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Sep 27th 2011, 11:35 am
Replies: 28
Views: 9,136
Posted By Scottish Family

Post Re: 2 years update - after 12 years in Australia

Hi good to hear your update experiences. We came back to the UK (Glasgow) in January 2010, so 1 year and 8 months now; we returned from North Island of New Zealand. We had some lovely friends over...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 3rd 2009, 2:13 am
Replies: 38
Views: 2,397
Posted By Scottish Family

Re: Driech Lanarkshire or NZ

The Universities are fine its the bit in the middle of the system that worries me. The High Schools / Colleges seem to be a bit hit and miss. We didn't want to have to move into a town suburb for...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 2nd 2009, 12:34 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,397
Posted By Scottish Family

Re: Driech Lanarkshire or NZ

P.S. Did I forget to say, you can't beat New Zealand in the summer time. Loads of things to do, kids can have freedom without you worrying about them too much; fantastic fishing; beautiful beaches,...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 1st 2009, 11:01 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,397
Posted By Scottish Family

Re: Driech Lanarkshire or NZ

This was a joint income that was talked about.

In my time I have been a Senior Lecturer at a respected UK University and an admissions tutor, so I speak from my own experience when I say the NZ...
Dec 1st 2009, 12:29 am
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By Scottish Family

Re: Recommendations Cheap NZ to UK Removers??

Hi Sunray,

We have had quotes from Grace, Conroy, NZ Van Lines & Crown Removers.

We are now waiting on a quote from Allied Movers and someone else that I can't remember at the moment.
...
Nov 30th 2009, 2:17 am
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By Scottish Family

Recommendations Cheap NZ to UK Removers??

We have just had four quotations ranging from $12,000 kiwi to $18,000 kiwi all for the same service; moving a 40ft high cube container from Wellington to Glasgow.

When we contacted the lowest...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 27th 2009, 3:07 am
Replies: 38
Views: 2,397
Posted By Scottish Family

Re: Driech Lanarkshire or NZ

Well we came over from EK. Admittedly at this time of year it can be very dreich in Scotland. Its pleasantly mild here on the Kapiti Coast right now but in winter time the houses can be freezing....
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 12th 2009, 3:45 am
Replies: 332
Views: 93,689
Posted By Scottish Family

Talking Re: Got a bit of a story to tell..........

OMG Ian,

I can't believe you still haven't finished this tale. I know we've all got lives to lead but leaving things this long is really 'taking the biscuit'.:p Its been nearly a year since I...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 12th 2009, 3:27 am
Replies: 55
Views: 4,034
Posted By Scottish Family

Wink Re: All Whites

Hey bro69, don't rub it in mate! We're rooting for the All Whites by the way...:D
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 22nd 2009, 3:58 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,689
Posted By Scottish Family

Lightbulb Re: Altrincham or Auckland?

'As for kids being allowed to be kids and then cramming later - I think that has pretty much been disproven. Starting them at 4 is ridiculous.'

Not sure what you mean in your statement. Are you...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 22nd 2009, 1:36 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,689
Posted By Scottish Family

Re: Altrincham or Auckland?

I lived in Timperley and in Sale and shopped in Altrincham and Hale for more than a decade some 10 years ago now. Had several girls nights out in Manchester town centre and loved going to the annual...
Jul 15th 2009, 1:20 am
Replies: 48
Views: 8,024
Posted By Scottish Family

Unhappy Re: leaving nz

Hi we've been in NZ about 21 months now. Its several things for us.
The very high cost of living just to buy everyday groceries, also huge power bills (over 600 - 800 monthly) because we're still...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 29th 2008, 12:45 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,291
Posted By Scottish Family

Re: Migration Agencies

HI There

We were a fairly straight forward case too but I got a bit confused with which categories our qualifications fell into and whether or not they had already been approved by NZQA etc and a...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 26th 2008, 11:48 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,215
Posted By Scottish Family

Re: Being 'Scottish' in New Zealand

Hey Lardyl
Where in Tanzania were you? I was in Kampala, Uganda and spent some time at TATCOT (tanzanian training centre for orthopaedic technology) in Moshi, I think.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 26th 2008, 12:43 pm
Replies: 262
Views: 24,430
Posted By Scottish Family

Re: After 5 years in NZ

Thanks for the advice Nerine. We've got a couple of small oil filled radiators and will be looking to buy some more in the next couple of weeks. Didn't think about the dehumidifier - will get one of...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 26th 2008, 10:36 am
Replies: 262
Views: 24,430
Posted By Scottish Family

Re: After 5 years in NZ

We said we'd give it two years before deciding whether or not to make NZ our permanent home. My OH was very keen to come but despite being instrumental in organising everything, when it came down to...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 26th 2008, 10:03 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,215
Posted By Scottish Family

Re: Being 'Scottish' in New Zealand

I thought the Kiwis liked everyone. :D

Call me naive if you like but my kids keep telling me how amazed they are that everyone they meet here is so very polite and well mannered and how everyone...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 28th 2008, 10:42 am
Replies: 332
Views: 93,689
Posted By Scottish Family

Re: Got a bit of a story to tell..........

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you :thumbsup:
So that's one day then???:o :o :thumbup:
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 27th 2008, 1:50 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By Scottish Family

Re: Wellington Festival...

Here is the link for Aesops Fables

www.nzfestival.nzpost.co.nz/theatre/aesops-fables

Shows seem to be at 3pm.

An alternative might be the Children's Cheering Carpet that is on from...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 27th 2008, 1:41 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By Scottish Family

Question Re: Wellington Festival...

How about the family comedy Aesop's Fables its on on 5th 8th and 9th March?
:):D:D:lol::lol::):):thumbup:
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 26th 2008, 12:15 am
Replies: 332
Views: 93,689
Posted By Scottish Family

Re: Got a bit of a story to tell..........

OHHH that's such a tempting offer .... ;) what to do what to do..???:D

Hurry up please Iain I might just have to ask for a PM from those in the know or should I say 'in possession' of the...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 24th 2008, 9:40 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,556
Posted By Scottish Family

Re: Bethels beach

Picture no. 1 is my favourite - looks quite 'moody'. Haven't been up to Auckland area yet but when we do will definitely try to visit this beach.:thumbup:
Forum: Africa
Feb 24th 2008, 10:42 am
Replies: 71
Views: 6,114
Posted By Scottish Family

Re: New Zealand experiences African troubles.

:unsure: ooohhhh now you've gone and done it. You've got the heart of an artist and you've made me soooo homesick. The pics are superb!! We're from west coast but have some relatives in Oban and...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 24th 2008, 10:22 am
Replies: 332
Views: 93,689
Posted By Scottish Family

Re: Got a bit of a story to tell..........

Hi Ian,

I'm sure your guests will understand when you show them how popular your novella has become on BE. Please use your Monday to write even a little bit more.:o:thumbup: We await the next...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 23rd 2008, 9:25 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By Scottish Family

Re: Wellington Festival...

Love to see the black watch... if that's what a consensus decides. Count us in.:thumbsup::thumbsup:
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