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 […]

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Apr 202011
 
Morning Exercise in Queenstown

  Apologies, I ‘borrowed’ this picture from a Queenstown council job advert….but I thought it was appropriate to the current move to Queenstown.  With a bit of luck, and the additional purchase of a “fresh tracks” pass for me, hopefully I’ll be able to do this before work sometime as well.

 Posted by at 8:06 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 […]

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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!

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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 […]

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Apr 152011
 
Queenstown Calling

Jeez it’s been a busy couple of months for us.  I can’t believe that I’ve been so lax in blogging, yet we’ve been staying at a luxury 5 Star B&B/Lodge…with free WiFi.  Out time there ended last week a few days prematurely due to our circumstances (more later).  It was a crazy 6 weeks there […]

 Posted by at 7:04 am
Mar 242011
 
Working (for ‘free’) in Wanaka

Hey folks, it’s been a loooong time yet again.  I know you’ll have been checking it out daily (ahem) but there’s just not been enough hours in the day.  We arrived again in Wanaka just over 3 weeks ago and have been taking part in a ‘HelpX’ scheme working for food and accommodation.  It’s a […]

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Mar 032011
 

That’s us based in Wanaka again for a couple of weeks.  We are taking part in a ‘HelpX’ scheme and working in exchange for accommodation and food at Wanaka Lakehouse.  This is the first time we’ve done anything like this although we’ve talked about it for ages.  If you know about ‘WOOFing’ on organic farms, […]

 Posted by at 7:24 pm