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Apr 15th 2019, 7:13 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,249
Posted By kiwigirlinalain

Re: Buying a Car in UK

Yes think you’re right
Apr 14th 2019, 8:50 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,249
Posted By kiwigirlinalain

Re: Buying a Car in UK

Neither of us have UK driving licenses so that could be a stumbling block. Thanks for your response!
Apr 13th 2019, 6:00 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,249
Posted By kiwigirlinalain

Re: Buying a Car in UK

Don’t imagine we can purchase a property in 30 days so looks like we’ll have to rent a car for a while. Thanks for responding.
Apr 13th 2019, 5:58 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,249
Posted By kiwigirlinalain

Re: Buying a Car in UK

Ok thanks. That’s a buggar!
Apr 13th 2019, 5:58 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,249
Posted By kiwigirlinalain

Re: Buying a Car in UK

Thanks for the info!
Apr 12th 2019, 8:02 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,249
Posted By kiwigirlinalain

Buying a Car in UK

We are moving to the UK and will need a car to get around to view properties etc but don’t want to waste money on a rental. Can we buy a car without having an official address whilst we are house...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 23rd 2018, 1:46 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,996
Posted By kiwigirlinalain

Re: Repatriated Kiwi

We’re not anywhere at the moment. We’re taking a year out to travel around NZ in a caravan and also housesitting. In Wellington for a couple fo weeks then heading to Waitara. Thanks for those words...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 21st 2018, 6:32 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,996
Posted By kiwigirlinalain

Repatriated Kiwi

Just wondering if there are any Kiwis out there who have recently repatriated. We have arrived back in NZ after 11 years overseas and struggling a bit. It would be nice to hook up with others going...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 27th 2013, 4:40 pm
Replies: 3,134
Views: 757,507
Posted By kiwigirlinalain

Re: Living in Al Ain

Don't be offended but this is possibly the worst time to be arriving in Al Ain or trying to communicate as it is not only summer but we are in the middle of Ramadan and most people have left for the...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 6th 2012, 4:30 pm
Replies: 3,134
Views: 757,507
Posted By kiwigirlinalain

Re: Living in Al Ain

Sorry for late response. I hardly ever come on to this forum any more. I am now living in Abu Dhabi and was looking for a Doctor on this forum and came across this thread. I didn't realise it was...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 24th 2012, 3:34 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,670
Posted By kiwigirlinalain

Re: Thinking it might be time to head home?

Thank you for thinking of me! I really appreciate it. I am feeling better about things to day. I guess we will take things one day at a time. There is the fear of a war breaking out between Israel...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 24th 2012, 3:29 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,670
Posted By kiwigirlinalain

Re: Thinking it might be time to head home?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/christchurch-earthquake-2011/12-51/our-people/the-victims/4810560/Lesley-Thomson

My beautiful sister gone but not forgotten!
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 20th 2012, 3:27 pm
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 20th 2012, 3:26 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,670
Posted By kiwigirlinalain

Re: Thinking it might be time to head home?

Yes I guess that is true, I am reflecting on the anniversary of the quake, the loss of my sister and the perceived contribution my husband and I could make to our home city. But as you have said the...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 20th 2012, 3:20 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,670
Posted By kiwigirlinalain

Re: Thinking it might be time to head home?

I have never resented the cultural differences, they just add to the thrill of life here. Living amongst such cultural diversity makes you a 'bigger' person. The big bucks don't exist any more, the...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 18th 2012, 3:08 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,670
Posted By kiwigirlinalain

Re: Thinking it might be time to head home?

Thanks for your thoughts. I guess when the time is right we will know!
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 14th 2012, 6:51 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,670
Posted By kiwigirlinalain

Thinking it might be time to head home?

What do you guys think?

Been living in the ME (UAE) for 5 years. Having an adventure. Married young, had kids young, free reasonably young? But then the Christchurch earthquake hit in Feb 2011...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 30th 2011, 4:35 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 7,992
Posted By kiwigirlinalain

Re: Knitting

You can buy Debbie Bliss at Craftland at Town Centre Mall on Beach Road, Jumeirah!
Forum: Middle East
Aug 7th 2011, 12:07 pm
Replies: 3,134
Views: 757,507
Posted By kiwigirlinalain

Re: Can anyone please recommned a Female OBGYN in Al Ain?

I would advise going to Dubai. The Dubai London Clinic at Festival City are fantastic. Very western with all the mod cons which you will not find in Al Ain.
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 21st 2011, 7:32 pm
Replies: 150
Views: 12,545
Posted By kiwigirlinalain

Re: Earthquake ! Log your rumbles here.

Feel for you! Take care kia kaha! xx
Forum: Middle East
Jul 13th 2011, 8:13 pm
Replies: 3,134
Views: 757,507
Posted By kiwigirlinalain

Re: Living in Al Ain

The rental situation in Al Ain was dire 12 months ago but things have changed in recent months as many contracts, especially in the education sector have not been renewed, thus freeing up multiple...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 17th 2011, 12:10 pm
Replies: 150
Views: 12,545
Posted By kiwigirlinalain

Re: Earthquake ! Log your rumbles here.

Agree! I was not there for the February 22 quake but I was there for 3 months after and the shocks did my head in. I didn't get a complete nights sleep the whole time I was home. Often you would wake...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 17th 2011, 11:42 am
Replies: 150
Views: 12,545
Posted By kiwigirlinalain

Re: Earthquake ! Log your rumbles here.

My sister's wee Jack Russell was home alone in her house when the February 22 quake hit, she took off and was lost for 3 days. The house has since been red stickered. Wee Billie was returned to us by...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 14th 2011, 4:31 am
Replies: 150
Views: 12,545
Posted By kiwigirlinalain

Re: Earthquake ! Log your rumbles here.

I really don't know how you cope. Every morning since I got back the first thing I do is log on to geonet and quake.crowe! I worry constantly. I hate being so far away and try to do practical things...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 13th 2011, 3:58 pm
Replies: 150
Views: 12,545
Posted By kiwigirlinalain

Re: Earthquake ! Log your rumbles here.

I've been back home in the UAE for 4 weeks now after spending 10 weeks in Christchurch after losing my sister in the CTV Building. This whole thing is totally doing my head in! My remaining family...
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