Food at the heart of a culture, Life at No.22, New Zealand

The PAVLOVA Palaver

What do you mean its an Aussie Christmas treat? Come on, we all know it originated from New Zealand. Or did it? Our next door neighbour, Australia and us [New Zealanders] have had, shall we say, a tendency to take "the Mikey" out of each other since little Adam was conceived.  Our not so serious… Continue reading The PAVLOVA Palaver

Life at No.22, New Zealand

Titbits about NZ

There still seems an ongoing quest to know more information about New Zealand to visit or to live.  No doubt still due to the continuing unrest in many parts of the world.  We are after all at the arse end of the world.  It apparently seems rather beautiful and tranquil here in New Zealand to many… Continue reading Titbits about NZ

Housesitting in France, Life of adventure, Travelling between housesits

The Markets of France

Our time cruising along the Friesland canals and the road trip across part of France came to an end with the beginning of October. We are now reintroducing ourselves to our current housesit and a neighbourhood walk or two with the delightful Dexter. The previous time we were here, as in Espalais, France was in… Continue reading The Markets of France

Housesitting, Housesitting in Turkey

35 THINGS about the TURKISH Culture

We have just completed a housesit for the second time in Turkey.  The first one was last year for 3 months and the second was this year for a month and a half.  Both times were to housesit for the same couple and their adorable animal family. How did we find Turkey? What did we… Continue reading 35 THINGS about the TURKISH Culture