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    Unhappy The hardest part

    Been an emotional day, of farewells, hugs, best wishes and saying goodbye to family & friends.

    It is so hard!

    Crikey! I thought this might be the hardest part and it certainly is

    Worst bit to come, when we are to be waved off at the bus station Thursday morning by my Dad, jeez . . . . . .

    Any suggestions for coping mechanisms would be gratefully received.
    Feeling a little wobbly at the moment . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquarian View Post
    Any suggestions for coping mechanisms would be gratefully received.
    Feeling a little wobbly at the moment . . . .
    I've always thought NZ is a lot like Wales and driving from North to South could potentially take as long as a flight back from NZ. You will only ever be a day away - I know I'll see more of my friends and family when I'm there than I ever do now, what with visits and skype! Relax, it'll be fine!!

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    it really is hard, but i think you'll find that the coming weeks will go by in a bit of a surreal blur. if you can focus on the task at hand (settling in a new country) then it should be easier.

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    I found that the last weeks were hard with numerous goodbyes. It was a relief to us when the last one happened and we could concentrate upon the adventure before us. Skype and facebook are great for keeping in touch and easing the transition and we made sure, wherever we stayed that we had internet access for emails, facebook and skype.

    It is natural to feel sad and nervous. Let yourself have a moment to grieve the old life and then concentrate upon what is new and exciting before you.

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    get drunk

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    Tell them you love 'em and then look forward.

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    He he he Victoria "get drunk" working on it but my heart is not in it . . .
    Thanks all for the kind words.
    Been a roller coaster day off to bed before I have one too many and regret it.

    : )

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    *hughughug* best wishes and I hope you can enjoy those last days and hours with loved ones!

    I'm saying goodbye to one of my oldest friends tomorrow - probably.. she might make it down again before we leave, but hard to say due to work - and it's going to be horrible

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    We are in the same place.. It's our last night before we depart for the airport tomorrow. It's been a really tough couple of days for us all..

    Looking forwards to getting there now.

    (edit) and we found out that our stuff will arrive by the 29 November! (edit)


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    Yes, it's hard - I've been the one left behind, AND seen my son's face as he went. But there's Skype, etc.. And the love is there, and you're only a day away.

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