Sunday, 17 August 2014

Cape Town Bound

Anyone that knows me well enough (or stalks me on twitter) will know that between October 2013 and May this year Lucille had a TV job in Cape Town, this was a great opportunity for her and i fully supported her decision to do the job.

Anyone that actually knows me knows that i did not enjoy the experience in the slightest and I know that Lucille struggled with it at times too. Being apart from your spouse for that length of time puts a strain on your marriage and your sanity! I'm quite lucky in that i have very good friends that i know i can count on to help keep me sane and the dinner invites and couple of pints in the local (as crap as it is) really did help keep me going.

So Lucille is doing the job again this year and we decided because being away from your husband/wife/significant other/better half is utterly shit that i would go with her....to Cape Town....for seven months...So after 6 years working for Mike and Rich, my resignation as Operations Manager of Utobeer was accepted on Friday and I leave on October 10th.

*Lets that hang there for a bit*

It was a case of do I take a sabbatical or resign and my post will need to be filled for 7 months and if the replacement does well then it's only fair that they get given the opportunity to continue with it. I may be back at Utobeer in some other capacity when I get back and i may not be back at all, it really is exciting times!

My family, friends, colleagues have reacted positively although one brewer said on twitter 'Hang on, who's going to order beer off me? *panics*' Well, there are other people within Utobeer who can do this and so i doubt you'll even notice the difference IN FACT it'll probably be better for my absence, after all i was just making it up as i went along!

What will i be doing? Writing a book, I hope and exploring another exciting and burgeoning beer scene in another part of the world. Cape Town has some terrific breweries and bars and i'm looking forward to a bit of a change in pace too.

They say everyone has at least one book in them...let's see if they are right...










15 comments:

Ed said...

Good luck with everything!

tania_nexust said...

How exciting! And I'm sure in no time you'll be making a name for yourself in the beery scene over there ... ;-) Wishing you all the very best for the adventure to come!

Glyn Roberts said...

Thanks Ed!

Glyn Roberts said...

cheers Tania!

Tandleman said...

As you know I think you are doing the right thing. Go for it.

Glyn Roberts said...

cheers Peter. Me too! first time out of work for a while though! only mild nerves at this point! Bloody Milds! ;)

ABrewHaHa said...

Good luck

Glyn Roberts said...

Thanks ! ABHH

steve lamond said...

Nice one glyn, makes sense and always good to shake things up a bit! All the best

Glyn Roberts said...

Thanks Steve!

Cooking Lager said...

have a top time, look forward to the book, the world needs more blogger books.

The Beer Nut said...

Wow! Best of luck! Just don't become one of those ex-pats who moans on his blog about how much better the pints of Greene King IPA at home are.

Glyn Roberts said...

Cookie - cheers mate, just what i was thinking!

BN - I think we all know that's the case anyway... ;-)

Professor Pie-Tin said...

Never liked him,tbh.
Wahaay !

Glyn Roberts said...

Don't worry PPT, i'll be back!