Some of our family arrived from the UK last week, and it was very exciting to wait in the airport for them (I made a colourful sign to welcome them, which Mr S was too embarrassed to hold). After taking them on a little tiki tour of the Eastern suburbs in Welly, we started talking … More Top 10 tips to survive long haul flights
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!
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
When I first told some people that I was moving to New Zealand they said “Oh my god, aren’t you worried about the earthquakes?!”. I hadn’t really given it a lot of thought…but then I didn’t give the UK terror level much thought either (SEVERE since 2014 just in case you’re wondering) and that’s just … More Earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, oh my!
Before we left the UK, we had to sell our beloved campervan, Bert. We had lots of great adventures in him, so we couldn’t wait to get a new van when we got to New Zealand – meet Ernie. Yes, he is parked under a large airplane. It’s actually a cafe, that only serves excellent … More What did you do for Easter? We went to Mordor.