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Offline nosyparkers

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3 more sleeps!!!!!!!
« on: January 08, 2011, 07:46:23 am »
OH MY HAT!!!!

3 more sleeps and we leave SA!  :yippee:

 nervous, excited, sad, happy, relieved, anxious, thrilled, shaky,   wooohoooo!!

I feel like a kid who just passed Matric!!

I can't believe this is finally happening.  Time seems to be rushing past even faster now.  We are in Jhb, staying with my folks  for the week before saying "so long".    I can't wait to start our new life as a Kiwi.   :yippee:

Jen

PR - July 2010
Landed in Auckland 13th Jan 2011
Started work on 2nd May 2011
Life is beautiful!!!

Offline ragabush

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Re: 3 more sleeps!!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2011, 08:46:28 am »
Enjoy these last moments. Soon you'll be in in NZ and you will be so happy. You will miss SA, but man it's nice to be somewhere that you don't have to worry about being raped or murdered. We've been back in NZ for 15 months and loving every minute.
Dan, Melissa (Little Grey due Nov '09) and Jon-Phoenix. We're looking forward to moving to AKL in Sep '09.



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Re: 3 more sleeps!!!!!!!
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Offline Tui

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Re: 3 more sleeps!!!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2011, 10:01:51 am »
Fantastic news Jen and family! Although 3 more sleeps - I can tell you right now....you will not sleep that much...if at all... ;D All the excitment and of course the jitters are  normal right now. Yes, we here on the forum know that feeling only TOO well - it is sureal!

Hope you all get some decent  :sleep: for your last 3 nights - cause soon you will be all  :party:  :cheering: :drink2drop: in your new Country! If you have had any trouble sleeping on planes before - maybe go to the pharmacy and get something over the counter - as you know, it is a moerse pad - and that extra kip, does do wonders - jetlag is just the pits... :(

Everything of the best!

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Re: 3 more sleeps!!!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2011, 06:28:19 pm »
I think for us it is like how the kids feel the night before Xmas.    You should love it here (Won't say will, as it is not everyone's cup of tea ) and I hope it all goes well with you. 

Good luck  :clap:

Offline SaKiwiBoer

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Re: 3 more sleeps!!!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2011, 07:57:05 pm »
Well what do they always say...? "Time flies when you're having fun"? "They" didn't know the feeling just before you left SA for NZ. There is a different "speed" much faster than flying, and you are getting to that point now. It's more like a "blur"...  :2funny:
But alas, enjoy the last moments in SA with your friends and family. See you on the flip side of the earth.
Cheese and enjoy, SAKB.
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Offline Heaven

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Re: 3 more sleeps!!!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2011, 08:12:27 pm »
So, so, so excited for you!!!

Will have to break my oath of sobriety and toast your special day with an Amarula!

Best of everything - wishing you lots of success and happiness...
02-04-2011 - Landed in NZ for LSD
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Offline Feather

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Re: 3 more sleeps!!!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2011, 09:17:46 pm »
So excited for you all!!  Enjoy the trip to NZ and every moment of the next adventure!!

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Offline kari

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Re: 3 more sleeps!!!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2011, 08:41:16 am »
Enjoy your last days. Drive around with a video camera and take lots and lots of still photographs - of everything - including the street signs that say ' highjacking hotspot' etc.
Have a good trip

Offline Ostrich

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Re: 3 more sleeps!!!!!!!
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2011, 12:15:46 pm »
Have a wonderful flight. :) Best wishes for success!
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Offline frodo/maya

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Re: 3 more sleeps!!!!!!!
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2011, 09:49:36 pm »
 :gl2: with the emotions! Keep us posted once you arrive. Hope you have a great flight and soon we can welcome you home!  :clap:

Offline nosyparkers

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Re: 3 more sleeps!!!!!!!
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2011, 10:04:43 pm »
we have arrived in the place our dreams!!!!

OH MY HAT!!!!  we LOVE it here. :yippee:  will keep you posted on the next section of this forum - finally over the double line into Kia Ora!!! whew!!!

PR - July 2010
Landed in Auckland 13th Jan 2011
Started work on 2nd May 2011
Life is beautiful!!!

Offline Heaven

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Re: 3 more sleeps!!!!!!!
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2011, 06:33:22 pm »
Totally awesome!!! So happy for you!!!  :yippee:
02-04-2011 - Landed in NZ for LSD
22-07-2011 - 5 year WP issued
18-08-2011 - Moved to NZ
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Re: 3 more sleeps!!!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2011, 05:54:03 am »
welcome home!

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Re: 3 more sleeps!!!!!!!
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2011, 07:29:26 pm »
Welcome home guys  :welcome: :gl2: