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Moving to Newcastle!Anyone can tell me if itīs nice to live and easy to find a job?

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Iīm going in the end of February to move to Newcastle Upon Tyne with my boyfriend.He already have a job there and I hope I can find something soon.I donīt know if itīs going to be difficult because I never lived in UK before and Iīm not UK citizen,Iīm portuguese and speak fluent english.So there is a lot of things that I donīt in this new life that we are going to start very soon...

Can someone help me telling me what you think I should know to make this experience easier and better for me

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It's grim up North...
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Re: Moving to Newcastle!Anyone can tell me if itīs nice to live and easy to find a jo

Really?To be honest with you UK allways seem to me a sad country I donīt know why because I only went there 1 week to London and I donīt know anyone british but itīs something that I allways thought about England...
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Re: Moving to Newcastle!Anyone can tell me if itīs nice to live and easy to find a jo

Don't forget to pack your mini-skirts and stilettos, the traditional winter wear for Geordie girls.
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Newcastle and London. Like 2 peas in a pod.

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Really?To be honest with you UK allways seem to me a sad country I donīt know why because I only went there 1 week to London and I donīt know anyone british but itīs something that I allways thought about England...
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Newcastle and London. Like 2 peas in a pod.
What - completely differently in shape and size, but still green?


I lived in Newcastle for three years in the 90s. It'll have changed in the past twenty years I suppose, but I expect it is still a decent place to live. As with any city, there are good places to live and not so good. We lived in Jesmond and Heaton quite happily. Being reasonably far north, the days are short in winter - but long in summer.

The accent might be a challenge though.

"Grim up north" is merely a phrase used by the "soft southern sh*tes" to describe the wonder and beauty of life north of the Watford gap.
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Re: Moving to Newcastle!Anyone can tell me if itīs nice to live and easy to find a jo

Hope you like the rain!

But Newcastle is supposed to be quite a cool city. Better than Carlisle, which is not far away, where I spent 2.5 years... don't move there whatever you do.
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What - completely differently in shape and size, but still green?

I lived in Newcastle for three years in the 90s. It'll have changed in the past twenty years I suppose, but I expect it is still a decent place to live. As with any city, there are good places to live and not so good. We lived in Jesmond and Heaton quite happily. Being reasonably far north, the days are short in winter - but long in summer.

The accent might be a challenge though.

"Grim up north" is merely a phrase used by the "soft southern sh*tes" to describe the wonder and beauty of life north of the Watford gap.
I also lived in Newcastle for 4 years in the mid-90's (also in Heaton). These were my halcyon days of being a student there, so that was a slightly different life as compared to living and working there. But, I guess it is still is a very nice place to live; I still have very fond memories of the city (I sometimes have a virtual visit with Google StreetView, surprising sometimes what hasn't changed in the last 20 years)!

The accent isn't so bad, but it varies just like anywhere else. I remember our landlord visiting us once for the rent; I had no clue what he said at the door (despite being a Northener myself), but I just gave him the money and he left.

And the countryside to the west and the north (including the coast), is rather nice indeed.
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Re: Moving to Newcastle!Anyone can tell me if itīs nice to live and easy to find a jo

Like London, it can be quite foggy.

But there is quite a good, locally brewed, bottled beer - if you can find it ..... something to have with your sausage roll.

Any understanding you have of the English language, you can forget - you need to learn afresh. It's a bit like thinking that Swiss speak German.
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Re: Moving to Newcastle!Anyone can tell me if itīs nice to live and easy to find a jo

Avoid the Brown Ale.

As far as the accent goes, from about 1:20...


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Hope you like the rain!
Newcastle has more rainy days, but less rain in volume than Zürich. The average temperatures have a wider range - the highs are about 4°C higher, the lows a couple of degrees lower in Zürich.
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Hello,

Iīm going in the end of February to move to Newcastle Upon Tyne with my boyfriend.He already have a job there and I hope I can find something soon.I donīt know if itīs going to be difficult because I never lived in UK before and Iīm not UK citizen,Iīm portuguese and speak fluent english.So there is a lot of things that I donīt in this new life that we are going to start very soon...

Can someone help me telling me what you think I should know to make this experience easier and better for me

thank you
you should download and watch geordi shore to start getting acclimated.
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It's grim up North...
It's certainly cold - but Newcastle is said, so long as you avoid living in the nasty bits, to be a very vibrant and exciting city to live in with friendly people (albeit an accent that might take some getting used to ).

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I never lived in UK before and Iīm not UK citizen,Iīm portuguese and speak fluent english.


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Your fluent english won't help you very much. I got into a cab at Newcastle airport, in our 20min journey to gateshead, the only thing I understood was the taxi fair, and even that was not pounds but rather puuunnd
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Re: Moving to Newcastle!Anyone can tell me if itīs nice to live and easy to find a jo

Good luck in Newcastle
Its cold up north lass.
You should go and see it
before you move there.
Jobs are not exactly growing
on trees either.
They speak gordie too" so
you may not know what they
are saying to you at first.
Don't expect a Suntan in the
summer its still chilly then.
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Don't worry too much about understanding Geordie - kids can even understand it.

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Re: Moving to Newcastle!Anyone can tell me if itīs nice to live and easy to find a jo

Excuse me its the rest of England that has a problem , our accents are not to be messed with and you wont find friendlier people anywhere
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Re: Moving to Newcastle!Anyone can tell me if itīs nice to live and easy to find a jo

Newcastle's a fab place, good shopping, good nightlife. It has a nice buzz about it.

Don't go over to the south side of the Tyne, of course - that's Gateshead. Or further south to Sunderland <spit>.

To help your English, do some research.


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- End everything you say with "aye" or "pet"
- Coats in winter are for sissies. White skin looks best when it has a corned-beef look about it
- "cannie" doesn't mean "can he?"
- tea will no longer be a drink but will be a light meal
- your boyfriend will have to be referred to as "our lad" - even if there is only one of you, things you possess are "ours"

You'll enjoy it
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Re: Moving to Newcastle!Anyone can tell me if itīs nice to live and easy to find a jo

Hello,
No offence to the folks of the North!
I love it there, spent many a happy
time in Durham.
Shopping in the Metro, mind did loose
my car there a very big car park.
Indeed quite the rest of the country is
the problem with the accent!
The Northern accent very endearing!
Great people, but its still cold up there.
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Don't forget to pack your mini-skirts and stilettos, the traditional winter wear for Geordie girls.
And don't bother taking a jacket/coat with you.
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Re: Moving to Newcastle!Anyone can tell me if itīs nice to live and easy to find a jo

Fluent English won't help you. Watch from 1:45 and repeat ad nauseum
Roller coasta
Poopascoopa
Umpaloompa
Kawasaki



Geordie Space Centre will also help:




Or episodes of Auf Wiedersehen Pet, for a cross cultural view.
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