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« Reply #315 on: September 04, 2010, 11:00:47 pm »
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Well what a eventful weekend we have had so far. Firstly we were awoke not by alarm clock but by noise and shaking of the house. Mark was up, down, flying out of bed asking what is it, whre?s my whatever ? I was sitting in the bed and looking out of the window thinking someone was throwing stuff at the car ? then I said wait it?s an earthquake. Then it stopped and then it started again even worse then we knew we should get out of the house. Our housemate Felicity was shouting is everyone alright, we need to get out of the house. I opened the door and said yeak just getting dressed. It seemed vto take forever to get dressed and not properly I didnt button my shirt up right and later found out my knickers were inside out and the wrong way round, lol:-)

We eventually were all out of the house standing on the street surveying the damage which for our house was bricks all over the place fropm the chimney some of which had totalled housemates car.

In the house was not so bad no smashed plates, glasses etc just opened drawers ? stuff on floor and our desk had moved about a foot from the wall! Also the power and water was off.

Luckily we had packed food supplies etc in the car for our road trip and done the food shopping and filled up petrol the day before and we had gas burner and water and torch and first aid kit in the car.

Funnily enough we watched Surviving disaster a couple of weeks ago on surviving earthquakes, lol:-)

When the light came up we had a cup of tea using camp stove and kettle before braving going back inside the house to collect rest of stuff and heading off for the west coast luckily avoiding seeing much damage apart from roof cave in just down road from us.

Found out was 7.1 and 10 miles deep and curfew in CBD about 5 mins walk from us between 7pm ? 7am!! We were glad to escape the drama of the city. Luckily power came on around 3pm in our house but still no water

Now city will have to rebuilt in cost of 2 billion dollars!! Tomorrow will be hit by gusty winds + some people we know in fox have died in skydiving plane crash 9 people, 6 nz, 1 english, 1 irish and one other

So in all a very eventful, sad day for all nz as as far as Hamilton on the north island felt tremors!

Enjoying our time in Hokitika and already had lunch at nice lake, gone to gorge and had coffee out, wine on beach watching sunset and now heading off for spa:-)
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« Reply #316 on: September 05, 2010, 09:49:33 pm »
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Wow, that sounds so terrifying Liz... I'm glad you and Mark are ok though. I've never been in an earthquake before but I've always been terrified of them.
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« Reply #317 on: September 05, 2010, 09:56:42 pm »
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Quote from: elijah_ fan on September 05, 2010, 09:49:33 pm   

Wow, that sounds so terrifying Liz... I'm glad you and Mark are ok though. I've never been in an earthquake before but I've always been terrified of them.

It was Julie we only been in tremors in uk b4 never a full blown earthquake - but it aint putting us off living here we already knew NZ experienced earthquakes
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« Reply #318 on: September 07, 2010, 05:01:16 am »
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Good news you can now walk through Cathedral Square and down Columbo Street this is good as now got somewhere to go and sit and get fresh air

We also had a coffee at Pronto on New Regent Street one of our fave places felt nice to do something normal in amidst the chaos - luckily the guy running it was fine we weren't sure cos he lives above the shop - happier now we got somewhere to go for coffee and somewhere to go in the fresh air
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« Reply #319 on: September 15, 2010, 03:55:08 am »
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Now got a job as Claims Administrator for EQC Earthquake Commission
8.30 - 5 five days a week so 40 hrs @ $15 per hour 
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« Reply #320 on: September 15, 2010, 01:59:40 pm »
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Awesome! Congrats Liz ^^
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« Reply #321 on: September 16, 2010, 03:07:15 am »
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« Reply #322 on: September 17, 2010, 09:13:56 am »
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Well done on your new job Elizabeth!

It's great that things are slowly getting back to normal after the earthquake.

I was just wondering how long you have left in NZ? Are you going to try and stay permanently?
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« Reply #323 on: September 17, 2010, 06:42:12 pm »
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Quote from: maryd on September 17, 2010, 09:13:56 am   

Well done on your new job Elizabeth!

It's great that things are slowly getting back to normal after the earthquake.

