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Forum: Canada
Oct 24th 2011, 5:53 am
Replies: 435
Views: 41,271
Posted By Debbie2NZ

Re: Your observations when visiting UK from Canada !

The traffic was the same as it was 4yrs ago, the journey from Gatwick to Camberley was stop start and there are lots more speed cameras (average speed thingys) that have been installed since 2007.
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Oct 21st 2011, 1:09 am
Replies: 54
Views: 5,545
Posted By Debbie2NZ

Re: Will global economic problems delay your return to UK?

Englishmum - so sorry for your tragic news and the bereavemenst that have gone on in your family.

I think of it like this: my mum died when she was 62 (cancer, she smoked, still heartbroken when...
Oct 21st 2011, 12:42 am
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By Debbie2NZ

Re: re-starting emigration

Regarding having your application declined by NZ Immigration. I haven't found NZ Immigration to be monstrous. Even if your application was turned down, they would probably tell you. There's a...
Oct 21st 2011, 12:28 am
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By Debbie2NZ

Re: Aplication under the Family Parent Class

I got a family category visa and permanent residency as I'm married to a New Zealander. We did all the paperwork ourselves. We too got the forms from NZ Immigration website. We also printed the...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 20th 2011, 8:02 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By Debbie2NZ

Re: housing etc

We paid NZ$260/280 per week (can't remember exactly) to rent a 2 bedroom link detached unfurnished house in Linwood. That's around £130 pw. (The letting agent described it as a flat, no matter.)...
Oct 20th 2011, 4:33 am
Replies: 16
Views: 5,713
Posted By Debbie2NZ

Re: Ping ponged twice now - bad timing maybe

The Adele song sums it up for me writes the OP.

I assume you mean, 'Rolling in the Deep' or, 'we could have had it all' as that's the chorus. Why was that song going round and round in my head as...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 19th 2011, 11:54 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By Debbie2NZ

Re: housing etc

Rents are quoted per week not per month. The eastern suburbs were worst affected by the quakes, however there's good housing in some of those districts. I lived in Linwood, in the east, with my...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 19th 2011, 4:35 am
Replies: 79
Views: 6,992
Posted By Debbie2NZ

Re: Patak's sauces - Are they REALLY made in the UK? - My curry still tastes inferior

I don't use Pataks. Greasy, harsh and raw tasting. The slick of oil on their pickles was enough to put me off. Wasn't to impressed by a jar of their curry sauce either, for the same reasons. Much...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 19th 2011, 4:21 am
Replies: 79
Views: 6,992
Posted By Debbie2NZ

Re: Patak's sauces - Are they REALLY made in the UK? - My curry still tastes inferior

So why does Australian Cadburys that I eat in New Zealand taste of rancid milk ?
Oct 17th 2011, 7:36 am
Replies: 30
Views: 4,338
Posted By Debbie2NZ

Re: No one to talk to.

Where are you ? Two years, so that's 2013, yes ? So you could just say to yourself: home Christmas after next. Break it into seasons i.e. only 2 summers here. Or, we'll be home by the time the...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 15th 2011, 3:48 am
Replies: 133
Views: 50,279
Posted By Debbie2NZ

Re: The cost of Living in NZ?

Can wholly agree with the above post (which I edited for reference) except for kids and dog as we have neither, that is how my husband and I live too. He now has a 15 minute walk to work, not an...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 15th 2011, 3:34 am
Replies: 133
Views: 50,279
Posted By Debbie2NZ

Re: The cost of Living in NZ?

Element Cafe in Wanganui won an award for it's very nice chicken, cranberry and pistachio pie. Take it from me, it's yummy. One of those individual pies, delicious. Plus a vegetarian stack and...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 13th 2011, 8:01 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,914
Posted By Debbie2NZ

Re: Christchurch CBD yesterday

Coffee and cake, no dreadlocks required !
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 13th 2011, 7:21 am
Replies: 60
Views: 4,112
Posted By Debbie2NZ

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

The people of the villages around the part of the UK coast where the cargo washed up were affronted to be thought of as thieves. Yes there is t.v. footage of things being taken, however, I can...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 12th 2011, 9:35 am
Replies: 133
Views: 50,279
Posted By Debbie2NZ

Re: The cost of Living in NZ?

ROFL :rofl: :rofl: :thumbsup: To true and just to funny !
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 11th 2011, 2:09 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,985
Posted By Debbie2NZ

Re: North or Southern Islands

I didn't realise the expats here were such immature football club mentality a**holes, but live and learn. :)

Are you better appraised of the situation viz the ex-pats on here now ? It can be like...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 10th 2011, 11:07 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,140
Posted By Debbie2NZ

Re: Where is an expat's "home"?

My heart is in England, probably always will be. I live in NZ presently and for the forseeable future. It was reasonably telling at the weekend that my husband had a measure of brandy on Sunday...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 10th 2011, 10:56 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 3,175
Posted By Debbie2NZ

Re: Answer this........?

Could they just stop calling them chippies please ? The word is chips. Potato chips aka crisps if you are British. Chocolate chips in chocolate chip cookies, ok. Chips as in hot chips if you are...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 9th 2011, 9:27 am
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By Debbie2NZ

Re: Moving to New Plymouth

My husband and I live in Wanganui but that's 2 hours from New Plymouth, so probably to far away.
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 7th 2011, 7:07 am
Replies: 37
Views: 5,101
Posted By Debbie2NZ

Re: Desperate for help

Sonia,

Your husband may wish to look this vacancy up on Trademe. You could also look up nz govt jobs website, or google nz department of corrections.

Corrections Officer

Corrections...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 5th 2011, 6:29 am
Replies: 109
Views: 9,637
Posted By Debbie2NZ

Re: Stay or Go.... Dilemma...

I think you will regret staying in NZ for all the reasons you have stated. Let's face it, you can come back to NZ any old time. :confused: Would you repeat the paperwork process in the future to...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 4th 2011, 2:19 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,174
Posted By Debbie2NZ

Re: Which town to live in?

Browns Bay is ok. My sister in law lives there. There is 2 good shopping centres there. There's an Albany Mega Centre and a Westfield shopping centre. Her kids go to Pinehill School and...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 30th 2011, 8:09 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,213
Posted By Debbie2NZ

Re: Bloody transvestite!

I think Eddie Izard is funny. I'd love to see him live.
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 30th 2011, 7:41 am
Replies: 2
Views: 777
Posted By Debbie2NZ

Re: this is just difficult..

Are you alright ? You look as white as a sheet.
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 28th 2011, 3:24 am
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By Debbie2NZ

Re: V. quick question re: cars

Manual cars are available in NZ. I made it my business to buy one.
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