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    Default The british view of NZ.

    Apparently, NZ is often voted Britain's favourite holiday destination according to various surveys. I've seen lots of surveys and stuff on the Internet and it always seems to finish top (Australia usually finishes in the top 3 as well).

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ma.../08/etnz08.xml

    I suppose visiting a country is different to living there though.


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    I think that paradoxically NZ is so like the uk that it can be familiar and comfortable; it is also so unlike the uk as to be strange and exciting. I'm certainly old enough to remember the uk of the 60's and that is how it feels to be living here. The views are breathtaking and diverse, the weather is just right for those of us who like it to be hot but not uncomfortably so. I always felt more relaxed about going out in the dark evenings when on holiday in europe and that is how i feel here. I also enjoyed driving to and through France, relaxing in the light traffic, just like the roads of NZ. Somehow this land seems to draw the tension out of your body and mind and urges you to try something new. Dare I say that it can bring out the best in us and make us content.

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    Default The british view of NZ.

    [quote:3909568c8f="Daisyspop"]Somehow this land seems to draw the tension out of your body and mind and [b:3909568c8f]urges you to try something new.[/b:3909568c8f] Dare I say that it can bring out the best in us and make us content.[/quote:3909568c8f]

    Hot off the wire: Daisyspop is going bungy jumping tonight. Then he's jumping in some hot springs for extra relaxation.

    Tomorrow: Sedated.....In the hospital thanks to several sandfly bites on his head and toes.

    Moral: Wear sunscreen.....and bug repellant if in a sandfly area

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    The handle is Daisyspop - the clue to gender is in there. Daisy is my four year old daughter and I'm proud to be her daddy.

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    Default The british view of NZ.

    Good. I was wondering what a "spop" was, and why Daisy would be associated with it ::): .
    If men had wings and bore black feathers, few of them would be clever enough to be crows.
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    Sorry, american humour is beyond me.

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    Default The british view of NZ.

    [quote:d3e7cfd7cf="Daisyspop"]The handle is Daisyspop - the clue to gender is in there. Daisy is my four year old daughter and I'm proud to be her daddy.[/quote:d3e7cfd7cf]

    Brilliant.....edited my post :-)

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