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by Egg
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Egg's journal
Replies: 115
Views: 32715

Re: Egg's journal

Just clocked that LivingAFI has posted a mega update, which reminded me to update my own journal: https://livingafi.com/2021/03/17/the-2021-early-retirement-update/ Kinda like an ERE forum journal, but all in one post. We don't hear enough about the post-FI life imho. Found it a super resonant post....
by Egg
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Freedom through Frugality: Sabaka's Journal
Replies: 145
Views: 42012

Re: Freedom through Frugality: Sabaka's Journal

Sabaka wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:26 pm
@Egg @Ertyu
Congrats on all of it. I don't know how your peers found it, but you sound very relaxed about your initial training - it's not meant to be that chill (unless the army's gone soft of late)...!

Smashing the financials too - good job, Sabaka.
by Egg
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Mitigating the risk of losing 50% in divorce
Replies: 71
Views: 16530

Re: Mitigating the risk of losing 50% in divorce

DH jokes neither of us being worth anything as a “trade in” This made me chuckle. Honestly, I find the OP question difficult to compute, perhaps for somewhat similar reasons to what you mentioned about wanting to keep your DH around even in a divorce scenario. I'm nowhere near you in terms of marri...
by Egg
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Egg's journal
Replies: 115
Views: 32715

Re: Egg's journal

Thanks @Fiddle, @WRC! Initially, I had a bit of a tough time with second kid psychologically. The emotional connection just wasn't there from Day 1 in the way that it was with our first. I only dare admit that because I've finally come to feel affection for the litte fella now he can smile. Also bee...
by Egg
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Software development for UK/EU nationals
Replies: 9
Views: 1275

Re: Software development for UK/EU nationals

Apologies for the mega-slow reply, but thanks all. This definitely resonated with me: any experience is going to increase your market rate so fast it doesn't matter much what it is. When that effect starts to saturate after a couple of years, you'll have a better idea... I'm pretty restless when it ...
by Egg
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Software development for UK/EU nationals
Replies: 9
Views: 1275

Re: Software development for UK/EU nationals

I don't think that it would be possible for someone who never coded professionally to land a contact. Maybe with a 2-3 years of experience, if you really work hard to learn some particular tech stack that's currently hot, and that knowledge shows in interviews. Fair enough, but for clarity (I can s...
by Egg
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Software development for UK/EU nationals
Replies: 9
Views: 1275

Re: Software development for UK/EU nationals

Most of the UK public sector IT work is outsourced to India. Do you have a source for that? I'm not saying you're wrong, but anecdotally, having managed UK (central) Government IT projects, although plenty of the technical delivery was outsourced, not once did I see that outsourcing being to India....
by Egg
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Software development for UK/EU nationals
Replies: 9
Views: 1275

Re: Software development for UK/EU nationals

Hey nomadscientist. Thanks for the thorough reply. A couple of comments back: My prejudice is also that UK public sector (excluding maybe some defence and intelligence applications) is a joke but any work experience will make you much more employable than no work experience. Yeah, I feared as much. ...
by Egg
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Software development for UK/EU nationals
Replies: 9
Views: 1275

Software development for UK/EU nationals

After a brief break from working, I'm planning to re-enter the workplace, this time as a career changer doing a software development apprenticeship. As it's a UK governmental thing, I'm expecting to be working on some kind of public-facing web-based service, which I understand is likely to involve a...
by Egg
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: reepicheep's journal
Replies: 169
Views: 40131

Re: reepicheep's journal

@Egg, @cheepnis, @enigmaT120, how are you three doing? What a holiday this is... Hey reepicheep. Sorry, I totally missed your update. The answer to your question of how I'm doing is also my excuse for not seeing this - just had another kid in Dec so bit of a maelstrom of kiddo-admin. Really glad to...
by Egg
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 195
Views: 18453

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

Awesome photos. Here's a nature photo from the other day from our neck of the woods (Northern England): https://i.ibb.co/Z1B3k6G/IMG-20201231-145239.jpg The roots/wings thing has always been an issue for me. We moved every 2 years when I was a kid and I completely lost all of my friends every time. ...
by Egg
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Egg's journal
Replies: 115
Views: 32715

Re: Egg's journal (or "Dude, Where's my Job")

Quick update. Second baby is here. Sleep is limited, but cool to finally meet him. He had a few health issues, but they look to be resolving. Also been offered a software developer apprenticeship position to start in late Feb, which kicks off with a 3-month bootcamp (by what seems to be a well respe...
by Egg
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Egg's journal
Replies: 115
Views: 32715

Re: Egg's journal (or "Dude, Where's my Job")

It's quite funny really. The smallest people in our family seem to have the most stuff too, by a long way and they've never bought anything or asked for much. They seem to be stuff magnets! Yup. And it's continued. I've been throughly un-ERE of late and bought the little man all sorts of stuff :oops:
by Egg
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: FI-ddle's Journal
Replies: 17
Views: 4797

Re: FI-ddle's Journal

House - The home we have I believe nails value over price. ...But I would love to never get a mortgage again so I could continue to enjoy mortgage free life and be able to tell my kids I was mortgage free from 35 blah,blah,blah!! We'll see what happens. Good to read an update (you like to space the...
by Egg
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Egg's journal
Replies: 115
Views: 32715

Re: Egg's journal (or "Dude, Where's my Job")

Fiddle wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:42 pm
Congratulations! Enjoy the liberation and special time with your family:)
Thanks, Fiddle. Currently knee deep in boxes from the move back to our house from the rented place. Mostly baby stuff tbh - wife and I still live quite light otherwise.
by Egg
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: reepicheep's journal
Replies: 169
Views: 40131

Re: reepicheep's journal

Hey reepicheep. Been quite a while since you posted. Hope everything is okay?
by Egg
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Egg's journal
Replies: 115
Views: 32715

Re: Egg's journal (or "Dude, Where's my Job")

And that's a wrap. Now officially an unemployed Egg.
by Egg
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Egg's journal
Replies: 115
Views: 32715

Re: Egg's journal (or "Dude, Where's my Job")

Cheers, ertyu. Hope yours works out well too. I suspect I'll find an internal supply pipe has just corroded over time up there. Famous last words, but shouldn't be too much of an issue to fix. Just a bit frustrating that I have to wait all week to finish work before I can head back to the house and ...
by Egg
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Freedom through Frugality: Sabaka's Journal
Replies: 145
Views: 42012

Re: Freedom through Frugality: Sabaka's Journal

@Egg Also, I think we must hang out in the same youtube circles, as I've watched a couple of "The Irish Partizans" videos :lol: . I am guessing you will also be familiar with the Bald & Bankrupt channel too? Heh, yes for sure. Now you mention Bald and Bankrupt, you've reminded me of a...
by Egg
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Egg's journal
Replies: 115
Views: 32715

Re: Egg's journal (or "Dude, Where's my Job")

UK new lockdown just been announced. Feeling a bit of cabin fever as a result. Next week is my last week of employment, although I'm really hoping COVID doesn't close van hire places, as I already have a hire van booked to move house in a couple of weeks and if we can't move, remaining on the hook f...