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Things you would never have done before you got to NZ - downbeat stuff

Things you would never have done before you got to NZ - downbeat stuff

Old Jun 27th 2012, 8:02 am
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Being colder inside my house than out.
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Old Jun 27th 2012, 8:04 am
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Being colder inside my house than out.
Well get out and have a barbie.....
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Old Jun 27th 2012, 8:15 am
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Well get out and have a barbie.....
Thing with that is , me fingers might drop off and be taken for chipolata's.

You do know you will get a slap one day , don't you.
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Old Jun 27th 2012, 8:25 am
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Thing with that is , me fingers might drop off and be taken for chipolata's.

You do know you will get a slap one day , don't you.
Yes...it's the Welsh devil in me.....trouble is I can't run as fast any more.....more like can't run!

Hey how about an indoor barbie....keeps the oven clean and warms the house....
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I would never have spent so much time on the internet 'listening' to TOWINZ expats talking b0ll0ck$ about their happy ever after, endless summers and dreamy blue sky days at the beach.

I would never have been subjected to these Narnia type stories of folks that emigrated here for the less materialistic, simpler life; whilst simultaneously surrounding themselves with big boys toys and bragging about their big houses, spa pools, monster BBQs and Chelsea/ Remuera type tractors.
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Do you know you really do downbeat well BJ....
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I would never have spent so much time on the internet 'listening' to TOWINZ expats talking b0ll0ck$ about their happy ever after, endless summers and dreamy blue sky days at the beach.

I would never have been subjected to these Narnia type stories of folks that emigrated here for the less materialistic, simpler life; whilst simultaneously surrounding themselves with big boys toys and bragging about their big houses, spa pools, monster BBQs and Chelsea/ Remuera type tractors.
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Do you know you really do downbeat well BJ....
We've been here a cynical while.
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Hate being colder inside my house than outside, reminds me of staying at my Nan's house in the late '60's, early 70's.
Having a house with crying windows.
Owning a car that I will need to keep until it gives up the ghost.
Dicing with death on the roads of Auckland on a daily basis & accepting that as being the 'norm'.
Not being able to find any decent clothes in the shops.
Given up being a midwife, cos the maternity system stinks.
Not owning a hamster because they don't have them
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Hate being colder inside my house than outside, reminds me of staying at my Nan's house in the late '60's, early 70's.
Having a house with crying windows.
Owning a car that I will need to keep until it gives up the ghost.
Dicing with death on the roads of Auckland on a daily basis & accepting that as being the 'norm'.
Not being able to find any decent clothes in the shops.
Given up being a midwife, cos the maternity system stinks.
Not owning a hamster because they don't have them
My house is warmer than outisde
ive been buying loads of clothes from Pagani lately love that shop

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Old Jul 5th 2012, 2:51 am
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My house is watmer than outisde
ive been buying loads of clothes from Pagani lately love that shop
Did I happen to mention that I've just come back from Aitutaki
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Did I happen to mention that I've just come back from Aitutaki


Lucky you! i take it you had a good time! my holiday this year will be the uk
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ive been buying loads of clothes from Pagani lately love that shop

Just googled it - looks interesting! may have to track one down and check it out!
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Just googled it - looks interesting! may have to track one down and check it out!
just put some more stuff on laybuy
couldnt help myself wanted something new for next weekend as im going to Napier for a girls weekend
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Old Jul 5th 2012, 5:18 am
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just put some more stuff on laybuy
couldnt help myself wanted something new for next weekend as im going to Napier for a girls weekend
But most of the stuff is black or grey & made for the skinny Always happy to know that some people are able to get clothes they like though.
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