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#1 Post by JamesM » Fri Sep 30, 2022 9:46 am

Hello everyone. Just retired as an engineer, had enough of being dicked around by rubbish employers over the last few years, sold up in the UK and have just settled in Norway (I'm a Brit, my wife's Norwegian).

Jimmy

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#2 Post by Woody » Fri Sep 30, 2022 9:55 am

JamesM wrote:
Fri Sep 30, 2022 9:46 am
Hello everyone. Just retired as an engineer, had enough of being dicked around by rubbish employers over the last few years, sold up in the UK and have just settled in Norway (I'm a Brit, my wife's Norwegian).

Jimmy
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#3 Post by JamesM » Fri Sep 30, 2022 10:45 am

We were just lucky and inherited a house that belonged to my wife's family. I could retire a little early and invest the proceeds from the sale of our UK home (much to the disgust of our children who thought they were getting it!).

Prices here are mixed, some things (beer!) are very expensive but other things are not so bad. I am just getting started with home brew. There is a thriving home brew community here, most people I have met here so far brew their own, perhaps not surprising given the prices! I have already met one farmer that has a large scale brewhouse and also a still. Our village has a home brew club, that has about 50 regular members which is most of the men in the village!

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#4 Post by Ex-Ascot » Fri Sep 30, 2022 11:13 am

Welcome Jimmy from both of us here in Botswana. Pretty friendly bunch here. Just don't read the thread on site funding gives a bad image. Hope you report on life up there every day on TRABB.
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#5 Post by limeygal » Fri Sep 30, 2022 11:20 am

Welcome Jimmy :-h

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#6 Post by TheGreenAnger » Fri Sep 30, 2022 11:28 am

Welcome. :-bd
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#7 Post by CharlieOneSix » Fri Sep 30, 2022 12:56 pm

A warm welcome from north of the border, Jimmy, and we look forward to your posts. :-h
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#8 Post by om15 » Fri Sep 30, 2022 2:03 pm

Another engineer, that's good because we are rather outnumbered. Welcome.

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#9 Post by G-CPTN » Fri Sep 30, 2022 2:17 pm

Last munth I cudn't spel injuneer - now I are one.

Welcome to you.

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#10 Post by Wodrick » Fri Sep 30, 2022 2:22 pm

Welcome Jimmy, as OM15 has it outnumbered. Civil or Mil ?
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#11 Post by jimtherev » Fri Sep 30, 2022 9:48 pm

And welcome and blessings, from someone who was a controls engineer when he had an honest job back then!

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#12 Post by Fox3WheresMyBanana » Fri Sep 30, 2022 9:51 pm

A warm welcome from another snowbound country!
I'm a great fan of Norway and Norwegians

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#13 Post by bob2s » Fri Sep 30, 2022 11:49 pm

Welcome Jimmy, I too am another retired engineer and I hail from the land Downunder, where beer is still reasonably priced. :-bd

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#14 Post by ricardian » Sat Oct 01, 2022 2:50 pm

Welcome to the group. I was born in England but since retiring I have lived in Orkney which was owned by Norway until 1468.The Orkney Norway Friendship Association was set up in 1978
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#15 Post by FD2 » Sat Oct 01, 2022 7:16 pm

Warm welcome from way down south.

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#16 Post by G~Man » Sat Oct 01, 2022 7:18 pm

Hola.... Not an engineer, but welcome
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#17 Post by JamesM » Sun Oct 02, 2022 4:50 pm

Thanks for the very warm welcome. I was civil, an LAC, but my interests now as far as aviation goes is gliding. Not been able to find a club near to us yet, which was a part of the reason for joining here.

I've been asked to pay a subscription to stay, but having had a look around here I'm afraid there's not much relating to gliding, so I'll pass on subscribing and continue my hunt for a gliding club elsewhere. Not sure I want to get embroiled with contentious topics around cost cutting and the impact on safety, either, yet fear that is exactly where I'd end up here if I stayed!!!

Thanks again, cheerio and best regards to all those still struggling on in the industry,

Jimmy

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#18 Post by ribrash » Sun Oct 02, 2022 4:52 pm

JamesM wrote:
Sun Oct 02, 2022 4:50 pm
Thanks for the very warm welcome. I was civil, an LAC, but my interests now as far as aviation goes is gliding. Not been able to find a club near to us yet, which was a part of the reason for joining here.

I've been asked to pay a subscription to stay, but having had a look around here I'm afraid there's not much relating to gliding, so I'll pass on subscribing and continue my hunt for a gliding club elsewhere. Not sure I want to get embroiled with contentious topics around cost cutting and the impact on safety, either, yet fear that is exactly where I'd end up here if I stayed!!!

Thanks again, cheerio and best regards to all those still struggling on in the industry,

Jimmy
A good decision Jim. :-bd

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#19 Post by admin2 » Sun Oct 02, 2022 6:17 pm

OK Jim, that's fine. You can still 'read' all but members' posts.

I assume that's 'goodbye' to Ribrash as well, then?

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#20 Post by Undried Plum » Tue Oct 04, 2022 12:15 am

Hjertelig velkommen ombord, Yimmy.

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