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
I’m not one of those people that wins competitions. Don’t get me wrong, I’m competitive (just ask my in-laws, I don’t think any of them will ever play Trivial Pursuit with me again) but I never get anywhere with competitions, so I let them slowly drift by. However, New Zealand seems to have given me … More Shh, we’ve discovered a camping secret…
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!
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?
Welcome to part one of my South Island diary! Don’t worry, there are only two parts, so you’re not in this for the long haul. Our family came to visit in August and we planned a Road Trip Extravaganza around the South Island and tried to cram as much into one week as we possibly … More South Island: Part One
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