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Forum: New Zealand
Feb 27th 2018, 6:05 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 6,361
Posted By barnsleymat

Re: Moving back to NZ

Just wait until you're paying £6 for an undersized pint of Speights and £14 for a plate of fish and chips. You'll be gagging for some Spoons action.
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 27th 2018, 5:32 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 6,361
Posted By barnsleymat

Re: Moving back to NZ

If I had to move back to Dunedin to make the place bearable I would NEED to bring:

1. A fully operational 300 instructer driving school.
2. Some life
3. Good nightlife
4. A time machine
5. 6...
Feb 16th 2018, 10:20 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 3,126
Posted By barnsleymat

Re: Moving back to UK from NZ

It's definetly cheaper to buy here rather than ship stuff, after living in NZ you'll know how much basic things cost but it's the opposite here.

We got back from nz 15 months ago and haven't...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 4th 2018, 5:47 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,249
Posted By barnsleymat

Re: NZ living - Budget estimation

We had less than nothing to spare each month with 3 of us living on a slightly smaller income with smaller outgoings. It's the main reason we left NZ.
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 4th 2018, 11:59 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,070
Posted By barnsleymat

Re: UK v NZ grocery shopping comparison

The ones I saw in countdown were 52 x size 4 in a pack, the Aldi ones are 48 x size 4 in a pack and trust me they're good. MY missus wouldn't have him in cheap nappies like those Homebrand countdown...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 4th 2018, 10:53 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,070
Posted By barnsleymat

Re: UK v NZ grocery shopping comparison

I'm saying as someone that shopped at countdown for nearly 6 years I'm comparing items from countdown that compare in quality and quantity to items at Aldi. Countdowns Homebrand stuff is garbage but...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 4th 2018, 10:09 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,070
Posted By barnsleymat

Re: UK v NZ grocery shopping comparison

I've compared as close to quantities and as quality as I can. It can never be an exact match but I've tried to make it as realistic as possible.

I wouldn't dress a pet chimp in those own brand...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 4th 2018, 8:32 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,070
Posted By barnsleymat

UK v NZ grocery shopping comparison

We spent £50.25 at Aldi last week, out of that I could find items totalling £36.64 with a close match on the Countdown website. They're not exact matches but as close as I could find whether that be...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 3rd 2018, 8:09 pm
Replies: 106
Views: 32,292
Posted By barnsleymat

Re: Worst and Best things about moving back to Uk from NZ

I've not been too well over Xmas what with a dose of man flu so I've been keeping myself away from our little boy as much as I can. This means I've spent a lot of time up on my computer building my...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 30th 2017, 11:44 am
Replies: 106
Views: 32,292
Posted By barnsleymat

Re: Worst and Best things about moving back to Uk from NZ

Champagne consumption in 6 years in NZ = 0 bottles

Too busy spending all my money on cucumbers.

Any I sup this stuff now by the crate, i wash the car in it and I soak my smalls in it.
...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 28th 2017, 6:08 pm
Replies: 106
Views: 32,292
Posted By barnsleymat

Re: Worst and Best things about moving back to Uk from NZ

I forgot to add, the very very best thing about living in the UK.

You almost never hear about boring bloody Rugby.

......Plus the lack of pretentious cafes where theres some white bohemian...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 26th 2017, 10:58 am
Replies: 106
Views: 32,292
Posted By barnsleymat

Re: Worst and Best things about moving back to Uk from NZ

One of my nz mates just commented on one of my Facebook posts saying cauliflowers are $7.50 at Countdown. Trust me, i love Aldi. I take sandwiches :)
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 25th 2017, 8:42 am
Replies: 106
Views: 32,292
Posted By barnsleymat

Re: Worst and Best things about moving back to Uk from NZ

Cons: Traffic, car insurance

Pros: Gigs and festivals, bustling cities, lots of things to see and do, everything is close by, great pubs, affordable beer, groceries less than half price, cheap...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 17th 2017, 3:30 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 10,269
Posted By barnsleymat

Re: Lonely and want to move back

Book a flight back here and come spend a couple of weeks around your old pals, if after that you still want to move back tell your husband you're off and if he doesn't want to join you then so be it....
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 4th 2017, 8:40 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,046
Posted By barnsleymat

Re: Starting out, totally confused

I think this is another myth spread about NZ all the time that's clearly not true.

My mate from NZ is over here in the UK at the minute, he's a bit of a foodie and he's blown away by what's...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 17th 2017, 8:23 pm
Replies: 239
Views: 30,345
Posted By barnsleymat

Re: Cucumber News

I've just been looking at my Facebook after a lovely long windy day exploring Yorkshire and Lincolnshire on a bit of business. I have a friend on Facebook who's constantly posting pictures of craft...
Forum: NZ Update
Sep 26th 2017, 7:25 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 5,962
Posted By barnsleymat

Re: Three years (well, almost)

I'm certainly different, doing 6 years in NZ was the best boot camp ever. Never having money, not having much holiday leave, never going anywhere and living in Dunedin which isn't a very interesting...
Forum: NZ Update
Sep 25th 2017, 11:43 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 5,962
Posted By barnsleymat

Re: Three years (well, almost)

So very very true, NZ does start to feel like a prison cell with nice views after the first couple of years are over and it's no longer an adventure. Once you start to go stir crazy there's no...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 2nd 2017, 8:49 am
Replies: 239
Views: 30,345
Posted By barnsleymat

Re: Cucumber News

Top marks on getting your camera out and taking a snap, I'm not the only one snooping around veg aisles and taking pics in stealth mode then.

FIVE NINETY BLOODY NINE!!!!

As we are heading away...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 2nd 2017, 7:42 am
Replies: 239
Views: 30,345
Posted By barnsleymat

Re: Cucumber News

I've dug out a picture of a typical cucumber sandwich I used to make myself in Dunedin.

(Just so certain people know the above is a lie, I've just done it in my kitchen for comedy purposes)
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 2nd 2017, 6:33 am
Replies: 239
Views: 30,345
Posted By barnsleymat

Re: Cucumber News

Back on topic

I've just made a cucumber sandwich (pic attached). I always leave the wrapper on, apparently shandy loving southerners not only take the wrapper off but they also peel the cucumber...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 2nd 2017, 6:19 am
Replies: 239
Views: 30,345
Posted By barnsleymat

Re: Cucumber News

Is that the best you've got Kotare, just some snobbery, how very sad?

Unoriginal and unfunny but I love how you keep biting. CHOMP

But can you keep this thread on topic please, if you want to...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 2nd 2017, 5:35 am
Replies: 239
Views: 30,345
Posted By barnsleymat

Re: Cucumber News

I love how you take Cucumber News so personally not realising it's a piss take.

That's the real reason why Cucumber News is the success story it is.

Carry on biting* like a typical kiwi Kotare,...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 1st 2017, 9:20 pm
Replies: 239
Views: 30,345
Posted By barnsleymat

Re: Cucumber News

More people are moving this way, it's the cucumber effect.

Cucumber News is a life long commitment, it wasn't joint winner of the best thread of 2016 for nothing coming top with the US...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 1st 2017, 9:01 pm
Replies: 239
Views: 30,345
Posted By barnsleymat

Re: Cucumber News

Guess what the only raw vegetable our little boy doesn't refuse to eat is? He's a chip off the old block that lad is!

I see Countdown have cucumbers on the website at $5.49, I'm guessing in the...
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