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Sophie_Wellington Sep 3rd 2006 7:24 pm

Welly Get Together
 
Hi Everyone,

I have put everything about our new life into place, except there's one thing you can't plan for, ands that's losing your social circle and support network in one go :beer:

We would like to get to know a few peeps after we've settled in a bit, so if anyone's up for a few drinkies / dog walks etc, give us a shout!

I know a few peeps on here who I've chatted to a bit are from Welly so if you'd like to get together once we've arrived, please PM me with your email address / moby and we'll give you a shout once we've settled in :)

Once I've got a show of hands I'll put it in the diary on here if everyone can make it on the same day...

Not sure we'll have net access for the first month but hey, I've heard Starbucks has wi-fi enabled access so we should be able to logon from the laptop? :D

Liz & Co Sep 3rd 2006 8:58 pm

Re: Welly Get Together
 

Originally Posted by Sophie_Wellington
Hi Everyone,

I have put everything about our new life into place, except there's one thing you can't plan for, ands that's losing your social circle and support network in one go :beer:

We would like to get to know a few peeps after we've settled in a bit, so if anyone's up for a few drinkies / dog walks etc, give us a shout!

I know a few peeps on here who I've chatted to a bit are from Welly so if you'd like to get together once we've arrived, please PM me with your email address / moby and we'll give you a shout once we've settled in :)

Once I've got a show of hands I'll put it in the diary on here if everyone can make it on the same day...

Not sure we'll have net access for the first month but hey, I've heard Starbucks has wi-fi enabled access so we should be able to logon from the laptop? :D

I'd love to meet up - I arrive same time as you! Unfortunately my dog will not arrive until I am sorted - hope it won't be too long or else I'll have to stalk you for a hold of your lead!!

cottageinthesky Sep 3rd 2006 9:14 pm

Re: Welly Get Together
 

Originally Posted by Sophie_Wellington
Hi Everyone,

I have put everything about our new life into place, except there's one thing you can't plan for, ands that's losing your social circle and support network in one go :beer:

We would like to get to know a few peeps after we've settled in a bit, so if anyone's up for a few drinkies / dog walks etc, give us a shout!

I know a few peeps on here who I've chatted to a bit are from Welly so if you'd like to get together once we've arrived, please PM me with your email address / moby and we'll give you a shout once we've settled in :)

Once I've got a show of hands I'll put it in the diary on here if everyone can make it on the same day...

Not sure we'll have net access for the first month but hey, I've heard Starbucks has wi-fi enabled access so we should be able to logon from the laptop? :D

It'll be great to put faces to names - am sure Boopy will join us and Brackley's arriving about the same time.

poppets Sep 3rd 2006 10:33 pm

Re: Welly Get Together
 

Originally Posted by Sophie_Wellington
Hi Everyone,

I have put everything about our new life into place, except there's one thing you can't plan for, ands that's losing your social circle and support network in one go :beer:

We would like to get to know a few peeps after we've settled in a bit, so if anyone's up for a few drinkies / dog walks etc, give us a shout!

I know a few peeps on here who I've chatted to a bit are from Welly so if you'd like to get together once we've arrived, please PM me with your email address / moby and we'll give you a shout once we've settled in :)

Once I've got a show of hands I'll put it in the diary on here if everyone can make it on the same day...

Not sure we'll have net access for the first month but hey, I've heard Starbucks has wi-fi enabled access so we should be able to logon from the laptop? :D

i had a very soimilar idea the other night except i thought about a weekend away somewhere (like i dunno a a hoilday park in napier or somewhere central) we pick a holiday park between us, pick a weekend & each member books there own accomodation) hence 1 weekend of putting names to faces

good idea sophie count us in

Sophie_Wellington Sep 3rd 2006 11:58 pm

Re: Welly Get Together
 

Originally Posted by Liz & Co
I'd love to meet up - I arrive same time as you! Unfortunately my dog will not arrive until I am sorted - hope it won't be too long or else I'll have to stalk you for a hold of your lead!!

Hi Liz,

If you're arriving on 14th are you coming via Air NZ? We may even be on the same flight! We had to choose the LA route cos of the pets, but it's hellova journey.

Anyway, hope to catch up with u peeps soon, must get some shut-eye I'm going squint doing the insurance inventory :confused:

leedge Sep 4th 2006 1:20 am

Re: Welly Get Together
 

Originally Posted by Sophie_Wellington
Hi Liz,

If you're arriving on 14th are you coming via Air NZ? We may even be on the same flight! We had to choose the LA route cos of the pets, but it's hellova journey.

Anyway, hope to catch up with u peeps soon, must get some shut-eye I'm going squint doing the insurance inventory :confused:

I'd be interested....can bring my dogs now that they've arrived safe and sound :)
You can also get Telecom WiFi in the library, but if that proves as tiresome as I found it after a week or so, try getting a short term dial-up connection. Telecom WiFi is $20 for 1 hour....I paid $20 for a month dial-up from www.inspire.net.nz, you can sign-up online and get instant connection...slow but adequate.....nice to back on broadband though!!

