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    Hi guys,

    I was wandering if anyone could help me? I'm in a slight predicament and was after some advice on how best to use my summer once I finish my current year at University.
    Basically my family moved recently from the town where I grew up to a new village further away. To put it bluntly there is literally NOTHING to do, there are no shops, no gym, no nightlife and most crucially I have no friends in the immediate vicinity. (Think of it as the town from hot fuzz, just without the secret society which kills everyone). The nearest town/city is an hours bus journey away, and coupled very little employment opportunities within the town this makes things a lot worse. Frustratingly, I am almost at the limit of my overdraft so travelling is off limits and even seeing friends around the country are hindered somewhat.
    Therefore in an effort as try and avoid going insane, has anybody got some good advice to make this summer somewhat productive/fun?
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    Hi! This happened to me as well and it was pretty boring and lonely - my bus ride took TWO hours to get back to the city where I originally lived!

    Some tips are:

    Try and get out the house every day, even for just a 20 min walk, otherwise its just an excuse to sit in your pajamas all day and feel sorry for yourself. Getting out the house ensures you get dressed every day and get some fresh air.

    Skype and ring your friends as well as chatting online, so you get to have actual conversations with people out loud.

    See your friends as often as you can, ask your parents for a bit of bus fare at least once a week.

    Do stuff with your parents/family maybe? You could try offer up going to the cinema/museums/restaurants etc. You might grow closer to your family!

    You could use this time to get some work experience somewhere over the summer, or catch up on uni work (not that I did when I was in this position haha)

    Play The Sims because before you know it a whole week has gone by unnoticed and you've barely left the computer chair.

    The summer will actually pass quicker than you think it will, even through it seems so daunting at the beginning of June!
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