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Forum: New Zealand
Jan 13th 2010, 7:55 am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,131
Posted By howden40

Re: I love NZ but.....

Welcome to the world of 'normal human emotions', they creep up on you for no particular reason, time of year, song, TV programme, a smell. We don't call it 'home sick' we call it 'family/friends...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 13th 2010, 7:42 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,202
Posted By howden40

Re: Lifetime worth of bad luck!

Could have taken the words right out of my mouth.

Your mum is only 65, that's still very young, you have time to consider your options. Both of you have a life to lead, you can't live each...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 13th 2010, 7:13 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,187
Posted By howden40

Re: Moving with Teenagers

Hi Having a pub we meet loads of immigrants - Uk, Brazil, South Africa, Zimbabwi. With one exception all who came with teenagers have had a settling in period. It's all about getting out and...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 13th 2010, 6:50 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By howden40

Re: 21st Birthday - Papamoa

Hi

James had 2 great nights.

On the Sunday we decided last minute not to open the pub so I sat around waiting for the band to arrive and sent them to our home, pub a note on the door inviting...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 7th 2010, 6:11 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By howden40

Re: 21st Birthday - Papamoa

James would be over the moon to see you, he just loves your flirting ways
Forum: NZ Update
Jan 6th 2010, 6:46 am
Replies: 165
Views: 31,966
Posted By howden40

Re: 2years on and it's still crap.

Hi I have just posted my 2 year thread and it reminded me of when I had little kids, you are describing my life from 1989 to 2005.

I worked 4 -5 nights a week (mainly 12-14 hour shifts) and Tony...
Forum: NZ Update
Jan 6th 2010, 5:55 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,448
Posted By howden40

2years 0months 6days ON

When we arrives in NZ at 2345hrs on New Years Day 2008, I had no idea we would be doing what we are.

David - Eldest has a lovely partner, is buying his own home and has been in continued...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 6th 2010, 5:07 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By howden40

21st Birthday - Papamoa

Hi folks. No we haven't forgotten you, just busy busy busy.
James is celebrating his 21st :cake:(Thinks he's The Queen), 2 parties.:banghead:

1st is on Friday 8th Jan at The Navi Bar on PAPAMOA...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 14th 2009, 10:50 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,908
Posted By howden40

Re: A bloody fool or just an idiot

:wub::wub::wub::wub:
Could do with a hand next Sunday for the 50th, do you think I would need to count the bottle of bolly before and after :rofl::rofl:
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 14th 2009, 7:57 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,157
Posted By howden40

Re: Home: NZ or UK?

Hi
We have (sorry had) a regular at our pub. He was a Kiwi, spent over 20 years in the UK and returned to NZ just over a year ago. He hated it in NZ and has now returned to the UK.

He just...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 14th 2009, 7:41 am
Replies: 8
Views: 5,049
Posted By howden40

Re: Poms still welcome in NZ?

I have been made to feel most welcome in NZ. It's the kiwi's who support my business (spot the Pom in my place), yet the area I live in is nicknamed Pomemoa due to the high number of Poms who live...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 14th 2009, 7:12 am
Replies: 55
Views: 5,143
Posted By howden40

Re: What do you miss most??

My regulars have a saying

Drinkin is eatin and eatin is cheatin

Pauline
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 14th 2009, 7:09 am
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By howden40

Re: Today is Man Flu Action Day

Man Flu is a terrible condition and should be passed onto no-one. My poor long suffering grey haired other half frequently suffers from this contagious condition - usually when I get a sniffle.
...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 14th 2009, 6:55 am
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By howden40

Re: Happy Birthday, irnbru14

Happy Birthday and may you have many more - now would that be drinks!
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 14th 2009, 6:53 am
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By howden40

Re: Ash1 Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday
Many Happy drinks
Have one on me
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 14th 2009, 6:51 am
Replies: 1
Views: 458
Posted By howden40

Hello I'm Back

Since opening the pub, the last thing I had time for was relaxation, but we now have Broadband in the Pub so I can catch up with what's happening.

Pauline
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 14th 2009, 6:49 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,908
Posted By howden40

Re: A bloody fool or just an idiot

Thought I'd give a bit of an update.

Well I don't regret my choice, we have met every single bill to date and have not needed bank loans (but being a believer in Sod's Law, after posting this the...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 1st 2009, 11:15 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,374
Posted By howden40

Re: Am I alone.....

You are not alone.

I can count the number of times I've had christmas or New Year off in the last 25 years on one hand and still have fingers left over.

Pauline
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 1st 2009, 11:00 am
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By howden40

Re: Remember Me

Another one who remembers you,

No need to give up on your dreams, it's just gonna take a little longer.

Are you leaving your house on the Market, you have nothing to loose, but it can be...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 1st 2009, 10:48 am
Replies: 34
Views: 14,598
Posted By howden40

Re: Anyone live in Tauranga

Hi

We have quite a large community of us ex-pats in the Tauranga area. I'm sure she won't mind me saying as she is such a lovely lady I think AmLoolah may be able to give some guidance as to...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 15th 2008, 10:11 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,120
Posted By howden40

Re: Nervous About The Move

Hi

I would be more worried if you were not worried about the move, it shows you are thinking seriously about the implications.

You are right, knowing you are away for a year is totally...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 15th 2008, 9:57 am
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By howden40

Christmas Top 10, these were a few of my favourite things

I have to say (steakling my OH's favourite comment, which incidently I generally hate), it just doesn't feel like Christmas, I honestly can't believe we only have 10 days to go nearly 9.

My Top 10...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 15th 2008, 9:31 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,912
Posted By howden40

Re: Could be a good forum but

Well said, I believe one of my first replies was along the same lines, but not pointed in the same way.

When you first arrive you are isolated from everyone and everything you are familiar with,...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 15th 2008, 9:01 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,099
Posted By howden40

Re: Stereotyping Poms

Feeling riska

1 Drinking
2 Moaning about Poms
3 Talking about the Weather
4 Curtain Twitcing
5 Moaning about Police
6 Love of television - mainly soaps
7 Not very nice to 'their...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 15th 2008, 8:29 am
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By howden40

Re: Worst ever christmas pressies

A pair of 'manky' brown suede gloves in the works christmas 'pick n dip' bran tub followed the following year by tan tights.

Pauline
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