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Unread 12-29-2019, 03:28 PM   #1
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Hello ! Returning long standing member

Hello all - some will remember my few contributions. I'm Colin, from London UK, although this year relocated to my wife's country of New Zealand [for family reasons] and am based near Christchurch there

I enjoy the threads and expertise on this forum and judge it to have been a very positive force for the craft of tiling since John cobbled it together way back in early-ish internet (it seems) years. I've met John and a few of you back in 08 / 09 in Chicago Coverings and the next year at Maryland NTCA.

My working life as a tiler is now at 38 years continually - in London on every sort of tile project, with few excursions abroad - Paris, St. Tropez, Marbella, Highlands of Scotland and a time in NJ. Jobs big and small - I have had contracts to tile for some of the wealthiest in the world, and been part of some inspiring bespoke projects - all hard work I might add! Also fortunate to have worked alongside great craft and trades people on sites (and some rotten ones, but we'll pass on them shall we?) I definitely appreciate the chances places and people the world of tile work has led me to.
You might have read the Q&A with me in US Tile magazine at the end of 2018 Kindly done by Heather Fiore and a couple of project articles I was part of also in that mag.
Links in the bio if you want to see my work on the website.

Difficult years this last decade, but incredibly busy - so much that keeping up with this board got sidelined. I see it is still vibrant and informative, so I am going to keep up with the discussions and join in the fray with anything I can add or be helpful with!
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Unread 12-29-2019, 04:31 PM   #2
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Welcome back after almost 7 years, Colin!

Exciting move! Hope it’s a good one.
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Unread 12-29-2019, 04:39 PM   #3
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Welcome back !

I think you owe us some pictures of your work.....
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Unread 12-29-2019, 06:23 PM   #4
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Welcome back, Colin.
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Unread 12-30-2019, 04:43 AM   #5
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Thanks for the welcomes . I will post some work pics in a few days sure
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Unread 12-30-2019, 08:07 AM   #6
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I remember our meeting at Coverings, Colin. New Zealand is a bit of a stretch from London.
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I remember CRB! Nice to hear from you again.
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John - honoured you should remember! Hope all well, and yes NZ quite a jump! Finding out about their tile troubles down here now - they are a bit behind in some respects!
I hope to meet up again in the not too distant future. CB
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Unread 01-01-2020, 06:25 PM   #9
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Hey, nice to be remembered Jim...and Tonto; 7 years!! - didn't know you were counting! What have I missed...
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