Moving Stories

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Moving In

And so it was in this tale of moving of Biblical proportions that our stuff finally arrived from England. Nine months later. No matter that we will be moving once again in two months’ time as the owners of this beautiful house (who said they were going to be away for years) are coming back….

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You’ve got a friend

People move in and out of our lives like seasons. Some sweep in on the tail of a winter storm, drenched with rain and red in the face. Others float in on a carefree Summer zephyr. Faces peeling and dressed with an expression of calm languid acceptance. Whatever the season, their appearance in our lives…

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Waiheke Wedding Anniversary

My Englishman gave me a priceless gift for our fourth wedding anniversary, it out-trumped mine. I had been consulting wedding anniversary gift lists and discovered the traditional wedding gift for the fourth wedding anniversary is fruit and flowers – fruit for the boy and flowers for the girl, I assume. So I racked my brain….

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What an English house guest needs to know in New Zealand

My Englishman has been here for five nights and he’s starting to feel very much at home.  Especially as the NZ weather has turned frigid just for him. It’s currently 10 degrees in Auckland, and it’s COLD. (Yes, Northern Hemisphere folk it is cold!) It’s snowing down south, which admittedly that’s like saying I’m in London…

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Good things come to those who wait

I arrived into this world premature and I’ve not been good at waiting – for anything – ever since. So when people tell me to wait, it’ll come, I never quite know how. I’m not practised at it, and therefore I’m not good at it. I want it all to happen yesterday. I’m a woman…

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Wobbles

I don’t think it’s possible to move to the other side of the world without a wobble or two. I’ve certainly had a few over the past four weeks, and yet somehow because I’m in the place I want to be, I don’t feel I should have the ‘right’ to have anxieties, stress…. worrisome wobbles. The men…

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The perfect expat job

A friend of mine is staring down the barrel of a longterm expat assignment and she is frantic. “but what am I going to do Vix? I’m going to be so bored. I can’t work, I’ll have no friends, I don’t play a sport..what can I do?” It’s a great question and one I asked…

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