About Sheffield

I was born just outside the city of Sheffield and apart from Uni, I’ve lived here all my life.  It’s a great place to live – lots of parks and greenery, and the beautiful Peak District National Park. It was first one to be created in the UK and it’s massive. Sheffield is great for me, as I love the outdoors, and try and go mountain biking as much as possible.

Sheffield

Sheffield at night

People are really friendly in Sheffield, and it’s got a decent mix of people up here. The universities bring people in and all the big bands come and play here. I can get to Manchester, Leeds, Doncaster, Derby and Nottingham pretty easily from here too.

Sheffield used to be famous for steel, but there isn’t much of that left here anymore. Luckily, there is quite a bit of other work though, and quite a few technical and website development companies up in Sheffield. I work as a web developer at one, doing PHP, MySQL, Javascript etc. Not a bad way to make a living.