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  1. Hey GTBB - it's good thanks - but obviously not as fun as the shenannigans that are going on around here - must pop in more often! ok - maybe now i'll be last
  2. confused.......yes perpetual............dunno - i hate it when you lot use big words that i need to google - feel like such a dumb geek doing that but - i liked this explanation - that's what i'm doing, flowering and growing
  3. i'm surprised that the mods (ie mission) haven't decided to close the topic just after they posted so that they (aka mission) would be the last one to comment Not that i'm saying any of them would do this for their own personal glory (mission) damn where's that close button............
  4. Personally, The Shawshank Redemption is pretty much my all time fav film, and the Green Mile is pretty much up there too - guess i must just be a sentimental old fool. Then again, Stephen King is also one of my fav writers, so guess it was meant to be ps (Misery was tops too!)
  5. i don't see anyone anymore - not even dead people
  6. Well, I agree with you that the man at the bar in the airport does huff and puff and is rude to most customers, but............... he's always been very friendly to me - think it must be a fat thing
  7. Survivor

    New Car!

    Hurrah! I've bought myself a new car! Well, not new exactly, 2nd hand, but new to me anyway. I had an absolute blast at the auctions. I walked around and looked at a few cars and took a couple for a test drive, but ended up bidding for only one car, the one that seemed to scream BUY ME everytime i walked by. It's a VW Golf CLI, 1997, 1.8ltr and only 84,000kms on the clock. The mechanical report looked sound so what the heck i thought, and sat down ready for the lots to start. Mine was no. 63, so had quite a way to go, but as my lot got closer, my calmness turned to nervousness, which then turned to giddiness. When i saw other people bidding and eventually winning, they sat stoney faced, calm and collected - not the case when I won my bidding war. I jumped out of the seat with a big whoppie - much to the amusement (or horror possibly!) of the auctioneer. I only went $50.00 over my budget as well, so was pretty pleased about that. I've since had the car serviced and thankfully nothing wrong with it, got a couple of electrical probs to sort out, but certainly nothing major, and everyone thinks i got a good deal - so HURRAH for me. Now that i have my independence back, i've been zooming all over the place and it's good to be able to get out and about and visit friends. I've definitely settled back in now and feeling much happier about things, although, I do miss my friends and Carl (my bf) very much and only wish they could all move over here with me, then i'd be as happy as a pig is shit. But not to worry, Carl is coming out to visit in May, and i'm very excited about that, gonna be a great 3 weeks! I also have an old friend from my days living in Brighton, who is now living in Perth, coming over to visit for a couple of days in July, and another mate from London looking to visit before the year is out, so i have things to look forward to - all I need now is to get Jane (sweet cheeks) over here and i'll be well chuffed. OK well, thats it for now, going to go back to my sick bed (summer colds are the worst!) and snuggle up with some lemsip - will write soon.
  8. MEOW!!! sorry, couldn't resist! cheap i know!
  9. Holy crap! is this programme still going on? I thought they only did it for 2 weeks or something - jesus!
  10. Survivor

    How Long?

    Seriously - has it really been almost a month since my last post?! Bloody Nora! Well, what can i say? Not much has happened in this past month (well, nothing i can post just yet anyway ) I'm settling down ok, bit tricky at first, but i'm slowly easing my way back into kiwi life. One thing that has caught my attention is how slow and laid back things are here. I mean, I thought the island was slow, but sheesh, you guys are the hare to our turtle! For example, i went to the bank the other day as my ATM card still hadn't arrived. Was supposed to get to me 5-7 working days but it's now been 18 working days. So, i call up the bank on the phone, i'm asked for my access number and pin, so i oblige, only to find out that the code i use for online banking is not the same as for telephone banking, and after pressing 2 for this and 4 for that and several 3's later, i finally manage to speak to a real human being. I tell them of my problem with the ATM card, very apologetic they are, cancel it and tell me i must go to my branch to order a new one, can't possibly do it over the phone. Now this might not seem like a problem to you, but when you're stuck in the country with no car and your nearest branch is probably a good days walk away, i'm not exactly a happy camper. Anyhoo, thankfully mother allows me the loan of her car for the day and off I go to the bank. Now because the Kiwibank is just a small bank, it shares itself with the post office (this should've been my first warning!) so I queue up and when i finally get to the teller, i ask to order a new card "oh you'll need to make an appointment, we can fit you in in about 3 days time" - WHAT? why the heck do i need to do that and why so long? the teller looks at me blankly and replies "because you do" i ask why and again i get "because you do". I can see i'm dealing with an intellectual here. So again i ask why and this time she says "because it's the rule", at this point i ask to speak to her teacher manager. After long conversations he fits me in and we order a new card - apparently because it's a different computer, that's why i needed to make an appointment! sheesh! So, a couple of days later i check my account online - the bastards have only gone and charged me $5.00 for a replacement card, for the card i never even received in the first bloody place! So on the phone i go again - i'll spare you the boring conversation, needless to say my $5.00 is getting credited back In other news, i'm off to the auctions this week to buy myself a car. The car my sister was going to lend me has seriously deadly brakes which cannot seem to be fixed, bummer really, could see myself driving a Range Rover! Never mind. I went to the auctions last week to see how it all works, and you can get some cracking cars at a really cheap price. Most of them are 2nd hand imports from Japan, but because they dont' drive their cars all that often, the mileage is pretty low and cars last much longer over here than in Europe because of the decent weather (nice dig that i thought lol). So i'll let you know how i get on with the bidding - should be fun. Exciting news about my mate Sweet Cheeks - aka Jane - gutted i missed it on the telly, but i've managed to catch some clips on the GMTV website - hope she's having the time of her life. I myself have managed to lose 1½ stone since i got home. Think it's the hot weather and all i seem to do is eat fruit, and if you eat enough, it's a natural laxative LOL - nice! Anyway, if you're reading this, you're probably bored by now - so i'll sign off and not leave it so long next time.
  11. I am so happy for her - just want to give her a big hug and say well done mate - I knew you could do it
  12. Phnaar Phnaar trust you to turn something so innocent into something so dirty
  13. Good luck slaaaaaaggggggggggggggg. Damn i'm sorry i'm not there to see you go through this - you know i would be loving it!!!! Hopefully we can vote on the gmtv website. You totally deserve this - fingers, toes and legs crossed for ya!
  14. the old church up in Lonan - the most beautiful place on the island IMO, especially in spring when the daffodils come out and the rabbits are hopping in the next field and the sun is streaming through the trees. Sometimes i would just go up there on my own, clear my head and just take in the beauty - sure do miss the place.
  15. six for me.................or if i say it with a kiwi accent "sex for me" sorry, back on track.................. i found the of's quite easily - sorry scientists
  16. Seriously, Mission mate - watch some LOST for christ's sake!! Ya big girl
  17. Now i know i might be a bit biased here But i think these are excellent!!! Well done to you guys, keep it going and can't wait to hear the album
  18. If i recall, i had pretty much the same thing with my NZ passport, although i wasn't required to come to London. But i do remember mine being far more expensive than 50quid - think it was more like 90 or something
  19. so tell me - how do i get the Lost episodes off the internet - seeing as my "dealer" is now on the other side of the world to me!
  20. Big Brother and tasteless? NEVER!
  21. I used to suffer badly from the lights in my office - they had them in sections all over - so i just got the ones facing me turned off - simple. there's enough light from the other ones and everyone was happy.
  22. I have used Bonanza Travel up in Onchan precinct - they got me a really cheap holiday to Kefalonia a couple of years back - i have found they are the better travel agents - if you don't want to use the internet anyway.
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