Read about the wonderful family holidays we’ve enjoyed in beautiful New Zealand and overseas. Lots of ideas for family excursions and exciting things to see and do…

New Zealand

North Island

Kapiti Coast

Kapiti Coast

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South Island

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands, July 2023

A Holiay in Paradise – Ten Blissful Days in the Beautiful Cook Islands

Japan, 2019

Tokyo & Kyoto – First time visiting Japan

Canada, 2018

A visit to Sun Peaks Resort, Whistler and Vancouver

California, 2013 to 2014

A year of Adventures in California, 2013 to 2014


July and August 2022 – A visit to England with youngest daughter, seeing my Dad and sister, as well as my husband’s family and some of my extended family. We enjoyed a holiday in Cornwall, a visit to London, and spent time in the Peak District and Lancashire.

A month of sunshine in England, time with family, friends, letting go and accepting change.

Summer holiday in North-East Cornwall (part 1)

North-East Cornwall holiday snapshots (part 2)

Summer visit to London in July

Family, hills and roller-coasters!

Six weeks in the UK summer time 2016 with my youngest, then aged 6, visiting family

England and Wales in six weeks

A collection of blog posts between 2014 and 2022 are indexed on this page:

UK Visits, 2014-2022

England via Santa Barbara & San Francisco, October 2012