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Mar 15th 2014, 7:05 am
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Views: 5,868

Re: It's a sad day

Sorry to hear about the job Pippalonghorn, but really hope it all works out in the end for the best. Good luck with your return, be happy! xxpintaguinness
Mar 15th 2014, 6:24 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,443

Re: im back home

Love this post!!!! Honest, hopeful and to the point. Good luck shane71. I'm counting down the weeks now as haven't visited in 6 years! Haven't felt this excited since I anticipated emigrating, now...
Oct 11th 2013, 3:53 am
Replies: 70
Views: 7,178

Re: House going up for sale today!

Hello Choccie, all the best for a smooth house sale and move back to the UK and hopefully not so many tears!

Hi Pothy, your question wasn't to me but thought I'd chip in if that's ok.
Sep 28th 2013, 8:49 am
Replies: 228
Views: 19,536

Re: What's horrible in the UK countryside?

I don't always agree with some of your posts but I found this hilarious
This thread is a good laugh if nothing else although there are some posters who may need to take a chill...
Sep 21st 2013, 5:52 am
Replies: 180
Views: 24,002


Congratulations, you lucky people! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy................:D
Best of British to you and yours and hope it all goes marvellously! It would be brilliant to read your update when you settle...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 17th 2013, 3:22 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,491

Re: best time to move schools

Apologies for being thick but, I don't get it. How can you learn the 'skills' of history, maths, geography etc. I'm confused about the difference between the two qualifications. Previously on BE,...
Sep 16th 2013, 7:21 am
Replies: 180
Views: 24,002


Oh heck, I feel for you! Guilt is a terrible thing when you know your decisions can affect your loved ones.
My OH also thought about going down the road of retraining/changing career. In the end,...
Sep 16th 2013, 7:10 am
Replies: 180
Views: 24,002


:thumbsup: Cheers!
Sep 16th 2013, 6:23 am
Replies: 180
Views: 24,002


Yes, emotional is spot on. I don't regret coming and on a really good day I can almost find some semblance of peace because we've done what we wanted to do, BUT........
once you've got on the...
Forum: NZ Update
Sep 16th 2013, 3:37 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,355

Re: Pass the pineapple lumps.

Dear BB, this also gave me a lump in the throat to read you are broken hearted. All the best laid plans can turn to custard in a very short space of time, can't they!
Very brave of you to bite the...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 16th 2013, 3:25 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,491

Re: best time to move schools

You've waited this long, what's another 3 years. At least you could give them the benefit of gaining A levels instead of NCEA 3 which I'm led to believe is not quite as good. I'm sure the numerous...
Sep 12th 2013, 2:20 am
Replies: 180
Views: 24,002


Thank you Snap Shot :D Hope you are OK. Lots of luck for the job hunting.
Sep 12th 2013, 2:13 am
Replies: 180
Views: 24,002


Knock, knock, please can I come in?
We too are moving back next May, thank God!
Husband and kids (will be 11 and 9 then) won't let me sell our house in exchange for staying in the UK for an...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 12th 2013, 1:07 am
Replies: 42
Views: 6,189

Re: LONELINESS, some questions.

Failure or disappointment is hard to admit for most people, especially those that have spent thousands on emigrating and months or years of expelled energy in ensuring emigrating materialises.
I do...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 12th 2013, 12:29 am
Replies: 40
Views: 3,405

Re: Hobbies you started in NZ?

Me too Pippa!! :lol:
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 10th 2013, 2:54 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 6,464

Re: Oh no...medical has been referred :(

Don't worry about this. Typical of NZ Immigration that even a slight whiff of previous treatment and they refer the medical.
It only took a week to sort out my husband's referred medical and I spoke...
Jun 10th 2013, 2:38 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 14,167

Re: Our moving back experience

Well of course there are, it would have to be 'planet bland' if there weren't any. Have you got any examples? I haven't been back for 5 years! I need a fix and 'Coronation Street', 'Location Location...
Jun 10th 2013, 2:27 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 3,958

Re: Psychoanalyze me, will you?

Like your thinking Snapshot! Contradiction is most definitely a woman's prerogative, ha ha! (Sorry, had too much wine, not Guinness, at this point, no one should drink and post!)

Sile, do it soon,...
Jun 10th 2013, 1:53 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 14,167

Re: Our moving back experience

Thank you for taking the time to post this update. I found it echoed some of what friends and family are saying from back home. They too have reported people living in fear of their jobs, too...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 10th 2013, 1:17 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 7,709

Re: Tauranga - Areas to live

Hello Robbo25,
Yes, Tauranga is lovely and a nice place to live with a great climate BUT they don't call it 'Ten dollar Tauranga' for nothing.
Jobs aren't as easy to come by and we all have our own...
Jun 5th 2013, 2:05 am
Replies: 119
Views: 13,052

Re: Betty Boomerangs Back!!

Bloody brilliant Miss B! :D
Great update, all good news, keep on smiling and when it wears off then its just back to normal life (but where you want it to be).
Keep updating when you can (having a...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 3rd 2013, 3:20 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,149

Re: That helpless feeling at 12,500 miles away :(

Dear Boopy, so sorry for your troubles.
If you've made your final decision then this is what you will be living with for the next few years. As a nurse, I'm sure you've read all the blurb about...
May 28th 2013, 12:40 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,620

Re: Expat Blogs

Cheers Englishmum and Windsong for posting these, found them interesting to read.
You're a great bunch on here!
It's helping me get my "fix" of people's thoughts of home when I'm as homesick as...
May 26th 2013, 7:18 am
Replies: 21
Views: 4,787

Re: Anyone else having this crisis?

Hello Marmitelassie,
You really are going through the ringer, you poor girl:(
Tough times mean tough decisions though.
Sounds to me your husband is sticking his fingers in his ears, saying "I...
May 26th 2013, 6:00 am
Replies: 1,024
Views: 60,796

Re: I think today I've gone 'troppo' - help!

I'm hoping you have lots of luck and sending you good wishes for your next adventure Miss Betty! Thanks for the laughs and thrills you've given everybody along the way. And so the next life era...
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