“Leaving On a Jet Plane”

Yes we are off again, after nearly two and a half years in York we are moving to sunnier climes again. So how does this affect 69Design? Well not at all but here is our take on "remote working"

Leaving On a Jet Plane

As some of you may remember we initially moved to Cyprus in 2012, just really because we could, as an experiment it proved successful, we made a few mistakes along the way, and eventually because of family illness decided to return in may 2015. At the time we were glad to be back, but as time has gone on wanderlust has returned (Mandy mainly) so off we go again.

We definitely made mistakes last time, the main one being it took a good few months to realise that while it was hot and the sun shone, we were not on a perpetual holiday. We also had to spend a lot of time learning how to function in another country, learn some phrases and figure out how things worked in general. This did have some impact on the business, stupid little things mainly but surprisingly internet speeds were about 5-8 times faster than in the UK something I was not expecting.

Sometimes it takes a change to realise what's really important

So why are we going back? Well weather obviously but sometimes it takes a change to realise what's really important, and coming back to the UK did eventually make us focus on what was important, quality of life, but without it affecting our work. This time we have planned it much better, we are shipping our personal stuff which we stored before, although we have disposed of a lot of things that just tie you down.. furniture, collected things over the years etc. We should be able to "hit the ground running" this time, lighter, more focussed and our computer systems have been changed based on what we learned last time, iPads as primary computers, and a small Mac acting as a file and mail server, all very portable and requiring no downtime to set up when we arrive.

Well thats it, we depart the UK on the 30th, other than our location, nothing else should change, I (Richard) will certainly be more chilled out, and of course we guarantee our usual high quality service, to clients old and new.

Richard & Mandy

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