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Forum: NZ Update
May 8th 2017, 5:28 am
Replies: 7
Views: 4,303
Posted By pixi-dust

Re: 12 year update

Diving is going great. We recently bought a wee rhib to get around the bay - they're my dream boat :) and the good weather seems never ending so we've been out a lot.

Blog fell by the wayside when...
Forum: NZ Update
Mar 31st 2017, 6:41 am
Replies: 7
Views: 4,303
Posted By pixi-dust

12 year update

:eek: hello everyone!
I haven't been here for eons, but all of a sudden today I thought- I wonder how everyone's doing!
So,12 years. Still loving it.
We sold up our lovely wee farm 2 years ago...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 26th 2013, 9:23 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 5,714
Posted By pixi-dust

Re: UK Dualit Toaster and Kettle

Take them. We took our dualit toaster over 8 years ago and shock horror haven't even changed the plug! We just use an adaptor. It's on every day and is still perfect. I changed loads of plugs over...
Forum: NZ Update
Aug 13th 2013, 10:59 am
Replies: 117
Views: 23,961
Posted By pixi-dust

Re: Finally an update

it was Percy Pigs that I had to take back for a friend :) they have baby percy pigs now too
Forum: NZ Update
Aug 13th 2013, 10:58 am
Replies: 117
Views: 23,961
Posted By pixi-dust

Re: Finally an update

they even had this amazing new deli, with a whole pata negra ham hanging up and all sorts.
and they had so many tills open there were NO queues!!!!
Forum: NZ Update
Aug 13th 2013, 10:05 am
Replies: 117
Views: 23,961
Posted By pixi-dust

Re: Finally an update

you are amazing. I love that post. its so honest, and ace in every way. :)
I wish you and your family the safest of travels and a happy return!

Having just been back to the Uk for a holiday I am...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 11th 2013, 9:33 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 3,363
Posted By pixi-dust

Re: Hobbies you started in NZ?

I've started roller derby, which is ace, and pottery.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 5th 2013, 12:06 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,387
Posted By pixi-dust

Re: Might buy an old, old home.

I like them both! But then I would, wouldn't I!? But I prefer the first one :) and you could plant some lovely trees in that lawn!
Good luck with it all - whatever you decide. It's always nice to...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 8th 2012, 11:55 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,488
Posted By pixi-dust

Re: Has anyone been to a gig at Villa Maria winery?

I've been several times and it's absolutely brilliant! :lol:
There's wine and soft drinks for sale and also lots of different choices for food.

The first time we went we took a huge picnic - so...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 23rd 2012, 7:50 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,463
Posted By pixi-dust

Re: The C Word - Firmly in Denial!!!!

Ah Christmas in New Zealand. This is our 8th and tbh since we arrived here I've never actually felt like I've had Christmas. Christmas to me is at my parents house, opening pressies in the morning,...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 26th 2012, 10:03 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 3,768
Posted By pixi-dust

Re: What do you do to...

Me too. About 5-6km a week just now. and dive. Water is my happy place :lol:
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 2nd 2012, 3:06 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,696
Posted By pixi-dust

Re: Vet Bills

oh dear Alan :( poor pooch. Hope he makes a great recovery.
Good news about the lump though. :D

Our Bob injured his leg really badly 2 weeks before we were due to leave and was all booked in for...
Forum: New Zealand
May 8th 2012, 8:48 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,103
Posted By pixi-dust

Re: who from where?

so true - fencing...money pit! Animals...money pit! Old villa...money pit! :lol::lol:
Forum: New Zealand
May 8th 2012, 8:47 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,103
Posted By pixi-dust

Re: who from where?

:lol::lol: well I've always loved it!
Forum: New Zealand
May 8th 2012, 3:07 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,103
Posted By pixi-dust

Re: who from where?

:) it is our place - but remember you get a lot for your money in the sticks! and ok - it took years :) but more graft that money...oh ok, graft and money! We save up, do a bit, save up, do a bit....
Forum: New Zealand
May 8th 2012, 2:26 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,103
Posted By pixi-dust

Re: who from where?

speaking of wop-wops... :lol:
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 5th 2012, 7:41 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 5,230
Posted By pixi-dust

Re: emigrating to lifestyle farm - advice please!

I'm not sure I can help with the immigration side of things, as we came under the skilled migrant category then bought a small farm.

However, not to be the voice of doom and gloom, but have you...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 12th 2012, 12:37 am
Replies: 80
Views: 9,799
Posted By pixi-dust

Re: What is meant by 'Lifestyle'

:lol: I do pop in every so often. I picked up a pm a few days ago and it was almost 3 months old! *blush*
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 11th 2012, 9:12 pm
Replies: 80
Views: 9,799
Posted By pixi-dust

Re: What is meant by 'Lifestyle'

I suppose lifestyle will be different to people. Whatever their idea is of the perfect 'lifestyle' is, that will be what they try to achieve.

For us it wasn't so much of a lifestyle change but a...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 6th 2012, 12:29 am
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By pixi-dust

Re: chickens

I keep chickens :D and they're blooming brilliant and such a laugh. The food is not overly expensive, and if you have extra eggs you can always sell them to cover the cost of it. ( we live rurally so...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 18th 2011, 4:51 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,427
Posted By pixi-dust

Re: Almost one week in NZ and questions?

Mummypom, the creepie crawlie thing brings back memories! When we first moved in the place was crawling with spiders and I was totally freaked out. I asked a couple of kiwi folk we know and they...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 14th 2011, 1:08 am
Replies: 47
Views: 3,813
Posted By pixi-dust

Re: Don't Dump you Animals to Emmigrate

We're in the category of "no way would we have left the dog" Bob is my baby :wub: no question. We've no kids and our animals are our family.
We had no problems renting with him and 2 cats when we...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 8th 2011, 3:08 am
Replies: 56
Views: 3,185
Posted By pixi-dust

Re: For Kija - our dogs in New Zealand

Here's some more of our menagerie

Ducks, chickens, donkeys and alpacas...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 6th 2011, 10:45 am
Replies: 56
Views: 3,185
Posted By pixi-dust

Re: For Kija - our dogs in New Zealand

more?
Bob on the sofa, all three of them under our jacaranda tree munching bones and Lulah and Brodie - my babies :D
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 6th 2011, 10:42 am
Replies: 56
Views: 3,185
Posted By pixi-dust

Re: For Kija - our dogs in New Zealand

did someone say dogs!
Bob, Tallulah and Brodie
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