Working For A Year In New Zealand

Working For A Year In New Zealand

If you have always dreamt of living in New Zealand, are under 30 years old and have a bit of dosh saved up (enough to get you back to your own country) you can spend a year working in New Zealand by getting yourself a year-long working Visa.

That way you can see how you like it.

This weeks podcast episode features Adam, a twenty-something chappy from the UK is doing just that.

After being persuaded by his mate to leave Thailand and come to New Zealand to work on a fairground, he got himself a year-long working visa and headed down under.

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The Difference Between Me & My Husband.

The Difference Between Me & My Husband.

 

They say opposites attract.  I met my husband when I was 17. I turned forty-seven this year. Thirty years of opposite behaviour and still he hasn’t told me to sling my hook.

 

  • He is calm. I am an erratic nutter.

 

  • He says to the kids: “let’s just let things blow over and we’ll discuss it in the morning”.  I say  “let’s get to the bottom of this right now you bloody hooligans”.

 

  • He loves Liverpool football club more than life itself. I am overjoyed when he tells me that the Corona Virus has halted all games.

 

  • He is a negotiator. I am a control freak.

 

  • The kids ask him for something and he says “check with your mum”. They ask me for something I say “and don’t even think about asking your dad”

 

  • He loves wine. I love wine a bit more.

 

  • I say “let’s talk”. He says “goodnight Liz”

 

  • He drinks whiskey at 6 pm, I won’t drink until at least 7 pm. Or maybe ten past six.

 

 

  • He likes his eggs fried. I get constipated if I don’t have enough fibre.

 

  • He loves to cuddle up on the sofa and watch films in the middle of the day. I start huffing and puffing and say “it would be a nice day for a walk in the rain wouldn’t it?”

 

  • He’s sociable. I quiver if my phone rings.

 

  • He laughs out loud when people tell him rude jokes. I tut and shake my head like a granny grunt.

 

  • He can laugh at himself.  I cry when the kids say I snore like a pig.

 

  • He has to listen to the radio in the morning. I prefer silence. Unless its the noise of the kettle being boiled.

 

  • He says we’d better leave now, we’re going to be late. I say we’ve got at least another ten minutes, I’m just going to check Pinterest.

 

  • He believes in me. I believe in fairies.

 

  • He always seems to say the right things to the kids. I lie in bed almost every night thinking “Why the hell did I say that?”

 

  • He can’t remember names, I will hunt you down if you owe me two dollars.

 

  • He thinks before he speaks. I am a gob on a stick.

 

  • He loves Monty Python. I don’t get it.

 

  • He encourages me to spend money on myself.  I say “how much did that cost?’ if he comes home with a paper bag.

 

  • He cooks and it looks as though Tinkerbell has been in the kitchen. I cook? Think Shrek.

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  • He doesn’t give a damn if people like him or not. I am like a Labrador, panting at peoples feet and longing for them to love me.

 

  • When he’s had a few drinks he becomes romantic. When I’ve had one too many I become an opinionated bore with wine breath.

 

  • He emigrated to New Zealand with me without ever having stepped foot in the country. I won’t go to a restaurant that he’s recommended until scouring it on ‘Trip Advisor’ and googling it to the point of exhaustion.

 

 

  • I love to sit on the beach and watch the waves. He loves to sit in the toilet and watch the highlights of the  Liverpool match.

 

  • He makes our daughter laugh. I make our daughter annoyed beyond belief.

 

  • He makes our son cut the grass. I make our sons’ bed.

 

  • He agreed to quit his job and travel around the world for a year with our teenagers so we could all be together. But I keep going off on my own to write newsletters to people online.

 

  • His grey hair looks distinguished. Mine looks like a mop that’s been dropped in a bucket of dirty bleach water.

 

  • He has laughter lines. I have crows feet. Deep ones.

 

 

  • He loves me. But I will always love him more.

 

 

 

 

How Old Is Too Old To Travel? Travel PODCAST #19

How Old Is Too Old To Travel? Travel PODCAST #19

 

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How old is too old to travel?

You know how when you get to a certain age, and you suddenly start ‘playing on it?’

“Ohh… I couldn’t possibly take the bins out – I’m far too old for that.”

Or

“Don’t ask me to hold the dog down while you cut her toenails – I’m getting on a bit. I can’t kneel for long.”

Well, this weeks guest made me feel like a right old fake. 

He put me in my place and showed me that you are as old as you feel.

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How To Avoid Jet Lag & Get Some Shut Eye –  PODCAST #17

How To Avoid Jet Lag & Get Some Shut Eye – PODCAST #17

 

 

Jet Lag. How To Avoid It (Or At Least Try.)

 

Jet lag. Is there anything worse than finding yourself wide awake at 3 am with the dreaded jet lag?

Pacing around the house like a deluded tiger, trying to decide whether it would be best to watch TV or clean the cutlery drawer out?

In this week’s podcast, Sonny and I talk about jet lag and a few proven ways in which you can avoid it.

And no.

My suggestion wasn’t to get as drunk as possible on the plane thank you very much. I am far too sophisticated and grown-up for that.

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Fun Things To Do in Charleston, SC. PODCAST #16

Fun Things To Do in Charleston, SC. PODCAST #16

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This week’s podcast walks you through a budget-friendly and fun weekend with kids in Charleston, SC; one of the most popular and unique travel destinations in the world!

Last year my husband and I took our two kids ( teenagers age 16 and 13) to Charleston, SC for a long weekend.

But.

There was a catch.

As always we were on a budget (nothing new there then ) and I must admit, I was somewhat worried as to whether we’d be able to make our money stretch.

Our budget was $80 per day for the four of us.

Did we do it?

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Things To do In Charleston SC With Kids. 23 (Awesome) Suggestions

Things To do In Charleston SC With Kids. 23 (Awesome) Suggestions

Looking for things to do in Charleston Sc with kids that won’t break the bank? 

Last year my husband and I took our two kids ( teenagers age 16 and 13) to Charleston for a long weekend.

 But. There was a catch.

As always we were on a budget (nothing new there then ) and I must admit, I was somewhat worried as to whether we’d be able to make our money stretch.

Our budget was $80 per day for the four of us. (Yes, we travelled the world for a year but we’re certainly not rich).

So did we do it?

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