Now you are 6!

What a whirlwind of a year…Whoosh! now you are six!! Last year you had your wintery birthday in Portugal, now we have upped sticks and are living in New Zealand! Oh what a… Continue reading

Kapiti Island Nature Reserve

When visiting New Zealand’s beautiful Kapiti coast, beaches and towns you can’t help but notice (on clear days) the 10Km long rectangular Kapiti island. The island lies 5km off the West of the… Continue reading

Day trip to Wellington

It took around an hour to travel on the rail replacement bus service from Paraparaumu into Wellington, the boys loved the novelty of having bus tickets. From the bus station it was an… Continue reading

Adeus 2018, Haere Mai 2019, Happy New Year!

What a brilliant year 2018 has been!  This year was a year of revelations, connections and changes. It is so strange to believe that in January of this year we started off the year… Continue reading

Merry Christmas 2018

Our first Christmas in New Zealand. We decided to go all out and visit our local Christmas tree farm up in the Kaimai Ranges and pick our very own kiwi Christmas tree! The… Continue reading

New Zealand’s North Island Beaches

New Zealand is so breathtakingly beautiful. Surrounded by the ocean and just 280 miles at its widest point, you are never too far from a beach here. From wild, hidden, blackened and volcanic… Continue reading

Wairere Falls and the Kaimai Range, Waikato

We love an outdoor adventure so high on our list of things to do in New Zealand is walking (tramping) as a family. We have already found some great coastal walks, and were… Continue reading

Four Years Old, Happy Birthday Mayhem!

Wow! So amazing, we can’t believe you are four. It has been a magnificent journey of wonderfulness and we are so pleased to celebrate your fourth birthday with you and our family in… Continue reading

Waiting and Exploring

When our family first applied to immigrate to New Zealand we knew we would have to wait. Wait for the the multitude of paperwork boxes to be ticked and for the powers that… Continue reading

Exploring Lancashire

We continue to enjoy our stay in Lancashire whilst eagerly awaiting our visas for immigration to New Zealand. As the red rose county once processed most of the worlds cotton there are many… Continue reading