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Forum: Back Home
Jan 24th 2015, 8:54 am
Replies: 15
Views: 4,986
Posted By Choccie

Re: 10 month update

Hi Amaike

Things have improved since October. Hubby has a new job lined up working for an old friend - a complete career change but he seems to be really looking forward to it.

I am trying to...
Forum: Back Home
Oct 20th 2014, 11:22 am
Replies: 15
Views: 4,986
Posted By Choccie

10 month update

Hi all

Well son and I have been back in UK for nearly 10 months and hubby for 5.

Thought I would do another update to share experiences. Hopefully it doesn't turn into a huge ramble. Hubby is...
Jun 23rd 2014, 11:31 am
Replies: 2
Views: 930
Posted By Choccie

Securing employment once back in UK

Hi

I have a few questions about securing employment once back in the UK.

How easy did people find it? ie the recruitment process/use of agencies/getting passed the first stage ect.

Have the...
Forum: Back Home
Jun 11th 2014, 2:59 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 16,311
Posted By Choccie

re: We're home!

Hi

Great to see your updates. I must admit to having had a few meltdowns but only really when I was here without hubby.

I haven't had any regrets as yet.

Our house is finally getting sorted...
Jun 11th 2014, 2:44 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,020
Posted By Choccie

Re: What's the minimum amount of time you could return in once decided?

Hi Vetnurse

In my opinion I would just get on and do it. Sometimes I think it is better to have a short time frame to get things done in as it focusses the mind and removes too much time for...
Forum: Back Home
Apr 27th 2014, 10:11 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,335
Posted By Choccie

4 month update

Hi all

Thought I should do an update as we have been back almost 4 months now. (well 2 of us - hubby arriving in 20 days - not that I'm counting)

I guess we have had ups and downs as is to be...
Forum: Back Home
Apr 27th 2014, 9:34 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,569
Posted By Choccie

Re: 4 years home :)

Great to see you are happy and settled. Its still early days for us but I don't have any regrets so far.
Apr 18th 2014, 9:02 am
Replies: 99
Views: 13,068
Posted By Choccie

Re: When 1 wants to and the other doesn,t

Hi all

I really sympathise with everyone in this situation at the moment as I am going through huge feelings of guilt over this. I have been back in UK with my son since January and have a job and...
Apr 7th 2014, 1:25 pm
Replies: 403
Views: 136,337
Posted By Choccie

Re: New DEFRA Regs from January 2012

Well my boys are finally on their way and I will be reunited with them tomorrow and cannot wait. :thumbsup:
Forum: Back Home
Mar 20th 2014, 12:29 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 5,496
Posted By Choccie

Re: We made it

Well we finally have a date to move into our house. The day before our daughter and bf arrive - which makes it rather a rush and panic to get sorted especially with shift work. Have been out and...
Forum: Back Home
Mar 18th 2014, 9:18 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 5,496
Posted By Choccie

Re: We made it

Hi all

A bit more of an update for you. We are still waiting to move into our house - seems to be a really slow process and has caused us to delay flying the dogs over 4 times now.

I have...
Forum: Back Home
Feb 19th 2014, 9:29 am
Replies: 29
Views: 5,496
Posted By Choccie

Re: We made it

Hi

Basketball seems to be growing here. There was a more local team to us but they had been going a while so we opted for one further away that is getting established just so as my son wouldn't...
Forum: Back Home
Feb 18th 2014, 9:25 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 5,496
Posted By Choccie

Re: We made it

Hi all

Hubby arrived safely on Valentine's morning (best Valentine's pressie ever!)

We have bought a car and pick it up tomorrow. I start my new job on Monday. No date for exchanging contracts...
Forum: Back Home
Feb 9th 2014, 9:09 am
Replies: 20
Views: 4,415
Posted By Choccie

Re: Four weeks in and first wobble

Thanks Mummy

Certainly is a countdown - can't wait!

Submitted DBS on Thursday so hoping will be back quickly and can get on with it.

Son off to meet some friends today so all looking up...
Forum: Back Home
Feb 7th 2014, 10:57 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 4,415
Posted By Choccie

Re: Four weeks in and first wobble

I'm really pleased everything has worked out for you. :)
Forum: Back Home
Feb 7th 2014, 5:38 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 4,415
Posted By Choccie

Re: Four weeks in and first wobble

Hi

Yes she will be here at the end of March for a couple of weeks then she is off th live in Perth (not sure how long for)

Will be great when hubby arrives - just wish he didn't have to go...
Forum: Back Home
Feb 6th 2014, 10:28 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 4,415
Posted By Choccie

Re: Four weeks in and first wobble

Thanks Spacecake

Finally got the bank statement through so have been able to submit my DBS form - keeping fingers crossed it comes back quickly. I have recent ones in NZ anyway so perhaps that...
Forum: Back Home
Feb 6th 2014, 9:04 am
Replies: 20
Views: 4,415
Posted By Choccie

Re: Four weeks in and first wobble

Thank you

We seem to have come to a bit of a halt at the moment. The people we are buying the house from keep saying they want to move quickly but don't actually appear to be doing anything. I...
Forum: Back Home
Feb 1st 2014, 9:46 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 4,415
Posted By Choccie

Re: Four weeks in and first wobble

Can't wait for the reunion - have already picked out new beds for them!!
Forum: Back Home
Feb 1st 2014, 3:40 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 4,415
Posted By Choccie

Re: Four weeks in and first wobble

Hi

I know what you mean about it feeling more than homesickness but not sure if I can describe just what it is really. I had got to the point where I actually collapsed as I just couldn't take it...
Forum: Back Home
Feb 1st 2014, 9:27 am
Replies: 20
Views: 4,415
Posted By Choccie

Re: Four weeks in and first wobble

Hi

Thanks for all the kind words. I know it will pass and I am much happier here - always been a bit impatient I guess.

Like you say once we are all together and in our own place we can make it...
Forum: Back Home
Jan 30th 2014, 9:22 am
Replies: 29
Views: 5,496
Posted By Choccie

Re: We made it

Hi

Yes son did come along and really enjoyed it. Having his sister there helps with the embarrassment of being with Mum and Auntie I'm sure!

We haven't had any luck getting him into school or...
Forum: Back Home
Jan 29th 2014, 10:50 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 4,415
Posted By Choccie

Four weeks in and first wobble

Hi

Have been back nearly four weeks now and am really pleased how much has been achieved in that time. However I lost the plot last night when on the phone to hubby and he said he was worried...
Forum: Back Home
Jan 29th 2014, 10:27 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 5,496
Posted By Choccie

Re: We made it

I wish it was the same for my CRB they have had birth certificate, passport and a letter from solicitor but are still insisting on an opening statement from the bank which had to be requested from...
Jan 23rd 2014, 9:02 am
Replies: 180
Views: 23,737
Posted By Choccie

Re: NZ-UK

What is it about hubbys and boxes of cords and electrical bits!

ble we were in Oxford about an hour from Christchurch. I wouldn't stress too much about making the house perfect - I was manic...
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