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so the fatigue seems to have been caused by folate and Vitamin D deficiencies. how I got them nobody seems to know. Malabsorption is one guess but it's not a perfect candidate. oh well, been treated, feel better.

several months agoI got offered a job in a cutting edge department in a London University, which I turned down as it would have involved a pay cut, which when extra commuting costs (~£6k pa) were considered, was simply not possible to live on. The head of department then called me up and asked pretty much what it would take for me to go and work for them. Lots of negotiating and months later, they improved their pay offer by around £10k. Definitely an offer I couldn't refuse! So, Job From Hell with People I Love is no more, from the end of today and hello new job from September 1st.

Un/fortunately, commuting options from Southampton to London have been seriously reduced since I last did a daily ther and back for my PhD... So we eventually decided to bite the bullet and move. So in a fortnight's time (movers permitting, but that's another story!) we'll be leaving Southampton and taking up residence in Kingston Upon Thames. Not exactly a bustling metropolis, but a darn sight less of a journey to work, and hey let's not scare the horses!

so yes. London types BE AFRAID! I'll be working round the corner from the British Museum...

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Date: 2014-08-15 08:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] squirmelia.livejournal.com
Kingston seems nice! I like the phone boxes best there.

I mostly tend to go there for shopping. (Kingston, as opposed to phone boxes.)

Other things to do there: visit the museum, which is bigger than the museums in Richmond and Twickenham. Get a boat to Richmond.

There tends to be occasional art things on, some due to the art students. (Such as the USB stick dead drops.)

Strawberry Hill house is fairly close and worth a visit. Twickenham and Richmond are quite close on the train also, and are nice to wander around, see nymphs, deer, etc.

Hope the move goes well!

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Date: 2014-08-16 07:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gnommi.livejournal.com
thanks! the movers came round to assess this morning - all getting mighty real now!

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Date: 2014-08-16 07:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clarehooper.livejournal.com
Gnoooooom! You are leaving Soton :( :( Although for super cool reasons.

Will definitely be at the pub tonight x

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Date: 2014-08-16 07:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gnommi.livejournal.com
awesome! :D

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Date: 2014-08-20 03:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noodlefan.livejournal.com
Congrats on the new job, and good luck moving!
*Fires up Google Maps to see where Kingston upon Thames lies*

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