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Old Mar 12th 2011, 5:14 am
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Hi Guys

Arrived in Auckland yesterday and spent the night there, hopped on nakedbus.com and got here in Tauranga this afternoon

Had to drag 3 suitcases a few blocks with a bit of uphill, one wheel bust, to the hostel on Elizabeth Street. Not so easy when you're a weakling and not used to this heat!!! Anyway, I got my breath back and had a minute then popped over to Pak N Save to get something for tea. Forgetting how sore my arms actually were until I started to carry the bags back

I am now back at the hostel, starving and have absolutely no energy to do anything.... dopey eyed and too flipping hot! Reception don't have a spare fan either. I am not complaining about the heat btw, I love it!

I have a house sorted out in Otumoetai, which I should be able to move into on Thursday.... so, if anyone has any tips and tricks about the area, please feel free to pass them on. Also, anyone know how you pronounce Otumoetai???

Right, think I will go and grab a bite to eat before I fall into some form of unconscious state

Take care
Angela
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Hi Guys

Arrived in Auckland yesterday and spent the night there, hopped on nakedbus.com and got here in Tauranga this afternoon

Had to drag 3 suitcases a few blocks with a bit of uphill, one wheel bust, to the hostel on Elizabeth Street. Not so easy when you're a weakling and not used to this heat!!! Anyway, I got my breath back and had a minute then popped over to Pak N Save to get something for tea. Forgetting how sore my arms actually were until I started to carry the bags back

I am now back at the hostel, starving and have absolutely no energy to do anything.... dopey eyed and too flipping hot! Reception don't have a spare fan either. I am not complaining about the heat btw, I love it!

I have a house sorted out in Otumoetai, which I should be able to move into on Thursday.... so, if anyone has any tips and tricks about the area, please feel free to pass them on. Also, anyone know how you pronounce Otumoetai???

Right, think I will go and grab a bite to eat before I fall into some form of unconscious state

Take care
Angela
Hope your tired arms feel better soon Here's to the rest of it!!!
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Old Mar 12th 2011, 5:29 pm
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Hi Guys

Arrived in Auckland yesterday and spent the night there, hopped on nakedbus.com and got here in Tauranga this afternoon

Had to drag 3 suitcases a few blocks with a bit of uphill, one wheel bust, to the hostel on Elizabeth Street. Not so easy when you're a weakling and not used to this heat!!! Anyway, I got my breath back and had a minute then popped over to Pak N Save to get something for tea. Forgetting how sore my arms actually were until I started to carry the bags back

I am now back at the hostel, starving and have absolutely no energy to do anything.... dopey eyed and too flipping hot! Reception don't have a spare fan either. I am not complaining about the heat btw, I love it!

I have a house sorted out in Otumoetai, which I should be able to move into on Thursday.... so, if anyone has any tips and tricks about the area, please feel free to pass them on. Also, anyone know how you pronounce Otumoetai???

Right, think I will go and grab a bite to eat before I fall into some form of unconscious state

Take care
Angela
Good to hear you've arrived safe & sound..... am sure you'll soon find some energy and hope your arms recover quickly!
Just be kind to yourself....jet lag does creep up on you!
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Sounds like you need a long cold shower.
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it is pronounced O2-mow-tie
have a great time settling in and good luck
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Thanks guys!

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Hi Guys

Arrived in Auckland yesterday and spent the night there, hopped on nakedbus.com and got here in Tauranga this afternoon

Had to drag 3 suitcases a few blocks with a bit of uphill, one wheel bust, to the hostel on Elizabeth Street. Not so easy when you're a weakling and not used to this heat!!! Anyway, I got my breath back and had a minute then popped over to Pak N Save to get something for tea. Forgetting how sore my arms actually were until I started to carry the bags back

I am now back at the hostel, starving and have absolutely no energy to do anything.... dopey eyed and too flipping hot! Reception don't have a spare fan either. I am not complaining about the heat btw, I love it!

I have a house sorted out in Otumoetai, which I should be able to move into on Thursday.... so, if anyone has any tips and tricks about the area, please feel free to pass them on. Also, anyone know how you pronounce Otumoetai???

Right, think I will go and grab a bite to eat before I fall into some form of unconscious state

Take care
Angela
Hi Angela,

Welcome to Tauranga!

Otumoetai is a nice area on the whole so you should be good. If you are renting a house sometimes the agent allows the area boundaries to become very fuzzy so you may end up in Brookfield or Bellevue! That's not necessarily bad but people would rather live in Otumoetai which is thought of as being better!

Otumoetai is pronounced 'O Tum O Thai'. It took us ages to be able to say it!

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Hi Angela,

Welcome to Tauranga!

Otumoetai is a nice area on the whole so you should be good. If you are renting a house sometimes the agent allows the area boundaries to become very fuzzy so you may end up in Brookfield or Bellevue! That's not necessarily bad but people would rather live in Otumoetai which is thought of as being better!

Otumoetai is pronounced 'O Tum O Thai'. It took us ages to be able to say it!

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Thanks Mark. It's very close to Brookfield so
Not sure... The address does say Otumoetai, it's overlooking the estuary, moved in yesterday
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Thanks Mark. It's very close to Brookfield so
Not sure... The address does say Otumoetai, it's overlooking the estuary, moved in yesterday
Welcome, is it on Margaret Road? Or thereabouts? On the whole it's ok around there.
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Thanks Mark. It's very close to Brookfield so
Not sure... The address does say Otumoetai, it's overlooking the estuary, moved in yesterday
If you are overlooking the estuary it's probably Bellevue, but that's OK! Suburb boundaries are very hazy!
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If you are overlooking the estuary it's probably Bellevue, but that's OK! Suburb boundaries are very hazy!
Haha it's all good either way
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Welcome Angela!
Can be very overwhelming when you get here can't it! Been here 9 months now and love it... hope your starting to settle
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Welcome Angela!
Can be very overwhelming when you get here can't it! Been here 9 months now and love it... hope your starting to settle
Hi Boogieboard!

Yeah pretty overwhelming, I have some good people around me but trying not to be clingy so haven't seen them for a few days. Start work tomorrow so that should speed things up a bit until my hubbie gets here, missing him terribly at the moment!

Oh and the weta freak me out!!
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Start work tomorrow so that should speed things up a bit until my hubbie gets here, missing him terribly at the moment!

Oh and the weta freak me out!!
It' s the other way around as you get older.

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NEver spoken to you but really enjoyed reading your blog... we're heading out in July and nerves are starting to settle in!

I've recently started our own blog... but will now migrate to wordpress after seeing your site
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