Category Archives: New Zealand

Skyping with NZ

First face to face conversation with Leigh in New Zealand… how amazing is that.  We have messaged through scrabble for a couple of years now and here is how it all began.  Just playing on line scrabble with random people, … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Welcome to to my travel blog.  This is probably my journey of a lifetime, as yet still not finalised but I plan to travel to Australia and New Zealand during the autumn, with stop offs yet to be decided.  I … Continue reading

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Flights all booked!

Let the plans begin…. Flying to the other side of the world with Qantas in the autumn.  First stop Bangkok (11 hours in the air) spending three nights at the Belaire Princess Hotel, whoopee – rooftop pool.  Then fly to … Continue reading

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Message from Sydney

I received an email from Sydney this morning where Melinda and Dennis have very kindly invited me to stay.  I haven’t seen them for many years now since they were last in the UK and came to see me.  I … Continue reading

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Plans for arrival in New Zealand

Kay is very kindly picking me up from the airport in Auckland and taking me to her beautiful homestay in Cambridge for a few days.  Here are some Cambridge pics. Thank you Kay, you will now be scrabble Queen!

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Earthquake in South Island NZ

I’ve just woken up to the terrible news of the quake in Christchurch.  My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected and all their families and friends.

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Ok so it seems I have to learn a new language too!  So will make notes as I go along.  Please feel free to make any corrections and/or useful additions (no rude or swear words please 🙂 ) Leigh. Tino … Continue reading

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Kiwi Experience

Ok, I have now signed on to the Kiwi Experience, the back-packers bus pass round NZ. The reason for this was that they were advertising special more than half price offers for bookings made before the end of March. But … Continue reading

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NZ things I should know about

Feijoa – Kay has just spent an hour at the bench scooping

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Leaving Oz

Happy Birthday birthday Dad! We left for Brisbane International Airport at 3am and Kylie had packed a bacon and egg roll breakfast with fruit juice and coffee – gud on er!!! She is such a star and we arrived to … Continue reading

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