Monday 19 February 2007 11.03am
They imagine its grey and miserable. The most dramatic countyside is up there, and its sunny, a lot!
I'm also a Northerner (mixed parentage of Yorkshire & Lancashire) and grew up very much in the ever changing borderland of the two Rose counties. I've been in London just over 10 years now and prior to that on the south coast for quite a while.
I agree with Beetroot - it's not particularly grey (except when it's misty) and in fact it's exceptionally green up there, despite being on the edge of the industrial weaving heartland and the edge of the coal mining industry.
I'm not sure I'm can vouch for the sunniness though, I grew up on the west side of the pennines, just about the right altitude for the clouds to release their earth-greening rain!