Jul 072011
Snow is arriving!

With a bit of luck the snow has finally started landing for the season.  We made it up skiing both days last weekend, and mixed it up a bit doing other stuff in the afternoons.  It looks like it’ll be more wintery this weekend so fingers crossed the white stuff will keep falling……

 Posted by at 8:25 pm
Jun 212011
2 Months In Queenstown

By the time I post this we’ll have been in the house and Queenstown for almost 2 months already!  It’s amazing how time flies.  I’ve not posted so much on here as it would constantly sound like we were going on, and on, and on, and on about where we live.  Sure there are maybe […]

 Posted by at 4:25 am
May 182011

Nice view with my sandwich today…as I sat here taking it all in at lunchtime Ciara called me saying ‘I can’t believe we live here’.  ‘Where are you?’ I asked…and the reply was ‘On my way to the supermarket, I just pulled over to say that’. Queenstown …..we’re going to like it. Winter hasn’t even […]

 Posted by at 9:35 am
May 132011
"I'm Not Going Home"

Call it easily pleased…or is it just the false pretence of seeing me working for a week while the “boss” stays at home…..but one sight of this gluten free burger (I’m sure it not just this particular burger but gluten free in general)…but on the first bite all I heard was “I can’t go home”. […]

 Posted by at 11:38 am
May 032011
One Year On – the end of the road trip…for now

About a week after we had arranged the date, we realised that we were moving into the house in Queenstown exactly one year to the day we flew out of Scotland. So here’s the year in statistics : 11 countries 8 flights (9 including a scenic one) 5 ferry trips 5 train journeys 1 commercial […]

 Posted by at 10:39 am
Apr 202011
More house pics

I’ve added another pic of house at the bottom of the Quenstown Calling post – a view of the lakeside “back” of the house, taken from the street below…..  from there you can see the massive double height window, similar up in the loft (accessible by dodgy ‘stairs’), and the baclcony with the BBQ on […]

 Posted by at 6:51 am
Apr 202011
View from above Wanaka

Its crazy. We’ve been in Wanaka for 8 weeks pretty much and only today did we manage to walk up Roy’s Peak…which was top of our list.  We were greeted with a superb view, and it may show why we love it here so much. Lake Wanaka. At least its only 1hr from our door!

 Posted by at 2:11 am
Apr 192011
Ciaras new ski boots

In 14 days between us we’ve had 2 interviews, 12 house viewings, 1 job acceptance, 6 hill pass crossings between Wanaka and Queenstown,2 mountain season passes bought, 1 lease acceptance and today we topped it off…. Ciara, after a mere 1 days skiing, bought her first skis and boots.  Today I bought my first pair […]

 Posted by at 7:50 am