COVID-19 clusterf%*k – Yesterday I left the house!

Yesterday* I left the house! Yup. For the first time in over six weeks, I hopped in a car (!) and we drove (out of the gate on the road!) about 1-2minutes up the road to a quieter rural road. Mind-blowing, genuinely insanely exciting, riveting stuff. Who would have thought a few months ago that … Read more

COVID-19 clusterf%*k part three, level three

Hereโ€™s my personal recount of my experience during COVID-19. I write this so I can look back on it in the future and think wow, that sh*t was cray. I am so, so pleased it never happened again. Hola! Comin’ at ya from day-two of Level-3 in New Zealand! What’s it mean? Sweet f*&k all, … Read more

COVID-19 clusterf%*k part two

Hereโ€™s my personal recount of my experience during COVID-19. I write this so I can look back on it in the future and think wow, that sh*t was cray. I am so, so pleased it never happened again. In the first blog, I covered until approximately lockdown. Lockdown in New Zealand means that only essential … Read more

Kamo Kamo Soup (Kumi Kumi)

Kamo Kamo Soup | Kamo Kamo or Kumi Kumi is a New Zealand vegetable that is kind of like zucchini (courgette) crossed with squash or pumpkin. Fortunately for us in lockdown, they are thriving in the garden and growing non-stop. And they’re massive! We usually boil them and they taste like melting butter. Delicious. Just … Read more

Best NZ Day Trips: Hobbiton Matamata

On most recent trip to New Zealand I visited Hobbiton in Matamata… again. Iโ€™ve been previously to do a tour but this time we were going for something special. We were going for a Hobbiton Feast! You read right. A feast, just how youโ€™d imagine it. A feast-like, feast. After the tour (which is fantastic … Read more

Must Do NZ: Poppies Winery Martinborough

I first visited Poppies Winery in Martinborough a few years back when I wrote this blog about best NZ days trips. I did a bike tour along the wineries and this was one of my favourite spots. Back in the area again and looking for somewhere to spend a long leisurely lunch, we booked in … Read more

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