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    A recent thread saw the conversation turn to how long some have been on this site, I've just hit 10 years on CUK when I started contracting to get myself out of a hole I had gotten myself into with debt.

    When i signed up my son was 6 months old, 10 years later we are in the process of applying for his place in High school, I have got married and moved house twice. I have lost a very dear family member, and had 15 contracts (as well as two very short unsuccessful attempts are permiedom). I've visited 4 countries (one with a few good denizens of this parish, I have learned to drink and love gin and bared my arse on Bishopgate.

    Most importantly I've made some bloody good friends
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    A recent thread saw the conversation turn to how long some have been on this site, I've just hit 10 years on CUK when I started contracting to get myself out of a hole I had gotten myself into with debt.

    When i signed up my son was 6 months old, 10 years later we are in the process of applying for his place in High school, I have got married and moved house twice. I have lost a very dear family member, and had 15 contracts (as well as two very short unsuccessful attempts are permiedom). I've visited 4 countries (one with a few good denizens of this parish, I have learned to drink and love gin and bared my arse on Bishopgate.

    Most importantly I've made some bloody good friends
    Only 4 countries - I used to do that in a week at some points last year..
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    A recent thread saw the conversation turn to how long some have been on this site, I've just hit 10 years on CUK when I started contracting to get myself out of a hole I had gotten myself into with debt.

    When i signed up my son was 6 months old, 10 years later we are in the process of applying for his place in High school, I have got married and moved house twice. I have lost a very dear family member, and had 15 contracts (as well as two very short unsuccessful attempts are permiedom). I've visited 4 countries (one with a few good denizens of this parish, I have learned to drink and love gin and bared my arse on Bishopgate.

    Most importantly I've made some bloody good friends
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    11 x contracts @ 5 clients
    1 x country move
    1 x short stint @ permiedom
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    Quote Originally Posted by eek View Post
    Only 4 countries - I used to do that in a week at some points last year..
    More to life than constantly working away, the house in Spain kinda reduces the number of countries we visit on holiday
    “Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

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    Joined the old forum in 1999 or 2000 under my old ID when I was in NL, next contract was in Russia. Altogether 18 countries not including the odd UK, IOM, CI and Gibraltar contract.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    More to life than constantly working away, the house in Spain kinda reduces the number of countries we visit on holiday
    A lot of MS's offices are right by the airport and it was a shorter walk to get to MS Schipol than the lounge for example.

    Amsterdam, Austria, Slovenia, Paris would be quite common for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by eek View Post
    A lot of MS's offices are right by the airport and it was a shorter walk to get to MS Schipol than the lounge for example.

    Amsterdam, Austria, Slovenia, Paris would be quite common for me
    I could get from NL to the South of England quicker than getting from the North of England to the South.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    and bared my arse on Bishopgate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    I was old, miserable and a bit of a when I joined.. What's changed? A lot more people know I'm old, miserable and a bit of a .. HTH
    You're older and more miserable and your rates have gone down.
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