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So I'm leaving the country...
Thu 17-Feb-11
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Rae Mond
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Just had a call from Mr Jelfs to say he has been offered a job with Phillips in Eindhoven.

He'll start on the 15th of April.

 

So it looks like we're moving.

cheerschampagnebig_laugh and any other celemabratory emoticon you can think of.

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Thu 17-Feb-11
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Got your Passport yet Rae?  How exciting, you can now leave the job you hate and be a Hausfrau - possibly.  Wonderful news, congrats to Sam!  champagne

I'll try that again!

Thu 17-Feb-11
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Rae Mond
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waiting on paperwork from the passport office (isn't it ever the way?).

Much as becoming a housemistress appeals I fear I may need at least a part time job to cover the bills and such. His salary will be about the same level as he's on here, which is to say it could just about cover our living costs, but there'd not be any left for fun or trips home.

So much to do now!

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Thu 17-Feb-11
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wave  Congratulations to Sam.  How exciting and a bit scary at the same time.  You will have so much to do before you go, but you will do it all gladly, I know.  Goodbye to that job  - fantastic.  champagne

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Thu 17-Feb-11
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Well, whatever happens when you are there, make lots of lists now and work out what to take and what to leave.  Do you speak any German at all?  I don't think you'll need to panic about it, it's a similar construction to Welsh so you shouldn't have any trouble.  How long is Sam's posting?

I'll try that again!

Thu 17-Feb-11
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hate to say it but I think Eindhoven is in Holland, at least it was last time I went there, unless the bosch have nicked it again !!!

 

and English is the 2nd language, shouldn't be a problem...

I have reached an age where my train of thought often leaves the station without me...

Thu 17-Feb-11
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big_laugh  Jografy never was my strong point Chris!  I stand corrected.  It's still exciting for Rae though.

I'll try that again!

Thu 17-Feb-11
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Oh Rae on the one hand congratulations cheerschampagne but on the other hand my commiserations when it comes to packing up and moving out - hope there is not to much accummulated clutter that has to go. doh Can you tell I have done that a few times.

Getting back home isn't too bad from Eindhoven by the way, travel from Dunkerque via Norfolk line rose

Thu 17-Feb-11
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I wish you all the best....peace  may it be all that you expect it to be....and more    big_hug

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Thu 17-Feb-11
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I think it is fantastic news, I travelled a lot during my career and I am sure they will have a great time. Also Phillips is one of the great companies to work for.

Well done Rae, if you are inclined to worry, don't, Dutch people are some of the friendliest in Europe and they are that, reputedly, rare breed, they like Brits - especially if they are beating us at football, speaking of which Eindhoven have a great team.

I have to say though that I have generally found people helpful and friendly wherever.

I have reached an age where my train of thought often leaves the station without me...

Thu 17-Feb-11
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Rae Mond
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Technically Holland is a norther province in the Netherlands, whereas Eindhoven is in the south.

I'm exceedingly excited. It is a bit scary, but Im hoping they'll cover the relocation expenses, and we can just get a company to box up our stuff and put it on a truck then unpack it at the other end.

Thank you for the good wishes folks!

so many lists. And about 58 days to go...

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Thu 17-Feb-11
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A company removal is much less hassle than a DIY job - just have to take into account they may take your stuff around the houses before they actually deliver it to you (our delivery to Denmark went via Sweden and I am not sure where it went before that) and so remember to pack your essentials to take with you. cheers

Thu 17-Feb-11
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Holland is a name in common usage given to a region in the western part of the Netherlands. The term Holland is also frequently used to refer to the whole of the Netherlands. This usage is generally accepted but nevertheless unofficial.

 

RAE: I never knew that and I have been going to 'Holland' for the last 40 years. You would've thought one of my Dutch friends would've told me sometime... Perhaps they did and I wasn't listening...

I have reached an age where my train of thought often leaves the station without me...

Thu 17-Feb-11
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Go for it just say ;- Het volgende rondje is voor mij (next rounds on me) Proost (cheers) ok

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Thu 17-Feb-11
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Oooh, I'm so excited for you both, Rae.  Congratulations to Sam and best wishes to both of you.  How lovely to have a fresh start.  Make the most of it!champagne

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