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Old Jun 4th 2013, 5:34 pm
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Flights booked, landing 10 July.
About to book shipping container.
About to buy a car to put in it.
In the process of having a life laundry.
All hard work, but will be worth ti!
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Old Jun 4th 2013, 8:24 pm
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Well done Simon. Not long to go now!
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Old Jun 4th 2013, 9:27 pm
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Good luck, all will be fine where you heading?
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Old Jun 4th 2013, 10:56 pm
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Just a thought, someone correct me if i'm wrong, but I thought you had to own a car for 12 months before you were allowed to ship it
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Ermmm - I think you will find you need to have owned the car for 2 yrs (or 12 months) b4 you can just 'stick it in the container'. you will need to pay a minimum of 20% and more....you need to check that one out!
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You can ship it but you will get stung at the receiving end AND there is also a clause to prevent you from selling it within 2 yrs of arrival
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Old Jun 5th 2013, 9:17 am
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Were heading to Auckland.. Bayswater at first.

The car is 15% I believe, which is fine, and its to use not to sell so not worried about having to hold onto it .... I think I'm going to want to anyway

Didn't mention that I also have major house renos at this end ... 6 New floors to lay, rewire, lots to re plaster then paint it all. Should be a busy month!
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don't for get to put your details on the Arrivals and Departures sticky
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Old Jun 18th 2013, 11:07 am
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Container is booked now, three weeks til we get on the plane.
Feel like I haven't slept for about a month!

Still have 6 new floors to lay, chimmney to get fitted and an entire house to repaint, as well as pack.

Oh, and a car to get stripped and cleaned.
Oh, and 9 muddy bikes to scrub til they're shiny.

If we make this it'll be a miracle!
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Container is booked now, three weeks til we get on the plane.
Feel like I haven't slept for about a month!

Still have 6 new floors to lay, chimmney to get fitted and an entire house to repaint, as well as pack.

Oh, and a car to get stripped and cleaned.
Oh, and 9 muddy bikes to scrub til they're shiny.

If we make this it'll be a miracle!
Isn't that what friends are for......to help out with the essential jobs
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Old Jun 19th 2013, 1:32 am
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Simon - where in Surrey do you live ? We left Woking in Feb 2011 to come to NZ.
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Old Jun 19th 2013, 1:55 am
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We live in Dorking. Lovely place, I'll miss it. Won't miss commuting to London though.
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We live in Dorking. Lovely place, I'll miss it. Won't miss commuting to London though.
Yup, my husband feels the same way. Woking to Camden and back by public transport

These days it's a 25 minute walk to where he works. No more exobitant season ticket fares for an increasingly bad service.

Denbighs wine estate near Box Hill is very nice though.
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Old Jun 19th 2013, 11:54 am
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Yes, Denbies and Boxhill are great, also the much quieter Holmbury Hill, where 'here comes the sun' was written, plus all the other miles and miles of fantastic forests in every direction.

It's a shame that people here aren't that ourdoorsy - they don't know what they're missing. As a mountain biker, the countryside in the UK, and more importantly the access to it is the thing I think I'll miss the most.
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