The Spruce Goose, in Lyall Bay is a relatively short stroll from our home. Since returning back in Wellington we’ve had this restaurant, cafe and bar, on our list of ‘must do as soon as possible’! I was lucky to have a lunch date with a wonderful friend (who writes wonderful poetry, amongst other things, […]
Weekend Bliss for us in Wellington
Such a great weekend. The rain held off on Saturday for our local school to hold its fair. Dan took Charlotte, Sophie & Alice along, whilst I stayed a home to make the most of the chance to thrash the carpet with our ear piercing vacuum cleaner. The cleaning wasn’t all bad though – I […]
Fathers Day 2011
The man of the house had a jolly good time this Fathers Day, bestowed with creative gifts, hugs and giggles from day break to sun down. He got treated to breakfast in bed, glorious sunshine, a family scoot to the bay and back, before an avo on the waterfront, scoffing gelato, sipping a mocha and […]
An old couple find a great retirement home…
After a lazy Saturday morning and a Skype call to the UK with Charlotte trying to teach her Grandparents ‘Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ in Maori, we headed out for some exercise at Zealandia. We were delighted to see this handsome ‘ole chap showing off his feathers. His lady friend was no where to be […]
Rainbows and Parties
It’s rainbow and party season at the moment. After a lovely morning to myself at the hairdressers, drinking coffee and catching up on all the gossip, I met up with Dan and the girls (who’d taken the bus into town and braved Te Papa on a rainy Saturday) for ‘Yum Cha’ at Big Thumb. We […]
Meeting fellow expats to be…
Recently we were delighted to meet up with Craig of the wonderful blog ‘One Way New Zealand‘. His lovely wife, Rachel, had contacted us (as well as mutual friend Marrisa of ‘Dawes in New Zealand‘ blog) with her exciting plans of emigration from the UK to New Zealand. Craig and Rachel have a gorgeous son, […]
I like sucking on my big toe.
I haven’t yet managed to get both feet in my mouth at the same time, but I keep trying.