Hi from New Zealand

We love hearing from you, so here is your chance. Introduce yourself and tell us what makes you selfsufficient 'ish'. Go on don't be shy, we welcome one and all. You can also tell us how you heard about us if you like.
shae
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Hi from New Zealand

Post: #62044 shae
Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:40 am

Hello,
I've just discovered your fab forum. I'm a mum (and wife) of 2 kiddies and living just outside Cambridge (NZ) in a run down old house in the middle of a dairy farm. We moved out of the city for a quieter pace of life in which to bring up our wee ones. We are just really evaluating our level of consumerism and looking to make some positive changes. We have 4 hens 2 sheep (hopefully in lamb) and neglected veg garden and are cloth nappy users. Anyway looking forward to making the most of all the valueable advice.

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Post: #62064 red
Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:56 am

hi and welcome :flower:
Red

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Post: #62075 Bonniegirl
Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:41 am

Kia Ora!

From Hamilton! :cheers:
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Post: #62078 Annpan
Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:19 am

Welcome :wave:
Ann Pan

"Some days you're the dog,
some days you're the lamp-post"

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Post: #62100 Millymollymandy
Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:03 pm

Welcome Shae. There's loads of Kiwis here on the forum but you might have noticed that already!

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Post: #62246 ohareward
Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:24 pm

Hi Shae. Welcome from the Mainland.

We also left city life and live in an old house surrounded by a dairy farm in North Canterbury.

Robin
'You know you are a hard-core gardener if you deadhead flowers in other people's gardens.

To err is human. To blame someone else, is management potential.

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Post: #62249 Jack
Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:55 pm

Yeah Gidday

Good to have more Kiwis here.

I am down North Otago.
Cheers
just a Rough Country Boy.

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Post: #62251 possum
Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:45 am

Hi there, I am out near the Banks Peninsula
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Post: #62291 Shirley
Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:37 am

Hi Shae

Welcome aboard :cheers:
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Post: #62293 ina
Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:00 pm

Hiya Shae, welcome to the SSishers!
Ina
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Post: #62301 Andy Hamilton
Thu Jun 21, 2007 1:27 pm

Hi shae and welcome, nice to see that you are taking the route of washables, I have been researching disposables for our book and it is defintely a way to make a big difference.
First we sow the seeds, nature grows the seeds then we eat the seeds. Neil Pye
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Post: #62315 glenniedragon
Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:10 pm

Welcome to the site! it seems strange reading names for places over here over there (does that make sense?) Cambridge, Canterbury kinda wierd! maybe we could do 'twinning' of Ssishers like they do towns! quite apt when you consider our forums glorious creators!

I digress, Welcome to the site
Kind thoughts
Deb

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Post: #62331 Thomzo
Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:38 pm

Hi Shae
Welcome to the site. Sounds like you'll be giving us advice.

Zoe
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Check out my blog at http://designedbyzoe.blogspot.com/
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Post: #62341 possum
Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:34 pm

glenniedragon wrote:Welcome to the site! it seems strange reading names for places over here over there (does that make sense?) Cambridge, Canterbury kinda wierd!

There are plenty of them around, sheffield, Rotherham, Darfield, Aylesbury, Belfast and further south you then get the Scottish ones
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Post: #62364 Jerseymum
Fri Jun 22, 2007 7:49 am

Hello.
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