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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #560 on: March 17, 2019, 12:33:53 pm »
Some Feedback on the Family Silvrav.

Are they safe and sound :thumleft: :thumleft:

The man is "catching up"  :imaposer:
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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #561 on: March 18, 2019, 05:58:26 am »
Some Feedback on the Family Silvrav.

Are they safe and sound :thumleft: :thumleft:

The man is "catching up"  :imaposer:
:imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :laughing4: :laughing4:
 

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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #562 on: March 18, 2019, 09:27:53 am »
Het hy al opgkom vir lug ? :laughing4:

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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #564 on: March 18, 2019, 11:00:54 am »
Lyk my die man is pootuit  :imaposer:
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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #565 on: March 18, 2019, 02:09:38 pm »
Lyk my die man is pootuit  :imaposer:
Toe ek laas gecheck het was hy landuit :peepwall: :peepwall:
 

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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #566 on: March 18, 2019, 02:30:11 pm »
Lyk my die man is pootuit  :imaposer:
Toe ek laas gecheck het was hy landuit :peepwall: :peepwall:

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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #567 on: March 18, 2019, 03:21:46 pm »
jis die laaste paar replies hier   :imaposer:


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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #568 on: March 19, 2019, 02:09:07 am »
fokkit man, kom op vir asem en laat weet jy's darem ok en die familie het veilig aangekom  :deal:
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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #569 on: March 19, 2019, 10:32:50 pm »
Ek is moeg, pootuit en landuit  :imaposer:

I have had 4months of singleness, watch what I want to watch, eat when and what I want to eat, go where I want to go, do what I want to do, BUT I won't trade it for having my family with me.  :thumleft:

I am on leave till tomorrow (Thursday) when I go back to work but these last 5 days were awesome! I went for drinks Friday night after work before heading home to have some supper and relax for the night. I monitored my families flight via flight tracker and noticed they will be 30mins ahead of schedule landing at 11H15 and not 11H45 as scheduled. I left home at 11h15 as the airport is about 20mins away and know that immigration and customs takes about an hour.

At about 00h00 they eventually walked through the exit and my son jumped off the baggage trolley and ran towards me while shouting dadda at the top of his voice!  We both shed a tear and he held on to me for the rest of the way to the car :'( My wife was just as happy and we all cried off joy while embracing and being back as a family. Its been a looooong 4months but it was finally over!

We took Saturday and Sunday as recovery days and they slept, ate and slept some more, with an occasional conversation  :imaposer:

Monday I took them around our suburb so show them the area and some shopping so the wife knows the area. we also went for our first walk on the beach but it started getting quite chilly so it was cut short. It was his birthday on the 15th (when they landed) but due to jetlag we only did his cake and candles on monday afternoon follow by a very noisy present, a police helicopter  :lol8: oh the joy of the same sound over and over and over....

That night we also braai'd and my son joined us with his very own chair  :biggrin:

Tesuday I showed them the public transport system and we took the bus to the train station. From there we took the train into Wellington and went for a walk at the wharf. We had a snack at one of the many restaurants. The plan was to explore a bit more but my son started getting tired and irritated (to much so quickly) and we took a slow walk back to the bus station and took the bus home.

Once home he helped me sand down and clean his bike and last night I could continue to paint and clear coat it as it was nice and hot. So today we will assemble it and he can take it for his first spin!

I can't believe how much he has matured in the last 4months. He is now speaking full sentenced, can say what he wants and feels like, and even put on his own shoes  :o

My wife is still recovering from jetlag and a bit unsettled due to the new country, new house, new environment and all of a sudden not having to look after Gabe all alone anymore, not packing and sorting things out. I think it will be a while until she is fully acclimatized, but there is all the time in the world now. First order of business is to get my son into a preschool (as he gets 20hours free per week) and she can then start hunting for a half day job.

I also spotted african cucumber in our local store  :thumleft:












 
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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #570 on: March 20, 2019, 01:58:48 am »
I'm super stoked that they are there ok, and that now finally your life is complete again  :thumleft:

And now you can laugh at the wife when she has her own WTF moments  :imaposer:

ps. posting those pics of the lamb on the braai was just wicked  :xxbah:  :drif:  :imaposer:
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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #571 on: March 20, 2019, 04:42:34 am »
Glad they are there at last and you must enjoy.
Nice braai and play area for your son.
I am sure that he is going to enjoy growing up there.
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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #572 on: March 20, 2019, 05:03:49 am »
Sometimes we don't fully appreciate what we have until we don't have it.
I am sure you now know exactly what your family means to you.

Emigrating puts a strain on any relationship.
Work hard on getting it all back together.  Cuddle a lot. Be soppy romantic for a while.
Remember that your wife now has to go through all the changes you went through.

I am overjoyed you guys are together again !  :thumleft:
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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #573 on: March 20, 2019, 05:05:19 am »
Mr Silvrav you are alive and well. :peepwall: :peepwall:

Glad your fam is safe with you. :thumleft: :thumleft:
 

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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #574 on: March 20, 2019, 07:55:02 am »
Mr Silvrav you are alive and well. :peepwall: :peepwall:

Glad your fam is safe with you. :thumleft: :thumleft:

+1 - thanks for the update :thumleft:

Enjoy your new life with your family!
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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #575 on: March 20, 2019, 08:01:17 am »
Bly om te hoor julle almal is nou weer bymekaar!
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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #576 on: March 20, 2019, 08:06:29 am »
Dankie vir die update, amazing to all be back together again!

Also, at that young age I can imagine your son is nearly totally different person to who you said goodbye to 4 months ago, they grow and change insanely quickly, with mine I notice changes even after just a week of absence!

Emigrating puts a strain on any relationship.
Work hard on getting it all back together.  Cuddle a lot. Be soppy romantic for a while.
Remember that your wife now has to go through all the changes you went through.

Yes, the most stressful common experiences:
Death of a loved one
Divorce
Changing jobs
Moving

When we relocated it took us about 18months to really settle in.
Things like making new solid friends can't be forced and really only come with time.
Enjoy the process and give each other more space than usual to adjust    :thumleft:


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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #577 on: March 20, 2019, 09:46:32 am »
 african cucumber

I have never seen that in my life?!! Looks like some sort of turksvy?

Very happy for you and your family being together at last!! :thumleft: :thumleft:
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« Reply #578 on: March 20, 2019, 03:59:13 pm »
Good to hear you are all together again. Woman seem to process the whole immigration thing a lot different than men. I remember it took my wife a very long time before  she finally unpacked all of her suitcases. They (at least my wife) seem to take a lot longer to make friends and trust people, which is essential to settling in.
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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #579 on: March 20, 2019, 07:55:28 pm »
For us it's an adventure
They leave that whole support network behind
Life ....  when I was younger I had all these cool brave quotes and tag lines .... then life happened  ... and I have no socialialy acceptable  words 😶