WHERE'S BEST TO LIVE IN NZ ETC PART 7 !!(1000 Posts)
Come oooonnnnnn MNHQ, where's our medal
Anyone else get woken by that huge thunderstorm at about 5am? The kids didnt get back to sleep again afterwards so we've all been awake since then.
Sibble hope all is ok in the UK with you.
Yes WSS! One particularly loud clap of thunder shook the house and it went on for about 15 seconds. I'm pretty sure it was directly over the house. It woke DH too which is pretty hard at the best of times
DDs slept through it would you believe (having both been awake twice already in the night). I have no idea how they slept through it - usually sneezing too loudly wakes them up!
Yep, it woke me at stupid o'clock too and I thought it was right above us!
We have another puddle on the kitchen floor from our leaky roof too. Builder tomorrow so fingers crossed.
Hope you've all had good weekends. Next weekend I am finally taking some of my days off in liue and going to Wellington where I will lie in as long as possible before partaking in a little light shopping and lunch.
Meant to say - thanks everyone for the sympathy over my little wobble re DD2's party. It turned out to be a lovely afternoon so I needn't have worried. And, as an extra bonus I got a lovely hug and kiss from justa's DS1 when he was leaving (although, justa after you left I realised I'd got as far as putting the kettle on & never made you that cup of tea. What a dreadful hostess! I shall have to make up for it another time with many cups of proper tea! )
LOL vviola, I and your sons had by that stage eaten you out of house and home I do hope that there was something left for your guests! Cup of tea the least of our problems. Was great party, thank you.
Penguin- good on you, Have fun.
We actually drove through puddles about 2ft deep today. That was the best rain to date in nz I've seen. Found another house today but exhausted of getting hopes up whilst planning my new kitchen only to be dashed at auction in 2 weeks. Bonus is auction on site in mid week so less humiliation as our budget falls short. I never seem to find myself in a buyers market.
How are you feeling AB?
Lolly - you should never be humiliated by bidding on a million dollar house. Remember half the folk round here are buying with family trust money or with help from their credit cards. DH thinks there is a lot of 'smoke and mirrors' around the kiwi property market.
Giantpenguin - give me your scientific guess on Rangitoto going pop. It's not dormant yet is it?
Hhmm, it's quite scary to realise that Rangitoto is younger than Edinburgh castle and half the age of some of the trees up North.
My entirely unscientific opinion is that it won't go
based on the fact that I don't want it to. I think if it does go, we will get some warning. Which is one reason I keep my petrol tank half full these days. If you are thinking of house locations, the other possibility to bear in mind is another volcanic shaft forming. Which could happen anywhere as we are surrounded.
Does that help? .
I am working at home with a sick 4 year old today. Sigh.
Erm...I hadn't even considered that possibility. What a comforting thought. It does make me worry a bit now and again.
I'm ok lolly, thanks. Well, feeling hideous, and boobs AGONY, but I can't complain can I?! Scan on fri, fingers crosse for the heartbeat.
That's the first hurdle.
Want to see some property porn?!
The bank has decided to give us some more dosh, plus my mum has decided she wants to buy here, so were looking for 2 properties together on one section! Exciting! I'll do some links
And this one actually has 3 properties, but they're run down.
The other one I am seeing, the agent (who s fabulous and I trust him!) apparently "the one" can't post a link as they've taken it off the site.
The owner was "sick of viewers" eeer, it's called selling your house?, kind of the nature if the beast, non?!
How exciting! And goodie for your bank. Which one?
Love the deck and sea views on first - nice big kitchen too, imagine peeling potatoes looking out at the sea
Setting of the second is STUNNING, overlooking the bay. Inside looks liveable in, could do it up over time
First one quite a bit cheaper though.and v nice.
Gosh those are lovely AB, so exciting!
House I was talking about a couple of days ago is already gone, went for 865. So like, 65 grand over our budget. I have to say though, it's not worth that much. Although, I suppose it is, because someone was prepared to pay that for it! Lol
Crossing fingers for you AB, and you Lolly!
We got a call from PILs last night to say they might be coming for good in September (!!!!!!!!!!!!) given they were only supposed to be coming in two years time, I'm panicking a bit :-/
Thanks guys, yes they look nice on paper, but you lot know how clever the agents camera angles are?!!
Possible it will bear no resemblance to that at all!
The one I really like the look of I can't show you :-/
I'll tell all tomorrow!
Yes, good luck lolly, and frick!
Frick, do you mean "for good" that they're actually coming to live here?!
Is that good or bad?
I'd move back to UK if my ils moved here!
This is the other one I'm seeing tomorrow, seeing if we'd be able to make te main building into one home.
BUT, I've had the nod that its a leaky building :-/
Fingers crossed AB!
Is sibble back yet? Hope she is ok.
Yes AB, as in, permanently. Which I was geared up for happening like, sometime in the future. Just not next freaking month!!!
Hi I am here just lurking from the UK still. Not sure when I last posted. I didn't get back in time to see my Nan, she died while I was in transit. Last week was a whirlwind of funeral arrangements (funeral was last Friday), clearing her house to put up for sale etc.... sorting bills and paperwork. I fly back Sunday, at the moment I am torn between making the most of being here as I'm not sure when I will be back and just wanting to get 'home'. It's been hard being here without my family. For reasons I don't want to go into on the internet my Nan and Grandad bought me up. I have a lightly dysfunctional relationship with my 'mum'. I always considered my Nan to be my mum. So it's been a bit all consuming really. Anyway, keep posting the house porn I have been looking ! I have also been working from here as I had deadlines to meet so that's been a help actually - something to take my mind off everything. The lovely thing has been my best/oldest friend came to the funeral to support me and another friend came up from Wales yesterday to spend the day with me. It truly is at times like these that you know who your friends are. Likewise friends have been very helpful to dh who has been trying to juggle sick boys, the school run and work (welcome to my world did come out my mouth last week when he was having a moan .
Oh gosh Sibble, I hadn't realised. That makes it all much harder.
So glad friends in the UK are rallying around.
(Can I snicker just a little at the idea of your DH juggling what you do anyway?)
Oh sibble, that all sounds very hard. So glad you have some support though, it makes all the difference. I think you should make the most of being there, it's not a disservice to your nan, the opposite in fact. Be kind to yourself. We are all thinking of you xxx
Ah sibble, that sounds very difficult, I'm sorry
Glad the house porn is a distraction
Went to see the Burrell road one today. Argh, dunno dunno, such potential! But such a lot of money needed to make it happen.
what I laughingly refer to as "the cottage" (can't actually say it with a straight face..it is actually a shed) is a bloody disaster. Has long term tenants in, but omg, how people live like that?!
The windows were yellow, there was an old wet towel as a bloody doormat!
We're getting to see the inside on sat, I'm a little scared!!
There is a sleep out behind that.no idea of condition.
Main house needs work, so hmmm. Can we afford to sort all that?! Not sure
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