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Old Sep 3rd 2013, 12:56 am
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Totally get your dilemma Luke (and Jo). Love the attitude that you are taking the next step forward.

I wholeheartedly agree with you about the family aspect, good and supportive family is a lot to give up. Each situation is so different for every individual, couple or family so no easy answer.

Good luck to you both, I hope you get back to the UK
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Old Sep 3rd 2013, 1:50 am
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Thank you for the kind words...
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Originally Posted by LukeandJo
We both are coming to an agreement about it... for a move back to the UK, but while we are this side of the world do a little bit of travelling and end up in the UK; Starting a fresh chapter...
Sounds like a plan!
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Old Sep 4th 2013, 7:25 am
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All the best. Happy travels
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Old Sep 5th 2013, 7:45 pm
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Originally Posted by LukeandJo
We have just come back from a UK visit after 2 1/2 years away, I wanted to see the UK as a drab, dreary place with unhappy people... but in fact I saw the total opposite.

I spent a few days in London which felt very prosperous and vibrant.
Lincoln felt like an actual city, people were happy and everything really felt on the up.
Can I ask why you wanted to view it that way?

The whole of England has been happy the past few months... it's the best weather we have had in years! In a couple of months everyone will be grumpy again and go back into hibernation for 9 months with the occasional trip somewhere just to moan about the fact that it's cold... and miserable... and cold... and freezing... Did I mention the cold?
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Can I ask why you wanted to view it that way?

The whole of England has been happy the past few months... it's the best weather we have had in years! In a couple of months everyone will be grumpy again and go back into hibernation for 9 months with the occasional trip somewhere just to moan about the fact that it's cold... and miserable... and cold... and freezing... Did I mention the cold?
Danger! Sweeping statement! These are forbidden here.
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Old Sep 6th 2013, 1:35 am
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Lol. It was a bit sweeping wasn't it.

I sometimes wonder if our family and friends back in the UK live in a parallel UK as they just live their lives and seem happy enough. They don't hibernate and weather doesn't seem to bother them or stop them from doing as they wish. Just like here I guess.
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Old Sep 6th 2013, 5:21 am
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Lol. It was a bit sweeping wasn't it.

I sometimes wonder if our family and friends back in the UK live in a parallel UK as they just live their lives and seem happy enough. They don't hibernate and weather doesn't seem to bother them or stop them from doing as they wish. Just like here I guess.
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Old Sep 7th 2013, 10:49 pm
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How much of difference does the weather actually make, from a day to day perspective?
If you book a weeks holiday somewhere you want good decent weather, but when you have daily chores, work etc etc you can't enjoy it all the time.

It is elements like this that I (luke) have started up put into perspective, when people justify a move little things like the weather crop up and are pressed upon strongly when hey you deal with what ever weather you get given.
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Agree. My kiwi husband says that if all a person has to complain about in life is the weather, they can't be doing to bad.

These 'live overseas' t.v. programmes tell people they can live on holiday for the rest of their lives. Surely no grown up is going to fall for that ?

I singularly detest the, frankly juvenile, refrain, 'live the dream'
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Old Sep 8th 2013, 7:53 am
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Default Re: I am going to say I want to leave

Originally Posted by LukeandJo
How much of difference does the weather actually make, from a day to day perspective?
If you book a weeks holiday somewhere you want good decent weather, but when you have daily chores, work etc etc you can't enjoy it all the time.

It is elements like this that I (luke) have started up put into perspective, when people justify a move little things like the weather crop up and are pressed upon strongly when hey you deal with what ever weather you get given.
I think it matters quite a lot for lots of people. I love the weather here, really love the open, blue skies. Weather has been pretty fantastic down in Dunedin, mild winter and we are getting some beautiful sunny, amazing spring days. BUT would I choose where to live solely on the weather? No. Sure the UK can get depressing and quite bleak at times after a long, hard winter but there are so many other considerations than just the weather.
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Old Sep 8th 2013, 9:50 am
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Originally Posted by LukeandJo
How much of difference does the weather actually make, from a day to day perspective?
If you book a weeks holiday somewhere you want good decent weather, but when you have daily chores, work etc etc you can't enjoy it all the time.

It is elements like this that I (luke) have started up put into perspective, when people justify a move little things like the weather crop up and are pressed upon strongly when hey you deal with what ever weather you get given.
How much difference? Absolutely none Mon-Fri for most people. The weekend? Sure it does for lots of people. It lifts your spirits Does everyone care? of course not. My post wasn't meant to be taken so literally.

Good luck with your new chapter... may it be as enjoyable as the one you just had
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Originally Posted by jodaid
Can I ask why you wanted to view it that way?

The whole of England has been happy the past few months... it's the best weather we have had in years! In a couple of months everyone will be grumpy again and go back into hibernation for 9 months with the occasional trip somewhere just to moan about the fact that it's cold... and miserable... and cold... and freezing... Did I mention the cold?
...and the central heating will keep us Brits all nice and cosy the winter through.
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Originally Posted by luvwelly
...and the central heating will keep us Brits all nice and cosy the winter through.
what is central heating? oh yes. It's that system in your house that keeps you warm in the cold weather and stops you from getting flu and mould growth on your walls! New Zealanders say " we don't need that. No worries!"

YES YOU BLEEDING DO! It's like being in one of my counselling meetings back home. YOU ARE IN DENIAL.
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Originally Posted by pippalonghorn
what is central heating? oh yes. It's that system in your house that keeps you warm in the cold weather and stops you from getting flu and mould growth on your walls! New Zealanders say " we don't need that. No worries!"

YES YOU BLEEDING DO! It's like being in one of my counselling meetings back home. YOU ARE IN DENIAL.
Central heating won't keep you cool in summer - a heat pump will!
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