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Thread: A Week in

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    Default A Week in

    First of all I cannot believe it, that a week has passed. Where has the time gone?

    The funny thing is that NZ does feel like home, but with some bits that are unusual, such as you would find in a dream.

    Things I like
    - the taste of Kiwi Fruit...wow, they don't taste like this in the UK
    - the friendliness of the people. Most cannot do enough to help you out.
    - the weather...for winter this is good!
    - the lack of crowds
    - the climbing frames and outdoor apparatus outside the schools (it made me children's eyes light up, coming from a culture in UK where climbing was not allowed)
    - the scenery..everywhere you look it is another feast for the eyes
    - the Food Courts...my kids eat burgers, I don't have to
    - the ease of doing business...without divulging your inside leg measurement and shoe size
    - lack of water injected into the meat we have bought.

    Things I am getting used to
    - the right turn rules, and left hand turns with pedestrian crossings
    - having to drive an automatic (though so far I have limited this to car park reversing)
    - people packing the shopping in the supermarket
    - the slightly different tastes of food including chocolate.
    - the cold in the morning without central heating
    - the tomtom offering us a different route virtually everytime we go out. For a country with this level of population I was not expecting the choice of so many roads around the lifestyle sections. Though it has tried to have us turn down dirt tracks occasionally which link roads..we have missed them, not realising they were roads!

    All in all to quote Annie

    "I think I'm gonna like it here!"

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    Great read! I'm following your updates closely as about this time next year we hope to be going through pretty much your experience. Good luck with settling down in NZ!

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    glad you've made it! and we agree with all the differences you mentioned...
    not tried any chocolate yet... we're loving the 'trail mixes' they sell loose in most of the supermarkets...absolute fav is Anzac mix in countdown! yum!

    hope you sleep better soon
    M&J

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    Have you tried the Whittakers yet ?

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    Sounds like you're getting on okay

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    good one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by benandclare View Post
    Have you tried the Whittakers yet ?
    Mmmm..the best.

    Sat down eating a Supreme Macadamia Block now.

    My Fav; Rum & Raisin.

    Nick..

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    This selection will be too much for me. I have tried the milk one, which was so so, but the dark choc and orange was bliss. Current bar is a Cadbury's crunchie which tastes OK. I had hoped that I could ditch my chocolate addiction, but it hasn't happened yet!

    Will need to try all suggestions in turn, keep them coming...oh and add the Weightwatchers website address at the same time please.....if I didn't need it before (and I did) I will most definitely need it after the sampling.

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    So glad you are settling in so well!!! I love Whittaker's Chocolate, the one with caramel is my favorite. Hope things continue to go well!

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