I recently moved to The Lakes having spent the last 30 years living and working in central London as a commercial property asset manager.
The single most enjoyable part of my job is that I help people explore and get the best out of The Lakes during their limited time here. Visitors really do appreciate this local knowledge and the more you are able to acquire and impart, the more satisfying it becomes. This acquisition of more and more interesting stuff about The Lakes can become quite addictive. If all this interaction can be done in a genuinely friendly manner, visitors always respond in kind - without exception.
This has been an extremely refreshing and rewarding experience for me and is, believe me, completely unheard of in London!
I do sometimes say to myself whilst out driving, I have one of the best jobs in the UK!