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Happiness is a city called Carlisle

Happy isn’t the first word that springs to mind when I think of my hometown. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not saying it’s the last word either.

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im from carlisle and im happy now.. i live in sydney.

Posted by leatherman on 21 February 2012 at 12:00

Yes, it has been a bit of a facebook frenzy. Facebook seems to have created a new army of keyboard warriors. Such people used to bore only their fellow uninteresting friends in their local pub, now they inflict us all with their malcontent, misery and sheer ignorance.

They have moved on from telling us all how, if only they were England manager, we would never lose a game, to providing us all with an expert opinion on everything.

No piece of law, no judicial decision, no council policy is correct until they have, with only a surface understanding of the subject have provided their worthy opinion.

Posted by Moo on 19 February 2012 at 17:08

I lived in Carlisle for most of my life, and I miss it very much. It has fascinating history, diverse culture within its geographic limitations, and lots to offer if you seek out what you like. I knew as soon as I saw that this survey's results had been released that a load of miseries would be posting all over Facebook and local news sites about how wrong they are, and how rubbish Carlisle is. When I lived in Barrow, any positive praise of the town was met with locals grumbling about why it had nothing going for it.
To echo what's been said above-if you don't like it, get out. Find somewhere you do like, and make room for someone who has pride in our lovely little city.

Posted by Lisa on 19 February 2012 at 16:05

if you don't like living in carlisle (a lot of people leaving comments don't) move away

Posted by DJR on 17 February 2012 at 12:12

What can i say except it surprised me!

What is happiness to one person may not be to another,it depends how you view life and surveys and statistics are never 100% reliable as not each and every person in the country is asked, some of it is guesstimated.

There are, or should i say was, more opportunities South-it's ok for retired people to be in Cumbria but some of the brighter youngsters may find it has limitations.

Posted by Pete on 15 February 2012 at 13:20

Carlisle is a brilliant place to live. I've spent most of my life here; having lived briefly in Lancashire and Greater Manchester, I'm back to stay, give me the great Border City any day

Posted by bryan on 14 February 2012 at 20:50

I will be sure to consult your wife on all topics regarding Carlisle in the future then.

Posted by Brian on 14 February 2012 at 18:16

Brian: No-one is denying or ignoring that racism exists in Carlisle just your assertion that it is endemic. Overall, and I asked my wife this, she did not sense that Carlisle was a place where racism is as rife as you claim.

Posted by BM on 13 February 2012 at 19:55

Be a sceptic all you like. It happened as I said. If you all choose to ignore that it exists then more fool you. Maybe I suggest you try travelling on the buses in this city you'll hear quite a lot of it.

Posted by Brian on 13 February 2012 at 19:08

I'm sorry Brian but you'll have to forgive my scepticism; what you describe in your second paragraph seems for too convenient a construct to be entirely credible. My apologies for this.

Posted by BM on 13 February 2012 at 14:10

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