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New to UK

Discussion in 'Introduction Forum:' started by bfsoft, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. bfsoft

    bfsoft Junior Member

    Hi everybody. I recently moved to the UK from California and started freelancing. I do miss the Californian weather but can't say I miss working for "the man".

    I've been developing software and websites for over 10 years but my education is in business management- a good combination, I think. If anyone could use an extra hand around Warwickshire or the West Midlands, feel free to drop me a line or visit my website:
    Warwickshire Web Design by BFSoft.
  2. TomStutt

    TomStutt Senior Member

  3. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Hi Ben,

    Welcome to Design Forums, that's quite a change in weather/climate!
    Hope you find the forums useful, and please feel free to add your site link to your forum signature :)

  4. Welcome to the forum Ben :)
  5. Aarlev

    Aarlev Member

    Hi Ben,

    Welcome to the forum and the UK! What made you decide to come here? Is it too hard to get any freelance work in Cali, or could you just not resist the Yorkshire Puddings, Marmite, and Argos any longer? ;)
  6. bfsoft

    bfsoft Junior Member

    As awesome as Argos and Yorshire pudding are (trying Marmite is now on my to-do list), I actually came for the football... and because my wife wanted to live closer to family in Romania. She's an audiologist and got a job with the NHS.
  7. tim

    tim Senior Member

    we should've swapped houses.

    what part of california?

    i just came back from there and wanted to jump out of the plane when leaving :p :(

    the only thing i'm glad the UK has got is less homeless people. there's a homeless person asking for change on every freaking block. someone kinda needs to help them out.

    some of them started shouting at me in the street- gotta be crazy to have a go at a stupendously brilliant 17-yr old.

    i love the amount of starbucks there are tho in san fran at least :D

    oh and the pretzels. pepperoni pretzel ftw.
  8. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

    Hi ben

    Welcome to the forums buddy. I don't suppose your a formula one fan? I have no F1 friends around here :( nice to have you around the forums mate.
  9. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Poor Glen and his lonely brum brums
  10. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Glen, you found an F1 buddy in Phil, but you've not replied to him yet!
  11. bfsoft

    bfsoft Junior Member

    I'm from Sacramento but love San Francisco. Not as much love for F1 unfortunately- prefer the rally cars if I'm honest. Thanks to all for the warm welcome.
  12. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    I think we can generalize that statement :p
  13. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

    :eek: omg! Yesss!
  14. CarmaCreative

    CarmaCreative Member

    I'm well amped at the prospect of spending July and August in San Fran this year. Hopefully staying in Mission district. Can you recommend any good hang-outs? Do you know if DJ Shadow plays out as he is from Oakland right?
  15. Rhonda

    Rhonda Senior Member

    Hey welcome! I'm hoping to head over to the UK as well, but for me it'll be to attend a University. It's really great here, hope you enjoy with us!:)
  16. Love Creative UK

    Love Creative UK New Member

    Welcome to the UK. Hope you don't get to depressed when you realise that our entire summer consists of around 1 week of nice(ish) weather :p
  17. ralphsaunders

    ralphsaunders Senior Member

    Welcome to the UK. You may notice that you start to gravitate towards queueing for long periods of time and handling change in small plastic bags, don't worry, this is entirely normal British behaviour.
  18. Rhonda

    Rhonda Senior Member

    Thats okay! Besides thats when you want to find someone to snuggle with to keep warm the other 360 days!:eek:
  19. bfsoft

    bfsoft Junior Member

    Most of the best Mission District hangouts are around 16th and Valencia. Mission: 16th & Valencia Streets - San Francisco Neighborhoods - Travel - SFGate

    I don't know the Mission District as well as North Beach. If you head over to North Beach, there's a gem of a restaurant called The Stinking Rose on Columbus Avenue (the main street through the neighborhood). One of my favorites. You've got to like garlic, though, and you won't walk out with the nicest breath in the world.

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