12 things I've found after being in Leeds for one year having lived in Sheffield, Manchester and York previously

After landing the role at the YEP in the Autumn of 2022 I was thoroughly excited to get out of the painstakingly nice environment of York and head down the A64 to start my new life.

Having lived in seven different towns and cities in the 10 years prior (yikes) I was also hoping that this would be the place where I could call home and settle for an extended period.

And though some aspects have given me cause for concern, all in all I’ve been delighted with my first year and have no immediate plans to move to any of the few northern cities I have left to try.

So with that in mind, here’s 12 things that have stood out to me over the last 12 months: