Housesitting in New Zealand, Life at No.22

Housesitting in New Zealand – Coromandel Peninsula

The Coromandel Peninsula even in winter is a slice of heavenly white sandy beaches, hidden coves and lush forested hills all the essential elements of a classic Kiwi holiday.  For us, it is a sort of holiday in that we get out of our home environment to head off to experience a small community we… Continue reading Housesitting in New Zealand – Coromandel Peninsula

Life at No.22, New Zealand

The Fabulous Feijoa

It is a small oval and bluish green fruit, and it plops down on most kiwi back lawns.   Delectable and very unique to Aotearoa/New Zealand.  Although not a native,  and unfortunately only really grows in the North Island though it could be said it's loved and celebrated nationwide. True fans of this delicious fruit await… Continue reading The Fabulous Feijoa

#travel, City Life, Life of adventure

A Girls Weekend in Melbourne

What a fascinating, vibrant city to revisit after so many years of not doing so.   The purpose of this trip was to extend the 60th birthday celebrations of myself and my 3 weeks younger cousin.  Even writing this I find it hard to believe I am now not only 60 it's now got a plus… Continue reading A Girls Weekend in Melbourne

City Life, Life at No.22, New Zealand

5 Reasons to Visit Dunedin

We had the pleasure of having five grand days in Dunedin (Otepoti), it wasn't so much to re-explore as it was to visit friends who were soon off on another overseas adventure housesitting.  Though when one of them is a tour guide, we had the opportunity of having a knowledgable local guide to show us… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Visit Dunedin

History, Life at No.22, New Zealand

A Tour Guide at The Elms/Te Papa

Today is the day I get to do a few more hours at The Elms. The time I thought to share a few snippets about this fascinating piece of history in Aotearoa. Starting from the beginning of how the Mission established itself. The Background Let's take a glimpse back to around the 1880s where there… Continue reading A Tour Guide at The Elms/Te Papa

Art Galleries, Creativity

The Dunedin Public Art Gallery

We were fortunate on more than one account with our time spent in Dunedin.  One of those moments was having the opportunity to visit the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.  It was time well spent with good friends. The Art Gallery's latest exhibitions draw together 23 works from New Zealand and Australian collections by major Chinese… Continue reading The Dunedin Public Art Gallery

City Life, Creativity, Walks

Serendipitous Pavement Art – New York

It was 2017. We were celebrating our second year as full-time housesitters in Europe with a "treat" trip to New York on our way to visit folk in NZ for a few weeks. Autumn was starting to take effect in New York, with bracing temperatures that made us walk faster than usual for miles on… Continue reading Serendipitous Pavement Art – New York