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    I went to my local post office yesterday to post my bras (not my personal ones- I run a lingerie business) and was talking to the owner about how things were going (or not as the case is at the moment).

    She said she had just had a lady in who lives locally who has just sold her house to move to New Zealand too!!!!! What a small world we live in eh?

    Think I will have to write my email address down for the next time I go to the post office and get it passed on to her.

    Thought i'd share that with everyone- wheather you wanted to know or not.
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    What a vair vair small world!

    You wait till you come over here though, you'll think it's even smaller then - bumping into people you know in the shop, finding out that your postman is your friends husband, etc etc. It's amazing how people link up over here.

    Go for it with the post office lady and you'll have a ready-made friend when you get to NZ (if you hit it off that is ) - not that you haven't already got a few ready-made friends on here of course

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    It's funny because a similar thing happened to me recently also!
    I took my little boy to the local barbers and whilst waiting for our turn the hairdresser was chatting to the young lad and his younger brother. She was asking him about shipping , times of flights etc and it became obvious from the conversation that they were emigrating. As they left she wished them good luck!
    She then went onto tell me that they were moving to NZ the following day along with his wife and their parents!!

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    While camping at Mount Maunganui last year, we met a retired Kiwi couple who used to be Red Coats (or were they Blue Coats?) at a Pontins Holiday Camp across the road from where we used to live in England. Spooky.

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    Well I took my email address with me to the post offcie yesterday to be passed on to the lady who is also emmigrating. Turns out there is two of them!!!
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    By sounds of things they will be in NZ before me.

    If they email me I will get them on the forum. Do I get comission for bringing in new memebers?
    Flights booked for 24th March 2008!
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    ITA Received 8th August 2008!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebianca View Post
    Do I get comission for bringing in new memebers?
    You'll be lucky. I put the bill in for my services years ago and it still hasn't been paid. Well, I guess I do get paid in abuse, if that counts.
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    It's true what WG says Beth. It's mad how everyone seems to know everyone here. Have you ever been abroad somewhere and you mention where you're from and someone else says, 'oh I know someone in England their name's........John Smith......do you know them?' and you think, 'how many bloody John Smiths do you think there are in England and what's the likelihood of me knowing them anyway when the populations so huge and they live in Penzance and I live in Bradford'. If the same question was asked of you about someone in NZ the chances are you probs would know them or know someone who did
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    Before I left the States, I had lunch with some friends who I hadn't seen in a long time, and who didn't know I was moving to NZ. Before telling them about it, I gently set the stage by saying that my family and I were getting tired of Silicon Valley. Without missing a beat, one of my friends chimed in and said "hey, you should move to New Zealand, I hear it's really nice there". How right he was!

    The Nelson area definitely has that small-town feeling to it. I'm always running into people I know, and I don't even know that many people. When I'm out in public, I've also noticed that the same thing happens all the time to the people around me. Coming from a city where I might run into someone I know once every few *years*, this is quite a change for me (and one that I very much enjoy).

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