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
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?
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
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
In my 33 years on this earth I’ve met and befriended a few people. Some people who I know will always be part of my life, no matter the length of time between our catch ups, some people who I ring when I want to drink tequila and some work colleagues who made every single … More How to Make Friends…
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.
One of my favourite things about living in New Zealand, specifically Wellington, is that you have a vibrant city with great restaurants and bars nestled side by side with incredible mountains and beautiful beaches. And living 5 minutes away from the beach is awesome. We live in Lyall Bay and, I’m very biased, but this … More On the beach!
When Mr Sazmo and I had confirmation that we were definitely coming to New Zealand, one of the first things we did (in amongst medicals, visas and giving away anything that had grass on it) was to hand in our notices at work. I loved my job in the UK, working for a wonderful children’s … More Sazmo: Job Hunter
Now that I’m here in New Zealand, actually living in a house and everything, I thought it would be a good opportunity to put my visa tips in one place. The main reason I started this blog is because, whilst there is a lot of information online, I couldn’t find much about other human being’s … More Top Tips to help you get your NZ visa