• cuba street rainbow crossing wellington during coronavirus lockdown new zealand

    Wellington on Lockdown

    April 21, 2020

    I’m typing this on day 26 of lockdown here in New Zealand. Today we got news that next week the country will move from Level 4 to Level 3, which means that a few more essential businesses can open up and deliveries from certain shops, cafes and restaurants can resume. However, we’ll still have to…

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    Art Deco Architecture Adventures in Napier

    March 16, 2020

    With its colourful buildings, Art Deco architecture, and proximity to wonderful wineries Napier is a must visit New Zealand destination. I’ve had is on my must-see list for a while, so when a recent bank holiday weekend coincided with my Birthday week we hired a car for a little break in the Art Deco capital…

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    Wonderful Welly – Wellington Botanic Gardens

    November 7, 2019

    There’s a saying around here, “you can’t beat Wellington on a good day” and so on a recent good day I decided to explore one of the city’s most scenic spots, Wellington Botanic Gardens. If you’ve read here before, or you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I’m a sucker for plants and the Bristol…

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    11 things I’ve learned in my first month in New Zealand

    June 27, 2019

    I can’t quite believe it, last week marked 1 month since I landed in Auckland and began my new life in New Zealand. It’s been a bit of a blur if I’m honest, and I’m still settling in and finding my feet. I’ve moved to Wellington, in the South of the North Island, In my…

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    New Chapter in New Zealand

    May 20, 2019

    Apologies for the long overdue update. I’ve recently safely arrived in New Zealand. I’m currently spending a couple of days exploring Auckland until I head to Wellington which I hope will become my home for most of my time in this beautiful country. I realise I’ve been absent for most of my travels. That wasn’t…

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