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Thread: 3 weeks in.......................

  1. #1
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    Default 3 weeks in.......................

    Well we've arrived after living for a month out of suitcases and relying on family and friends.....talk about feeling homeless!! Singapore was hot and humid and very wet, Sydney was a big city!!

    We have a house, thanks to my cousin, with lemons, grapefruit and avocados etc growing in the garden, unbelievable coming from the UK!!! Have made 3 batches of homemade lemonade already....... mmmmmm.

    You know something the world is a small place, having listened to the radio and watched the TV, sometimes you could be in the UK, except for the weather of course brrrrrrrrr, sorry those of you in the UK, itís 22 and sunny at the moment.

    Canít get into the Christmas mode, just seems wrong, itís not cold enough!

    Our dog arrived 2 days after us and sheís adapted so well, Iím sure she thinks sheís on holiday, not sure when she will realise this is it......., perhaps when our home contents turn up!

    Everything has gone very smoothly to date, all we are waiting for now is our container to arrive on the 13th, letís hope MAF and Customs arenít on a slow down up to Christmas eh!

    All things considered it has been a seamless transition, thank god for Skype, when the broadband works ok, itís great to be able to keep in touch with family and friends back in the uk, however we realise that all the talk of sun, warm, hot tubs, beaches etc., might be a bit off putting, so weíve decided to tone down and be more sympathetic to the weather back home.

    Even better we are thrashing the Aussies at cricket and the Kiwis love it too!!!

    Good luck to all those who are waiting to come........xx

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    Well done!! Everything seems to be settling well for you guys. Enjoy the sunshine all through the Christmas for a change.

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    Great post. It is our first Christmas too, and I am having real problems with it as well...need to get a BBQ and then we will be set to start our set of Kiwi Christmas traditions!

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    Congratulations! Thanks for the update.

    Don't forget to change your location, at least to say NZ. Whereabouts in the country are you?

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    Welcome!

    As JandM poonted it out; change the location. Not just in letters but in your heart!

    And it is currently not US against the Aussies, but the ... and WE are applauding - or not.

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    Welcome to New Zealand!!! Isn't it gorgeous?

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    Thanks for all the welcome messages....... we're in Auckland, at least for the time being, best place for work until we find our feet.

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    Hey
    Welcome to Auckland...
    After a while you'll start to enjoy telling people back home about the weather.
    It makes you realize you've totally made the right decision.
    You'll notice too that your lives will completely change, everything is a new adventure, and when you talk to people back home, they are still doing the same things, in the same place, with the same people. You'll find yourself wondering why you weren't here sooner!

    Enjoy your first NZ Christmas, don't expect too much except for great weather and a chilled out friendly vibe, you'll love it. (even if it is a bit weird and takes a bit of getting used to)

    M

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