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Oh I really miss !!!!!!

Old Sep 12th 2012, 11:42 pm
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finding low fat food easily
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Old Sep 13th 2012, 12:13 am
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Salad cream - can't bring myself to pay $10 for a 500ml bottle, have moved onto Pams salad dressing which is pretty close and only $5.65 for a kg jar.
I really miss Soccer Saturday at 3pm with Geoff Sterling and the boys

Frulli -Dutch strawberry beer
Have you tried Merivale fresh choice or Fendalton New World?
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Old Sep 13th 2012, 12:33 am
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Originally Posted by LittleMonkey View Post
Lol, we're not in NZ yet but OH would be interested to know what name Heinz trades under...is it Watties...very distant memory of them looking suspiciously like Heinz baked beans...the tin and packaging...not the actual beans!!
Watties are like Heinz with 20 spoonfuls of stirred sugar in.
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Old Sep 13th 2012, 1:07 am
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I miss excellence. Everything is mediocre in NZ with the exception of agriculture. That is the one area where NZ really excels.
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Old Sep 13th 2012, 1:24 am
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Gas Central Heating, double glazing and decent home insulation. When we buy, that will be built into the budget because both hubby and I really miss it!

I miss John Lewis. I just want a good department store with almost everything under one roof that is good quality! I didn't even buy that much there in my previous life, but I liked going to have a look around.
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Old Sep 13th 2012, 2:57 am
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Yep Watties might look like Heinz but dont be fooled, it tastes nothing like it.

I miss;
- (what I think are) good takeaway Indian and chinese meals and proper chip shop chips
- central heating and double glazing
- related to the above, it being warmer inside than outside the house
- Magners cider
- Paprika pringles
- the availability of affordable organic/free range food
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Old Sep 13th 2012, 3:21 am
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Lorne Sausage (Square Sausage)
Decent Black Pudding

TK Maxx
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Old Sep 13th 2012, 3:40 am
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Originally Posted by Assanah View Post
................. Everything is mediocre in NZ with the exception of agriculture. That is the one area where NZ really excels.
Do you think so?

Perhaps, but not in dairy it would seem.

UK:- "Yield per cow is increasing and is around 7,315 litres per cow per year"

http://www.google.co.nz/url?sa=t&rct...FF_9xEwfPmWfTQ

NZ:- "On averarge New Zealand dairy cows produce 3,800 litres per head per year"

http://www.google.co.nz/url?sa=t&rct...F32hld4aA0zUNQ
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Old Sep 13th 2012, 4:01 am
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Oh and good nights out in pubs and seeing dressed up people with a sense of fun and humor.

Crowds of people and great shops.

Men that can flirt and are interesting

Attractive people ok that was sarcasm
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Old Sep 13th 2012, 5:29 am
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Good cheese! Just a good mature cheddar. Any little niggly things I've missed along the way I've been able to pick up at the English Shop; Heinz Tomato soup, Salad Cream (eye watering price on that though).

And as a few have said - a decent indian takeaway. I didn't realise how good we are at it in the UK until I got here!
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Old Sep 13th 2012, 5:42 am
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I need to amend my list! Yes to missing the curries... It has taken us ages to find somewhere that does a great gluten free curry. Also the organic / free range food and nice cheeses. I second all of those suggestions!
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Old Sep 13th 2012, 5:51 am
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Instead of mourning our loss, anyone found any good replacements? Like good Indian restaurants to try instead?

Or cheese shops? Or cheese and onion crisp shops? Lol (I load up on walkers from Pak n Save)
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Old Sep 13th 2012, 5:57 am
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Walkers crisps
Pork pie.
Cumberland sausage.
Black pudding.
Malt loaf.

A well insulated house with quality double glazing.
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Old Sep 13th 2012, 6:02 am
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We only miss Richmond sausages and shredded wheat. Oh and central heating would be nice.
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Old Sep 13th 2012, 6:05 am
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Custard pies from Asda
Melton Mowbray pies (no one here can do em, not even the English butchers)
Hollands steak pudding
Chinese chippy curry
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