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Old Aug 11th 2012, 8:48 am
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Just talking to chap from the village and he's got his eye on emigrating to NZ going forward from 2014 with wife and family. Appears everyone has the dream/reality at some stage in the UK of moving to NZ.
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OK.Right.Whatever is best for them or you
'Going forward' is a US of A term.

None of my family or Mr BEVs family feel this way even though we are here already.
So . The idea that everyone has this dream is not the case.
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My family or friends in UK wouldn't dream of it and I've been here over 20 years!
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Just talking to chap from the village and he's got his eye on emigrating to NZ going forward from 2014 with wife and family. Appears everyone has the dream/reality at some stage in the UK of moving to NZ.
I don't know anyone in the UK who hankers after NZ. I think Oz is a way bigger draw for most Brits. I must say if I had my time again I am pretty sure I would have done a toleraable part of Oz..say Tazzy.
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Just talking to chap from the village and he's got his eye on emigrating to NZ going forward from 2014 with wife and family. Appears everyone has the dream/reality at some stage in the UK of moving to NZ.
It's only natural considering the UK economy. The last massive year for emigration was 1991 - right in the last recession. I strongly doubt they're all going to NZ though!
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I don't know anyone in the UK who hankers after NZ. I think Oz is a way bigger draw for most Brits. I must say if I had my time again I am pretty sure I would have done a toleraable part of Oz..say Tazzy.
Ive been watching Wanted Down Under on tv and its all about Oz? waiting for a NZ one, but i tell you Genesis now im in lovely Daventry Northamptionshire its a dump i know where i would rather be and cant wait to go home!
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Ive been watching Wanted Down Under on tv and its all about Oz? waiting for a NZ one, but i tell you Genesis now im in lovely Daventry Northamptionshire its a dump i know where i would rather be and cant wait to go home!
How is Mum doing? Daventry is a bit of a dump eh? Best wishes, Dom XX
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How is Mum doing? Daventry is a bit of a dump eh? Best wishes, Dom XX
Shes not bad shes sleeping on and off but shes happy to be living at my brothers which she will be doing till the end, and yes Daventry is, i went to Coventry last weekend thats even worse

anyway thanks

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Shes not bad shes sleeping on and off but shes happy to be living at my brothers which she will be doing till the end, and yes Daventry is, i went to Coventry last weekend thats even worse

anyway thanks

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watch out - bits of warwickshire are great, even some close to cov.
parts of the city are rough as a badger's butt though!!
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watch out - bits of warwickshire are great, even some close to cov.
parts of the city are rough as a badger's butt though!!
How awesome is Warwick Castle???
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Small world huh, got to know two people from Daventry who went to school with each other but I met them completely separately. Like Genesis I moved from Northampton.
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watch out - bits of warwickshire are great, even some close to cov.
parts of the city are rough as a badger's butt though!!
Have to say I used to love Coventry as a kid especially the modern cathedral sitting alongside the ruins of the old cathedral. It was very moving.

Warwick castle is great, as is Stratford
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Just talking to chap from the village and he's got his eye on emigrating to NZ going forward from 2014 with wife and family. Appears everyone has the dream/reality at some stage in the UK of moving to NZ.

It's a strange phenomenon, a bit like buying a new car, as soon as you've decided to get a certain one you notice everyone else that has one.

I think I have heard every wannabe, woulda, coulda shoulda story about every random stanger (and some) who was thinking about, was going to or knows someone else who emigrated to NZ since 1959.

I have heard countless stories from and about people who were thinking about doing the ten pound pom thing but.... I have heard all those far removed distant family and friends stories of Auntie's cousins who either came or had considered it.

My mother keeps me up to date on a weekly basis of every Kiwi encounter, no matter how tenuous the connection. She tells me of old ladies that she met on the bus or at the shop, who knows someone that lives here or came on holiday here or has a relative here. It goes on and on, ad infinitum, week after week I get to hear all those Wanted Down Under stories and programs on UK TV where New Zealand got the briefest mention and still seven years on the novelty has not worn off.


So where the bladdy hell are they?

If all of those woulda, coulda shouldas had made it here there would be absolutely millions of them, perhaps they all got off at the wrong stop or fell into some mysterious Kiwi Triangle on the way.
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watch out - bits of warwickshire are great, even some close to cov.
parts of the city are rough as a badger's butt though!!
Warwick and Stratford are nice in fact might go to Stratford upon avon for the day soon
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Have to say I used to love Coventry as a kid especially the modern cathedral sitting alongside the ruins of the old cathedral. It was very moving.

Warwick castle is great, as is Stratford
I used to live in Coventry and my husband is a Coventry guy, met him in a nightclub a long time ago

but i went to a wedding reception last saturday in RADFORD and thats a dump all the houses grubby and lined in a row. funny how i never noticed when i ived there
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