Autumn is here

20140421-190345.jpgAutumn is such a beautiful time of year, the leaves changing colour, new flowers in bloom, New Zealand foliage never seems to rest.

We went for a stroll on Sandy point a few days ago, it seemed strange to be standing on the shore of the Oreti river rather than rowing down it! Continue reading

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New Zealand: summary of our 1st year

devils staircaseIt’s been exactly a year today since I landed in this fair isle. And what a roller coaster it’s been.

Here are our highlights and lowlights, and our first year in summary.  Continue reading

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A wedding and more sunshine in Southland

Meal out as Sasso It’s been a busy few weeks, and almost holiday time, thank goodness! We have had ANOTHER UK friend whizz by, lots of sunshine (clearly summer has moved a few months!)  Continue reading

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An ‘Ouch’, ‘Yippee’ and ‘Wohoo’ week!

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Sad week this week: UK Mothers day, and the first without mum. Also an interesting, eventful and at times fruitful week too.

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Hideaway heaven

image The hideaway is a wee place I cycled past a few weeks ago, I had no idea what it was so we stopped on the way home from lunch out with friends to check it out. (Just a coffee!)

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