The Wine Countdown

June 7th, 2014 The time has come. Our departure from New Zealand – land of oceans, mountains and delicious wine – is imminent. And for the last month or so, we’ve been eyeing our substantial wine stash with growing concern. You know there is imbalance in your life when you are tracking your departure date…

December 14th: Queenstown and Te Anau

December 14th Sleep, yes, I remember that… I hadn’t banked much sleep that week due to last-minute pre-guest, pre-Christmas preparations: freezing lasagnes, cleaning bathrooms and getting packed for the big pre-Christmas trip. I failed to sleep properly till after my in-laws arrived from the UK on the 13th…around 2am-ish? Tiny woke me at 6.30am the…

NZ travels part 2

And here is part two of our crazy December-January travel extravaganza! More of the same, only post-Christmas food and boozefest. Excellent…and hyperlinks to more detailed posts hopefully coming soon! January 3rd – Auckland to Rotorua High point: White water rafting down the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall (7m) Low point: The fact that it was…

NZ travels part 1

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted, I know. But for the last couple of months, I’ve been either planning or enjoying trips around NZ with various family who were over for the festive period. And all that fun was combined with hosting Christmas and New Year here. If Martha Stewart opened a travel…