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Milton Keynes

Posted: 19 Nov 2021, 18:08
by GoogaMooga
London is the most cosmopolitan, multicultural city in the world, over 150 nationalities. Everywhere you go, it's "where are you from?" In all the years I lived there, I was in hostels, room and board. In one hostel, we had cleaners come in every morning, and there was this Nigerian guy, whom I'd have a chat with, as I got ready to go out and face the new day. He was sympathetic to "smoke", and would always say, "You've got to lively up yourself." One morning he said, "You must go to Milton Keynes and find English Rose." I found that remark amusing, for there was some truth to the matter; there was London, and then there was the rest of Britain. London is an entity unto itself.

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Re: Milton Keynes

Posted: 19 Nov 2021, 18:56
by jimboo
I lived in Milton Keynes for thirteen years, never met a Rose.

Re: Milton Keynes

Posted: 19 Nov 2021, 20:35
by GoogaMooga
The point the Nigerian fellow was trying to make was that I needed to get out of town to experience the real Britain. Can't say I followed his advice. I only left town four times: Two trips to Brighton, a class trip to Bradford, and a day trip to York with my father. I never even saw Liverpool, probably a mistake.

Re: Milton Keynes

Posted: 19 Nov 2021, 22:50
by mudshark
I spent a night in Carlisle once, on the way to the Isle of Skye. That's third world country, that is.

Re: Milton Keynes

Posted: 19 Nov 2021, 23:02
by OUTPLAY
mudshark wrote:I spent a night in Carlisle once, on the way to the Isle of Skye. That's third world country, that is.



how RUDE!

it's the most ADVANCED place in the county!

Re: Milton Keynes

Posted: 20 Nov 2021, 14:35
by mudshark
That's says more about the rest of the country than about Carlisle.

Re: Milton Keynes

Posted: 20 Nov 2021, 15:55
by Positive Passion
Surely the point the guy was making was that you, or perhaps everyone, needs to listen to more Paul Weller.

Re: Milton Keynes

Posted: 20 Nov 2021, 19:14
by mudshark
Why? I think he's from Woking and that's pretty much London, innit?

Re: Milton Keynes

Posted: 20 Nov 2021, 23:54
by Positive Passion
mudshark wrote:Why? I think he's from Woking and that's pretty much London, innit?


Thank god someone asked. Because Weller wrote both Come to Milton Keynes and The English Rose.

Re: Milton Keynes

Posted: 21 Nov 2021, 00:36
by GoogaMooga
Positive Passion wrote:
mudshark wrote:Why? I think he's from Woking and that's pretty much London, innit?


Thank god someone asked. Because Weller wrote both Come to Milton Keynes and The English Rose.


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