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Stop to shop in Whangamata

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Topping up our provisions -having great adventures – will post more when I can.
Happy holidays!

Hey there Mr Blue

It’s the weekend, the sun is shining and the Kiwi Blog Bus is on the road again.

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If I had the option to put a daily theme tune on here then todays would have to be some classic ELO.

Where ever you are I hope you see some blue skies and enjoy your weekend.

A little bit of bus

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Just a quick picture from one of our Good Friday destinations to keep you going.
I’ll post about our trip in full when we get home but so far it will contain a lake, a mountain and another fab New Zealand sunset.

In case you want to know who we are?

I’ve had some business cards made up.

But, actually as I’m not running a business they are more like old-fashioned calling cards or modern-day networking cards – take your pick – but you catch my drift.

I've done a little editing on this particular image and have removed my cell phone number that is printed on the actual cards. Don't take it personally, I just don't want you to know it!

Now don’t jump to hasty conclusions….
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Above board and ready to go

The Kiwi Blog Bus was today inspected by the men with all-seeing eyes at VTNZ and was passed for a new Certificate of Fitness – phew!

For the non-kiwis amongst my readers I should explain that this is a six monthly check carried out to ensure your vehicle is safe and road worthy.

It’s not really a problem for many modern cars (although I once had my car fail as I was driving around with a nail stuck in the tyre!) but when you drive a 1981 Japanese bus you do keep your fingers crossed that you get good news.

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A reminder of Pure New Zealand

I stumbled across a video the other day that I’d like to share, in my opinion it’s just fabulous and pure, feel-good New Zealand.  

In 2010 Tourism New Zealand  launched “Your Big Break” and asked people to capture the essence of 100% Pure New Zealand and tell the world their story of how they see the youngest country on earth.

Working Day was the winner and you can see all five finalists videos here (Frosty is my personal favourite but I also like Sweet As).

Enjoy Pure New Zealand.

Move aside work… there is deep thinking to be done

According to the flag counter on this blog (which I check at least ten times daily and it is a source of constant amazement to me) my latest new visitor is from Greece.

I have never been to Greece but as you may or may not know it is on my bucket list.

It just made me wonder if the person in Greece had their own bucket list with New Zealand on it?
Or even, bizarrely (or not) – travelling around New Zealand in a campervan?

Am I not only living my dream life but that of someone else?
Is there someone in Greece, or Peru, living their own dream life but blogging about having New Zealand on their bucket list?

I must learn not to think too deeply about things like this, especially when I have real work to be doing.
I think this is called procrastination.

Did I tell you last week my latest readers were from Mexico and the Bahamas….

I don’t care if my husband is the only person that reads this post

Kiwi Annison is being sneaky and using the blog to give a big Happy Birthday shout out to her lovely lovely bus driver, and husband, Sam.

The  Kiwi Blog Bus and its journeys (and therefore this blog) could not exist without Sam’s wonderful and varied skills.

In the duration of any one trip he may have to wear any of these hats: Driver / Mechanic / Joiner / Bus re-builder / Electrician / Cook / Cleaner / Refuse Man / Lifter of anything heavy / Bike fixer / Playful Dad / Attentive husband / General dogsbody

This is for you Sam 🙂

Nine years ago…. and …. What to look for in a family van

I graduated today.

No cap for my Diploma in Journalism but definitely a gown.
Great fun to wear on what must be one of the windiest days in the Waikato this year!

So in honour of my celebration of success (and because I’ve had little free time to write a new blog post) I am going to flashback to my very first piece of published writing; an article about motorhomes! Read More…

Dear reader, can you help?

From time to time I post a poll or survey on the blog.

It’s in my nature to ask questions – I’m a journalist and I always want to learn more.

My first survey is now on the Polls/Surveys page (link above).

It will remain there permanently – that way new visitors can also join in the fun!

So, please would you please fill in my little survey?

It’s just 8 easy questions but you have no idea how much you’ll satisfy my natural curiosity!

Please note – no personal information is requested and no data is held on file – this is just me trying to find out more about my readers’ blog desires then I can ask the blog fairy to help grant some wishes!

Click here for direct link to survey.

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