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Forum: New Zealand
Jun 9th 2019, 6:13 am
Replies: 100
Views: 28,970
Posted By Ex Bristol

Re: Anyone moved back from NZ to the Lake District UK?

Hi gypsy, I've been out of uk for 53 years, a lifetime 6 of those were in Aussie. But then my parole must have come up and my husband was transferred to NZ.with his job. Been here in AK ever since
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Forum: New Zealand
Jun 8th 2019, 8:21 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,301
Posted By Ex Bristol

Re: Decisions...

Dear jess
You've just described so beautifully what we all have to go through. You sound young, why not give it a go. Tell your parents you would like to try it for a couple of years. Let them down...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 8th 2019, 9:25 am
Replies: 100
Views: 28,970
Posted By Ex Bristol

Re: Anyone moved back from NZ to the Lake District UK?

He's probably an old Tui by now. Was he in Auckland? They pick up all sorts of sounds, reminds me of my Gallah who is next to me atmo.
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 8th 2019, 8:57 am
Replies: 100
Views: 28,970
Posted By Ex Bristol

Re: Anyone moved back from NZ to the Lake District UK?

The Tui has been known to imitate all sorts of sounds. That's probably where your Nokia ring tone came from.
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 8th 2019, 12:11 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,487
Posted By Ex Bristol

Re: Auckland house prices

Aucklands oldest house is Acacia cottage from 1841 it's weatherboard. The main thing I guess is to make sure the roof is sound and paint the house regularly, the paint is your waterproofer. You also...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 7th 2019, 4:37 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,487
Posted By Ex Bristol

Re: Auckland house prices

I like Whangaparoa, used to live in Orewa. Strangly it started out as weekend baches for Auckland, that was a long time ago you can still pick up a reasonable place at Stanmore Bay etc as long as...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 6th 2019, 4:09 am
Replies: 100
Views: 28,970
Posted By Ex Bristol

Re: Anyone moved back from NZ to the Lake District UK?

What a gorgeous owl he prob kept your place clear of mice. I must confess I can't hear the recordings although I have the sound up. There used to be a Tui where I lived before, (in Auckland) )they...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 5th 2019, 9:24 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 28,970
Posted By Ex Bristol

Re: Anyone moved back from NZ to the Lake District UK?

I love those birds that go back to uk from Africa every year. I was in Lake district in June 2018 on a tour, loved it, only there were too many tourists like me!!!
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 5th 2019, 9:09 am
Replies: 100
Views: 28,970
Posted By Ex Bristol

Re: Anyone moved back from NZ to the Lake District UK?

Just out of interest maybe record the lake district one again in November to make it like for like.
Forum: NZ Update
May 28th 2019, 5:13 am
Replies: 40
Views: 12,081
Posted By Ex Bristol

Re: Our experience moving to NZ 18 months in

I wonder if you might suit somewhere like Worksafe or one of the private safety companies, your experience would be valuable. Very good post.
Forum: New Zealand
May 21st 2019, 5:04 am
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By Ex Bristol

Re: Earthquake fault line wellington

I've been in auckland many years. The only earthquake I have been in was a 7.2 in Perth.
Forum: New Zealand
May 20th 2019, 7:59 pm
Replies: 82
Views: 10,236
Posted By Ex Bristol

Re: Job offer in Auckland

I guess that's what they mean when they say that living in NZ kids have an extra 3 years of just being kids and that's a tempting thought.
Forum: New Zealand
May 20th 2019, 11:33 am
Replies: 82
Views: 10,236
Posted By Ex Bristol

Re: Job offer in Auckland

Good God Clappy I thought it was past your bedtime!
Forum: New Zealand
May 20th 2019, 6:13 am
Replies: 82
Views: 10,236
Posted By Ex Bristol

Re: Job offer in Auckland

That's all good, you can actually "shop" at paknsave now because they have a click and collect system going. Cheaper than Countdown.
Forum: New Zealand
May 11th 2019, 9:10 am
Replies: 82
Views: 10,236
Posted By Ex Bristol

Re: Job offer in Auckland

Looks like we have to find the longest commute. It will be into AK cos the housing is so b---dy expensive.
Forum: New Zealand
May 11th 2019, 9:03 am
Replies: 82
Views: 10,236
Posted By Ex Bristol

Re: Job offer in Auckland

You're right about the drivers. I got too scared to drive so gave up the car cos where I live the bus service is ok.
Forum: New Zealand
May 11th 2019, 8:17 am
Replies: 82
Views: 10,236
Posted By Ex Bristol

Re: Job offer in Auckland

Well done Keighley, I've never heard of anyone making that trip every day. I guess the motor bike helps. Yes at least in AK you don't get constant drizzle but when it rains it chucks it down.
Forum: New Zealand
May 9th 2019, 10:16 pm
Replies: 82
Views: 10,236
Posted By Ex Bristol

Re: Job offer in Auckland

Yes I would agree with pretty much all you said there BtogeR. Titirangi and areas would be great half of my family live out west. I wonder if the OP would be able to get the address of the business...
Forum: New Zealand
May 9th 2019, 9:12 pm
Replies: 82
Views: 10,236
Posted By Ex Bristol

Re: Job offer in Auckland

The trick with NZ weather is to live on the north side of any hill, that way you get the most sunshine. For instance Nelson is the north of the South island and wellington is the south of the North...
Forum: New Zealand
May 2nd 2019, 2:26 am
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By Ex Bristol

Re: Who has changed their duvet to a higher tog one?

Thanks vital, you brought back memories of my gran. The bathroom was next to the bedroom but she still had to use the guzunder just habit I guess however I must have got weak in my old age cos the...
Forum: New Zealand
May 2nd 2019, 12:57 am
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By Ex Bristol

Re: Who has changed their duvet to a higher tog one?

I'm a hardy old b-gger I remember when I was a kid in England and Jack frost used to make interesting patterns on the inside of the bedroom window. I was never there when all this central heating...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 30th 2019, 12:27 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,745
Posted By Ex Bristol

Re: Personal wills

Not a problem for me, I have descendents coming out of my ears even though I only had 2 (I love them all) however I have heard that Starship is very good and likes to have an ongoing relationship...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 24th 2019, 3:00 am
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 23rd 2019, 11:15 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,409
Posted By Ex Bristol

Re: Are kiwi's becoming more air-headed?

Having left uk more than 50 years ago I have no memories of travelers. My memories are of Gypsies , on the odd occasion when I have seen inside their caravans they have been immaculate, and they had...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 20th 2019, 8:21 am
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By Ex Bristol

Re: Go South.

I guess you must have been her teacher.
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