There’s no place like home

I’m suppose to be getting a tattoo… My sisters have matching ones. My original idea was that I’d get half on one heel and half on the other so that in the end I could click my heels together three times and wish I was home…just like Dorothy.

They say there’s no place like home and I’d agree. Despite all the wind and rain, despite the occasional fights with siblings, there is really nothing like being home in Wellington….Which is why it is no doubt my favourite place in New Zealand.

Spruce Goose Lyall Bay

And Cafes all along the water

From the beach, to the bush, to the Inner City. You’re never really ten minutes away from any of it. There’s so much to see and do, with more things popping up every day. It’s no wonder I got a lot of things to catch up on since I’ve been away.

Which is why I’ve decided to come up with my own Wellington Bucket list.

Currently there’s not much on it ie. It’s still a work in progress but the nothing I love better then being a tourist in my own city.

So let me know if you have any ideas of things I should do. I’m thinking a ride on the cable car, Somes Island and the new Te Papa exhibit have to be in there somewhere.

This has been added to the #BrunchClub #BlogGreatness link up. This months theme is Favourite Part Of New Zealand. Make sure to check out #BrunchClub if you want to join in next week.


Guess who’s back (again)?

After a month away from blogging, guess who’s back and looking forward to publishing blog post that nobody (except for Ad when he’s lurking) will read? Me That’s who.

I’d love to say I’ve spent the last few weeks being extremely rushed off my feet but I really haven’t.

Since I arrived back in New Zealand just before Christmas, I’ve spent the time catching up with family and getting to know nieces and nephews who have all grown up (a lot) since I’ve been gone.Staglands

Swinging Running at park

I’ve taken two trips up north, once with Ads family and more recently with mine. It means a lot of time reading, sunbathing and trying to boogie board.

Waitarere Beach

First was a trip to Waitarere Beach with Ads family. 

We also went Berry Picking and to the races while we were there

awapuni races Berry Picking

Sunset Raumati beach

The view from the bach (Kiwi for beach house) we stayed at in Raumati Beach with my family

I’ve also recently been applying for jobs, reminding me of how much I hate job interviews and trials but I guess if that’s what it takes to get a job I like, I’m going to have to do it.

Enjoying the view while I'm still at home (and it's still summer)

Enjoying the view while I’m still at home (and it’s still summer)

Now that I’m back I don’t have much planned.

I’m still job hunting, but thankfully my Dad’s letting me do some work for him (including on Christmas day) so I’m beginning to save some money. This is an important because hopefully within the next few months we’re (Ad and I) are going to be looking at getting a mortgage and hopefully buying a house!

But I’ll keep you updated as it happens..

Until next time


ps. you might also notice I’ve changed the name of my blog, I’m just trying it out at the moment and depending how I feel will look into making it permanent by getting a domain name to go with it,