Monthly Archives: April 2014

Smash-fest and seaside relaxation

It’s been a rough few weeks in the Ryding household. We were both ill over the Easter weekend with food poisoning, no easter eggs for us. Then only 4 days later, I contracted a stomach / bowel virus of some kind … Continue reading

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Anzac day. Lest we Forget: We will Remember Them

I have never had the opportunity to attend a service at the Cenotaph before, today was my first. I attended the Dawn Parade at Invercargill Cenotaph, and was absolutely bowled over with the hundreds and hundreds of people who were … Continue reading

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Autumn is here

Autumn 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 … Continue reading

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New Zealand: summary of our 1st year

It’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. 

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A wedding and more sunshine in Southland

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!) 

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