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Forum: New Zealand
Nov 24th 2019, 6:11 am
Replies: 103
Views: 39,736
Posted By smudge1

Re: Anyone moved back from NZ to the Lake District UK?

Hi Flipper
Very sorry to read your comment and can totally identify and feel your pain. Do you think you could convince your partner to maybe return to UK for a fixed period of time, say 3 years or...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 29th 2019, 8:02 am
Replies: 103
Views: 39,736
Posted By smudge1

Re: Anyone moved back from NZ to the Lake District UK?

Interesting reading indeed, and mirrors my thoughts when in NZ almost entirely. Unfortunately, having returned to a dystopian UK it seems that rather than feeling I belong in both places I now no...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 17th 2019, 6:12 am
Replies: 103
Views: 39,736
Posted By smudge1

Re: Anyone moved back from NZ to the Lake District UK?

oh yes, I do agree with you. I'm not saying UK was Utopia. There have always been the rough areas and betting shops etc. it's just that it seems all the bad things are spreading out dramatically and...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 3rd 2019, 5:05 pm
Replies: 103
Views: 39,736
Posted By smudge1

Re: Anyone moved back from NZ to the Lake District UK?

Your are most welcome.. I do hope you find your happy place :fingerscrossed:
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 3rd 2019, 7:06 am
Replies: 103
Views: 39,736
Posted By smudge1

Re: Anyone moved back from NZ to the Lake District UK?

Hi Umbrellagirl. Sorry to hear your situation has not improved with the move. I understand fully your predicament. We moved back two years ago and I have to say that whilst really enjoying being...
Mar 23rd 2019, 6:44 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,599
Posted By smudge1

Re: NZ Citizen retiring to Brisbane?

Thanks for that. So from what I can understand, if a couple have another income of over $304 per fortnight, the state pension reduces by 50%? Wow..that seems rather harsh :ohmy: May have to...
Mar 22nd 2019, 11:25 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,599
Posted By smudge1

Re: NZ Citizen retiring to Brisbane?

Thank you so much, this is all music to my ears
Mar 22nd 2019, 10:32 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,599
Posted By smudge1

Re: NZ Citizen retiring to Brisbane?

That's excellent news, many thanks indeed. I had read so many reports of NZ citizens not being able to access any benefits in Australia that I had assumed we wouldn't qualify for anything like that
Mar 22nd 2019, 8:52 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,599
Posted By smudge1

NZ Citizen retiring to Brisbane?

Hi all
Does anyone know if one is able to retire and live in Australia once they become NZ pensioners? We are currently living back in UK but we are both NZ citizens and thinking of retiring next...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 2nd 2017, 7:46 am
Replies: 22
Views: 6,600
Posted By smudge1

Re: Returning to the UK after 13 years < ad snipped>

We did the same thing earlier this year after 13 years in NZ. Exactly the same circumstances..no kids at home and getting on now so it was now or never. Despite many changes here in UK, not for the...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 28th 2017, 8:31 am
Replies: 42
Views: 5,311
Posted By smudge1

Re: 9 months in - Advice!

I can understand your concerns and empathise fully as I felt exactly the same way. We were more or less the same age as you when we moved to NZ and I think at that age you do start thinking more...
Forum: Germany
Jun 27th 2017, 6:00 am
Replies: 16
Views: 4,021
Posted By smudge1

Re: Buying an apartment in Berlin?

Thanks for your comments Thairetired2016. It certainly seems like there are far more cons than pros in buying property in Berlin and my son has decided against the idea, for which I am relieved....
Forum: Germany
Jun 26th 2017, 6:19 am
Replies: 16
Views: 4,021
Posted By smudge1

Re: Buying an apartment in Berlin?

Thanks for your comments rammy100, it's good to read different perspectives on the matter. I think he has more or less given up on the idea now as being in the 'too hard' basket which I must say I am...
Forum: Germany
Jun 24th 2017, 5:37 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 4,021
Posted By smudge1

Re: Buying an apartment in Berlin?

Mr Smudge is blissfully unaware of this thread... I am a cunning mother ;):rofl:
Forum: Germany
Jun 24th 2017, 8:00 am
Replies: 16
Views: 4,021
Posted By smudge1

Re: Buying an apartment in Berlin?

Oops...those questions marks were meant to be a thumbs up! :-)
Forum: Germany
Jun 24th 2017, 7:59 am
Replies: 16
Views: 4,021
Posted By smudge1

Re: Buying an apartment in Berlin?

Thanks all, I believe he is now beginning to understand the pitfalls and has decided against it..much to my relief! Phew! Appreciate your input everyone!
Forum: Germany
Jun 23rd 2017, 5:34 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 4,021
Posted By smudge1

Re: Buying an apartment in Berlin?

Yes, it all seems a bit of a minefield to me. I can think of easier places to buy an apartment but he seems to have a bee in his bonnet at the moment..hopefully he will decide against it once he...
Forum: Germany
Jun 23rd 2017, 12:12 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 4,021
Posted By smudge1

Re: Buying an apartment in Berlin?

Thanks for your replies dmu and Watchpost. He does speak German but currently has no plans to relocate there permanently. It's very early days yet and he is just thinking out loud at the moment so am...
Forum: Germany
Jun 23rd 2017, 10:18 am
Replies: 16
Views: 4,021
Posted By smudge1

Buying an apartment in Berlin?

Hi everyone. I'm just after some opinions/advice if possible please.
My son loves visiting Berlin for the culture there and has started talking about trying to buy a flat there (if he can find...
Forum: New Zealand
May 25th 2017, 7:13 am
Replies: 103
Views: 39,736
Posted By smudge1

Re: Anyone moved back from NZ to the Lake District UK?

Vitalstatistix your post really resonated with me. That could have been me writing about 'waiting to die' and the feeling of not belonging. I felt exactly the same way.

We returned to UK in...
Forum: New Zealand
May 24th 2017, 7:19 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,293
Posted By smudge1

Re: sorry Rant

Yes, I also used to request a copy of the results every time I went for a blood test. I believe they are legally required to send you a copy if you request it. I found it very useful for following up...
Forum: New Zealand
May 7th 2017, 6:19 am
Replies: 25
Views: 4,245
Posted By smudge1

Re: Heading Home!

We came back in February, also after 13 years in Auckland. Don't miss NZ at all although do miss the friends we made there. Enjoying the countryside, walks, pubs, history and myriad of places to...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 11th 2017, 7:29 am
Replies: 32
Views: 5,439
Posted By smudge1

Re: Bullying in NZ....

Sad but true 😢
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 11th 2017, 5:48 am
Replies: 32
Views: 5,439
Posted By smudge1

Re: Bullying in NZ....

That is so awful. It really is just terrible what some so-called humans are capable of. I can empathise with you..there is nothing worse than that feeling of utter helplessness and hopelessness. I...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 11th 2017, 2:15 am
Replies: 32
Views: 5,439
Posted By smudge1

Re: Bullying in NZ....

When I first arrived in NZ I was shocked at the level of management inefficiency and bullying that went on in the workplace. I had never come across such things in my 30 plus years of working in UK....
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