Sunday, March 15, 2009

Market Harborough: The 14th best place to live in Britain

Ros Scott and Mark Valladares are full of the fact that a Halifax survey has found that Mid Suffolk has the best quality of life in rural Britain.

Well, I'll have them know that the same survey found that Market Harborough is the best place to live outside the south east of England (the Leicester Mercury obviously interprets that concept broadly).

At which point I could go all provincial and point out that some of us like living here because it is not in the south east.

3 comments:

Mark Valladares said...

Jonathan,

Congratulations on being somewhere nice - not as nice as Rutland, perhaps, but...

Mind you, we're only inside the South East because some idiot has defined it to cover an area that nobody else would consider to be the South East...

Simon Titley said...

I am surprised that you failed to point out another advantage, which is that one can sing "Market Harborough" to the tune of "Oklahoma".

Jonathan said...

You can also substitute "Market Harborough" for "California" or "San Francisco" whenever they occur in songs.