Leaving Lonely Planet

Melbourne, Australia

Day 1142. 24 May 2007

Leaving Lonely Planet

Melbourne, Australia

Day 1142. 24 May 2007

On Tuesday I left Lonely Planet after over 2 and half years working there. I had a great 2 years there and worked on some amazing projects but an opportunity came up and I felt the time was right for a change. I am starting my new job on Friday so expect an update next week. We went out for a drink on Tuesday for my farewell party and I got a Manchester City farewell card and an 8GB memory disc, you can never have enough memory discs. Judy, the owner of LP came to see me before I left to say thanks which I thought was a very nice thing to do and was totally unexpected.

I got my new couch and coffee table delivered on Wednesday, apart from a slight hicup when the delivery man came with no help and expected me to help carry it into my flat, it was completed with little hassle. It is so nice to be sat on a couch rather than than the floor.

It was all going great till the puller on my blind just came off the runners, which is why one blind is halfway drawn.

Yesterday I went for my final medical examination for Immigration. I was x-rayed,prodded ,poked,had my eyes tested and had to give a urine sample. It was not very nice but was done in such an efficient way it was quite painless, I was in and out of there in about an hour. Now I have to wait to get the all clear.

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