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.

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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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There’s a famous person in the house!

imageWhen this wee camper van was blocking our drive this evening, I was a bit irritated, looked like possible hippies! Mark said it was an older person, when they finally moved and we could get into our house, he said I should go are they ok, I need to behave like a kiwi, not A pom! Continue reading

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