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theduke May 21st 2009 12:36 am

Who is doing things they would never of dreamed of back in UK!
 
At the weekend I bought myself a factory racing motorbike and I am going to go racing, going to an open track day this weekend. I had friends back in Scotland who did racing but I just could manage it with cost and location etc just not working, so now here is my chance!

Bring it on!

I think the opportunity to do things we would never do before or even think of, for us and our kids is huge here what do you think?

manchaka May 21st 2009 12:49 am

Re: Who is doing things they would never of dreamed of back in UK!
 
Like I said in response to Dragon Lady Bute's thread below it won't be long before I'm fishing with my 2 eldest boys off Akaroa on my Searay 290DA! :):):):):):):)

Best,
AM :thumbup:

pixi-dust May 21st 2009 1:08 am

Re: Who is doing things they would never of dreamed of back in UK!
 
I'm surfing! badly...but who cares! It's brilliant! :lol:

love30stm May 21st 2009 2:03 am

Re: Who is doing things they would never of dreamed of back in UK!
 
going out looking a scruff through lack of clothes choice :p:lol:

irnbru14 May 21st 2009 2:41 am

Re: Who is doing things they would never of dreamed of back in UK!
 
Yeah am recovering from ACL reconstruction in my left knee, didn't ever invisage that back home... :p

theduke May 21st 2009 3:31 am

Re: Who is doing things they would never of dreamed of back in UK!
 

Originally Posted by love30stm (Post 7590727)
going out looking a scruff through lack of clothes choice :p:lol:

The great thing is that you are no doubt still better dressed than most other people. :thumbup:

Wooly_Cow May 21st 2009 4:51 am

Re: Who is doing things they would never of dreamed of back in UK!
 

Originally Posted by irnbru14 (Post 7590808)
Yeah am recovering from ACL reconstruction in my left knee, didn't ever invisage that back home... :p

I hear you! Somehow getting here coincided with me believing I was 10 years younger than I am....as a succession of injuries testament!

Thank God for ACC!

Genesis May 21st 2009 5:21 am

Re: Who is doing things they would never of dreamed of back in UK!
 
Here's my list.

Swimming in my out door pool for over six months of the year. Always dreamed of owning a pool in the UK..yeah right!! In NZ its no big deal to have a pool in your garden whereas in the UK it was ONLY for the rich and famous.

Having stunning views from my house of awesome mountains.

Not having to work anymore at 50.

Finally I am trying to pluck up the courage to learn to fly..preferably helicopters..once again in the UK totally unaffordable..again over here quite a few 'regular' people who aren't rich like me learn to fly because its affordable.

lardyl May 21st 2009 5:38 am

Re: Who is doing things they would never of dreamed of back in UK!
 

Originally Posted by Wooly_Cow (Post 7591060)
I hear you! Somehow getting here coincided with me believing I was 10 years younger than I am....as a succession of injuries testament!

Thank God for ACC!

absolutely on both counts..........
BTW, you should be out partying not being a sad birthday-BE-bod.......:lol:

nukiwi May 21st 2009 6:47 am

Re: Who is doing things they would never of dreamed of back in UK!
 
Our list would be:

Having sea views from our front garden.
Being able to swim in the sea on New Year's Day.
Being half owners of a boat (a dream come true).
Having a huge 4x4 to tow the boat and being able to afford the insurance.

Life could not be better. :D

Biddy May 21st 2009 7:44 am

Re: Who is doing things they would never of dreamed of back in UK!
 
Walking to the beach every day.
Coaching my youngest's rugby team.
Wearing shorts 9 months of the year
Working 4 days a week and home by 3pm.

Doesn't get much better than that.

Biddy May 21st 2009 7:45 am

Re: Who is doing things they would never of dreamed of back in UK!
 

Originally Posted by Genesis (Post 7591097)
Finally I am trying to pluck up the courage to learn to fly..preferably helicopters..once again in the UK totally unaffordable..again over here quite a few 'regular' people who aren't rich like me learn to fly because its affordable.

Safer than driving eh Dom?

Browner_ May 21st 2009 7:48 am

Re: Who is doing things they would never of dreamed of back in UK!
 

Originally Posted by theduke (Post 7590547)
Re: Who is doing things they would never of dreamed

Im working for 15 quid an hour, and I cant believe it.

Biddy May 21st 2009 7:57 am

Re: Who is doing things they would never of dreamed of back in UK!
 
Oh yes..
Built my own house - (not literally)

Genesis May 21st 2009 9:03 am

Re: Who is doing things they would never of dreamed of back in UK!
 

Originally Posted by Biddy (Post 7591330)
Safer than driving eh Dom?

Most probably is. Which is nice.


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