It was my birthday last week, I’ve reached the grand age of 35 – where I feel like I should maybe contemplate growing up at some point in the near future. Or not. Mr S treated me to a fantastic long weekend in Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand. Queenstown is at the bottom … More #WinterFest82

We love visitors!

Yes, yes, I know. It’s been ages. Sorry about that. Thing is, I’ve started writing a book, so every time I feel like writing, I’ve been doing that instead. But Mr S keeps whinging at me about doing another blog post, and I’ve missed it – so here I am! The biggest thing that happened … More We love visitors!

Christmas to Kiwimas

I’ll start by saying that we had an awesome weekend. We went on a boat trip over to Somes Island, a predator-free scientific reserve in the middle of Wellington Harbour. The weather was gorgeous and we enjoyed a picnic in the sunshine – it was wonderful. So I wasn’t really expecting to come crashing down … More Christmas to Kiwimas

Bike Touring: My first experience…and my last?

It’s taken me a while to transfer my first bike touring experience from my head to my blog – probably because the emotional scarring has only just started to dissipate and the memories are slightly easier to look back on. For those that don’t know, bike touring is a multi-day ride, when you take everything you … More Bike Touring: My first experience…and my last?