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Thread: We are here........

  1. #1
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    Wink We are here........

    ............and we love it!!!!!

    The air is fresh, the taste of food is amazing compared to that in the U.S. I spent my childhood in Eastern Europe and only when we go there to visit the grandparents do we get to taste those fresh, orange-y eggs...well, they have them here too

    When we left Seattle it was starting to snow!!! I feel so sad for the friends left behind but happy and warm over here.

    From the moment we landed we felt like home!!!
    People are really nice, weather is amazing,we actually swam in the Ocean the first day! Couldn't believe how warm the water was and summer didn't even start yet.
    We went to Hawaii in June and the water was much colder than it is here in November!!!

    We visited a couple of schools on the North Shore and will visit a few more this week.

    I was very impressed with my husband driving on the left side of the road for the first time from the airport to home. We were at the airport asking ourselves : should we take a taxi or should we rent a car and give it a try?
    Well, it is not as bad as you'd think....we just wiped the windshield a few times on a sunny day, but other than that no big deal. You can do it

    Food is a bit more expensive than in the U.S. but I can see why. Way better quality!
    In the U.S. we used to bake bread at home. Here, I think I'll quit baking bread

    Alcohol is prohibitively expensive, in the NZ$40 range for the cheapest.

    For all in the process of moving here I wish them the best and good luck in making the best move of your life! You will love it here!

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    Sounds great! You will find some good bottles of wine on Special at the supermaket..so don't worry too much about the alcohol prices.

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    Sounds like a great start - congratulations!

    And yes, look for the specials (on everything, not just alcohol). Watch out for fliers for promotions at individual specialist stores, not just the supermarkets.

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    Excellent Vionz, have fun and keep up the excitement

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    Welcome vionz. You must be from Seattle if the weather the past few days seemed good.

    Hope you beat the jet lag soon. Congrats.

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    Many congrats and welcome to New Zealand! New World has an exceptionally good "East Coast" range of wines (made by Nobilo), usually around $8 to $9 a bottle. Their merlot, with a koro on the label, is particularly scrumptious

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    Good to hear you're enjoying it!

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    Wow Vionz ...

    A square peg in a square hole - NZ seems a good fit for you

    ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hope we'll feel the same when we arrive on the 10th Jan

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    Welcome to NZ! So lucky to have the good weather - we woke up to snow this morning here in Oregon...
    Amy

  10. #10
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    The weather today is MUCH better. Gorgeous. Still might be harsh on someone from Seattle. Your skin shimmers when the sun's out, right?

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