[_] The fish, thanks for all of them.
chris at egointeractive.co.uk
Wed Dec 16 11:19:29 GMT 2009
Hey Sam(sung) First, congrats to the Missus on the Scholarship - that's fantastic news. Really sorry to hear you're leaving Gert Lush Brizzle though. It's true - many of us were just 'passing through', but then became so enamoured with the lifestyle / architecture / countryside / people here, it became impossible to leave. I only came here to study Palaeontology! (over a decade ago now - Jeez.) It was a pleasure to work with you at 3S. I shall remember your sunny disposition whenever I detect the aroma of pie and mash. Best of luck for your future back in Oz, and spare a thought for us all over the long 11-month Winter (perhaps you can explain to your countryfolk what a 'scarf' is - take some sketches back with you just in case). All the best, Sim, Chris Dyer (Dinosaur Hunter) ----- Original Message ----- From: "Sam Dwyer" <underscore404 at live.co.uk> To: "underscore" <underscore at under-score.org.uk> Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 10:50 AM Subject: [_] The fish, thanks for all of them. > > Helo [_], > > Just a quick and cheerful note to thank underscore for a great couple of > years of fun and support. > > My wife and I are unfortunately having to say goodbye to Bristol and the > southwest in order to head > back to Sydney - she managed to score a scholarship at Sydney University > to study medicine which is > fairly exciting news for us even though neither of us is particularly > ready to leave Europe yet. > > Bristol's been very good to both of us - me especially, as the last time I > left the UK I was pretty convinced > I never really wanted to come back, but after living in Bristol I'm > thoroughly convinced that the best possible > lifestyle I could think of would be 6 months a year in Australia folowed > by 6 months back here. Living in a city > where its a 15 minute walk from our front door to the nearby deer and > garden estates and a 15 minute > walk to the city center does wonders for enjoying urban living. Even the > winters have been enjoyable with > the best possible winter pub (the Adam & Eve) right on our doorstep and > the glorious southwest countryside > such an easy drive away. > > A lot of Australians come to the UK to try and earn the pounds and the > skills that will earn them bigger salaries > back home, which is one of the reasons London is so popular. It wasn't > really my primary focus, but it turns > out it wasn't much of an issue anyway; Bristol punches well above its > weight when it comes to IT and it manages > to combine the skills with a way more enjoyable standard of living. > > I've had a ball, learned the skills and grown to love the UK the way I did > when I was a kid. Thanks [_] for > providing a fantastic resource of people, skills and support - it's a huge > motivation to try and get something > similar rolling in Sydney. > > If you're ever in Oz and need a friendly face or just want someone to show > you the best palce to grab a beer > then feel free to email me at steerpike at live.co.uk. > > So long and thanks for everything. It's been a joy. > > Yours, > (boy)Sam > > _________________________________________________________________ > Use Hotmail to send and receive mail from your different email accounts > http://clk.atdmt.com/UKM/go/186394592/direct/01/ > -- > underscore_ list info/archive -> > http://www.under-score.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/underscore