The Opportunities Overseas Expo UK and Ireland November 2012 roadshow is on the road – we’ve motored through London and Dublin and now we’re heading to Aberdeen and Manchester.
So it seems like the perfect time for a light-hearted look at the cities we’ll be alighting in with some little-known facts.
- In the late 19th century, Aberdeen was the British centre for envelope production – which probably explains why the self-seal envelope was developed in Aberdeen.
- There are over 30 places named Aberdeen throughout the world.
- Water polo began around 1863 on the River Dee in Aberdeen.
- Is the city where Rolls met Royce – and a beautiful car was born.
- The first modern computer was built in Manchester.
- The atom was first split in Manchester.
Over to you
Feel free to share any facts about Aberdeen or Manchester – impress us with your insider knowledge!
my feet haven’t touched the ground this week. There is so much going on here and it is really exciting. We have just added some midweek seminars for our trip to the UK and you will be able to find out exactly what it is like to make the move overseas at these events. I am shooting some video for the website on Wednesday and the family who are staying with us at the moment from the UK are just about to move into their new house here in Hamilton. I am off to see a gig tomorrow night with my son. It’ll be wicked with top NZ band Opshop and the legendary Jordan Luck. Can’t wait. I’m also busy promoting my regular DJ slot at Shenanigans Irish Bar in Hamilton where I play the best music from NZ, Ireland and the UK. Who’d have thought I got made redundant a week ago.
The main thing on my mind at the moment is the UK expos in London and Manchester as I know what it means to the people who attend these events. You want answers, information and insight. Please do come and see me on the working in visas stand and also come along to my seminars. I’ll post the times in the next few days. There are so many different ways to make the move to New Zealand and it is really important that you leave these events with a clear idea of what you need to do next. If you haven’t got tickets yet then just go to www.expo-newzealand.com
It is quite strange having a job that takes me back to the country I chose to leave but I do love what I do and even the flight has become part of the enjoyment (except when someone in front of me reclines their seat grr) Before I moved to New Zealand I worked as a quality engineer (as well as being involved in the music biz) so it is important to me that everything is done correctly. When I can help a family make the move out here and see them do it the best way for them in their situation with the least hassle it makes my job worthwhile. If you are going to do it then do it right first time.
So apart from a long summer and noisy cicadas that keep me awake all night New Zealand is pretty quiet at the moment. No real dramas, no wars to worry about, no credit crunch,no recession. Just work, family and living a life I chose to live.
See you in London and Mad sorry I mean Manchester
Until next time