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Re: Rhodan & Branwen's Adventure !
« Reply #300 on: April 27, 2008, 05:00:44 am »
Wow Rhodan time really does go fast. Please do not forget to submit a post about how and what you are doing now. I think it is important for people to know what your experiences are after the " honeymoon" and any particular problems/ joys that  you have.
When life throws you a lemon - make lemonade!

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« Reply #301 on: April 27, 2008, 05:03:03 am »
Eish Batho :o I have just reread my post and realised that it is extremely bad english. I will soon have our resident  :smart: offering extra lessons ::)
Any way I am sure you get the idea of what I mean to say
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Re: Rhodan & Branwen's Adventure !
« Reply #301 on: April 27, 2008, 05:03:03 am »

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Re: Rhodan & Branwen's Adventure !
« Reply #302 on: April 28, 2008, 10:31:42 am »
6 months for you Rhodan, 9 months for us!  :heeha:

lekker sweet as, y'all
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Re: Rhodan & Branwen's Adventure !
« Reply #303 on: April 28, 2008, 10:35:12 am »
.... and 10 months for us.   :o



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« Reply #304 on: April 28, 2008, 11:22:32 am »
.......just short of 1 year, 4 months for me. :clap:

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Re: Rhodan & Branwen's Adventure !
« Reply #305 on: April 28, 2008, 11:23:55 am »
Time sure flies.....



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Re: Rhodan & Branwen's Adventure !
« Reply #306 on: April 29, 2008, 07:27:23 am »
Well they say time flies when you're having fun!  :)
EOI selected - 21 May 2008
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Re: Rhodan & Branwen's Adventure !
« Reply #307 on: May 16, 2008, 12:47:52 pm »
Well after being here over 6 months now, we finally moved out of the homestay we were at into our own place. It's right in centre of Browns Bay, literally right in front of the beach!

I experienced the joy of being in the first world, with ordering my homeline and broadband. I submitted an online order on Tuesday night at 10pm. By midday on Wednesday I had everything confirmed on my order via email, and they had agreed to install everything on Thursday by 1pm as I had requested.

By midday on Thursday, my phoneline was activated, and my broadband was working. All this was done without me speaking to a single human being, all done online. Good heavens!   O0

This is quite something, as I had applied twice for a phoneline and broadband in South Africa, and still hadn't got anything out of Hellkom by the time I left 2 years later! So up their's !!!  >:D

We rented a car for the weekend to make the move easier. Yes, we are still using public transport after being here 6 months. So it can be done, and don't let anyone tell you that public transport is ***, because its excellent!

One other thing I'm loving is the weather. The past week in Auckland has been superb. Blue skies, no clouds, no wind, absolutely stunning!

Anyway, I have a 6.5mb DSL connection to enjoy now, so I'll be off!  ;D

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Re: Rhodan & Branwen's Adventure !
« Reply #308 on: May 16, 2008, 06:08:12 pm »
Don't surf for prawns now ok???

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« Reply #309 on: May 16, 2008, 09:06:27 pm »
Great Rhodan. Must be nice to have your own place O0

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« Reply #310 on: May 16, 2008, 09:35:58 pm »
Don't surf for prawns now ok???

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Yup it's great having our own place finally.  8)


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Re: Rhodan & Branwen's Adventure !
« Reply #311 on: May 16, 2008, 09:47:18 pm »
Sounds like everything is coming together nicely now Rhodan, I'm glad for you guys. Enjoy having your own place again O0

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« Reply #311 on: May 16, 2008, 09:47:18 pm »

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Re: Rhodan & Branwen's Adventure !
« Reply #312 on: May 17, 2008, 08:00:04 am »
Great news Rhodan!  And also good to hear that you have survived this long with public transport.  I think its quite hard for us Saffers to come to terms with that!

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Re: Rhodan & Branwen's Adventure !
« Reply #313 on: May 17, 2008, 11:34:24 am »
Well done Rhodan  :clap:

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Re: Rhodan & Branwen's Adventure !
« Reply #314 on: May 22, 2008, 07:39:22 am »
Decided on NZ: Mar 2007
Decided to leave Hellburg: Sep 2007

Arrived in NZ: 30 Oct 2007

Job offer accepted: 22 Nov 2007
Work permit submitted: 23 Nov 2007
EOI submitted: 28 Nov 2007
Work permit approved: 5 Dec 2007
EOI selected: 5 Dec 2007
Started work: 10 Dec 2007
ITA received: 7 Jan 2008
ITA submitted: 11 Jan 2008
ITA lodgement confirmed: 14 January 2008

PR approved in principal: 21 May 2008

Yessssssssssssss !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We sending in our passports for our blue stickers !!!!!!!!!!!

What an experience it has been, but sooooooooooo worth it !!!!!

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