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Last weekend in Wellington

This weekend was our last in Wellington, and second to last in New Zealand. In all honestly it feels quite surreal – people keep asking if we’re excited and I want to say YES but in reality it just doesn’t feel like we’re going to be in Mexico in a few weeks time. 260 more words

New Zealand

Oxford to Oxford: The emigration of Henry Smith

Another a treasure of Christchurch City Libraries archives (namely Arch 1029) has been digitised and is now online for the enjoyment and edification of all. 405 more words

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Lonely highways got me to sleep until we arrived to Ashburton. Ashburton is a small town near Christchurch. Passengers have 30 minutes to take a break and I indulged myself with a hot latte. 367 more words


Driving around Auckland

The trip from Adelaide to Auckland was quite pleasant. Happily, I flew on James Strong, a new Qantas 737 in the retro livery, which was cool, and then in Sydney we landed on the cross-ways runway, something I’ve never done before. 1,143 more words

Short Trips


Back from a walk by the river, and I think there might be kereru in the loquat, but when I get there with my camera they burst out in a flurry of loud flapping and take refuge in a nearby tree. 43 more words


The one with our new gadgets

That’s right, we have now purchased our GoPro, Laptop and all the accessories!

I am writing to you on our fancy new HP Stream notebook, it’s so pretty! 636 more words


[New Post] NZ South Island Road Trip Stop 3: The Very Long Road to Milford Sound

Now wait just a second! Don’t you want to know what happened at Stops 1 and 2??

Rudyard Kipling declared it the 8th wonder of the world – and it receives almost one million visitors a year – but let me tell you, … 1,266 more words