I was just wondering how long you have left in NZ? Are you going to try and stay permanently?

thanks mary its also nice to know I am helping in a small way the people affected by the earthquake

Yeah its great too see normalcy returning

We have till 2/6/2011 but are going to apply for work permits then later residency this is the plan anyway
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« Reply #324 on: November 26, 2010, 11:12:02 pm »
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Hey there, Chickie! Long time no see...When I heard about the earthquake I hopped on your blog site and followed your news. Yikes! Scary scary time! So glad you guys made out ok! Whew! Some of the pictures I saw on the news were amazing!

How's work going? Is Mark still enjoying his job? Any news on the residency applications? How are you doing?
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« Reply #325 on: November 28, 2010, 09:50:44 pm »
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Hey there, Chickie! Long time no see...When I heard about the earthquake I hopped on your blog site and followed your news. Yikes! Scary scary time! So glad you guys made out ok! Whew! Some of the pictures I saw on the news were amazing!

How's work going? Is Mark still enjoying his job? Any news on the residency applications? How are you doing?

Hi Culpie - thanks hon, aftershocks seem to be dying down for the moment! Works good - Mark wants to get out of his job. We actually just went for an interview for Assistant Managers in Lake Tekapo for Backpackers if we get the job we will apply for work permits then later residency as would work out cheaper and you need 3 yrs experience in the field for residency

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« Reply #326 on: February 23, 2011, 09:58:53 pm »
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Going quite well, Liz! As you probably can tell...soooo incredibly busy now. It seems that someone hit the overdrive switch 6 months ago. Our weather had warmed up a bit (30F-40F), but we are on our way back down (-16F) expected this evening. Sooooo got the woodstove going and I am relaxing in front of it. 

Just bought a new car last week to replace my 11 yr old car. Someone rear-ended me while I was stopped in traffic.  And the insurance co totalled my vehicle. Grrrrrr! However, I have to admit that I am enjoying my "new" vehicle.

My chickens are fully grown now and still producing about 5 eggs a day. Soooo you can imagine how many eggs I get.  My siblings are getting lots of free farm fresh eggs.

How about you? Are you ok? I saw the news about the earthquake and got to worrying about you and Mark. I finally found ya on FB and sent over a friend request. Hoping you guys are ok! 
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« Reply #327 on: March 11, 2011, 02:02:48 am »
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Going quite well, Liz! As you probably can tell...soooo incredibly busy now. It seems that someone hit the overdrive switch 6 months ago. Our weather had warmed up a bit (30F-40F), but we are on our way back down (-16F) expected this evening. Sooooo got the woodstove going and I am relaxing in front of it. 

Just bought a new car last week to replace my 11 yr old car. Someone rear-ended me while I was stopped in traffic.  And the insurance co totalled my vehicle. Grrrrrr! However, I have to admit that I am enjoying my "new" vehicle.

My chickens are fully grown now and still producing about 5 eggs a day. Soooo you can imagine how many eggs I get.  My siblings are getting lots of free farm fresh eggs.

How about you? Are you ok? I saw the news about the earthquake and got to worrying about you and Mark. I finally found ya on FB and sent over a friend request. Hoping you guys are ok! 

Thats hot as! sounds cosy with the woodstove, lovely! Chooks, cool that you get so many eggs! Yes we are fine we were safe as you prob now gathered but now back in ChCh ironically! I know we are now friends

Whomever else is on FB send me friend requests I will accept!

ps sorry about your car hon take care xx
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« Reply #328 on: October 01, 2011, 07:05:47 am »
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UPDATE

Got new job working for Manchester Building Society who I temped with 3 years ago! Temp - Permanent. Start Tuesday 18th October! 

Weather is hot here in UK lately and set to last quite a while! Not much a fan on hot weather so hope Winter arrives soon 

Mark still looking but has interview this Thursday for IT job in Altrincham hope he gets it 

Cousin Joe is off to NZ today to be with his french gf who is studying there for 3 months. Jealous!! 

Other cousin Danny and gf are off to live in OZ next year too!

Hope everyone is well and happy

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« Reply #329 on: October 02, 2011, 01:02:50 am »
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Congrats on the job Liz! That's great! And good luck for Mark's interview, hope he gets it too.
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