazil said...

Hi,

These are looking like big houses to me. They are pretty beautiful. I would have loved to move there.

OnTheFence said...

This new housing estate looks ok to me. some nice big plots. Why do people feel the need to have a go at places because they don't live there. I would much rather live up north where people are freindly to each other and don't look down their noses at you. You can keep your overpriced London homes, I'm off to Chellaston !!

Craig :)

Anonymous said...

London's great to visit and if I was rich I'm sure I could spend a while there.

But i'll never like the taste of black bogeys.

aSteve said...

"Once upon a time in the Midlands"

Alice Cook said...

I had my doubts about posting this clip. Ragging on a small northern town was a little rough. However, this north v south thing is a sensitive spot.

Alice

Alice Cook said...

Stephen Davis,

Fair enough, I'll avoid the "I've never been north of watford" posts in the future.

However, the pressure to write something everyday is sometimes very difficult. Occasionally, there is the temptation to put out a youtube clip as a substitute for something substantive.

Alice

Anonymous said...

Derby is city doing very well at the moment, don't knock it!
If you moved from London you could live like a king in one of these new houses and still have change for a fish supper.

Dave.

Leslie C said...

Dave, but could you also afford the mushy peas?