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The_Seldom_Killer

Member since Jul 2008 • Last active Oct 2017

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  • in Rides & Races
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    If its just Nice you're trying to avoid then you could just turn down the hill at St Agnes to get to Menton and along the coast to Ventimiglia to get the train back to Turin.

    Would a loop from Turin get you onto the via delle Sale or the Fort de la Forca? It'd be a shame to miss them out.

  • in Jobs
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    Not really too sure at the moment. Part of making space for volunteering is to find out what sort of work I might have an aptitude for. I've managed to get on to a taster dry stone walling course in a couple of weeks because that really attracts me. If I'm any good at it I'll see about doing a certificated course and see if anyone is willing to take on a middle-aged apprentice/assistant.

    There probably going to be quite a bit of stuff like this, working out what I can do and trying to find a way to get paid to do it.

    One of the hard bits is going to be finding work that allows me the time to work out what I'm going to do. Worst case scenario though is I'll sign up to Deliveroo or Ubereats. For all its downsides, the burgeoning gig economy might be something I can work to my advantage.

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    Way ahead of you there. Been keeping my eye on that site for a while. Not much comes up in the Yorkshire area though.

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    Local countryside which does include The Peak District but could be outside of that too.

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    I've just handed in my notice on my office job. It's not what anyone would describe as "professional life", I've just been grinding out low level office and customer service jobs. I have tried to progress occasionally but it's never really come to anything and I've spent the past few years getting fed up of essentially doing the same stuff over and over. Increasing pressure on the public sector has just meant more stress, being pushed to do more and turn in longer hours for no more reward. To be honest, it's not the stress or reward that are the issues for me. However, losing time means not being able to spend the time doing stuff I enjoy or training for that stuff. It's just not how I want to live anymore and, despite valuing public service highly, I've lost my passion for doing it. I've definitely lost my passion for sitting in a dingy office, staring at a wall and shuffling information around in endless circles.

    I don't really know what I'm going to do next. One of the problems of doing the same thing for 20+ years is that when you try applying to do something different, no one really wants to take you seriously. I guess I can understand that. Why risk a lack of capability and competence when even a bit of experience and the energy of youth is readily available without a 4 week notice period. I've decided that it's going to be either conservation based work or food production. There are volunteering opportunities out there where I can get experience and show commitment but mostly they occur during office hours.

    So that's the plan really. Quit job. Get some work that will free up some weekdays to get some experience, get into doing something that doesn't involve sitting in an office day in, day out and hopefully will be able to get some enjoyment from

  • in Rides & Races
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    You'll be fine. Just don't try to descend the Col d' Peas on a loaded bike going in that direction. You will die horribly and your bones will be eaten by crows and cows.

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  • in Forums
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    The last time I volunteered coordination and distribution it was suggested I'd be a poor choice because I'm not London based. So yeah, cheeky as fuck really. Sorry.

  • in Forums
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    I'm not a designer and my suggestions for forum Tshirts were rightly described as genuinely to horrible to merit any consideration. I'm also aware that the LFGSS community is well represented by both people in design as well as those, myself included, who appreciate and value good design. So I can see right from the outset that any efforts that I might make would be a rather fruitless endeavour and an insult to those trained and skilled as designers.

    And yes, I understand that it's pretty brassneck to propose a piece of work for someone else to undertake, especially for no reward. Sorry.

  • in Forums
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    Yes, I did understand from the outset that what I was suggesting would require some work to be completed in translating the design to the necessary template for a cap.

    I do understand now that there's no interest in undertaking that work which is what my post was trying to ascertain.

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