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Apr 22nd 2019, 9:45 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,452
Posted By vicejw

Re: Scottish Borders Area

I read somewhere that Earlston High School has a good reputation and looks like it would be a reasonable distance from Edinburgh to commute - wondered also about Peebles.

I'm not sure what the...
Apr 21st 2019, 1:18 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,452
Posted By vicejw

Scottish Borders Area

Hi there

We are considering relocating back to the UK - specifically Scottish Borders area - from NZ next year. Our kids will be 15 and 12 by then so our primary consideration is how they will...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 17th 2019, 9:00 am
Replies: 60
Views: 7,312
Posted By vicejw

Re: North and South islands - Climate Advice & wher to live for lifestyle

Rainbow74 - as a former Ponty resident myself (I went to uni there) I can understand why weather is a consideration in your decision (hehe) Hubby is from Aberdare so know the area reasonably well -...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 14th 2019, 10:33 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 7,312
Posted By vicejw

Re: Should we move to NZ?

Would totally agree with BEVS post. Don't be fooled by the temperature listed on metservice - the sun is fierce and makes it feel like you're standing in front of an oven at times. I find the...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 13th 2019, 10:53 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 11,479
Posted By vicejw

Re: Should we move to NZ?

Interesting reading all the comments here. We've been in NZ for 9 years, have 2 girls 11 and 14 and came for exactly the reasons cwilkes84 (https://britishexpats.com/forum/members/cwilkes84-282402/)...
Mar 24th 2019, 7:38 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,999
Posted By vicejw

Smile Re: Best PLaces to Live article

We're looking at the Scottish Borders area for a move back to the UK - it's close(ish) to family and the education system seems closer to NZ than England, commuting to Edinburgh would also be an...
Mar 12th 2019, 8:38 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,676
Posted By vicejw

Re: Heading back to England from NZ

I don't have any useful answers to your questions I'm afraid. However, I would be really interested to hear any updates you post when you get back to the UK, particularly in relation to how your...
Feb 27th 2019, 8:09 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,646
Posted By vicejw

Re: Confused emotions

I think for me that is a huge concern. I wish we'd made the decision years ago when we first started having doubts. Miss 14 is content to go back and I'm sure even if we don't go back now she will...
Feb 26th 2019, 7:35 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,646
Posted By vicejw

Re: Confused emotions

I hear you zoexr (https://britishexpats.com/forum/members/zoexr-136288/) as we've been feeling much the same. 9 years in NZ and I'm a mess of emotions.
I think back to the reasons we moved to NZ...
Jan 20th 2019, 7:13 am
Replies: 4
Views: 744
Posted By vicejw

Moving back with a reluctant child

Hi
Hubby and I are seriously considering a move back to the UK after 9 years in NZ. Variety of reasons - work life balance not what we expected here and really missing family (my mum will be having...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 21st 2014, 8:38 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,036
Posted By vicejw

Re: NHS Pensions

Hi

We're thinking of using Britannia to transfer hubby's NHS pension and my local authority pension from the UK, has anyone any experience of them. Also do you know it they'll transfer straight...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 12th 2014, 8:14 am
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By vicejw

Re: Nelson to Christchurch

Thanks for all the comments, lots of food for thought. I don't go on the forum often but when I do I'm always struck by now nice it is to know that there are other expats out there who've been...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 10th 2014, 9:36 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By vicejw

Nelson to Christchurch

We moved to Nelson 4 years ago from the UK and have been pretty happy here. However, hubby has never really been happy at work and is getting more unhappy. Nelson seems a hard place to find work...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 19th 2009, 9:19 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By vicejw

Doctors Notes

Hi

Went to the docs the other day to ask about my notes to bring out to NZ, given that they're about me I was a little astounded to be told I would have to pay £50 for a copy (the originals aren't...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 22nd 2009, 8:51 pm
Replies: 115
Views: 7,283
Posted By vicejw

Re: nz is not doom and gloom on a small wage.

These posts are really interesting but I feel partly like I'm toturing myself reading them.

Our Container has left today and we have decided that we'll do this no matter what now.... the point of...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 13th 2009, 1:00 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By vicejw

Re: tax credits

Thanks for all the helpful advice which we will follow. We'll have no income from the UK so that wont be a problem.
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 12th 2009, 8:23 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By vicejw

tax credits

Hi

Reading all the stuff about budgets and money has set me off thinking. I have really closely looked at our budgets and as we're poor here I don't think we'll be any worse off - we'll have a...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 9th 2009, 8:29 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By vicejw

Re: shipping insurance

sounds like half of hertfordshire will be in NZ soon. We're not going out till 7th Dec but we're headed to Nelson.... I'm getting impatient now and wished we'd booked early flights.
Fed up with all...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 6th 2009, 8:21 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By vicejw

Re: shipping insurance

did you cover for mold and mildew? How did your stuff get damaged if you don't mind me asking
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 6th 2009, 8:10 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By vicejw

shipping insurance

Have just been adding up the value of all our stuff for the shipping insurance and think maybe I'm being a tad too accurate.
Looking at the cost of CDs in NZ I have just worked out replacing our...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 4th 2009, 8:35 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,668
Posted By vicejw

Re: Cold Feet

Think for the moment I'm over the worst - haha for the moment - until next week.
My folks have announced they'll come out every winter (here) / Summer (in NZ) for a good few months. And following a...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 30th 2009, 12:11 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,668
Posted By vicejw

Re: Cold Feet

Thank you all for your kind words. Feeling better today - gave myself a good talking to last night....

It is wobbles and I know we will do it... we've come too far and as you all say I really...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 29th 2009, 8:00 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,668
Posted By vicejw

Cold Feet

I'm not a regular poster but I am a regular reader and I have been devouring as much information as I can since I joined this forum. Up until a week or so ago I've been really positive and excited...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 25th 2009, 9:10 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By vicejw

Re: Good deals on flights please

Hi

That does sound like a lot, we got a good deal from Trailfinders - 020 7628 7628 - from the UK. Or they have a website. We booked our flights last month for December 7th and spent £1890 for...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 22nd 2009, 8:57 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,432
Posted By vicejw

Re: Pickfords vs PSS

Well we thought we'd decided on Pickfords and then Crown offered to drop their quote by £1300 - just goes to show you that you don't know until you ask???

Anyway I think I quite like crown but...
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