Where in the Northwest are you from - we're from Chorley

Laurence

cottageinthesky Sep 4th 2006 7:33 am

Re: Welly Get Together
 

Originally Posted by leedge
I'd be interested....can bring my dogs now that they've arrived safe and sound :)
You can also get Telecom WiFi in the library, but if that proves as tiresome as I found it after a week or so, try getting a short term dial-up connection. Telecom WiFi is $20 for 1 hour....I paid $20 for a month dial-up from www.inspire.net.nz, you can sign-up online and get instant connection...slow but adequate.....nice to back on broadband though!!

Where in the Northwest are you from - we're from Chorley

Laurence

Good to hear all of you are here safe and sound - it's a big journey for our four-legged family members - what breed are your dogs - mine, The Beautiful Bruno, is a german shepherd.

leedge Sep 4th 2006 7:38 am

Re: Welly Get Together
 

Originally Posted by cottageinthesky
Good to hear all of you are here safe and sound - it's a big journey for our four-legged family members - what breed are your dogs - mine, The Beautiful Bruno, is a german shepherd.

Thanks...I'd not seen them for 5 weeks, so I got *quite* a greeting from them - Barney & Blaven.....both Bearded Collies

cottageinthesky Sep 4th 2006 7:43 am

Re: Welly Get Together
 

Originally Posted by leedge
Thanks...I'd not seen them for 5 weeks, so I got *quite* a greeting from them - Barney & Blaven.....both Bearded Collies

Oh Boy, are they going to have a great time on the beach!

leedge Sep 4th 2006 7:51 am

Re: Welly Get Together
 

Originally Posted by cottageinthesky
Oh Boy, are they going to have a great time on the beach!

Quite...probably a good time to buy shares in a vacuum cleaner manufacturer....Beardies & sand....not a good combination :(

SarahB Sep 4th 2006 8:43 am

Re: Welly Get Together
 

Originally Posted by leedge
Quite...probably a good time to buy shares in a vacuum cleaner manufacturer....Beardies & sand....not a good combination :(

Sorry to butt in.... my parents had a beardie years ago when I was a kiddie..... he was great! They werent well known then and we were always stopped everywhere with people wanting to know what breed he was... they are lovely dogs.

Boopy Sep 4th 2006 8:47 am

Re: Welly Get Together
 

Originally Posted by cottageinthesky
It'll be great to put faces to names - am sure Boopy will join us and Brackley's arriving about the same time.

You're right! I'll join up for a meet and I'm sure Winnie will, she's up for a night out.

Boopy

leedge Sep 4th 2006 8:52 am

Re: Welly Get Together
 

Originally Posted by SarahB
Sorry to butt in.... my parents had a beardie years ago when I was a kiddie..... he was great! They werent well known then and we were always stopped everywhere with people wanting to know what breed he was... they are lovely dogs.

Hi Sarah,
Butt in whenever you like! ;)
I think beardies are still quite unusual in NZ - only one breeder, who I've been chattng to, and she says between my two and another brit who's just brought two in we've nearly doubled the beardie population in the N island :rolleyes: I think she may just be exaggerating a little, but there aren't many.
They're the typically "shaggy dog"....much beloved by TV advertisers in the UK who seem to like to show very muddy beardies with very muddy young children in adverts for washing powder etc

SarahB Sep 4th 2006 9:00 am

Re: Welly Get Together
 

Originally Posted by leedge
Hi Sarah,
Butt in whenever you like! ;)
I think beardies are still quite unusual in NZ - only one breeder, who I've been chattng to, and she says between my two and another brit who's just brought two in we've nearly doubled the beardie population in the N island :rolleyes: I think she may just be exaggerating a little, but there aren't many.
They're the typically "shaggy dog"....much beloved by TV advertisers in the UK who seem to like to show very muddy beardies with very muddy young children in adverts for washing powder etc

You could be right .... I havnt seen any here yet. Apparently when we got ours all those years ago (and Im getting old!!).... it was one of the first litters in the country. His dad was a famous show winner and we picked the tiniest little dog pup who grew bigger than his dad. He was so small that I remember the breeder saying her kiddies used to dress him up in dolls clothes and push him around in a pram. They called him Little Spot for the black spot on his nose but we called him Toby. My parents were so upset when he passed away that they didnt have a dog for years.... they just couldnt replace him.... then about 13 years ago they got offered a scruffy black terrier from the local hunt kennel who didnt want her any more and now shes getting old too.

mumomonty Sep 4th 2006 9:54 am

Re: Welly Get Together
 

Originally Posted by leedge
Hi Sarah,
Butt in whenever you like! ;)
I think beardies are still quite unusual in NZ - only one breeder, who I've been chattng to, and she says between my two and another brit who's just brought two in we've nearly doubled the beardie population in the N island :rolleyes: I think she may just be exaggerating a little, but there aren't many.
They're the typically "shaggy dog"....much beloved by TV advertisers in the UK who seem to like to show very muddy beardies with very muddy young children in adverts for washing powder etc

I'm butting in now. There's one that lives next door to me!
lady's father used to work with them in the South Island and she's got a soft spot for them.


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