I just looked in my diary and I have a note that it is exactly six months since I first posted on this blog!
So…. 107 posts later…. 14,213 hits…. visitors from 104 countries … 460 followers… and …..
I’m still totally addicted to it all !!
I love travelling, seeing new places….. seeing old places, taking photographs
I love writing and sharing my (often useless) banter with you all
I love how so many of you like to get back in touch with me about anything or nothing in particular
I love my Kiwi Blog Bus and long may it continue.
Thank you to all my readers, followers and one-off visitors
I hope you found something here that you liked or were inspired by
I hope that something I wrote about has helped you make a great decision of your own
I hope that you can travel to wonderful places, see beautiful sights and meet amazing people
“The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ― Dr Seuss
My goodness what a weekend.
We had the most amazing weather (it’s Autumn here in New Zealand) but someone pulled out all the stops for the Easter holidays and we’ve had blue skies, fluffy white clouds and temperatures around 23c.
We’ve only had three nights away but we crammed in loads of awesomeness and New Zealand managed to stun me once again.
So much to post about over the next few days but for now I will leave you with this one picture that for me sums up my great weekend.
Hope everyone had an awesome Easter!
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.
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….
Today’s post recognises the beginning steps of our life in New Zealand, which ultimately led to the adventures and travels we are now able to make in the Kiwi Blog Bus.
It’s an anniversay day for us.
Three years ago today we got very valuable blue stickers inserted into our UK passports – we were given permanent residence in New Zealand.
We had been here for five months (out of the six allowed as a tourist) and although Sam had a current work visa, myself and the three children were all due to leave the country if our permanent residence didn’t come through in time.
The relief, as you can imagine, was immense.
Especially as we’d already bought a house and shipped over all our personal possessions!