Tag Archive | Lifestyle

How we came to be honorary kiwis

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!

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Free lakeside camping surrounded by some of New Zealand’s best

There is a quiet little spot that’s not far from our home town of Cambridge and we often go there for a day or two to completely chill out.

We can leave home in our bus and in less than half an hour be parked up (for free) at a large lakeside reserve where we can fish, kayak, swim or just relax.

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Our daydreaming and list making trip

As you may have gathered we went to the Motorhome show at Claudelands Event centre yesterday.

Fortunately Hamilton seemed to get away with strong winds and squally showers rather than the “weather bomb” that we’d been promised. Read More…

Apparently my dreams and adventures will start at the weekend

It’s not a horoscope.

That’s what I was told when I visited the website for the New Zealand Motorhome & Caravan Show which starts this Friday in Hamilton. Read More…

Travelling Dogs – Introducing Jess and Pip


Part of the joy of travelling in our bus, and not having to book various types of other accomodation, is that we can take along our two dogs. Read More…

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