Kia ora & welcome to this blog!

I hope you enjoy reading about the adventures and thoughts of this kiwi-out-there! Antony and I left our home in Ashburton, New Zealand in mid December 2015. We spent the summer first with family, then exploring the beautiful North Island. It was so good that when the time came to leave New Zealand we were actually a bit sad- even though we had been looking forward to our year overseas for several years!

I had high hopes of setting up a great looking website before we left but it has not eventuated and now we are six months into our trip, having had many adventures already…so here we go with a blog… I will try hard to catch up with the many missing months of blog posts!

As Antony is learning, I have a terrible memory. I know I have been to places before (museums, cities, islands etc.) but can’t remember much at all about them. So when I go a second time it may as well be the first! I don’t want to forget all the places we visit and people we meet this year though. So the blog is mostly like a diary for us. I do hope that others will find it useful of course- and I hope to post some travel tips, not just travel stories. We’ll see how it goes.

Enjoy dear family and friends. Feedback & Questions welcome.

– Kate –
(a 38 year old retired teacher 😉 For now anyway…)