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?
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!
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
Let’s start this blog post off on a ridiculously high note – I have my visa! After over a month, I can finally stop worrying that Mr Sazmo will have to go to NZ without me. It hasn’t been a simple process and, in keeping with my experiences so far, finding out that my application … More I’m in!
In preparation for emigrating to New Zealand, I’ve been spending lots of time with family and the English countryside, as these are the things I think I’ll miss the most when we go (as well as the BBC, can you get Doctor Who in NZ?). Its been lovely to spend time with everyone, but it’s … More Family Time
Mr S and I are currently having a relaxing few days away at the cottage we had our honeymoon in. It’s in deepest darkest Devon, no phone signal and sketchy wifi – exactly what we wanted. However, we hadn’t factored in some questions from New Zealand immigration and our previous letting agents, so thank the … More Still waiting…but relaxing
Time for our visa medical! Mr S and I were a bit stupid when it came to sorting this… Mr S had already had a medical, it was part of the job offer that he got it done at our local GP surgery. So, without thinking (or checking the visa documentation) I went straight ahead … More Visa Medical
We are definitely moving to NZ! Mr S has been offered the job and accepted, and we have both handed our notice in at work. Wow, what a feeling. My last day at work in the UK will be Christmas Eve. For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been veering wildly between excitement and terror. … More It’s official!