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Old Sep 28th 2016, 10:17 am
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Bassinets can be great but also can be an absolute pain in the backside.

Be wary in wanting a deep sleep. As soon as you hit turbulence, you have to get them out and strapped on your lap. Not what a tired little toddler wants. Nor what you want in a deep sleep.

I hope you're flying with Cathay Pacific for the long haul flights. Them and Singapore Airlines are arguably the best if you're flying with toddlers. Far better than Qantas, Air New Zealand, Lufthansa and British Airways.

Good luck being back home. Enjoy going to Oakwell again.

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Old Sep 29th 2016, 8:48 pm
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Good luck in your next adventure. Onward and upwards!
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Old Sep 29th 2016, 10:18 pm
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I hope you're flying with Cathay Pacific for the long haul flights. Them and Singapore Airlines are arguably the best if you're flying with toddlers.
Thanks, now we know which airlines to avoid .
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Originally Posted by Justcol View Post
Its easy to forget exactly where NZ is. It is NOT 22 miles from its nearest neighbour with another 3 or 4 counrtys
within a further few hours drive. The nearest place is around the same distance away of Morocco is from London

How many brits have traveled further afield than the costas or greek isles, all of which are closer to the uk than Sydney is to Auckland
I know. All our lot up there are forever going to all manner of places around the world and tend to looko on Europe as the cheap getaway in between the real deal.

The real deal here is a week in the Pacificas on special or Oz. Even then its wad. It is just so expensive to get off New Zealand or even go anywhere here. Heck , we just did a 3 day trip down South and it cost a mighty lot of $$$ really for what it was & we do basic not posh.
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Wow so exciting and good on you for biting the bullet and not just drifting on (like we have....11 years later..) I am very jealous that you'll be heading to all those wonderful music festivals! And you'll be able to buy veg at the market without having to choose between a pepper or new shoes for the kids! All the best and please keep us updtaed once you get back!
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Well the rate today hit $1.72, so any accumulated $ you have will be worth quite a bit in Blighty. I simply would not entertain coming to NZ from the UK at these rates. Even $2 to the £ was painful, now its like living in Switzerland. So anyone from the UK reading this, be warned, you will be broke & bored. Its not like the wages here are any good.

It often is about vegetables or shoes or petrol. Crazy place!!
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Wow so exciting and good on you for biting the bullet and not just drifting on (like we have....11 years later..) I am very jealous that you'll be heading to all those wonderful music festivals! And you'll be able to buy veg at the market without having to choose between a pepper or new shoes for the kids! All the best and please keep us updtaed once you get back!
Hopefully we'll get Glastonbury tickets this weekend when they go on sale, that would be the cherry on top of the cake.

Don't worry, I'll still be a regular visitor on this forum, I don't for one minute think we'll be staying in the UK forever. NZ needs a bloody good recession, a long hard deep painful recession to reset the cost of living and house prices, if that does happen (and some experts are predicting it) we may be back in the future or if we enjoy our time in Australia that might become a possibility also.

I had a walk around New World earlier and was just laughing at the prices, now I know they'll not be my problem for much longer it's become quite funny looking at the pricing.
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Old Oct 9th 2016, 10:00 am
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I've just gone and bagged some Glastonbury tickets for me and the missus.

We are over the moon.
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Old Oct 9th 2016, 5:28 pm
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Hi I am off home too in feb it's not quite worked out boys are not settling
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I agree beautiful island but boring

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Well the rate today hit $1.72, so any accumulated $ you have will be worth quite a bit in Blighty. I simply would not entertain coming to NZ from the UK at these rates. Even $2 to the £ was painful, now its like living in Switzerland. So anyone from the UK reading this, be warned, you will be broke & bored. Its not like the wages here are any good.

It often is about vegetables or shoes or petrol. Crazy place!!

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Old Oct 15th 2016, 10:50 pm
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Bon voyage brother, 7.5 years in and the prices still get on my tits I can't blame you. Enjoy the adventure
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Good luck xx we will have been here 9 months when we go back the decision has been discussed with all the family and we feel it's the best thing we haven't failed and we as a family have given our best but it's not right x so our flights are booked notice served on house notice to be handed in tomorrow first were off to surfers paradise then home you do what's right for you and 10 months is enough for some people to know if it's right remember one thing YOU DID IT 😊




Originally Posted by MarineboyNZ View Post
Best of luck to you and your family. Frightening not knowing where you will end up in the UK. My Kiwi partner of 17 years and I arrived from the UK to Dunedin December 15. It is a great place, beautiful beaches and landscapes and even the weather is good! But we too feel something is missing and its not Dunedin that is the problem. We did not know just how different things are here, despite visiting 10 times before finally emigrating here. We too are in the top quartile of earners but we feel poor. Prices here are obscene. What sort of country sells 2 litreS ice cream or 4 bottles of pepsi for the same price of one single pepper! We feel that everything (weather aside) is inferior and twice the price. So we are seriously considering going back – asfter 10 months. Too soon – perhaps. But in life if you make a mistake, correct it quickly and get back on track!
We just cant see ourselves living here beyond the short term.
Enjoy the rest of your time in NZ/Dunedin.
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Yes I did that too the food is expensive x good luck with going back we're going back to Notts in feb after a quick stop in oz



Originally Posted by barnsleymat View Post
Hopefully we'll get Glastonbury tickets this weekend when they go on sale, that would be the cherry on top of the cake.

Don't worry, I'll still be a regular visitor on this forum, I don't for one minute think we'll be staying in the UK forever. NZ needs a bloody good recession, a long hard deep painful recession to reset the cost of living and house prices, if that does happen (and some experts are predicting it) we may be back in the future or if we enjoy our time in Australia that might become a possibility also.

I had a walk around New World earlier and was just laughing at the prices, now I know they'll not be my problem for much longer it's become quite funny looking at the pricing.
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Old Oct 16th 2016, 1:15 am
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Originally Posted by MarineboyNZ View Post
So anyone from the UK reading this, be warned, you will be broke & bored. Its not like the wages here are any good.

It often is about vegetables or shoes or petrol. Crazy place!!
Remind me again why you are here. . . .oh, you like to moan about anything and everything. that's right


How do you know someone will be bored,
I live in Otago and I'm not bored. I've also lived in the Waikato and Auckland, and I wasn't bored in either of those places either.


Again I have to revert to the old adage, If you don't like it here, **** off somewhere else. don't stay and bore everyone with your bullshit


I have never been happier, healthier or wealthier than I am now in New Zealand
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It would be interesting to know the percentages for Migrant Brits who are:

A) Happy in NZ
B) Reasonably content and get on with it (with the occasional moan about cucumber prices).
C) Miserable but are going to stay (and moan about everything)
D) Gone back.

Must admit last time I was in an English pub 90% of the drinkers fitted into C) :-)
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