Birds aplenty: the Royal Albatross Centre

I have always been fascinated by albatrosses. With their size, ability to fly long distances and their sometimes comical take-offs … More

Words on Wednesday: Port Chalmers

As I sat down to map out blog posts on our recent holiday, I struggled to think how to structure them and what to do in what order. It has taken a bit of work but I have decided to do three more posts after today: one on the Royal Albatross Centre, one on ‘things to do indoors’ and one on street art. Hope you will come along for the journey.

A trip to Dunedin (part one)

We are just back today from a short trip down to Dunedin, the ‘Edinburgh of the South’ and the second … More

Words on Wednesday: Akaroa

On Saturday, the second day of our weekend trip to Christchurch, we drove over to Akaroa, around an hour and … More

A weekend trip to Christchurch: getting there

A combination of the Labour Day weekend and a new member of the family to meet (see Monday’s post), saw us pack our bags and head on south to Christchurch

This week’s small pleasures #180 (or trip to Nelson part 2)

This week’s small pleasures post’s subtitle is ‘Nelson weekend part 2’, for while there were other small pleasures during the … More

This week’s small pleasures #124

It’s Monday, it’s a new week…and it’s time to think about the small pleasures of the past week. It is … More