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…
When we first decided to move to New Zealand, we thought about all the many aspects of the move: missing our families, being so cut off from the rest of the world and, if we wanted to deal with earthquakes. As you can read in my previous post about this, it wasn’t something that we … More When the Earth moved: NZ earthquake, Nov 2016
Let me start with an apology, it’s been such a long time since my last post that it’s taken me 6 tries to remember my password. Sorry about that, but things are manic here and the words in my brain have been swallowed by my new job. We’ve done so much since I last wrote, … More It’s been a while…
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!
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