Living the wild life

The days are flying by way too fast. We’ve barely scratched the surface of Dunedin and it’s time to hit the road again. We arrived around lunchtime yesterday and grabbed a quick bite before going on a six hour eco tour of the Otago peninsula. It was an amazing experience, enhanced by our vivacious Chilean […]

Slice of heaven

Yesterday started very badly and ended so, so well. I had two really intense episodes of vertigo while lying in bed that felt like the head spins I had when I drank too much as a twentysomething … times 10. Horrible. DD reckons it was a calcium deposit that came loose in my inner ear. […]

Flipping out

I wasn’t expecting it to be so summery in late November on the South Island of New Zealand. The past few days have been glorious, albeit with the occasional torrential shower. I haven’t packed nearly enough T-shirts! Yesterday was so lovely. We started by driving to Wanaka via Arrowtown for breakfast. Arrowtown is so picturesque […]

I couldn’t resist

OK, I’m calling it – I’m a blogging addict. I can’t help myself – I have to give you a little update on the first day of our adventure. After a mimosa in the departure lounge, we flew to Queenstown – which has the most picturesquely situated airport I’ve ever been to – and drove […]

So apologetic

Qantas had a special earlier this year that offered flights for half the Frequent Flyer points as usual. I had a few up my sleeve from all the grocery shopping I do at Woolies, so I threw caught to the wind and snapped up a ticket to Queenstown. I feel guilty about it now because […]

The things that pop up

There’s a thingamajig called The Fountain of Goose that’s popped up at Circular Quay and I was lucky enough to go to the launch last night with my friend Jemma. I can’t remember how Jemma and I met. It was one of two ways and I’ve forgotten which came first. We used to work together […]

Some good news

We took the eldest to the Scoliosis Clinic at The Children’s Hospital yesterday and … yaaaaaay … the spinal surgeon was very reassuring. Apparently the eldest’s 38 degree curve has occurred in the best possible place it could – in the middle back area – which means it’s not affecting anything crucial and probably won’t […]

I miss the parties

When the kids were little … which feels like five minutes ago … I was the party queen. Oh how I loved the plotting and planning and ebay ordering. I’d agree on a theme with the birthday child, then go for broke on coming up with matching entertainment, decorations, food, birthday cake and party bags. […]

Whatever trims your hedges

I got paid on Friday and celebrated by getting Dino the gardener over to trim my hedges. Remember Dino? Here’s a refresher: It was very hot on Friday, so Dino trimmed my hedges and mulched my garden beds looking pretty much like he does in the above photo, wearing just a pair of boots and […]