Category Archives: New Zealand

Forget Spring. It feels like Winter.

Apparently we missed Summer. It was lovely but only lasted a week. Since we arrived in France it’s back to rainy cold days with thunderstorms and lightening. I love a good storm but this winter blast is no fun. I’m … Continue reading

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Goodbye to Autumn, Bonjour au Printemps.

Autumn is here in New Zealand although you wouldn’t know it by the weather! The colours in Christchurch’s Hagley Park and the Botanic Gardens are spectacular. But Alan and I are off to France on Sunday for our next adventure. … Continue reading

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Christchurch to St Jean de Losne. This years adventure begins.

Every year we are surprised by how quickly May comes around and this year is no exception and suddenly it’s time to head away on a new adventure. There is a lot of planning and saving that goes into living … Continue reading

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Cyclone Debbie, Cyclone Cook? Time to head North!

Daylight Saving has just finished here in New Zealand and, quelle horreur, I had to turn a lamp on at 5.15pm! Speaking of turning, the weather! Our Summer was almost a non-event this year and Autumn also seems to be … Continue reading

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Home again!

We have been home now for over a month and France seems a very long time ago. We are loving being back in our apartment in Chrischurch, New Zealand. The Spring weather has been challenging, a lot cooler than last … Continue reading

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