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Old Apr 17th 2008, 12:07 pm
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thank you for that! may just take you up on that - can you squeeze in a push chair and travel cot too?!! (currently residing in mother in laws garage in norfolk)

Certainly try my best for you. PM me with the details and I'll see what I can do.

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Old Apr 17th 2008, 12:11 pm
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Curtains are another thing folks should remember to bring out with them. Ikea have great ones which are very cheap and hard-wearing. Also, cotton sheets and bed linen are much more expensive here and worth bringing out. In fact, bring everythink, even the kitchen sink!
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Old Apr 17th 2008, 12:14 pm
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Yes, that's what I've been told. I am trying to stock up on bedlinen. Asda Living to real bargains. Especially for Childrens beds. Also Tesco.
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Old Apr 17th 2008, 12:20 pm
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Could you also bring out a Tesco Super Store? Much needed here!
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Old Apr 17th 2008, 12:21 pm
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If I leave the contents of my shoe cupboard here, should fit it in no probs!!!
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Old Apr 17th 2008, 8:55 pm
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If I leave the contents of my shoe cupboard here, should fit it in no probs!!!
And a branch of Jones the Bootmaker pleassssssssssse
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Old Apr 17th 2008, 8:57 pm
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Curtains are another thing folks should remember to bring out with them. Ikea have great ones which are very cheap and hard-wearing. Also, cotton sheets and bed linen are much more expensive here and worth bringing out. In fact, bring everythink, even the kitchen sink!
thats what i did - bring out all my curtains, the majority of which are full length.
but none are wide enough.
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Old Apr 17th 2008, 10:50 pm
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thats what i did - bring out all my curtains, the majority of which are full length.
but none are wide enough.
If they're in the same fabric, karonious may be able to 'unmake' them and then redo them to the right width by joining some/all together?!
Just an idea....don't want her sitting round getting bored!!
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Old Apr 17th 2008, 10:54 pm
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If they're in the same fabric, karonious may be able to 'unmake' them and then redo them to the right width by joining some/all together?!
Just an idea....don't want her sitting round getting bored!!
Karonious is about to go shopping!! It's my day off so I need to do some retail therapy
But it sounds possible to join them all up with a reasonably neat end product.
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Old Apr 17th 2008, 11:08 pm
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Karonious is about to go shopping!! It's my day off so I need to do some retail therapy
But it sounds possible to join them all up with a reasonably neat end product.
if only it was that simple - nah they are alllllll different
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Curtains are another thing folks should remember to bring out with them. Ikea have great ones which are very cheap and hard-wearing. Also, cotton sheets and bed linen are much more expensive here and worth bringing out. In fact, bring everythink, even the kitchen sink!

Just be aware that window sizes in NZ tend to be far bigger than in the UK.

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And thermal lined curtains are good here as its feezing in my house in winter!!!!
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Old Apr 18th 2008, 1:49 am
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And remember you will need to hang your curtains upside down as we are in the Southern Hemisphere, thats why you cant bring UK ones, they will hang upside down and you will look silly
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Old Apr 18th 2008, 3:05 am
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Originally Posted by dreamfish View Post
Measured up the living room, kitchen and dining room windows for some curtains today (you may recall I live in a greenhouse).

Popped to a shop in Tawa just out of interest to see what it would cost to have some made up. THey offered free making which I thought would be a winner.

So when they told me that it would cost just shy of $5000 in a very average material, i swallowed hard (trying to stifle a snigger, imagining the look on Dribble's face when I break the news to him).

And the cost of the material I actually liked? About $7500. *bom shiiinnnnng* (thats the drum and cymbol noise you get after the punchline in a joke).

"Oohhh shhhh**" (thats me wetting myself from laughing {mild panic laughing} all the way home).

Guess I will be talking to Karonious at some point about some curtain making!!!
It would be cheaper to buy a house to go with your existing curtains!
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Old Apr 18th 2008, 4:19 am
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Holy Farts!

I was on to a winner then... I bought thermal lined fabric at $10/m in a sale at Spotlight... bought 30m to cover just three windows!

NZ houses have ridiculous amounts of glass, most of which run floor to ceiling, covering entire walls. This means a lack of window cills upon which to rest photos and suchlike, and means furnishing a room becomes a nightmare
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