Delights of the South Coast

Talk to the English about Dorset and Devon and you invariably get the response “it is lovely down there”. After visiting I agree wholeheartedly. The Read More …

Incredible Iceland

The big decision now for Kate’s birthdays are where shall we go to celebrate? Last year we drank port in Portugal and this year we Read More …

New Zealand is a long way but it is worth the trip

After close to two years of writing this blog I finally have a reason to write about a very beautiful little country at the bottom Read More …

Getting settled and visiting places nearby Cheltenham

It has been a couple of busy weeks since we moved into our new flat (apartment to us Kiwis). I forgot how much is involved Read More …

Summer in Somerset

I thought I’d be writing this post from back in New Zealand as we were looking like we were headed home after a rather fruitless Read More …

The Charming Cotswolds

It would be hard to find anywhere in the world with the rural rustic charm of the Cotswolds. Last year we visited Bath and I Read More …

The Wild and Wonderful West

In our previous trips to the UK we hadn’t made it to the Southwest of England and Wales, this trip we rectified this serious omission! Read More …

Blissful Brighton and the Sunny South Coast

Every so often when travelling you find a place that ticks all the boxes. While the UK has some lovely areas I haven’t found one Read More …

London – big city madness

We decided a while ago that we may not be big city people 🙂 While it is good to go and have a look for Read More …

ANZAC Day on the Western Front

Anzac Day is a special and emotional day for New Zealanders and Australians. Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first campaign (Gallipoli) that led Read More …

A little look around before leaving the Continent

We were due to come back to New Zealand in late April but we decided we’d like to stay on this side of the world Read More …