New job, new country

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Dayvo, 12 Mar 2008.

  1. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    For someone who is about to start work on a golf course in Oslo, Norwegian 'Wood' seems an appropriate song to hum (to oneself, of course :blush::biggrin:).
    Have just been offered a greenkeeping job 15 km from the city centre, earning twice as much as I did in Stockholm, paying less tax, renting for a third of the price and working only 6 months.
    The cycling possibilites are great, both MTB and road, so I'll be able ride, read and play golf (three of my four most enjoyable activities at present! xx().
    Now I just have to worry about how and where I'm going to spend October to March! :tongue::tongue:

    Any non vulgar suggetions? :becool:
  2. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Guildford / London

    I would reccommend partaking in all manner of indelicate, and oft indescreet extra-marital relations with as many ladies of experience as you are able.
  3. Failing that, you could always work on that book (that everyone has 'inside') entitled "Great Grasses of the World" or "The Rough Guide to Golf Rough" perhaps...

  4. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    Isn't that a faintly vulgar suggestion?

    Nice one Dayvo!

  5. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    'How To Ruin A Golf Course, Gopher It.'
  6. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    golf and cycling? get yourself a team slipstream outfit, and you can wear it for both :biggrin:
  7. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Over the Hill
    Good for you Dayvo. Keep after those holes-in-one :biggrin:
  8. longers

    longers Veteran

    Good news Dayvo :biggrin:.

    How about a summer working as a deckhand on a boat in the Med or somewhere? I'm sure they'd let you strap a bike to the back of it. Maybe.

    And you could have a different girl in every port.
  9. OP

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Thanks all! :biggrin:

    Yeah, there are a few options;, I'm not after a lazy life, just an uncomplicated one! :blush:

    Having been back in England the last 4-5 weeks, I've unfortunately noticed a definite decline. Everything seems to be a struggle; lack of affordable accommodation for the average person, meagre disposable incomes, rising crime, general dissatisfaction with society and the government etc.
    But I'm sure ou, my virtual friends, aren't as cynical as I am! xx(

    As long as I can get on here for a moan and a laugh then I'll be miserable, er, happy! :becool::tongue:
  10. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    you lucky bugger, i want to work on a golf course :biggrin:
  11. OP

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    I don't work there, I'm just going to be employed at one! :biggrin:

    Best job I've had. Fresh air, job satisfaction, free membership and play throughout Norway, no stress, summer contract ('read' free to doss somewhere in the winter months, such as the French Alps, southrn hemisphere) and now GOOD (for me) money.

    Phone or visit your local courses, they might be loking for personnel.
  12. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    Good news Davyo, must be a relief after the e-mail you received this winter. Needless to say I know where I'd be with the Winter off work, Southern Asia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Go for it, and chill out those other months when not working - more bike riding of course, and virtual golf on an X-Box/Playstation !!! Don't forget to keep the pennies to one side for those non-working months (or is it monthly).... Sounds a lot cheaper to live out there.....

    Yep, going down the drain here - hence back to cycle commuting to keep sane and save cash ?:biggrin: and enjoy the bike xx( and get time to do other stuff..... :becool:

    Had an ex colleague - last job - took them 3 hours to do 14 miles 30 mins including stops at traffic lights for 8 miles...oh don't regret moving jobs ..... including all the bad weather....

    Sounds ideal.......:blush::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
  14. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Good news Dayvo :biggrin::becool:

    October til March? Sounds like just enough time to get across America and/or Canada on a bike at a leisurely pace...or "hole up" in Alaska.
  15. Crackle

    Crackle Pah

    Well done Dayvo.

    Six months greenkeeping.....Norway........Norway...........Now my mate said that the women in Norway are very attractive due to the best having been plundered from the rest of Europe a thousand years or so back. Is this true? If so, I see no reason to leave for the other 6 months.
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