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Old Oct 27th 2013, 3:09 pm
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Hi everyone,

The welcome post when I joined suggested an introduction, but I'm not very good at them. Judging how much anyone really wants to know about me is a bit spooky, so I'll give you the basics. Let's see:

Born and brought up in Central and Southern Africa, by British and Dutch parents. Love-hate relationship with that continent. After 11 schools I started my working life in the Forces in Rhodesia, then went into television, spent 30 years in production and script writing for film, TV, radio, multimedia and print, went sailing to regain sanity (didn't work), back to the UK to start a publishing company. Love-hate relationship with sailing (cruising). Love boats, but also love all sorts of other things including horses, nature, beauty, yadda yadda ...

Currently need new challenges, new surroundings, and Italy has always been a bit of a dream for me, so ... here we go, heading for la dolce vita (and the other side of the coin too).

Shall be keeping an eye on the forums, looking for encouragement. Realism also welcomed, but please be gentle. I am well aware that if I don't like it, I can move on. ;-)

PS The children, now adult, support their crazy mother's latest whim.
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Old Oct 27th 2013, 7:12 pm
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Hi everyone,

The welcome post when I joined suggested an introduction, but I'm not very good at them. Judging how much anyone really wants to know about me is a bit spooky, so I'll give you the basics. Let's see:

Born and brought up in Central and Southern Africa, by British and Dutch parents. Love-hate relationship with that continent. After 11 schools I started my working life in the Forces in Rhodesia, then went into television, spent 30 years in production and script writing for film, TV, radio, multimedia and print, went sailing to regain sanity (didn't work), back to the UK to start a publishing company. Love-hate relationship with sailing (cruising). Love boats, but also love all sorts of other things including horses, nature, beauty, yadda yadda ...

Currently need new challenges, new surroundings, and Italy has always been a bit of a dream for me, so ... here we go, heading for la dolce vita (and the other side of the coin too).

Shall be keeping an eye on the forums, looking for encouragement. Realism also welcomed, but please be gentle. I am well aware that if I don't like it, I can move on. ;-)

PS The children, now adult, support their crazy mother's latest whim.
Hi there and welcome to BE

Great introduction

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Old Oct 27th 2013, 7:31 pm
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Your introduction made me smile. I lived and worked between Germany and Italy when much younger and certainly enjoyed my time in Milan- great coffee, great pizza and fantastic warm people. Enjoy the experience.
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Old Oct 27th 2013, 9:18 pm
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Hello and a big welcome to BE.

Excellent information can be found in the BE Wiki, not forgetting the Living and Moving Abroad forum that will help you, another set of great help is the permanent threads at the TOP of each forum, they are very pertinent to that particular forum and makes sensible reading.

Moderators deal with any problems that arise such as inappropriate posts, spammers etc, you will find their names at the bottom right hand side of each forum's index in bold font.

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Great intro!! Know what you mean about a love/hate relationship with the African continent. I was brought up in Cape Town by British parents! Have fun
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Pop over to the Italian forum and someone is sure to be able to answer any questions.

just remember to bring your sense of humour, you will need it in Italy and in the forum...

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Old Oct 29th 2013, 9:17 am
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Thanks everyone, good to "meet" you.
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