Sunday, August 18, 2013

New Country, New Job

Well it has come at last, I am sitting in Heathrow Airport waiting for a plane to whisk me away to a new country and a new job.

I am on the way to Basel, Switzerland, where I will start as the Head of End User Services for Roche Diagnostics Global IT.

The last few weeks have been a roller coaster ride of emotions, from the sadness to leaving all my friends and colleagues in Roche UK, to the excitement of house hunting in Basel Land and actually getting a dream home Maisprach, about 30 minutes drive from Basel Town ( the picture is the view from the top terrasse ).

I have lost count on how many trips to the dump I have made over the last month, it is amazing what crap you collect over the years. Another sad day was getting rid of the motorbike, it was not worth the hassle of importing it to Switzerland, I suppose I will just have to buy a new one, what a chore....

So the house in the UK is rented out, the bike and car has gone, the guns have gone, the removal company is set to come in on the 9th September, I have cleared up my crap, the dog has it's passport and everything should be ready for the move.

Lynne will follow me out in September, so she is home alone for the next 3 weeks, doing the final clearing and cleaning.

So here I sit, wondering what the next weeks will bring - one thing is for sure, I want to start blogging about my experiences, so watch this space....