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Not a question - moving on

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So as some may recall, my plan has, for several months, been to move to S Wales.

On Friday, I walked out of the office for the last time. A bit of an anti-climax since the whole Covid-19 debacle meant half the staff were still working from home, and pubs are not really geared up for things like leaving events, so very understated.

Tomorrow, I make the move, and next Monday I start the new job.

Still have a carp load of stuff to pack up, but had my leaving the town event yesterday, and still feeling delicate.

May not have internet for a couple of days, so I'll see y'all on the other side.

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By Sarah Z
27th Jul 2020 13:49

Good luck with the move and the new job - see you on the other side

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By tom123
27th Jul 2020 13:57

Near the coast?

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By SteveHa
27th Jul 2020 14:00

Newport, so no. Having said that, only 15 minutes by train to Cardiff, so not too far away.

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By gainsborough
27th Jul 2020 13:58

Good luck Steve. Hope the move and the new job goes well.

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By Richard Grant
27th Jul 2020 14:02

Good luck and have fun.

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By DJKL
27th Jul 2020 14:31

So, what you now need is soundtrack suggestions for the road trip.

Movin Out-Billy Joel
Already Gone-Eagles
2-4-6-8 Motorway-TRB (if you are driving)
East Bound and Down-Jerry Reed (but may be in wrong direction, you may be going West)

Edit-How could I forget

Moving On -Bad Company

What, of course, you do not want is;

Right Back Where We Started From-Maxine Nightingale

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By Southwestbeancounter
27th Jul 2020 14:45

Good luck with it all!

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By Red Leader
27th Jul 2020 14:53
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By SteveHa
27th Jul 2020 15:22

LOL - Very entertaining, but clearly before they built the new shopping centre (they have a Debenhams, now).

Having said that, a lot looks just the same, too (including, if I'm not mistaken, the same scaffolding).

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By Tax Dragon
27th Jul 2020 18:00

SteveHa wrote:

they have a Debenhams, now

In the current climate, that is impressive. Wetherspoons - less so.

"Newport, Newport, so good they named it twice." I'm going to visit if only to give that artiste a fiver, very witty.

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By lesley.barnes
27th Jul 2020 15:17

Good luck with the move and the new job.

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By ireallyshouldknowthisbut
27th Jul 2020 16:44

Good luck boyo*

*Is that racist now?

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By Red Leader
27th Jul 2020 17:35

Careful. Y Ddraig Goch may re-appear. Look you.

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By ireallyshouldknowthisbut
27th Jul 2020 18:38

Cymru am Byth*

*My geography teacher equipped me with the skills to survive in Wales

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By alialdabawi
27th Jul 2020 17:04

All the best...

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By Matrix
27th Jul 2020 19:23

Good luck Steve. I am sure you will be a great asset to your new firm.

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By Cloudcounter
27th Jul 2020 20:47

Good luck with the move and the new job. Newport is often unfairly maligned, although if the clip is the one that I'm thinking of it is quite entertaining. Town centre is sometimes not great on a Friday night but there is some great countryside around.

If you fancy coming over to Rodney Parade to watch Newport RFC you'll be most welcome.

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By mrme89
27th Jul 2020 21:51

Newport is still a swear word in my house (Leeds fan).

Good luck with the move.

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By Paul Crowley
27th Jul 2020 22:29

The other side sounds as if the bridge is over the Styx
You may be better off paying the ferryman.

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By Red Leader
28th Jul 2020 11:34

There used to be a ferryman to cross the Severn Estuary. As a child I found it exciting going on that ferry. In retrospect, it's clear the ferry was a deathtrap!

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By Paul Crowley
28th Jul 2020 17:59

Saw an old programme showing that ferry recently.Would never be allowed now, but was probably minimal risk at the time. Looked very rickety.

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By legerman
27th Jul 2020 22:34

Good luck with the move Steve, hope it all goes well for you.

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By Alex_T
28th Jul 2020 09:18

Very best of luck @SteveHa!

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By sonoftwosheds
28th Jul 2020 09:54

Hope it all goes well for you

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By SteveHa
28th Jul 2020 17:51

Well,

I'm in Newport. All my stuff in boxes, and will be for a couple of weeks until Newhome is ready, but until then I'm staying with my better half. Fortunately, she has decent internet.

Tomorrow, I'll get my main PC set up (laptop at the moment), which should keep me going, and, of course, still the new job waiting on Monday.

It's been a long few days, so right now I'm ready for a beer.

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By Red Leader
28th Jul 2020 18:35

A beer? That'll be a Cwtch then.

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By SteveHa
29th Jul 2020 12:27

Well, Stage 1 complete and got my PC set up and working. My Raspberry PIs fared less well, since the NFS drive that also housed the operating systems for them has bought it (only the filesystems, not the drive itself), and recovery software can't get them back, so guess I'll start again with those.

Fortunately, the movies and music stored on it were backed up to a samba share, which has survived.

Next move in probably a couple of weeks when the apartment is ready, but only a couple of miles and can be done piecemeal.

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A beer? That'll be a Cwtch then.

Oddly, no. Likely to be Trooper, which is weirdly brewed in Cheshire where I've moved from.

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By Tax Dragon
29th Jul 2020 14:45

I love a weirdly-brewed beer. (I have a weird attraction towards the strange. Maybe makes me feel at home. Which I hope you will, BTW, and soon.)

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By Tax Dragon
29th Jul 2020 14:46

Tax Dragon wrote:

I have a weird attraction towards the strange.

And a strange attraction towards the weird.

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By Red Leader
30th Jul 2020 11:01
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By SteveHa
29th Jul 2020 21:13

Well I was going to be disappointed to say apparently the pub had a bit of a falling out with the brewery supplying Trooper, though I have to say that the stuff (I forget the name, or brewery) that they got instead is not half bad (hic!)

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By Paul Crowley
30th Jul 2020 00:03

Brilliant
Had a chat with MDTP and learned?

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