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    Talking Exchanged contracts & booked flights!!

    WAHOO exchanged contracts on the house today, we weren't expecting that to happen until next week, we've got a completion date of 25 June, have just booked flights with Singapore Air from Manchester to Auckland on 3 July. I can't believe that it's finally happening. Am on my 2nd glass of champagne so thought I'd let you guys know before we started the next bottle and I can still type.

    My hubby is on the phone to his dad at the mo, bit of a hard phone call because he's happy for us but really doesn't want us to go, he has COPD so it's very likely that we won't be seeing him again, it's quite a hard reality to face. But on the flip side - I'm counting down the minutes until I can ring my mum in NZ and let her know that after nearly 10 years I'm finally coming home

    So some very exciting news from me, very mixed emotions in my house at the moment - for all of us, but here's the next step in the adventure
    26 January 2008 - House under offer, we're getting closer
    Feb 08 - our sale has fallen through
    19 March 08 - accepted another offer on the house
    Booked tickets, will arrive in NZ 4 July 2008
    Currently enjoying the 'weather bomb' in Northland July 08
    Anticipating a move to Auckland in the next few weeks - November 08

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    Well done, guys! Hope I'll be saying the same thing soon!
    Inside me is a skinny woman crying to get out but I can usually shut her up with cake!

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    Thanks Keeweegal. I'm off to prepare myself for the phone call to my mum, I hadn't even told her that we had an offer of the house cos I didn't want to get her hopes up just in case it all fell through. I think it's going to come as a bit of a shock to her, maybe I should ask her to sit down before I tell her.
    26 January 2008 - House under offer, we're getting closer
    Feb 08 - our sale has fallen through
    19 March 08 - accepted another offer on the house
    Booked tickets, will arrive in NZ 4 July 2008
    Currently enjoying the 'weather bomb' in Northland July 08
    Anticipating a move to Auckland in the next few weeks - November 08

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    Phone her now while she's still in bed!
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    I very nearly did I just come back on line to check that I've got the time differences right...so it's 7.09am...shall I...she says she never really sleeps anymore....or can I wait until it's at least 8am NZ time?
    26 January 2008 - House under offer, we're getting closer
    Feb 08 - our sale has fallen through
    19 March 08 - accepted another offer on the house
    Booked tickets, will arrive in NZ 4 July 2008
    Currently enjoying the 'weather bomb' in Northland July 08
    Anticipating a move to Auckland in the next few weeks - November 08

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    Fantastic news Ginabridget Hope it is plain sailing for you from now on. Our turn next
    Nursing Registration sent 5th August 2007
    Job Offer 25th September 2007
    Nursing Registration received 28th December 2007
    Submitted EOI 3rd January 2008 with 150 points
    Selected 17th January 2008
    ITA Received 31st January 2008
    ITA submitted 25th April 2008
    Approved in Principle 3rd May 2008
    Blue Stickers arrived 13th May 2008
    Flights booked for 19th Sept to Christchurch

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    Excellent news Ginabridget - you're on your way home

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    Fantastic news Gina and afetr all htat hassle things are finally coming a reality. July will bve here before you know it!!
    Flights booked for 24th March 2008!
    Landed in Wellington 26th March 2008!!

    Job Offer Received 9th July 2008!

    Temp Work Permit application submitted 11th July 2008!
    Temp Work Permit approved 4th August 2008!

    EOI Submitted 11th July 2008!
    EOI Selected 16th July 2008!
    EOI 'Successful' 1st August 2008!
    ITA Received 8th August 2008!
    ITA Aplication accepted 26th September!

    APROVED in Principle 10th June 2009!!!!
    Residency Visa issued 7th July 2009!!!!!

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    Congratulations. A result at last and now you can move forward. The time will really fly, as you'll find you've got so much to fit in before you leave. Bet your mum will be beside herself with excitement.
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