Family Walkabout Christchurch, NZ

The coast road from Nelson to Christchurch is currently closed, due to a combination of last year’s earthquake and this year’s recent cyclones. So instead of stopping off at Kaikoura, as originally planned, we diverted onto the Lewis Pass and headed for Hanmer Springs. The drive over Lewis Pass was stunning, with seemingly endless mountain... Continue Reading →

Wellington to Nelson

The 5-hour drive along SH1 from Waikite Valley to Wellington was reasonably uneventful, mostly passing through a series of open plains and dairy farms. We did manage to find another amazing NZ playground for the kids at Levin, which made a good pit-stop towards the end of the journey when the kids were starting to... Continue Reading →

36 Hours in Dubai

With Lexi’s hand firmly encased in a man-sized bandage, we decided to re-start our round the world trip. Our plan is to start with six weeks in New Zealand, travelling via Dubai and Kuala Lumpur. This may not seem an entirely logical starting point coming from the UK, but I have wanted to go to... Continue Reading →

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