Thursday, 16 June 2011

We live in Milk and Beans.........
















 ............well that's what my kids named it when they were little. Milton Keynes is a strange, mostly new place but it's not only about concrete cows and roundabouts (although I gather there are 106 roundabouts and two sets of concrete cows). Recently, I have decided I like living here because we have lots of green spaces, practically no traffic problems, great shopping, a lovely theatre, a fantastic art gallery AND it's bicycle friendly. We have Red Routes which means you don't have to cycle on the roads! As both my kids are now on two wheels I really appreciate the freedom to pedal safely for a picnic or to visit friends. The other night my hubby and I cycled to the pub and wobbled home feeling like teenagers! Previously, I only saw the negatives of living in a place that I hadn't really chosen to live in, we just kinda ended up here, but now I see more good than bad. They say to love someone/something, you have to love the flaws too!
The video above is the 1970's ad for Milton Keynes.

5 comments:

comfort blanket said...

That's great RR. No place is perfect and there are always compromises to be made. I 'just kinda ended up' in Peterborough (similar to MK) and stayed there for 15 years! Love the video...

ric-rac said...

Thanks for you comment CB - yes I loooooooved the video too, so seventies lol. Lovely music too! Apparently there is a good book about Milton Keynes called "3 Curley Wirley's and 106 roundabouts"
Sounds fab. and great title. I must get it. S x

Julia said...

I was born in MK and probably wouldn't move to anywhere else! Alan has the book if you ever want to borrow it x

ric-rac said...
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ric-rac said...

Thanks for commenting Julia and I'm glad you are happy in MK too! My friend has lent me the book, it has lots of photo's which is fab. but thanks for the offer. Sx

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