A little gem called Russell

“Romantic Russell” lives up to its name, a small, picturesque town (population around 800), which is nestled in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Time can sit still as you drive off the car ferry and take in a deep breath of peace. During the summer months the town can be bustling with people from all […]

An Upside Down Christmas

♪” It’s a real New Zealand Christmas – there’s no fire, no snow, no sleigh! Everything has come to a grinding halt and at last it’s Christmas Day! ♪ We’re wearing shorts and jandals, singing songs of Christmas cheer… Mum’s organised the family lunch and dad’ll be drinking Kiwi beer!”♫♩ This year everyone in our […]

Plan: NZ For A Year

Live in NZ for a year (give or take a bit)… I’ve learned that you can easily, or not so easily, make plans but you don’t have to be set on actually following each and every step. Go on – alter the route!! I dare myself to have a little fun and let go of […]

A life less ordinary

We have always talked about living in New Zealand, after all that is where I grew up and it was pretty amazing. We were waiting for the right time, the kids had to be the “perfect age”, things had to be set up just right…. The thing is, it’s like having a baby. Or any […]