Thoughts of a geek

31 January 2010

Leaving (Earth)

Filed under: Me — Tags: , , , — qwandor @ 5:11 pm

My contract at Innaworks ends at the end of March this year. I am planning after that to move to London, try to find a job there and hopefully find time to travel around a bit while I am at it. I will most likely leave in April or May, depending on airfares, how long it takes to get a visa, and a few other things. I have just now paid the visa application fee and filled in the first part of the form. It is quite a process.

If any of you have any advice about travelling in general, London in particular, finding work, or contacts in London or elsewhere in the UK then I would be happy to hear from you. I would also like to catch up with everyone here in New Zealand before I go, so if you want to catch up or hang out sometime let me know.

I also need to get rid of my bed, lounge suite, and possibly other furniture (chest of drawers, desk). If you might be interested in buying these off me or borrowing them while I am away, let me know and I can give you more details.

Song: Code 64 — Leaving Earth



  1. As it would happen, I think we’re actually sweet for all that furniture in our flat so won’t need it. Weird.

    Comment by tommo39 — 31 January 2010 @ 11:29 pm

  2. Yay! That’s really exciting news Andrew and I’ll happily help in any way possible with London-sorting from this end. Send me an email with any questions you have along the way and I’ll see what I can do!

    Comment by Fi McKenze — 1 February 2010 @ 12:37 am

    • Yes, I will definitely send you an email sometime soon, I have lots of questions. You do not check Google Wave very often, I take it. (-;

      Comment by qwandor — 1 February 2010 @ 3:10 pm

      • Haha, no I don’t. Not enough friends use it and trying to get colleagues onto it is hopeless. Amusingly though I did check in earlier today and saw your message and have replied…but email is by far the better option for me at the mo.


        Comment by Fi McKenzie — 7 February 2010 @ 5:05 am

  3. Zounds! I saw you trying to sell your furniture, but did not put two and two together. That’s fantastic news for you Andrew, ut you will be missed!
    I hope we’re not losing you forever!

    Comment by katie — 4 February 2010 @ 6:11 pm

    • Well, my visa will only allow me to stay for 2 years, so I would say that is a fair guarantee.

      Comment by qwandor — 4 February 2010 @ 6:34 pm

      • oh I’m sure her Majesty would make an exception for someone as clever as yourself…

        Comment by katie — 5 February 2010 @ 9:24 pm

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