WHERE'S BEST TO LIVE IN NZ ETC :PART 6!!!

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AngryBeaver Mon 18-Feb-13 18:23:37

Wow! Part 6...got to be a record.

MN Towers, where's our prize?!

lollystix Mon 18-Feb-13 19:04:50

Marking my spot.

I might be getting cats. DH has relented. Now just got to persuade landlord who said it was ok when I talked about 1 that 2 is ok.

WhatSheSaid Mon 18-Feb-13 19:06:49

Marking my place.

thelittlestkiwi Mon 18-Feb-13 19:46:36

I'm jealous lolly. DH says he is still sad about losing our last one.

frikonastick Mon 18-Feb-13 19:49:25

Yes, where is our prize!?

vvviola Mon 18-Feb-13 20:07:58

Marking my place smile

xMinerva Mon 18-Feb-13 20:25:29

I want wine.

(Again, I'm so very sorry vvv, I'd blame AB for keeping me locked in the basement, but feel that wouldn't be very fair)

I'm not ignoring any of you btw, I'm just on very very limited Internet. As in none so I'm using 3G. I'll pop in occasionally but won't be able to post much until we pay the bill get Internet back.

AngryBeaver Tue 19-Feb-13 00:52:08

Prize, prize, prize!grin

WhatSheSaid Tue 19-Feb-13 01:09:16

How is the rental search going AB?

theartfulsoapdodger Tue 19-Feb-13 02:01:09

Hey, new thread, I'll stop lurking and take the plunge...

Hi all, I met some of you at ellerslie soft play with my 4 year old just after Justabout arrived in akl, now have 4 month old twins to add to my already too large family! Look forward to chatting smile

justaboutchilledout Tue 19-Feb-13 02:15:32

I can vouch for theartfulsoapdodger, I met her and she is lovely! (and clearly EXTREMELY fertile)

vvviola Tue 19-Feb-13 05:34:46

~waves at theartfulsoapdodger~

4 month old twins. Lovely! Lucky you. isn't broody at all, not even a little bit, well maybe just a teeny bit...

No worries at all xMinerva, happens to the best of us!

I nearly got a kitten the other day, two of them in fact because they were identical to my old cat. Thankfully sense prevailed grin

frikonastick Tue 19-Feb-13 05:57:09

I think we found a house! From the very limited pool of rentals that will allow us to have a dog....... It's the right sort of size, in a lovely lovely road in an area called Matua literally a stones throw from the park and the beach. It's all woody inside, which I don't like but it doesn't matter as I will just hang every painting we have and hope I stop seeing the walls! But most excellently of all, it has a huge garage and I have always always always wanted my very own workshop, now it looks like I will get one! Yaaaay! But we haven't been given the green light just yet, landlord has to approve us, hopefully tomorrow. And then we can move in on the 1st march. Am going to see if there's a link to it.....

WhatSheSaid Tue 19-Feb-13 05:57:25

I was thinking "4 month old twins! Eek! Not broody at all!" grin. I'm sure they're lovely of course....

frikonastick Tue 19-Feb-13 06:00:56
frikonastick Tue 19-Feb-13 06:03:15

It's very woody isn't it. <wibbles>

WhatSheSaid Tue 19-Feb-13 06:26:04

Ooh, big house and near the sea! some Nz houses are just very woody, it's not that unusual.

justaboutchilledout Tue 19-Feb-13 06:32:32

ooh how exciting. Yes, woody, but it matters less here because there is so much more sunlight so it doesn't darken the feel of the house.

theartfulsoapdodger Tue 19-Feb-13 06:42:51

Haha, too bloody fertile - the twins are hard work but gorgeous, honest! (And thanks justa, I'm not very lovely currently though, with Not-at-all-DH working overseas, I'm a screaming banshee some most of the time)

WhatSheSaid Tue 19-Feb-13 06:45:18

artfulsoapdodger Are you getting that extra govt help for mums of multiples? Some friends of mine with twins used it for cleaners/babysitters etc.

theartfulsoapdodger Tue 19-Feb-13 06:46:08

Ooh nice house! Very woody, true, but at least the bathrooms are nice. Very important in a rented house where you can't change things IMHO.

vvviola Tue 19-Feb-13 06:55:43

Frik - I reckon you'll be a lot less worried about the woodiness of it once there's some furniture in it. I think it's lovely.

Theartfulsoapdodger, I can imagine twins must be hard work. But still, how lovely grin you must come and meet up with us some day. And if it's one of my child-free days, I'll even assist in twin cuddling any excuse to cuddle a teeny baby grin

theartfulsoapdodger Tue 19-Feb-13 06:59:17

Yes I got the grant to pay for a nanny over the summer as my son was still under 5, gosh WINZ are fun to deal with. But it was good to get the help, don't think I'd have got that in the uk!

theartfulsoapdodger Tue 19-Feb-13 07:03:34

Aw thanks vvviola, I'll look forward to it! Definitely up for meetups before the twins start running off in opposite directions

WhatSheSaid Tue 19-Feb-13 07:14:32

Yes my friend used the twin grant to employ someone to come and sit with her twins while she went round the supermarket/shops for a couple of hours a week. She said being able to to just walk round by herself now and again kept her sane!

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