I’m in a state of happy euphoria right now, for three reasons (I want to yell “My reasons are threefold!” but this isn’t a Dickens novel, so I’ll just get on with it). It is gorgeously sunny outside with clear blue skies Mr S and I have been together for seven years, so we’re celebrating … More Letting the outside in
We’re only 2 weeks away from welcoming some of our family to New Zealand, and it’s very exciting! I can’t wait to show them our home and the fabulousness that is Wellington. One of the best things we are doing is going to the South Island for a week and travelling about, seeing as much … More Driving the Kiwi way
I’m in a very excitable mood today, we had a lovely chat with some of our family at the weekend, and are looking forward to welcoming them to NZ in August. One of the most exciting things is that we’ll all be taking a trip to the South Island together! It will be my first … More Do you miss me?
Brunch is big business in Wellington, and since we’ve been here we have sampled some incredible post lie-in meals. We’re very lucky to have such a high standard of quirky cafes and restaurants in the Eastern suburbs – we can eat brunch at a different place every weekend and still be blown away (by the … More From ladies that lunch to bros that brunch
Things seem a bit grim in the UK at the moment. What with the Brexit drama, no-one seeming to want to lead the country, 2016 killing off our most beloved of celebrities and Chris Evans leaving Top Gear, it’s not difficult to understand why there might be a melancholy air hanging over the British Isles. … More By jove, we’re British!
I’m getting quite into this exercise lark now and popping along to the gym a couple of times of week. Everyone there is friendly and I can wobble about on the machines and in the classes without any judgement. I was lucky enough to win a personal training session on the gym Facebook page – … More 111 Emergency
I was looking back through my blog posts today and realised that I haven’t updated you all on my friend making exploits. And it got me thinking about how it’s going here, are we ‘settled in’ and when you start to call a new place your home. And I had a realisation about the friend … More How do you know when it’s home?
I’m guessing you can probably tell from the tone of my recent blog posts that Mr Sazmo and I are absolutely LOVING New Zealand. Life here is sweet as, and I’m pretty sure that choosing to live in Wellington is part of the reason we are both so happy. Wellington (or Welly as it is … More Top 10 Weekends in Welly
When making the decision to emigrate from the UK to NZ there were lots of things to consider, but something Mr Sazmo and I never really worried about was living in a different culture. We were fully prepared to throw ourselves headlong into the Kiwi lifestyle! Now that we’re here, we’ve realised that, actually, it’s … More Top 10 Kiwi words and phrases I have learned
My attempts at friend-making have continued over the past couple of weeks with varied results. I think the most interesting encounter I’ve had was in the McDonalds across from my office (I know, how am I supposed to stop myself having a Big Mac EVERY DAY?!). I was treating myself to breakfast (cinnamon cobblestone and … More Friends and other animals