Before we left the UK, I did a video walk around of our house. Mark asked what the devil I was doing. I clearly remember saying ‘well, houses in New Zealand won’t look like this, will they?! No, they surely don’t!
I then planned to do another walk around video once we had bought a house, and put our furniture into it.
So, here they both are. What an amazing contrast, even if I do say so myself! Continue reading “House comparison: UK v NZ”
We decided to break up our mammoth gardening weekend with a trip out. There is still so much to see in this beautiful country. So we picked a route in the Catlins, near to Colac bay, but we decided to do forest rather than beach this time.
Continue reading “Tramping in the Catlins: Waipohato waterfall track”
The thing that I am finding most weird is a Christmas celebration in summer. I can see its advantages, but it is still very odd indeed. Continue reading “Celebrating a Summery Christmas Kiwi style!”
Here is a summary of our 2013 in photographs. There is one photo to represent each month. Sufficed to say it has been a tough old year, to say the least. But, we do our best to be an optimistic forward looking people, and there is also a lot to celebrate that we have achieved in 2013. Continue reading “2013: A year in pictures”
It wasn’t till the other day that I realised that the sign at Bluff was not the furthest south that you could go in Southern New Zealand. We had been to the Southern Catlins before but drove past the slope point sign, disregarding it due to the what is now familiar gravel road.
Today we decided to go to the Niagra Falls cafe for lunch, the go for a drive / walk and locate Slope point on the way. Continue reading “Slope Point: the Southernmost tip of South Island!”