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Forum: New Zealand
Jun 10th 2016, 10:02 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,637
Posted By carpman

Re: I am in nelson

:goodpost:
That is great news! You must all be so happy to be reunited - I reckon you have done the hard bit already - taking that first step (well, very long flight!) to New Zealand on your own. ...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 9th 2016, 5:26 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,637
Posted By carpman

Re: I am in nelson

I had another look at the message thingameejig and think I messaged you via your email rather than a 'pm' - sorry about that! Hopefully you will have found it by now...having said that I am sure you...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 5th 2016, 12:53 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,637
Posted By carpman

Re: I am in nelson

Hello from us too :) I am sure you must be excitedly looking forward to your reunion! It was hard enough for us all arriving in NZ together - I have so much admiration for you coming here first -...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 13th 2013, 4:55 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,795
Posted By carpman

Re: Best Price Carpet NZ

SO sorry for my very belated reply...Didn't see the replies to this thread!...Will have a look at the quote and PM you :o :)
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 13th 2013, 4:50 am
Replies: 249
Views: 19,465
Posted By carpman

Re: Proof Kiwi rip-off housing!

I recently read this interesting article about Nelson house prices...

http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/9271592/Nelson-houses-cost-a-bomb

Houses seem to be selling really quickly around...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 1st 2013, 5:41 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,795
Posted By carpman

Re: Best Price Carpet NZ

Quick update...we had Carpet Mill out and their quote was just over $3000 which is almost half what Carpet Court quoted us.

You can guess which quote we are going with :fingerscrossed:

Mrs C.
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 1st 2013, 5:39 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,378
Posted By carpman

Re: Skills you have learnt, that would not make sense in the UK

You have just reminded me of a rare skill my kiwi friend taught me whereby one nibbles off each end of a Tim Tam and then dunks one of the aforementioned nibbled ends into a boiling hot cuppa. You...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 28th 2013, 6:42 am
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By carpman

Re: Considering a move to Nelson

Hello, we live in Nelson too :)

I think I am right in saying that a new road may be going through Victory/Toi Toi area - can't for the life of me remember which road it is...either the North or...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 11th 2013, 8:23 am
Replies: 42
Views: 6,185
Posted By carpman

Re: LONELINESS, some questions.

And don't forget ferrets too!

I'm allowed to say that as I'm married to one...a Yorkshireman I mean. Not a ferret :rofl:
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 23rd 2013, 11:34 am
Replies: 96
Views: 7,432
Posted By carpman

Re: Finances.. shopping.. making friends..

LOL :rofl: That is funny! Says me having taken up rollerblading recently. Might well need some of those plasters myself!
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 22nd 2013, 11:44 pm
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 22nd 2013, 8:19 am
Replies: 96
Views: 7,432
Posted By carpman

Re: Finances.. shopping.. making friends..

Not sure if www.chemistdirect.co.uk would have these?

We only found this website as my OH gets terrible migraines and the only thing that will touch them are Migraleve tablets which, as far as...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 22nd 2013, 7:58 am
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By carpman

Re: took a bit of a tumble

So sorry to read of your fall. Do hope you are soon feeling much better :fingerscrossed:
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 22nd 2013, 7:56 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,795
Posted By carpman

Re: Best Price Carpet NZ

We recently had Carpet Court visit to give us a quote for carpet in the living room and vinyl (fake wood) planks for our kitchen. Their quote to do a medium-sized living room and smallish kitchen...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 16th 2013, 2:02 am
Replies: 96
Views: 7,432
Posted By carpman

Re: Finances.. shopping.. making friends..

Oh my! I can TOTALLY identify with this and pippalonghorn's post unfortunately :( We keep on trying and well, enough said from me really. Keep on keeping on. Glad it's not just us though. Have...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 6th 2013, 11:51 am
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By carpman

Re: How much is that kidney in the window..

So, so funny :rofl:

I can retire to my boudoir with a smile now.

Sweet dreams to one and all.

Mrs C.
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 6th 2013, 9:02 am
Replies: 11
Views: 995
Posted By carpman

Re: You shop

Great! Glad to be of service. Always nice to enable someone to shop. Even if it is for Triumph spares...:rofl: We haven't had a parcel for at least...errrmmm...24 hours. We even went out there...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 5th 2013, 4:42 am
Replies: 11
Views: 995
Posted By carpman

Re: You shop

Stormer, you probably already know about this place...Hubby tried to keep it secret from me but I am usually the one at home when the parcels arrive :eek: Means I don't feel quite so bad when my...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 17th 2013, 1:03 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 9,798
Posted By carpman

Re: Accents - Do New Zealanders like the British accent?

Well, our littl'un is popular with the girls in his class...they all tell me his accent is cute!
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 7th 2013, 6:03 am
Replies: 33
Views: 4,163
Posted By carpman

Re: first morning of bad weeping windows

We bought a Karcher window washer gadget from Bunnings - it is BRILLIANT for crying windows. removes the water and cleans the windows in a few seconds. We also use a dehumidifier plus regularly...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 14th 2011, 8:53 am
Replies: 60
Views: 4,114
Posted By carpman

Re: Potential Environmental Disaster for the BoP - Bloody foreign sailors

'Tis funny you should say that...Here in arty crafty Nelson people have been doing something called 'yarn-bombing' where they replaced the veggies in a grocery store with knitted ones...Plus they...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 14th 2011, 4:26 am
Replies: 60
Views: 4,114
Posted By carpman

Re: Potential Environmental Disaster for the BoP - Bloody foreign sailors

For the knitters out there. Poor little things :(

http://felt.co.nz/blog/2011/10/knitting-for-penguins-caught-in-rena-oil-spill/

Mrs Carpman
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 13th 2011, 11:13 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 4,114
Posted By carpman

Re: Potential Environmental Disaster for the BoP - Bloody foreign sailors

Hi Am Loolah :0) Just want to say that we are thinking of ALL of you up there. We have friends with a yacht charter business and they (and others that depend on the ocean for their livelihood) face...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 18th 2011, 6:15 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,439
Posted By carpman

Re: Amazon UK offer - free deliver to NZ!

Mr Carpman has just left his job as we are doing a big move down to the South Island next week...part of his leaving gift was a $70 Whitcoulls gift voucher :rofl: Apparently they are no longer...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 15th 2011, 10:19 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,439
Posted By carpman

Amazon UK offer - free deliver to NZ!

Hi,

don't post here much but just had to let you know that I found this...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200627060

Amazon are offering FREE delivery until May...
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