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    Hi, I've been living in the U.S. for many, many years. I've always planned to go back to NZ, but I have a son and grandkids here. My heart is in NZ but my family is here. I spend a month or more each year in NZ but it is never long enough. But son and family are considering living in NZ for a few years....maybe they'll stay!

    I'm originally from Warkworth.

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    Hi Dell, welcome to the site. This is a really informative, helpful and friendly place to be

    I'm an ex-pat kiwi and returned to NZ about 4 months ago after spending many years in England. I'm in Waipu, just up the road from where you were in Warkworth.

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    Ahhh - Waipu! I know it well. How do you like being home again? Any problems adjusting?

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    Hi Dell and welcome aboard.

    Fingers crossed that your son and his family will love NZ if they go there for a while. Perhaps the lifestyle and the fact that you are there will sway them into staying.
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    Welcome to the forum, Dell. What part of Arizona are you in? It's been an age and a half since I've been down there.
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    Wow Dell, what a difference!! I'd be very intersted to hear your observations about the differences you've experienced in your annual visits and also your observations about the two different places you've spent most of your life.

    What took you to Arizona? What do you do there?

    Just tell me to push off if I'm being too nosey. Kiwis and Brit alike for that trait eh?
    Passionate about the unfathomableness opportunities of kiwi-a-gogo-land

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    Hi Selchie & Dawn (Mother Bear too)

    I live in Sedona, in N. Arizona. I earn my keep as an artist.

    I've seen so many changes in NZ over the years. It used to be fifty years behind the U.S - but now in many ways, it's ahead of the States. There are some great changes - some not so good (weekend traffic north of Auckland!) - but it's still the best!

    Selchie, I'm intrigued with your 'behind the redwood curtain'. Are you in N. California? There are few places that rival NZ - but the N. Calif coast might.
    Mendocino - Big Sur......

    Dawn - tell me how it is to be back in NZ after many years overseas?
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    Do you have any of your artwork online? I love seeing artwork! I hear Sedona is inspiring. Maybe someday I'll get out that way.

    Yep, I'm from No. Cal. - Eureka to be exact. We have our bit of beauty, though I fear I don't properly appreciate it much of the time. The fog doesn't help. Gotta get out for more plein air painting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by selchie View Post
    Do you have any of your artwork online? I love seeing artwork! I hear Sedona is inspiring. Maybe someday I'll get out that way.

    Yep, I'm from No. Cal. - Eureka to be exact. We have our bit of beauty, though I fear I don't properly appreciate it much of the time. The fog doesn't help. Gotta get out for more plein air painting.
    You paint plein air? Much of my work is done outside. I know Eureka - I often drove through it on my way to Mendocino to resupply a gallery there. Did you know J.D. Mayhew?

    If I can figure out how to PM you, will send you my blog address.

    Are you American wanting to move to NZ or are you a Kiwi?

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    It's Gina who's a Kiwi Dell, I'm a Brit. Only been in NZ 16 months and loving it!!!

    Great that we have another artist. Doesn't surprise me how many we find on here. NZ and art kind of go together - the spiritual beauty of the place somehow gets into your soul. Post some pictures of your work
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