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Forum: New Zealand
Apr 4th 2017, 10:40 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,292
Posted By Lisa Maree

Re: Lonely - any advice?

Are you living in your boyfriends home town? Perhaps discuss with him the possibility of moving to Wellington together, both of you in the same situation of finding your feet might help. When I...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 4th 2017, 10:30 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,317
Posted By Lisa Maree

Re: Lonely and Homesick

If it were your husband with these feelings would you want to know he was hurting so badly, of course you would and I'm sure he will listen and support you through this rough patch and make plans to...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 4th 2017, 10:23 am
Replies: 43
Views: 3,456
Posted By Lisa Maree

Re: Sick of the weather / alleged "summer"

I don't know, yeah it's been pretty wild at times and that bloody wind at the beginning of summer was maddening but we've had some lovely stretches of weather and a huge number of gorgeous days...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 21st 2017, 7:53 am
Replies: 247
Views: 37,767
Posted By Lisa Maree

Re: Cucumber News

I literally laughed out loud today, our local organic health food shop had beautiful cucumbery specimens... I mean they were truly a work of art, fat, perfectly round, a foot long......... but $7.80...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 18th 2017, 10:42 am
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By Lisa Maree

Re: Shipping help

We moved UK to NZ with Pickfords, their NZ counterparts were NZ Van Lines and they are storing our possessions (20ft container shipped into Mt Maunganui) onsite for a reasonable-ish monthly fee of...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 15th 2017, 10:18 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,447
Posted By Lisa Maree

Re: What to take to NZ?

When was that? My parents bought one in having owned it for 3 weeks in 2015, customs tried to talk about import tax but my folks showed them the relative pages on their website - if you dont need a...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 15th 2017, 9:53 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,447
Posted By Lisa Maree

Re: What to take to NZ?

Caravan is household chattles no need to have owned it 12mths just have to be able to say you've used it personally.
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 6th 2017, 9:58 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 6,457
Posted By Lisa Maree

Re: I promised to do this a while back , grocery comparison.

:starsmile:


Wow aren't you a gem, such a helpful and well considered comment :sarcasm:
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 3rd 2017, 11:07 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,289
Posted By Lisa Maree

Re: How early did you take your kids out of school

Yep as above, once you have a 'last day of school' date that suits your plans you just put it in writing to the school, my kids school did a lovely leavers fuss for both kids, however I would caution...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 1st 2017, 9:37 am
Replies: 61
Views: 6,457
Posted By Lisa Maree

Re: I promised to do this a while back , grocery comparison.

In the three months we've been in NZ I would say that if you shop to the specials then the food prices are only slightly more expensive, when the mailers come thru the letter box I do a quick scan to...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 11th 2017, 10:39 am
Replies: 456
Views: 50,038
Posted By Lisa Maree

Re: Scorching !

We've been very happy with the temps in the Bay of Plenty since we arrived in Oct, that blardy wind tho - that can **** right off about now! Dad says its usually died off by New Yrs so it is...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 28th 2016, 10:58 am
Replies: 247
Views: 37,767
Posted By Lisa Maree

Re: Cucumber News

Not unlike the sun we saw last week that has gone back into hiding these past few days, I know cucumbers are a seasonal beast but if they are sticking to the proverbial '4 seasons in one day' then...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 23rd 2016, 10:44 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By Lisa Maree

Re: Valuing things like Ikea furniture for shipping insurance

Agree that the inventory became exceedingly tedious very quickly, for our ikea items I did a quick search for items I considered similar and found their general price (the cubed storage like kallax...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 23rd 2016, 8:01 pm
Replies: 247
Views: 37,767
Posted By Lisa Maree

Re: Cucumber News

99c huge healthy cucumber specimens at Pak n Save Papamoa... far better looking / tasting than the Aldi 39/49p hobbies... We are embracing the seasonal thing and trying not lament the off season...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 22nd 2016, 10:36 am
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By Lisa Maree

Re: Grass Beetles

Well can you blame them, poor little beetles don't want none of your kinky goings on :rofl::rofl::rofl:
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 10th 2016, 10:55 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 4,262
Posted By Lisa Maree

Re: Not turned out as expected back home we go

... and then she remembers the glory that is central heating and takes some of that rant back :rofl:
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 10th 2016, 10:54 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 4,262
Posted By Lisa Maree

Re: Not turned out as expected back home we go

Are you serious? We are in Reading so pretty south of the country all in all and Nov thru past March are varying degrees of miserable, Feb the worst month of all because you just want the cold and...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 10th 2016, 10:50 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,421
Posted By Lisa Maree

Re: ***Looks like we are coming***

We made sure we did all the really iconic London things, even wagged school one day last week to do the Tower of London in beautiful Autumnal glory, did loads during the school holidays too. Take...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 10th 2016, 12:24 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 4,262
Posted By Lisa Maree

Re: Not turned out as expected back home we go

I'm a kiwi and still expect the first year or so back in NZ after 14 yrs in the UK to be bloody hard... we fly out in a few weeks and I've been a mess this week... hard knowing the next year or two...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 27th 2016, 7:52 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,721
Posted By Lisa Maree

Re: Living on $40k a year

My parents are living on two part time salaries and bringing in about that figure, they have a small mortgage and the usual rates / insurances etc they are doing okay, certainly not flashy and they...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 23rd 2016, 11:56 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
Posted By Lisa Maree

PSS -MAF spray / Container Indemnity Insurance?!

We are gradually progressing with sorting our shipping, movers booked for 20/21st October, today they have asked if we would like the additional disinfecting spray on bikes / golf clubs, which could...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 23rd 2016, 11:31 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,309
Posted By Lisa Maree

Re: Things to buy outside of NZ to bring with flight?

Yep that's why I stocked up! Should cover us for the next few years use of the bed and then there is always international delivery from M&S!

I've spend so much money this month, I'm getting...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 22nd 2016, 6:53 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,917
Posted By Lisa Maree

Re: NZ (Auckland) vs Tenerife

I personally thing the objections you are mentioning to the comments are pretty telling, is there some other reason that you feel the pull towards the NZ option and not toward Tenerife which on paper...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 16th 2016, 4:58 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By Lisa Maree

Re: Insurance - shipping / storage in NZ

Interestingly after expressing my unhappiness at £90 per mth for the storage insurance (on top of $65 per week for the actual storage) PSS have said they have negotiated it down to £90 per two...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 15th 2016, 12:51 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By Lisa Maree

Insurance - shipping / storage in NZ

PSS are offering 1.5% and no IPT against Letton Percivals 1.3% plus IPT, so as a rough guide on £30k PSS is £540 and LP is £427.

Our possessions will be stored by PSS for approx. 12mths in...
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