New Zealand

Kiwi culinary delights

Every country has its unique delicacies and New Zealand is no exception. We’re always on the lookout to try local favourites and usually willing to try anything at least once (except maybe in China). We found New Zealand to be charming, with few frills. This certainly flowed through to the…

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People we meet

A great surprise for us in Lawrence was meeting Jan the Butcher. We tend to shop daily so we’ve connected with Jan quite often as we tried to decide what to cook for dinner each night. The story of Jan’s career as a butcher is really interesting and she told…

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This housesitting thing

I love reading other peoples’ stories and have followed a few travel blogs for some time. So many different preferences and styles of travel, really interesting. I first read about house sitting a few years ago on a travel blog, and have since been intrigued about the concept.  How looking…

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Containers of hope and prosperity

I think everyone should visit Christchurch to witness the greatness of human resilience, endurance and hope. One thing you can’t help noticing around Christchurch is all the shipping containers. Containers have been used around damaged buildings like scaffold, It really is quite amazing to see, very ingenious. I’ve wondered who…

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Broken city, healing lives

Christchurch is really stumping me and I’m finding it difficult to articulate my feelings about the place. What is it about a city that makes it magnificent, and then not? Everything I ever heard about the city of Christchurch was of beauty, elegance and order. “Oh, you must go to…

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