One of the reasons Barry often quotes for loving England and the UK is its long history. He’d often ask me, what the history of places we visited was.
We'd been lucky on our journeys around the north of the north island, until last Thursday. At Te Paki Sand Dunes, the sky suggested impending darkness
Driving up, or down, Ninety Mile Beach is an amazing experience. I did it in March 2002 with my mum and dad on an organised day trip from Kerikeri.
The more astute among you will have noticed a dramatic change to our home page header image. It's obviously reflective of the fact we're now residing in 'NZAreandare'.
“First impressions are lasting impressions” so the saying goes. If that’s true we’ve absolutely made the right decision!
Barry and I would like to introduce our readers to ‘NZAreandare’. We’ll be sharing our land based adventures in New Zealand with you here, and on our Facebook page, over the coming months ... Thank you to Wenderkreisen Auckland for sorting out the few things that weren’t quite as expected today. Barry is behind the … Continue reading Our New Home
Many months ago, during our lovely lockdown near Hurleston Junction, I reported to the COVID-19 Symptom Study I was experiencing a headache.
I may have been spotted on one my many walks around Gisborne (Tūranganui a Kiwa), with a silly Cheshire-cat-like grin on my face - possibly simultaneously talking to myself. Next month will mark 19 years since I first set foot in this paradisical coastal city teetering on the edge of the world. I'm guessing those … Continue reading Walking And Reconnecting In Tūrunganui A Kiwa
Being back in Tairawhiti/Gisborne is, for me, akin to slipping on my comfiest shoes whilst sighing contentedly ...
After an incredibly convoluted, complex and challenging journey to our 'second home country', finally, we really are back IN New Zealand.
It's difficult to believe we've almost completed our fourteen days of Managed Isolation. Weirdly, I'll miss it!
We fully appreciate that being able to return to New Zealand at this time of the world's history is a precious gift.
This morning began early. My alarm was set for a 7.15 am start to get ready for a House Party at 7.30 am with three friends ...
Under 'normal' circumstances, I'd be posting a blog Wednesdays' and weekends. For me, daily blog reading can become rather tedious ...
There are only five sleeps to go now before our expected 'release' day on Saturday 5th September. So long as our day 12 COVID-19 tests are negative ...
I recall watching the trees budding and blossom sprouting as winter turned to spring during late March in the UK when we were 'locked down’.
That sounds odd, doesn't it? A day off Managed Isolation? How can that be? No, just a day off 'work' with far less screen time
Time in MIQ is speeding by. Tomorrow morning will be our halfway point. We still haven't worked out a way to get back to Gisborne on 5th ...
Five days into our Managed Isolation, and we're over a third through the requisite 14 days already. I don't think we're 'suffering' at all.
Forty-four years ago today, a monumental event in my life occurred. On 26th August 1976, at 10.36 pm, my eldest daughter Lisa Marie was born.