18 month update

Old Dec 13th 2014, 6:55 am
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Have planned for so long what I would write in my update, getting the LTBV, finally moving to NZ, buying a house in the Far North, getting a teaching job and oh joy of joys, getting residency!
Each step has been flipping hard, many of you will know the trials along the way and I thank you for your kindness and advice. I've shed many tears - mostly in private - but I wouldn't change the outcome.
We have a great house, I adore my job, son doing brilliantly at High School (year 12 next year), daughter off to Otago Uni in February.
OK, so I would love to move to a lifestyle block, but as DD can't get a student loan I have a few years to wait, note to self - stop looking on Trade-Me.
We've had so many visitors too! Dad is due here on Tuesday for a couple of months. Can't think of a single reason to go back to England.
It's not England, why do so many people expect it to be the same??? We love it we're staying.
Anyone want to buy a business and relocate to the Bay of Islands?
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Old Dec 14th 2014, 3:12 am
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Good update BUT this also needs to be an announcement in the main NZ forum as it is such excellent news.
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Good update BUT this also needs to be an announcement in the main NZ forum as it is such excellent news.
Haha, BEVS, wouldn't know what to say in the main forum!
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Well done on everything and congratulations on your residency. Doesn't seem that long ago we were exchanging private messages both desperately trying to get here.
We also love it, despite some hard times, bought a house here, kids doing ok, in laws arrive next month, and no plans to go back to uk, not even for holiday.
Just accepted offer on our uk house, what a c**p system compared to here! about to resign from job back in uk and apply for residency in April
If you ever fancy a break in wellington just shout, would love to meet. Hubby was up your way last week for work and said it was beautiful
Take care xx
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Well done on everything and congratulations on your residency. Doesn't seem that long ago we were exchanging private messages both desperately trying to get here.
We also love it, despite some hard times, bought a house here, kids doing ok, in laws arrive next month, and no plans to go back to uk, not even for holiday.
Just accepted offer on our uk house, what a c**p system compared to here! about to resign from job back in uk and apply for residency in April
If you ever fancy a break in wellington just shout, would love to meet. Hubby was up your way last week for work and said it was beautiful
Take care xx
He should have come to stay! We usually have room.
Dad here now, just joined him up to the gym we go to, at 82 he likes to keep active.
Funny how each step is so painful to do but then blurs - I liken it to childbirth!!
Now we have residency life is far less stressful, good luck with yours
Keep in touch and thanks for the invite xx
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Dad here now, just joined him up to the gym we go to, at 82 he likes to keep active.
Were I to make it to be an octogenarian I hope I'm as keen on keeping active as your Dad.

Excellent update, glad to life is sweet.

Not sure about the childbirth analogy though

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Not sure about the childbirth analogy though

Haha, ok...it's like getting a tattoo - painful at the time but worth it in the end!!
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