It's been many years since either of us properly visited Christchurch, garden city of New Zealand. We had a blast last week there with Jamie.
It's hard to believe that only five days ago we were in the Art Deco capital city of Napier. Between then and now we've travelled far & wide.
I believe some places in the world are truly magical. For me, two of these are Morere Hot Springs and Mahia Peninsula.
As the UK heads into a second lockdown, we're celebtrating being in a COVID-free country having a wonderful time with friends & family.
Our next camping spot after leaving Auckland on Wednesday 14th October was another fantastic free one at Ray's Rest Reserve.
Continuing our journey down the east coast of Northland a couple of weeks ago. We spent a few days catching up with friends and visiting Auckland.
A rather interesting combination, treaties and toilets! You'll understand how both are significant icons of New Zealand as you read on.
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.
“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.
After an incredibly convoluted, complex and challenging journey to our 'second home country', finally, we really are back IN New Zealand.
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’.
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.
Today was the first COVID-19 compulsory MIQ test day. We waited apprehensively, hoping someone would come early enough for us to be able to go outside
Today is our third day back in New Zealand; the second full day of Managed Isolation. Being 'stuck' in a lovely hotel room is beginning to feel like our 'new normal'. Admittedly it's frustrating at times, as there are obviously things we want to get sorted now we're here but are unable to. But it … Continue reading MIQ Day 2 – Back To Work
In case you're not aware, MIQ stands for Managed Isolation and Quarantine. Part of the NZ government's 'Unite Against COVID-19' plan ...
Have you heard of Dave Dobbyn? He sings a very 'famous in New Zealand' song called 'Welcome Home' which I've been listening to rather a lot recently.