Life Update – Part 1 of 1

My apologies for the lack of posts as of late. Why you may ask?

Firstly, because I have been in serious depression after England got knocked out of the World Cup. I don’t know who I dislike more, Wayne Rooney or Cristiano Ronaldo? Anyways, I’m over it now, and I’m trying to move on. I’ll keep my soccer-theme-banner up until the end of the world cup though.

Secondly, and more importantly the reason for the lack of posts is the change that is about to take place in my everyday life.

I’m leaving for the UK this Saturday.

This may come in shock and horror to you, but before you start moaning about me giving up on this country and following the flocks of sheep to the UK, I must say I’m going with some clear objectives, that I don’t feel I have to mention on my weblog, but I will do anyway. Cos I’m a nice guy, that lots of you find interesting. *Joke*

I was born in the UK, as you may have read somewhere on this blog before, so half my family reside in the UK. Living in the same country as this family will be something I haven’t done in a long time, 14 years to be exact. So I’m really looking forward to that.

I’m able to still build and work for my South African based company from the UK. I’ll be opening a mobile office in London, hopefully procuring more European web design clients. I will also be researching for, and eventually launching, a new web project that my company and I are really excited about. Stay tuned for more news on this.

I plan to travel extensively around Europe over the year, soaking up the unique experiences every country in Europe has to offer.

My time frame is around a year, maybe shorter, but not longer.

So there’s my life update. Don’t worry this site is not going to become a travel diary, its content will remain the same. And the regular posts will still visit your RSS reader. You might get the occasional picture of some snowy ski slope, or a sunny Greek Island though. Just to make you a little jealous …

8 responses

  1. Hi Mark, be sure to look me up when you get over here. We can go for a pint or something 😉

  2. Hey Mark, sounds like yr planning on a good time! And yeah – I for one will be extremely jealous. Good luck and have a save journey!!

  3. Its funny how everyone thinks they will only be here for a year or two and then go home. I didn’t get half the things done I wanted in the last two years so I’ll be here for a few years more!

    Enjoy the journey!

  4. WOW! Good luck, and have a great time while there… Looking forward to the aforementioned jealousy-pics – though the drool on my keyboard will probably not be a good thing.

  5. Nice Mark enjoy it! Ill be heading over at the end of the year.

  6. Thanks for all the well wishes guys. As requested the jealousy pics will be coming your way!

    Anita will make sure I give you a holla when over there.

    Wezzo give me a shout out when you over there.

    Time to do my taxes, pack my suitcase, reorganise the loft, sell my car and sort out my bank account. All before tommorrow morning … hmmm … I think I’m screwed.

  7. Cool!

    Come visit us up in Newcastle sometime if you get a chance — the north of England gets a bad press but it’s pretty damn cool and very picturesque. I think the southerners just bitch about it because they’re sore about the ridiculous prices they pay for houses 😉

    I’ve been over in the UK for 5 years already now, but when I moved I did plan to start a career here, so I’m not overdue for going home just yet. TBH, my masterplan involves having a northern hemisphere and a southern hemisphere house so I don’t have to endure the heat of a South African summer ever again … I just can’t hope with it!

  8. Nice one Mark! Good Luck, oh yeah and the year thing, I’m willing to put a bet on it being longer. A year in london is probably the equivelant to 3 months in CT. I guess I’ll catch you when you get over here…!

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