I lived there for five years as did the gazelle
, and I was very
glad to escape. Yes, it's quite pretty, especially in summer
(a great place to cycle around), but boy
it can be boring.
Nowadays almost everyone who lives there seems to work for the ever-expanding Codemasters or IBM.
Seems to have been invaded in the last few years by awful giant superstore-pubs, which makes it a fairly disagreeable place to be wandering around on a Saturday night at closing time.
Recommended pubs:Sozzled Sausage, Cask & Bottle (good Sunday Roasts).
Favourite places: Train station (easy access to anywhere else), M40 motorway junction (ditto).
Sidenote: Also home to the longest running and most completely reliable cannabis dealer I have ever encountered. He's been supplying the dark crumbly stuff to all stratas of the local populace for over 15 years now (his opening hours are 11am-9pm, with Christmas Day and Boxing Day off), and has a good and understanding relationship with the local police. The fact that he is tolerated by the authorities may well lead you to infer that living in Leam requires the regular use of sedatives to dull the boredom.