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03/10/2009 at 22:34

Hi Helen,

my kids tonight watched Autumnwatch - how cool is that.  

My husband is a kiwi, and the time we spent over there watching the box was limited due to the annoying amount of adverts every few minutes.   Having said that I used to love the Toyota (i think ) ads were they sprinkle the word bugger throughout.

Edited: 03/10/2009 at 22:34
03/10/2009 at 22:41
Yep, you are correct - Toyota ads - must see if I can find it on U-tube.

I DON'T miss NZ TV and all the ads one little bit. I do miss some of the nature programmes from home - I am such a sucker for nature programmes.

How did you aquire your kiwi? My partner is Scots, and he just followed me home one day so I had to keep him - LOL.

Better go to bed now, had my first run after my 10K today, and want to do another wee trot tomorrow.

H
04/10/2009 at 10:50

I aquired my Kiwi when I was backpacking in Australia.  I then spent a month in Thailand, and by the time I got home he had sold everything in Sydney and had booked his ticket here.

17 years of marriage later we have  3 boys, 1 cocker spaniel  and a large mortgage.  We are still undecided whether we should live here or in NZ.  Unless the exchange rate changes though we're staying put.

Where abouts are you now Helen?

04/10/2009 at 13:41
when I lived in NZ there were only 2 telly channels and the pubs were shut on Sundays
04/10/2009 at 20:12

Pizza Man -Sometimes I wish we only had 2 channels here, then the the tv would be off more.  Pubs being closed on a Sunday, however, would be completely unacceptable.  I remember going out for dinner in Auckland and there being 'dry areas'.

Love the radio though.  I download podcasts from the BBC and listen to them on my LSR, which today was 13 miles.  That way I think Im getting fit and educating myself!

Where in NZ were you, and why did you come back? 

04/10/2009 at 20:15

I rang sky to cancel this last week. they tried to sell me 4 separate fricking deals!

 Murdoch would be spinning in his grave (if I had my way).

04/10/2009 at 20:23
I'm living in Cambridgeshire - out in the Fen country, one of the many colonials who keep the NHS running.

In 5 years of our partnership, we've aquired 2 cats - and that is where I draw the line until such a time as we live in a place with big open spaces and we can foster Neufoundland dogs again!

Although I am a southern girl coming from inland Otago, we lived in Auckland for the three years we tried to live at home, until we realised the pay was so crap as to be not worthwhile. Waitakere is "dry" in the sense of being a licencing trust, something I would support here - because it means there are much tighter controls on alcohol, although you can still go out to the pub, as long as it serves food too.

05/10/2009 at 17:38

I fell for the heart of a fair Kiwi maiden back in '84. She was from Wahi. I lived in Tauranga (loved it) and worked in the kiwi orchards around the Bay of Plenty. If it was too hot we went to the beach and too wet we went to the pub. There was an excellent work ethic

In the winter I went down to Mot' and then Christchurch before doing another season in Tauranga. I din't really "come back". I went to do a summer a Greece and have not made it back to Tauranga ........................ yet.

where are you from hopetofinnish?

05/10/2009 at 20:00

Pizza Man - from Kent originally, now Surrey.  We had two quotes 4 years ago when we sold the house, one for Auckland and one for the house we are now living in.  

Guess the time just wasnt right for us to move.   Instead Im slumming it in a 5 bed, 5 rec 3 bath house, so things  have worked out ok. .

I remember when we thought we could buy a beautiful house in Auckland, mortage free, and then 9.11 happened, market went flat, exchange rate fell out of bed.................  Never mind, i think life is good no matter where you are (ok there are exceptions) if you make an effort.

We were looking to take a holiday over there next year, but realistically its going to set us back £6,000/£7,000, and thats a shed load of money.

So you still in Greece?

05/10/2009 at 20:08

Johnny - when I spoke to sky the woman threatened to put the phone down on me as she said I had a 'tone', I'd been on hold for ever, transferred incorrectly twice, then my previous call had not even been put on my file.  

 Tone!  Grief I nearly had an embolism, I wasnt even rude, let alone used any swear words.  That horrible trashy silver box is gone, and even though the new series of 'House' started last night, I shall wait for it to be on box set, hire it from Blockbusters, get a gigantic packet of whole nut chocolate, and have a 'House' fest.

Ok feel better for that........................

05/10/2009 at 20:16
LMAO - I've been told I am rude by people at call centres - like you, I am not ever swearing etc - it must be my "tone"

Rude I save for bus drivers who don't stop when you are at the bloody bus stop waving them down.
06/10/2009 at 10:54
Did you know its Customer Services week this week. We should be honoured for what a wonderful job they do for us...
06/10/2009 at 11:03
New software update received during the night from Sky, this mornings tv was completely stuffed so had to reboot box - ok now tho' phew!!!

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