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    A new direction in life.

    Well....it's finally done.

    Yesterday afternoon I told my staff that I have sold my business.

    One of Australias major newspapers has offered enough money for me to sign on the botom line. They first contacted me before I moved to Thailand 3 years ago and since I returned have been more and more insistent. Following meetings in Perth in November and a visit here 4 weeks ago it has all been settled.

    Settlement is July 1 and then they want to keep me on for 3 months to handover to the new manager.

    As to the future, well who knows? We will now be finacial enough to basically do what ever we want. For the short time I see us moving to New Zealand for 2 years and running a restuarant over there. I can also see us building a house in Thailand but after that I'm really not to sure.

    I feel excited but also bloody sad. I had two staff members in tears last night, the paper has been my heart and soul for the last 10 years but deep down I know that it is time to move on.
    News is what someone, somewhere is trying to suppress - everything else is just advertising.

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    So, "Sheep botherers Monthly" has a new owner then?

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    Best of luck to you MeMock. Are you sure you're old enough to retire?

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    So You did the deal with Rupert eh? Don't retire it sucks big time.
    Where in NZ is the restaurant ? and do you need a senile dishwasher?

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    Congrats, MeMock! However, I have to say that i am a little jealous.

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    Let me add my congratulations. But bugger running a restaurant; I take my hat off to anyone who could put up with me as a customer.

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    Congratulations MM- it's very satisfying to build up a business yourself and then sell it on at a profit. And a nice position to be in to decide what you want to do next.
    Hopefully I'll be in similar shoes one day, as I have an equity in a business which should be snapped up by a financial institution in due course.

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    So it's no longer a bragging advantage to know MeMock!

    Good luck anyway, and when's the party?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock View Post
    Well....it's finally done.

    Yesterday afternoon I told my staff that I have sold my business.

    One of Australias major newspapers has offered enough money for me to sign on the botom line. They first contacted me before I moved to Thailand 3 years ago and since I returned have been more and more insistent. Following meetings in Perth in November and a visit here 4 weeks ago it has all been settled.

    Settlement is July 1 and then they want to keep me on for 3 months to handover to the new manager.

    As to the future, well who knows? We will now be finacial enough to basically do what ever we want. For the short time I see us moving to New Zealand for 2 years and running a restuarant over there. I can also see us building a house in Thailand but after that I'm really not to sure.

    I feel excited but also bloody sad. I had two staff members in tears last night, the paper has been my heart and soul for the last 10 years but deep down I know that it is time to move on.
    Congratulations, MeMock.

    Sad to part ways at times, but it sounds like a great run.

    All the best to you, and this new restaurant, in NZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock
    As to the future, well who knows? We will now be finacial enough to basically do what ever we want. For the short time I see us moving to New Zealand for 2 years and running a restuarant over there. I can also see us building a house in Thailand but after that I'm really not to sure.
    great, you should open a bar in Pattaya or Phuket

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    i need an investor for err something..

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    Try queenstown.Shite Thai resturants the last time I was down there.prob is,the real estate is bloody expensive.

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    Congrats, but if you already know Thailand and plan to have a home here, why go all the way to NZ to open a restaurant?

    Pty is alive and well, and if your grub is anywhere near edible you start off with a following.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous Coward View Post
    Best of luck to you MeMock. Are you sure you're old enough to retire?
    Nope - I'm only 30 years old, If I retired I would go stir crazy. If I had a hobby I would retire but seeing I don't its back to work for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post

    Good luck anyway, and when's the party?
    Well I had it all planned to have a BBQ at my place for a few close friends - however the rumour got out around town yesterday morning so yesterday arfos staff meeting was a little rushed which then put a kabosh on the party

    Instead I went out last night and got a bit drunk which is a bit unusual and I am regreting it this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keda View Post
    Congrats, but if you already know Thailand and plan to have a home here, why go all the way to NZ to open a restaurant?
    My mum and dad ave retired to NZ so we are thinking of joining them for a season or two in Tauranga (Bay of Plenty - North island)

    Spent 5 weeks there over Christmas and fell in love with the place.

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    Every success in your new life, MeMock. You've earned it. Enjoy with your family.

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    Congratulations mm anyway I have found the premises for our new business venture, I have to admit I am having difficulty in finding good quality S&M gear so it maybe best if you bring that over with you

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    Well done, MM.
    Buy a restaurant, open a bar, retire.....do what you like, just don't give the money to Jeffrey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    i need an investor for err something..
    is it legal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by keda View Post
    Congrats, but if you already know Thailand and plan to have a home here, why go all the way to NZ to open a restaurant?
    My mum and dad ave retired to NZ so we are thinking of joining them for a season or two in Tauranga (Bay of Plenty - North island)

    Spent 5 weeks there over Christmas and fell in love with the place.
    Haven't been that way but heard only good things about it. All best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock View Post
    Spent 5 weeks there over Christmas and fell in love with the place.
    MM, be careful when falling in love with a fish. They do not understand the concept of commitment. I speak from bitter experience.

    Anyhow, congratulations on your successful business deal. I hope that it doesn't change you and that you remain the same lovable drooling ape-like creature that we have grown to love here on TD.
    Back off Margaret, you're on a sugar rush!

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    now you will have all that spare cash, why not put some of it aside to hire a hitman?

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    Congrats MM - now there's no longer an excuse why you cannot become TD's roving global trip reporter

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    Congratulations Memock, may you and yours always enjoy a happy healthy life without need or worry.

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    On a serious note MM, you shouldn't assume that having money will make you happy....Only joking, of course it will.

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