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    We’re inviting rain here aren’t we?

    My son in a pool on a hot summer’s day
    Monday November 27, 2023
  • The £18 backpack

    Back in 2016, in another life on a different continent, for just £18 from Amazon!!, I bought this backpack. Since then, it’s taken me to: Venice 🇮🇹 Florence Czech Republic Back to the UK again Venice (again! 💜) Sydney and Canberra Allllll over New Zealand 🏡 And it’s been my daily driver going to the office for the past 5 years. Part of me thinks it’s time for a replacement, but part of me thinks it’s indestructible.

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    Sunday November 19, 2023
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    This continues to not be a food blog.. 🥩

    Four steaks
    Sunday November 12, 2023
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    Early morning sun ☀️

    Sunrise above a grassy hill
    Thursday October 19, 2023
  • Welcome to the world, little Evie

    It feels like we’ve been waiting forever, and then all of a sudden, she’s arrived and taken our breath away.
    Wednesday October 11, 2023
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    Just a boy and his dog..

    Sunday September 24, 2023
  • Mud tyres & the Hunua Ranges

    I got the Jeep serviced last week and it turns out my old tyres were worn down. It also turned out that the cost of replacing them with 20 inch wheels and really big tyres is absolutely astronomical. So instead of doing that, I decided to go with the interim of just big chunky mud tyres. And that meant, I needed to get some bloody mud on them. I had to drive to Auckland to pick up a cot for the bubba anyway, and so I thought to myself, ‘if you’re going to drive 6 hours, why not drive 10 and get a mission out of it?

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    Sunday September 10, 2023
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    It’s a rainy day in Auckland!

    Grey, wintery photo of the Sky Tower in Auckland
    Sunday August 20, 2023
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    Yet again I promise it’s not a food blog even though all I do is post food. I’ll do an adventure soon but until then..

    Saturday August 19, 2023
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    The dogs love all their new space

    Two dogs sleeping outside on a sofa
    Sunday August 13, 2023
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    Margot is such a derp

    Happy golden doodle dog lying on the grass in the sun
    Monday July 17, 2023
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    Rainy days lead to saaaad puppies. It tends to rain for months here in NZ and after the so-called summer we had I’m really looking forward to some nice days!

    Dog on a sofa, staring out of a window onto a rainy driveway
    Sunday July 9, 2023
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    They love her already 💜

    Chocolate lab & golden doodle standing in front of the baby’s cot
    Sunday June 25, 2023
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    Good morning from our new house 💜

    Saturday June 17, 2023
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    Just a Jeep doing truck things 🛻

    Wednesday June 14, 2023
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    More food pics, because I don’t do anything except eat and work!

    Margherita pizza
    Monday June 12, 2023
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    Our impromptu trip to Wellington was lovely. I was really taken with it - seems like a great city and definitely different to anywhere else I’ve been in New Zealand. I’ll be back!

    Plate of beef nachosMimosa under an umbrellaSnowy mountain range in the sunset

    Sunday June 4, 2023
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    I promise this isn’t a food blog, but I am doing some good eating the past few days 😄

    Photo of fish and chips for lunch
    Friday June 2, 2023
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    I definitely didn’t make a mis-steak ordering this bad boy for dinner 🥩

    Picture of Japanese wagyu steak
    Friday June 2, 2023
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    Jumping on that Micro.blog trend, here’s where I’ve been lucky enough to visit.

    Covid and proximity to places down here at the bottom of the world has slowed me down a bit but I’ve got so many more places I’d love to go!

    • 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿England (I used to live there in my previous life)
    • 🇮🇹Italy (the beautiful Venice & the lovely Florence)
    • 🇫🇷France
    • 🇩🇪Germany (hi meine Brüder!)
    • 🇪🇸Spain
    • 🇺🇸US (amazing holiday in Alaska to see distant family)
    • 🇨🇿Czech Republic
    • 🇹🇳Tunisia
    • 🇬🇷Greece
    • 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿Wales (climbed Yr Wyddfa)
    • 🇦🇺Australia
    • 🇳🇿New Zealand (endlessly grateful to call this place home)
    Wednesday May 31, 2023
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    They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. In my case at least, they are 100% correct. This was one hell of a roast 🍽️

    Monday May 29, 2023
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    We bought a house 🫢🏡

    Saturday May 27, 2023
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    I am horribly sick. Listening to old episodes of Peep Show (an absolute classic which always makes me feel better) and eating soup and cheese sandwiches 🥫

    Wednesday May 24, 2023
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    Easter Jeeping at the Centre of the North Island

    This Easter break, a host of things all came together at once. I needed a day free of responsibilities, Jodi didn’t mind if I had a day free of responsibilities, and I found a place to get some mud on the tyres which didn’t involve an overnight stay halfway across the country. Victory. Journey to the Centre of the North Island Researching good places to take your 4WD off road, two places come up over and over again.

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    Wednesday April 12, 2023
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    Lake Tarawera and the hot springs

    My family is visiting New Zealand for the first time, and one of the things I’ve been most excited to share with them is how much I love getting out on the boat. There’s a very specific type stillness that is my favourite sound and feeling in the world, when you can feel time slip over you and the world feels still. I’ve only found it in three places - in Venice 🇮🇹, at the top of a mountain, and in the middle of a lake.

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    Wednesday February 22, 2023