Well we finally made it, 18 months, 17 countries and 35 flights later and we return with so many fabulous memories and our hearts and heads are full with what we have seen and the people we have met. Our philosophy is never to regret the things you do. We have made mistakes in our […]


Firstly a big thanks for our stay in Melbourne to the Barkes, Chris and Helen, the perfect hosts, and what a laugh, even if Chris did win all the games (no Christmas card for you Chris!) and fabulous that Hannah could join us, will miss you big time eldest daughter, live, laugh and be happy…till […]

New Zealand (South Island) 2

A new year and a new journey, out onto the Banks Peninsular and Akaroa, just south of Christchurch, some more stunning scenery before heading west across Arthurs Pass to the west coast; the Alpine Crossing from Christchurch to Greymouth has some amazing views and we lucked in with a free camp by a lake. Vaughan […]

New Zealand (South Island) 1

The long awaited return to the South Island and a stop in Blenheim which is a lovely town in the middle of the Marlborough wine region and also a comfy bed and delicious homemade pizzas with friends Tessa and Ross. Plan was to head east and south but as all travellers know, plans change and […]

New Zealand (North Island) 2

Before I continue, and I should have done this before but I want to introduce you to Silvester, our home and wheels for 3 months and really comfy! Silvester takes us down the west coast to the Waipoua forest where the largest nz kauri tree ‘Tane Mahuta’ (God of the forest) is located; more than […]

New Zealand (North Island) 1

Well I start with a lie! We started in the South Island with some lovely friends from way back when, Vaughan worked with Pam in London about 29 years ago.  We had a fantastic few days with them just north of Christchurch. We bought a Toyota estima converted sleeper (named Silvester!) through a contact we […]

Australia Road Trip

A new adventure and another road trip, this time Brisbane to Cairnes in a hired van we call ‘Perry’ although the el cheapo range it has everything we need with a small kitchen at the back, a table which slots down into a comfy bed. It huffs and puffs up the hills and certainly not […]