The Weary Way

Tomorrow I  begin The Weary Way. The retracing of my steps. The flights and fatigue that shadow dogs international travel. I love to travel. I even love being lost in airports and alone in crowded planes. But each hurried step I take pushes me  further from my family in New Zealand and Australia. Each step I …

A side of country

Today we left the lovely farm and homestead and drove back through the parched landscape to Wellington, New Zealand. This (above) has to be my favourite image of the New Zealand I saw this time.. New Zealand country. We were driving through  the Wairarapa. They have not had rain in a while and it  shows. …

Colour

Here are a few pictures I took on the wedding day. The girls dressed in a little cottage on site. We rented this venue for the weekend and all stayed in and around the house. The big house, the cottage and the shearers quarters, all jam packed! The girls shoes and the boys shoes. In …

In the country!

Yesterday was my son’s wedding day.  It was extraordinary. I have many pictures from that day but while they all percolate in the machine, I have a few shots here from the day I arrived.  I was going to send you these yesterday morning but GOODNESS the day got away on me.  I  have been feeding …

Fish and Chips

Fish and Chips on the Beach. Nothing better on a beachy sunny day. Today we drive off into the country to set up the venue for Senior sons wedding. Lots to do yet! Life is good. Love your friend, celi        

Pop Up- Up Date

Yesterday  I cooked and cooked and cooked. I even packed my own apron and knives in preparation.  Getting used to other peoples ovens is such a chore. My little helper wore his apron too and is the Bossy Breadcrumb Basher. Today my daughter Sopsta flies in from Melbourne, (I just spoke to her – she …

The Great New Zealand Barbeque

All us expats live with two homes. Lucky us. Unlucky us. We can meet and eat and laugh and drink with some of the most important people in our entire lives at the great New Zealand barbie, set in an urban vegetable garden with wine and laughter and still worry about the ones we love and  have left …

Kids and Toys

Kids and Toys. Toys and Kids. I miss the farmy already. But I will be getting ready to go home in a week. So no time for missing. I think that our new cow will be arriving back at the farmy in the next few days. I will get Jake to take a photo for …

Gusts!

I am here. Arrived safely, had a whirlwind of a day yesterday and now we are on Day Two already. Wellington, New Zealand. The home of the gusty wind. So there was no ferry ride out to the island after I got off the plane, the weather was inclement and the sea, choppy. (and I …

In between Time

I am sitting in my hotel room in Los Angeles, California. I have a long list of paper work that is not really paper work  it is all done on the computer but you know what I mean. First order of the day for us is to write the questionnaire for potential woofers. Young women …